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Watch Rihanna’s Moving Saturday Night Live Performance

Rihanna was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night. Disappointingly, she didn’t appear in any sketches alongside Louis C.K., which I think would have been a lot of fun, but she did give two very good performances that made up for it. She had a little fun for “Bitch… More »

By: James Rettig / May 17, 2015 - 11:05 am

Watch Louis C.K. & Rihanna’s Short But Sweet SNL Promo

Louis C.K. and Rihanna are the featured guests on this weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, and the show has just shared their cute promo ad, shot alongside cast member Leslie Jones. In one, Jones is overexcited to meet the pop superstar (as she should be), and in the other, Rihanna vehemently denies being… More »

By: James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money” (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)”

Diplo may be firmly ensconced in the big-money EDM universe these days, but he still knows how to craft a remix that pushes a song in interesting places without just throwing farty bass-drops all over it. Case in point: Diplo has teamed up with the Toronto producer Grandtheft to rework Rihanna’s anthemic new single “BitchMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 9:57 am

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The Met Gala

Last night was the Met Gala, the annual occasion that gives superstars the opportunity to show off their wildest outfits and, boy, did everyone deliver. Rihanna’s beautiful and elegant yet still somehow pizza-adjacent dress drew the most attention, but both Beyonce and Kim Kardashian did their best to upstage her with competing sheer dresses. (J-Lo… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:59 am

SNL‘s Last Musical Guests This Season: Wiz Khalifa, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna

Saturday Night Live took to Instagram today to announce the last three host/musical guest pairings of the season. Scarlett Johansson will host 5/2 with musical guest Wiz Khalifa (and, undoubtedly, this doofus). The 5/9 episode will feature Reese Witherspoon paired with Florence + The Machine, hopefully having regained some mobility. And the 5/16 season finale… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Rihanna – “James Joint”

In honor of 4/20, Rihanna has shared another preview of her upcoming eighth LP. “James Joint” is a lush, downtempo interlude built around sensuous funk keyboards and the allure of drugs plus illicit sex. “Don’t say that you miss me,” she beckons, “just come get me.” It’s basically the Rihanna version of a Frank Ocea… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Hear Rihanna Sample Florence + The Machine In Dior’s “A Night” Teaser

The great Rihanna track tease of 2015 is well underway, so here’s another offering from the impending R8. The song is called “A Night” and it features an excellent Florence + The Machine song called “Only If For A Night” from 2011’s Ceremonials. It appears courtesy of a Dior commercial for the luxury brand’s 2015… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary cast list this side of a mixtape. Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Die Antwoord all make an appearance as characters in the film, and a particular… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Rihanna – “American Oxygen” Video

UPDATE: The official version of the “American Oxygen” video is online now; check it out below.

Rihanna has been steadily rolling out the singles for her new album — that we tentatively believe is called R8 — and today she’s given us the visuals for her latest single, “American Oxygen.” She officially premiered… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 6, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Rihanna – “American Oxygen”

Rihanna debuted a new song called “American Oxygen” during her performance at the March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis last night, and the studio version of the track popped up as a Tidal exclusive shortly after. It was teased in TV promos last month. “American Oxygen” is the third track we’ve heard from Rihanna’s upcoming… More »

By: James Rettig / April 5, 2015 - 3:48 pm

The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through — almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber is trying to pull off. For every Justin Timberlake there are many Jordan Knights, and Bieber risks becoming the next Aaron Carter if he can’t get back to making headline… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Watch Rihanna Prank Jimmy Kimmel With A “Bitch Better Have My Money” Wake-Up Call

Jimmy Kimmel is a notorious prankster, so for this April Fool’s Day, Rihanna decided to turn the tables. She showed up at Kimmel’s house in the dead of night, snuck in with the help of his wife, and woke him up with a flashing-light filled performance of her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.”… More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 8:56 am

Carnie Wilson Reveals How Wilson Phillips Ended Up On “FourFiveSeconds”

Somehow in the whirlwind that was the “FourFiveSeconds” drop we all missed an important tweet:

FUN FACT!!!!! Wilson Phillips singing backgrounds on the new Rihanna song #FourFiveSeconds #Total#Honor— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) February 10, 2015More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna unveiled her dark, swaggering new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” last week, and it’s already inspired plenty of discussion. But the person who might have the most interesting insight into the track — aside from Rihanna herself — is fast-rising producer Deputy, who spoke with Fader about the story behind the track. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The iHeartRadio Awards

Rihanna performed her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” live for the first time last night at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. She came on stage out of a stationary helicopter and did the track wearing a mint-colored fur coat and a pair of thigh-high boots with support from some futuristically dressed backu… More »

By: James Rettig / March 30, 2015 - 9:02 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Spring! Finally! It’s above 45 degrees here in New York, and though it’s a tad rainy, color is slowly creeping back into the world. The music realm seems to be doing the same, with irresistible, colorful dance tracks beginning to blossom and populate pre-summer playlists (the almighty Song Of The Summer approaches!). Of course, it’… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna’s followed up “FourFiveSeconds” with the second single from her upcoming eighth studio album. It’s called “Bitch Better Have My Money,” a reference to the 1991 AMG album (and song) of the same name. On first listen, it sounds like a pretty decent bop from an artist that’s brought us 11 #1 hit singles. The… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Rihanna – “As Real As You And Me” & “Dancing In The Dark”

Rihanna plays one of the lead voice-acting roles in the new E.T.-esque Dreamworks animated movie Home, and she’s also got a whole mess of songs on its soundtrack album. We’ve already heard the single “Towards The Sun,” which sounds like what happens when Rihanna tries to make a Florence + The Machine song. And we’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015 - 12:16 pm
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