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Watch Rihanna's Violent, Dark 'Needed Me' Video

April 20, 2016

In honor of 4/20, Rihanna has debuted the violent, dark video for latest Anti single "Needed Me," helmed by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine. In the clip, Rihanna shuffles between a gorgeous beachfront mansion and gritty strip club. The pop...

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See Rihanna at Met Costume Gala in Exclusive Clip

April 15, 2016

"The Met Ball is the Super Bowl of social fashion events," Andre Leon Talley explains in The First Monday in May, the new documentary that opened this year's Tribeca Film Fest that focuses on the opening party for the Metropolitan...

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Rihanna Set to Star in New Peter Berg Documentary

April 12, 2016

Filmmaker Peter Berg will direct a new documentary about Rihanna styled after D.A. Pennebaker's famous 1967 Bob Dylan film, Don't Look Back, Deadline reports. The doc will be one of the first from Berg's new non-scripted production company,...

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Watch Father John Misty Cover Rihanna's 'Kiss It Beter'

March 31, 2016

Father John Misty delivered a sultry cover of Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" at the first show of his latest tour behind 2015's I Love You, Honeybear, Pitchfork notes. The Anti ballad is a fitting choice for Father John Misty —...

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Watch Rihanna, Drake Recreate 'Work' Video During Concert

March 16, 2016

Rihanna and Drake blew up the Internet with their steamy dual-video for "Work," which featured plenty of twerking and intimate grooving. The duo brought that seductive atmosphere to the stage Tuesday night during Rihanna's concert in Miami, with...

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Rihanna Postpones Several 'Anti' Tour Dates

February 18, 2016

Rihanna has postponed several dates for her Anti World Tour. The announcement comes on the heels of the singer cancelling her Grammy performance due to bronchitis. As Billboard reports, eight dates from the North American leg of the...

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Rihanna Cancels Grammy Performance Due to Illness

February 15, 2016

Rihanna cancelled her performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards due to illness. The singer was set to perform "Kiss It Better," a song from her recently released eighth album, Anti. "Based on Rihanna's examination, after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna's...

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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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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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Watch Rihanna's Striking 'Kiss It Better' Video

March 31, 2016

Rihanna has debuted the gorgeous, black-and-white video for her new single "Kiss It Better." The solo clip follows the double-video release for single "Work" featuring Drake. Directed by Craig McDean, the video features Rihanna against...

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Charts: Rihanna's 'Anti' Works Its Way Back to Number One

March 21, 2016

Eight weeks after the imperfect surprise release of Rihanna's Anti, the album returned to the Number One spot on the Billboard 200. After peaking at the top spot in its second week of release, Anti continued to hang around the upper reaches of the...

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Watch Rihanna, Drake Go to 'Work' in New Steamy Video

February 22, 2016

Rihanna and Drake have debuted their steamy, clubby dual-video for their dancehall collaboration "Work." The track appears on Rihanna's eighth album Anti, which was released in late January. The first clip takes place at a Caribbean restaurant-turned-club...

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Rihanna Planned '80s Talk Show' Grammy Performance

February 16, 2016

One of the biggest stories from Grammy night was Rihanna's last-minute cancellation, with the singer ordered by a doctor to go on immediate "vocal rest" just before the show. While the audience missed out on the debut performance of Anti's "Kiss It Better,"...

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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Rihanna, Elton and More

February 15, 2016

As we continue to process Kanye West's dramatic The Life of Pablo launch and gear up for Grammy night, here are seven tracks we've been playing on repeat. Scroll down to hear everything from a gorgeous unearthed Elliott Smith cut to Rihanna's masterful...

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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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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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