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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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015

Friday Night Lights Creator Peter Berg Is Making A Rihanna Documentary

Peter Berg has directed plenty of incredible projects, but one of his absolute best is the television show Friday Night Lights. The series was wrought with such a deft perspective, wringing universal themes about love, loss, and family out of a small, football-obsessed town called Dillon with an unsurpassed level of storytelling. So if Berg… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 11, 2015

Prince Playing Spontaneous US Shows, Might Have Contributed A Song To Rihanna’s Album

Prince's return to making new music has been a source of great joy for those who worship at the altar of the Purple One. His return to touring, however has been mostly confined to sporadic dates in the UK until now. In support of his new album Art Official Age and 3rdEyeGirl's debut Plectrumelectrum, Prince… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 6, 2015

Watch Rihanna Preview Another New Song “American Oxygen” In March Madness Commercial

Rihanna's as-yet-untitled next album, which Kanye West executive produced, might still be a little while off. (It has no release date, anyway, which I suppose means nothing anymore.) But we're in the stage where little shards of songs are hitting the internet, in different forms, all the time. Yesterday, she posted pieces of a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015

Preview New Rihanna Song “Higher”

Robyn Fenty wants to be clear about one thing: She can sing, OK?? Tom already noted that her vocal performance on "FourFiveSeconds" is one of her strongest to date, and it looks like she's going to be singing her ass of on her forthcoming new album that seems to be titled R8. Rihanna previewed… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 5, 2015

Rihanna – “Towards The Sun”

Rihanna just premiered a new track with BBC Radio 1. "Towards The Sun" is the lead single from the soundtrack for the new Dreamworks animated movie, Home, which Rihanna stars in and apparently produced an entire concept album for. It's very much a movie soundtrack song, with a huge chorus that's dripping with positivity… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015

Kanye West And Rihanna Are Touring Together This Year

We learned about Kanye West's plans to tour this year via Rihanna's charity auction, they recorded the hit "FourFiveSeconds" together, and Kanye is executive producing Rihanna's album. So although it's exciting that the two artists are touring together this year, it's not exactly surprising. Radio.com points out that members of the More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Lines Up Drake, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex For Debut LP

iLoveMakonnen is one of the most compelling artists coming out of Atlanta's newest wave of culture-defying hip-hop, and ever since Drake hopped on a remix of his weekday ode "Tuesday" and signed him to OVO, Makonnen's star continues to rise. Proof? "Tuesday" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. And while… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck's Morning Phase wasn't even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show's main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015

Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds (DJ Mustard Remix)”

Maybe the most striking thing about the unlikely Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney team-up "FourFiveSeconds" is the way it flies in the face of current pop and rap conventions. It is, after all, essentially an acoustic coffeehouse open-mic-night singalong jam, and it has absolutely no drums. But the skeleton of the song is strong, and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds” Video

Last week, the unlikely trio of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney released the divisive new single "FourFiveSeconds," an acoustic threat of a song that happens to be, probably, Rihanna's finest-ever vocal performance. A few days ago, we saw a behind-the-scenes look at the video, including Rihanna wearing what she calls "some Sea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015

Watch Kanye West And Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night Party

DirecTV held their invite-only Super Bowl pre-party concert last night in Arizona with featured performers Kanye West and Rihanna. Both artists ran through their biggest solo hits: Rihanna sang "We Found Love," "Umbrella," and "Rude Boy" throughout the night, while Kanye did "Jesus Walks," "Flashing Lights," and "Black Skinhead." They also joined up occasionally: both… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

Watch Rihanna, Kanye, & Paul McCartney Behind The Scenes Of The “FourFiveSeconds” Video Shoot

One good thing about having Rihanna involved with "FourFiveSeconds" is that she's a lot more open and communicative with her fans than someone like Kanye, which means we get videos like the one below, which is a behind the scenes look at the upcoming music video for the oft-discussed RiRi/Kanye/McCartney collab. The video see… More »

By: James Rettig / January 30, 2015
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