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Charts: Rihanna's 'Anti' Takes Long Way to Number One

February 7, 2016

Despite going platinum upon arrival, Rihanna's Anti was held out of the top spot on last week's Billboard 200 due to a Nielsen SoundScan rule change. In its second official week of release, however, there was nothing to prevent Rihanna from...

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Rihanna, George Clooney Play 'Never Have I Ever' on 'Ellen'

February 4, 2016

Rihanna and George Clooney both appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to play an especially dirty game of "Never Have I Ever." The host quizzed the pop star and actor on their texting habits and tried to define "hooking up" for Rihanna. DeGeneres had...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rihanna Songs

February 3, 2016

Rihanna is one of pop's biggest hitmakers, but her recently released eighth album Anti proves that she has the ability to successfully depart from that chart-topping streak to create music that is both weird and vulnerable. Not only has...

Album Review

Anti

February 1, 2016

For much of 2015, repeated delays and a lack of solid information started to make Rihanna's Anti feel like pop's mythical creature. Now that we know it's real, we can hear the singer's eighth LP for what it is: a sprawling masterpiece of psychedelic...

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Charts: Adele's '25' Reclaims Number One

February 1, 2016

UPDATE: Rihanna's Anti debuted at Number 27 on the Billboard 200, according to Billboard. The album had only been one out day before the end of the current tracking session, which ended January 28th. Album sales were driven primarily by "track...

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Tame Impala Respond to Rihanna's Hypnotic Cover

January 29, 2016

Beyond its surprise release, one of the biggest shocks in relation to Rihanna's eighth LP Anti is her cover of Tame Impala's Currents closer "New Person, Same Old Mistakes," retitled "Same Ol' Mistakes." Tame Impala's management issued a statement in...

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Rihanna Surprise-Releases Eighth Album, 'Anti'

January 27, 2016

Rihanna has debuted her long-awaited, highly anticipated eighth album Anti. It is her first full-length LP since 2012's Unapologetic and is currently only available to stream and download on Tidal.  The Tidal-only deal means that the LP will exclusively...

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Flashback: Rihanna Performs in Destiny's Child Tribute

February 3, 2016

In 2005, Rihanna was a 17-year-old dancehall pop singer just breaking on the scene. She released her breezy debut album, Music of the Sun, on August 30th; the day after its release, she made one of her first-ever award show appearances...

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Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Bowie, Rihanna

February 1, 2016

Rolling Stone is coming to your earphones and stereos – starting right now. The inaugural episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or check it out below. In...

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Rihanna Song?

January 29, 2016

Rihanna surprised long-waiting fans this week with the sudden release of her eighth album, Anti. The LP followed the longest drought of new music for the singer, who typically releases new music yearly. On Anti, Rihanna swerved left from the singles she...

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Rihanna Looks for Something More on 'Anti'

January 28, 2016

For a while, it seemed like Anti, the eighth album by the Barbadian pop powerhouse Rihanna, was more of an idea than an actual collection of songs. That the album finally materialized on Wednesday night, a little more than three years after Rihanna's...

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Hear Rihanna, Drake's Dancehall-Inspired 'Work'

January 27, 2016

On Wednesday morning, Rihanna went to "Work": After months of teases, viral marketing and the announcement of an upcoming world tour, the singer finally unveiled another single for her new LP Anti, a collaboration with Drake titled "Work." The...

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45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

January 6, 2016

From this month's return of David Bowie to the much-delayed return of Frank Ocean, 2016 promises to be full of big albums and big names. Here are the 45 records we're most eager to blast on our stereos this year.

2015

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Hear Sia's Bouncy Party Anthem 'Cheap Thrills'

December 17, 2015

Sia has released another new single off her upcoming album This Is Acting, which is due out next month. "Cheap Thrills" was originally intended for Rihanna, as the pop songwriter revealed recently to Rolling Stone. Sia cowrote the track with frequent...

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Rihanna Details Massive 'Anti' World Tour

November 23, 2015

Although Rihanna hasn't revealed the details surrounding her impending LP Anti, the singer has already plotted a long world tour in support of her new album. The Anti World Tour kicks off February 26th at San Diego, California's Viejas Arena and...

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Rihanna Cast in Luc Besson's 'Valerian'

October 28, 2015

Rihanna is returning to the big screen. Director Luc Besson, the man behind Lucy, announced via Instagram that the singer has been cast for his upcoming sci-fi movie, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film is set to release...

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Sia on Reclaiming Adele, Rihanna's Unwanted Hits

December 3, 2015

Sia Furler's forthcoming album, This Is Acting (due January 29th), has a novel concept: It's full of songs rejected by A-list artists. Furler has been successfully writing for music's biggest names, from Adele to Beyoncé, since she crossed...

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Rihanna Teases Impending 'Anti' With Odd Ads, Mobile Site

November 23, 2015

Throughout Sunday night's American Music Awards, mysterious Samsung Mobile ads appeared to trumpet the imminent arrival of Rihanna's upcoming LP Anti. While concrete details have yet to be announced, the ads direct mobile device users to new website...

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Rihanna Cover Artist on How He Crafted 'Anti' Imagery

October 20, 2015

Last spring, Israel-born artist Roy Nachum tied a blindfold over Rihanna's eyes and watched her slowly approach three card-table-size canvases while the songs from her new album played throughout his New York studio. The world didn't know it yet, but...

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