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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

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

We've got new videos from Rihanna, UNKLE, The Grates, and WU LYF this week. I especially like the Ford & Lopatin video because it's the human version of those Friskies ads. The ones where the cat hallucinates and believes that turkeys, fish, and other edibles worship cats like gods? They'd make really good Animal… More »

By: jessica / June 3, 2011

Download Hood Internet’s TVOTR x Rihanna Mashup

The Hood Internet released a new mash-up today -- it combines Nine Types Of Light track "Cannonball" and Rihanna's "Only Girl." It's a surprisingly pleasing combination -- Hood Internet removes the horns from the TVOTR and turns it into a smoldering torch song for Rihanna. More »

By: jessica / April 11, 2011

Giggs – “Hard 3style”

Giggs is the UK rapper whose gigs have become nearly impossible to catch on account of how interesting the UK police find his extra-curricular activities. As it goes, copious references to gangsta life pepper his tracks and track titles, as on "Gangsta Hop," a cut featuring US dude du jour Waka Flocka Flame, appearing o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 22, 2011

Rihanna, Kanye & Drake Did The NBA All-Star Halftime Show, Sports Fans

On the same weekend as Kanye's Enter The Void-jacking "All Of The Lights" video dropped, Ye dropped in during that song for Rihanna's hits-medley halftime show at last night's NBA All-Star game. Also appearing was Drake, most recently seen wooing Rihanna's booty during the Grammys telecast. All that in the 11:42 of halftime… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2011

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” Video

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's most triumphant brass fanfare meets the Star Wars font it was always intended for, along with a cameo from Rihanna with Ye on top of a cop car and Cudi in red leather, both MJ style (our [redacted] dead) and a nod to Enter The Void's opening title sequence,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2011

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they'd be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later i… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include clips from Rural Alberta Advantage, Rihanna, CocknBullKid, How To Dress Well, and Lord Huron. This week I've decided to start picking one extra video that isn't one of the best of the week, but is still worth watching/talking about, like that excessively violent South Central video from last week. More »

By: jessica / February 4, 2011

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting "Monster" has been floating around for awhile. You've also maybe watched the 35-minute "Runaway" video. You'll find "All Of The Lights" on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, too. This one won't take… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010

Taylor Momsen Covers The xx And Rihanna AT THE SAME TIME

Courtney Love already hates her, so Gossip Girl's Carrie Wright Taylor Momsen probably didn't think twice about dissing Rihanna in Spin a few weeks back. “People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred," she said. "Now Rihanna’s wearing fucking leather jackets, and it’s really annoying.” Whoops. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2010

Rihanna – “Rude Boy (Blondes Remix)” (Feat. Mariah Carey)

Dense/deeply hypnotic Brooklyn-via-Obelrin beat-duo Blondes turn out Rihanna's Billboard jam "Rude Boy," dialing up the stutter and splicing in a sustained slice of Mariah Carey melisma on this, the most Bushwick roofparty friendly take on a Rihanna track you're likely to hear all month. The cut comes from a five-song comp titled Autumn Feelings,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 18, 2010

Eminem (Feat. Rihanna) – “Love The Way You Lie” Video

Two artists with domestic abuse in their past doing a video about domestic abuse. Having Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan helps drive the message home, if the message is that violent relationships are super sexy fun. Watch at Videogum. More »

By: jessica / August 6, 2010

Watch SNL‘s Smash Mouth Sketch, “We Are The World 25″ Parody

Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed even though she doesn't have an album or movie out anytime soon. She was the best part of a "We Are The World" parody, and a small part of the best-in-show Smash Mouth sketch. Watch at Videogum. (And compare Bill Hader's Eddie Vedder to Adam Sandler'sMore »

By: stereogum / March 1, 2010

Hope For Haiti Now, Buy “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”

A misleading post title, because of course we are all hoping for Haiti, and have been, day and night since a catastrophic earthquake decimated an already destitute society. We know our place in the order of things -- you should be going to your legit news site of choice regularly these days; Stereogum's here for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010

New Rihanna (Feat. Young Jeezy) Video – “Hard”

In this new video Rihanna claims to be "so hard" while constantly making hand gestures towards her crotch and grabbing said crotch. That's what she said. More »

By: brandon / December 17, 2009

SNL Delivers Juggalos Parody, Rihanna With Shy Ronnie And Nuno Bettencourt

Blake Lively hosted the best SNL of the season? Believe it. And yes, that's Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt on guitar with Rihanna. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 7, 2009