Even when she’s lounging in casual gear, Rihanna is one of God’s most breathtaking creatures. After boarding a plane at LAX, the model-esque singer published the above photo on her Instagram with the caption: “Goodbye muthafucker #takeoff.” In the image, she’s sporting Prada’s Baroque frames ($290), an adidas trefoil hoodie ($55) and adidas by Jeremy Scott Instinct high-top sneakers ($180). Read More →
Rihanna is the modern-day prototype for recording artists that can actually prosper as a model. She’s the subject of as many fashion endorsements and magazine spreads as current supermodels.
Last evening, CBS broadcasted the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which features demigods showcasing lingerie to regular-sized women. Rihanna, along with Bruno Mars and JustinBieber, was among the entertainers to provide music as Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls and Adriana Lima strutted down the catwalk. Read More →
Unapologetic singers Rihanna and Chris Brown have mastered the art of attention whoring. Despite claiming their love affair is “Nobody’s Business” but theirs, they continue making it ‘everybody’s bidness’ by allowing it to play out on social media. She uploaded a photo of herself embracing Chris with the caption, “fuckyopictures i dont wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!” Read More →
Earning a number one album on Billboard 200 has eluded Rihanna over her iconic career. Seven years and seven albums later, the Bajan songstress finally conquers the number one spot with Unapologetic. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the LP shifted 238K copies in its first week, making it the highest-selling album in the US. Read More →
Seven years ago, no one suspected the Bajan teenager singing “come Mr. DJ song pon de replay” would blossom into a global superstar that has broken records set by Mariah Carey and be likened to Madonna. Seven albums and several hairstyles later, Rihanna has surpassed any initial expectations Def Jam set for her.
Though seemingly manufactured, the 24-year-old is the archetype of a Pop icon. Listing her career accomplishments and detailing her indisputable impact to fashion, music and society would not only take hours, but it would require weekly revisions. In her own words: “that Rihanna reign just won’t let up.”
This week alone, Unapologetic, her seventh album in seven years,marks a few more career milestones. The LP is set to enter Billboard 200 chart at number one, a feat that has eluded the singles queen’s previous releases. Additionally, it will earn the “We Found Love” singer her highest sales week to date. Meanwhile, “Diamonds,” Unapologetic’s lead single, has topped the Hot 100 chart, making it her 12th number one.
So, what has Rihanna done differently to set Unapologetic off to a better start than her previous efforts? Absolutely nothing. Yet again, the self-perpetuated “good girl gone bad” has bundled a random assortment of Pop songs with loud instrumentals, R-rated lyrics and infectious melodies for your consumption. These songs exist well individually, but when compiled and heard sequentially, the listen is as belligerent and incompetent as Chris Brown during a Twitter dispute. Read More →
Days ago, the UK’s X-Factor was treated to an electrifying live experience from pop aficionado’s Rihanna and Bruno Mars, taking to the stage to perform their latest singles, “Diamonds” and “Locked Out Of Heaven” respectively.
Backed by live bands and one drenched set, the two undoubtedly deliver awe-inspiring renditions of the Billboard Top 5 favorites before millions of viewers. Wait no longer…
If Watch the Throne and Cruel Summer taught us anything, it was that Kanye West isn’t as lyrically superior as critics and fans have given him credit for. He reiterates his braggadocios rhymes filled with vain references on the official remix of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”
The record is currently No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100. With the help of Kanye, it’s likely the shiny record will hit No. 1 just in time for Unapologetic‘s release. Read More →