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Zola Jesus – “Diamonds” (Rihanna Cover)

Maybe it's a case of haunted souls recognizing each other, but if one more exceptionally talented, vaguely gothy indie singer covers a Rihanna hit, we're going to have a trend on our hands. First, Bat For Lashes tried out Rihanna's "We Found Love," and now, a month later, Zola Jesus has recorded a swirling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012

Rihanna – “Nobody’s Business” (Feat. Chris Brown)

Well, the most speculated-about track on Rihanna's forthcoming Apologetic -- the Chris Brown collaboration "Nobody's Business" -- has hit the web, and it's a big, hiigh production value pop song showing off plenty of '90s radio pop touchpoints. Hear it at B. Scott. They all have WiFi on that Rihanna JumboJet, right? More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2012

Rihanna – “Diamonds” Video

We might as well get used to Rihanna's new single "Diamonds" now, since if past experience is any indication, it'll be completely inescapable for the next three months. (That's not a bad thing! Pretty good song!) The video, directed by Anthony Mandler, is all swoony slo-mo, and it has a whole lot of Rihanna… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2012

Bat For Lashes Covers Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

"We Found Love" is an unusually dark song for Rihanna, but in the hands of Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan, it's several shades darker still. Performing the song on Zane Lowe's BBC show, Khan leaves the original melody intact but reworks the arrangement, stripping it bare and slowing it down, rebuilding it into something spooky… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012

Watch Coldplay, Jay-Z, Rihanna Play Paralympics Closing Ceremony

A couple of weeks ago, we beheld the weirdly moving spectacle of Orbital and Stephen Hawking performing together at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. The games ended this past weekend, and last night's closing ceremony had a far more conventional big draw: Coldplay, who called in some favors for their set. The band played "More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012

Coldplay – “Princess Of China” (Feat. Rihanna) Video

Here's the visual for Coldplay and Rihanna's collaboration "Princess Of China," a clip packed with eye-burning images that would make both Ang Lee and Baz Luhrmann proud. Observations: it contains too may potential GIFs to count and Rihanna gets pretty friendly with the video's main male, as she sometimes does. Adria Petty (Beyoncé'… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 3, 2012

Rihanna – “Where Have You Been” Video

Remember the beginning of the "Black Or White" video, where Michael Jackson is dancing on the African veldt? Well, that's pretty much Rihanna's video for the Talk That Talk club-jam "Where Have You Been," except that Rihanna's video is (obviously) way, way sexier, and it sadly doesn't feature an airborne George Wendt. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012

Drake – “Take Care” & “HYFR” Videos

Perhaps because of some unexplained hatred for music bloggers, Drake picked Friday night to release two videos for singles from Take Care, Stereogum's second-favorite album of 2011. The album's Rihanna duet title track is an emotively clubby Jamie xx-produced track, a reworking of one of his Gil Scott-Heron remixes, and its video i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Rihanna – “You Da One” Video

While a lot of criticism -- most of it fair -- has been pointed at Rihanna's Talk That Talk, a record that feels rushed and trend-chasing, its latest single "You Da One" is so strong that it basically validates the experiment. Now, the dubby, churning dancehall jam has a heavily stylized video; check it… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 23, 2011

Florence Covers Drake’s “Take Care”

Earlier today, Florence + The Machine reshaped Drake's "Take Care" during their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session at Maida Vale Studios, giving the track a more cinematic feel by adding strings and supplying the usual Florence cathedral-in-the-clouds vocal treatment. It's pretty faithful to the original, though. Before performing the song Welch noted… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 25, 2011

Rihanna Talk That Talk Comment Party

It almost seems silly to download a Rihanna leak early, since you already know that about half these songs will absolutely dominate the radio at some point over the next eight months or so. She is, however, one of the most dependable big-pop delivery systems we have working for us at the moment, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011

Rihanna – “Talk That Talk” (Feat. Jay-Z)

UPDATE: Also below, check out the full version of Rihanna's "Drunk On Love," the new track that samples the xx's "Intro." Rihanna's new album Talk That Talk is imminent, and we've already heard the radio-dominating "We Found Love" and the brand-new single "You Da One," plus clips from every song on theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011

Rihanna – “You Da One”

Rihanna's latest single, the house-inflected "We Found Love," has already conquered the world, and we've learned that her new album Talk That Talk features an xx sample and a Jay-Z guest verse. And now "You Da One," the second single from the album, is making the internet rounds. Compared to "We Found Love,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011

Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-'90s-style club banger "We Found Love" has already blown the fuck up, and now we're learning more and more about Rihanna's forthcoming album Talk That Talk. A bunch of clips of album tracks have leaked, and perhaps the most intriguing one is "Drunk On Love," which features a sample of the xx'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011

Coldplay Cover Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

In their infinite wisdom, the still-ridiculously-popular Coldplay recorded a version of "We Found Love," the monster new dancepop single from their "Princess Of China" collaborator Rihanna, for the BBC. With their downbeat, piano-led version, Coldplay have effectively transformed "We Found Love" into a Coldplay song, though they've managed to do it without squashing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011

Rihanna – “We Found Love” Video

The video for Rihanna's new '90s-house-throwback single "We Found Love" plays like Requiem For A Dream or Trainspotting or any of these other drug movies that starts out exhilarating and turns horrific, except that the exhilarating parts are still kind of horrific and the horrific parts are still kind of exhilarating. For some reason,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011

Coldplay – “Princess Of China” (Feat. Rihanna)

Here it is, the track Chris Martin has called his "favorite bit" from next week's Mylo Xyloto LP. "Princess Of China" features a vocal from Rihanna in the band's most interesting pairing since working with Eno. (Or maybe since getting covered by Willie for Chipotle.) "Princess" is a swing for the fences, with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011

Rihanna – “We Found Love”

For whatever reason, Rihanna recruited British dance-music goofball Calvin Harris to produce "We Found Love," her new single, which means it's a finely polished, absolutely cheesed-out rave banger. The track cranks the house theatrics of "Only Girl (In The World)" way past 11, and its vintage early-'90s organ-bloops and passionately meaningless chorus are enough… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011

Rihanna – “Cheers (Drink To That)” Video

Real Talk: I've been waiting for Rihanna to release "Cheers (Drink To That)" as a single since the first time I heard her 2010 album Loud. The track is a viciously singalongable drinking anthem, and it always needed to be more than a deep cut. Well, the song finally has a video, but that video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2011