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  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to catch Rick Astley in concert

    There’s a scene in the latest Star Wars movie where Jedi master Luke Skywalker tries to temper pupil Rey’s expectations of future events: “This isn’t going to go the way you think,” cautions Luke. That admonition would’ve served fans attending Rick Astley’s concert in Cleveland last night equally...
  • St. Vincent covers Rihanna and SZA collaboration 'Consideration'

    St. Vincent covers Rihanna and SZA collaboration 'Consideration'

    St. Vincent remains one of the most interesting musicians working today, putting out critically acclaimed original work and also putting in the time to cover some of the most iconic musicians in history. Her latest cover song is a newer song, but it really shows how St. Vincent can put her own touch...
  • Listen: Rihanna comes through on Kendrick Lamar's 'Loyalty'

    Listen: Rihanna comes through on Kendrick Lamar's 'Loyalty'

    Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar released his new album, DAMN., on April 13. Barbadian superstar Rihanna features on the standout "Loyalty." With short notice this week, Lamar dropped DAMN., the proper follow-up to 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly. In between releases, he put out the compilation Untitled...
  • Rihanna is just one of the many artists who would make for perfect companions on 420. 

    10 artists who would be perfect to spend the day with on 420

    April can be a pretty fun month for music fans. In addition to festival season officially starting off with two weekends of Coachella and the return of warmer weather, April also welcomes the holiday that free-spirited music fans look forward to all year, 420. Yes, the cannabis-friendly holiday...
  • Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' reaches new peak after becoming 22nd top 5 hit, passing Elvis Presley

    Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain' reaches new peak after becoming 22nd top 5 hit, passing Elvis Presley

    Rihanna's latest single, "Love on the Brain," taken from No. 1 album Anti is what is called a sleeper hit. The song was released as an official single in November 2016 and it's taken 21 weeks for the song to reach a new peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. "Love" has been steadily...
  • Listen: Future teams up with The Weeknd and Rihanna on 'HNDRXX'

    Listen: Future teams up with The Weeknd and Rihanna on 'HNDRXX'

    Hip-hop star Future released his new album, HNDRXX, on Feb. 24. Highlights on the record include his collaborations with The Weeknd and Rihanna. Only one week after dropping his self-titled album, Future followed it up with his next record, HNDRXX. Among the 17 new tracks, the only guest stars are...
  • Rihanna has been named the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard University. 

    Rihanna named the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by the Harvard Foundation

    Rihanna has come a long way from her humble upbringings on the small island of Barbados. Becoming one of the biggest pop stars on the planet hasn’t gotten to her head though, as she’s still very active in giving back to people around the world with her humanitarian efforts.  On Wednesday, Harvard...
  • Drake dresses up like Rihanna on her 29th birthday

    Drake dresses up like Rihanna on her 29th birthday

    Drake and Rihanna. Were they a couple, weren’t they a couple, does it really matter? They are certainly close friends and most recently Drake may have done something that they say is the highest form of flattery: impersonation. Feb. 20 marked Rihanna’s 29th birthday and what better way to show...
  • If Rihanna were to party to her own songs on her Birthday, which ones are fitting to make the cut?

    8 of Rihanna’s best songs perfect for her own birthday celebration

    No one pumps out a party anthem quite like Rihanna. The R&B singer may be one of the biggest recording artists on the planet right now with last year's release of ANTI proving that she’s worthy of real singing recognition. History and millennials, however, will most likely remember her as the...
  • Which EDM songs make for the best post-breakup accompaniment?

    Best EDM breakup songs

    Breakups are hard. Thankfully we live in an era where music fans have a nearly endless amount of songs available at the click of a button to help ease the pain of separation. While electronic music may not be the first genre that people think of when putting together a post-relationship playlist to...
  • Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' turns ten years old in 2017

    Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' turns ten years old in 2017

    Wondering where the Rihanna audiences know and love came from? One only needs to look back a decade as her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad turns ten years old in 2017. This was the record where the Barbadian singer launched her present bad girl image, starting with the lead single "Umbrella...
  • Beyonce

    Best pop love songs

    Pop music has been strewn with love letters for as long as men and women have been singing. Whether it's a tender, sweeping piano ballad or a disco-inspired club jam, songs about love, romance and getting it on are a staple of the Top 40-friendly format. Artists as iconic as Diana Ross, Whitney...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' originally intended for Rihanna

    Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' originally intended for Rihanna

    Ed Sheeran broke Spotify streaming records worldwide with his new songs "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" in their first day of release, but the new "Shape of You" wasn't originally intended for Sheeran's own album. During the writing process with co-writer Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac, Sheeran...
  • Britney Spears, Rihanna, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Timbaland and Miley Cyrus cover art

    7 reasons why 2007 is one of the best years in recent pop music memory

    With 2017 on the calendar, it's hard to believe that anything from 2007 will be a decade old. Some of the freshest sounds and biggest music breakthroughs came out of '07, making the year an unforgettable one in recent memory. This is especially the case for major pop music and here's seven reasons...
  • This '80s version of 'This Is What You Came For' may be better than the original

    This '80s version of 'This Is What You Came For' may be better than the original

    Get ready to be newly moved by a pop song you’ve probably heard a thousand times. A crafty music software whiz who goes by the name of Saint Laurent has turned Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ 2016 hit “This Is What You Came For” into a bona-fide ‘80s power ballad. Saint Laurent dramatizes the dance song...
  • Ed Sheeran was going to give 'Shape of You' to Rihanna and 5 more BBC Radio1 interview tidbits

    Ed Sheeran was going to give 'Shape of You' to Rihanna and 5 more BBC Radio1 interview tidbits

    Ed Sheeran is giving Sheerios around the globe two huge reasons to celebrate with the release of two brand new singles today, Jan. 6. “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” are the first two tracks to go live from Sheeran’s upcoming third studio album ÷. During his BBC Radio 1 co-hosting gig this...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Rihanna

    5 things you didn't know about Rihanna

    International pop star Rihanna is a Grammy and MTV Award winning singer and performer who hails from Barbados. The leggy beauty is known for No. 1 hits including: “Umbrella,” “SOS,” “Take a Bow,” “Only Girl (In the World,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds,” per Biography. Rihanna is a major star and...
  • Grammys 2017: The young artists snag the nominations

    Grammys 2017: The young artists snag the nominations

    While 2016 has been a tough year for most, there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: it was a great year for music. From favorites like Adele and Kanye West releasing new albums, to seeing artists like Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak rise up—the industry has seen a solid year for great...
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