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See Rihanna Channel Whitney Houston at BBMAs

May 22, 2016

Rihanna performed her bluesy, emotional ballad "Love on the Brain" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. The singer recently wrapped the North American leg of a world tour in support of her eighth album Anti. "I'm tired of being...

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Billboard Music Awards 2016: Who Is Performing?

May 19, 2016

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards take place this Sunday and the show promises performances galore –with the lineup including Kesha who was recently brought back into the fold, Madonna, Rihanna, Britney Spears and many others – a bevy of awards,...

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See Christina Aguilera Sing Rihanna, Adele on 'Ellen'

May 16, 2016

Christina Aguilera visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a friendly round of "Heads Up." In the game, Aguilera has 60 seconds to impersonate a variety of female singers, which DeGeneres then has to guess. It's not the most difficult of games,...

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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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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...

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Rihanna, Calvin Harris Reunite for Addictive New Song

April 29, 2016

Rihanna and Calvin Harris unveiled their latest collaboration, the new song, "This Is What You Came For." Harris' girlfriend Taylor Swift hinted at the single by debuting the single art on her jacket at Coachella.  "This Is What...

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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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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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