MTV VMAs 2016: Rihanna to Receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that pop/R&B sensation Rihanna will be the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music…
Rachel Brodsky / August 11, 2016

Rihanna Joins Drake for ‘Work,’ ‘Too Good’ at OVO Fest

Drake hosted his seventh annual OVO Fest over the weekend, taking place at Air Canada's Centre in Toronto. During his set, the OVO chief brought out Rihanna…
Rachel Brodsky / August 1, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘Goodnight Gotham’ Video Is Even Shorter Than the Song Is

Rihanna's third-to-last ANTI track, "Goodnight Gotham," clocks in at just 1:28, and its new video is even shorter: just a minute and six seconds. In the tightly-edited clip, the jumpsuit-clad…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Major Lazer, and More Will Play at New York City’s Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival, which kicks off a stacked fall for New York music festivals, is bringing the most star-studded lineup of artists in its five-year history.
Brian Josephs / July 26, 2016

Taylor Swift as Nils Sjoberg: Welcome to the Machine

As always, the teen conspiracy theorists were right. Today we learned that "This Is What You Came For," Calvin Harris' latest lukewarm pop smash with…
Andrew Unterberger / July 13, 2016

Lollapalooza Colombia Canceled After Headliner Pulls Out

Lollapalooza's inaugural Colombian festival has been canceled after a headlining artist pulled out of the event, organizers announced Friday. The two-day festival was set to…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

Watch Rihanna’s (Inter)Stellar New ‘Sledgehammer’ Video

Rihanna has finally dropped her "Sledgehammer" clip from the Star Trek: Beyond soundtrack, which is directed by Floria Sigismondi, who's done videos for the likes…
Dan Weiss / June 30, 2016

Rihanna Shares Soaring New Track, ‘Sledgehammer’

Rihanna posted to Instagram yesterday with a hint of a new song, and today said song is here. Titled "Sledgehammer," the enormous Sia-penned single is…
Rachel Brodsky / June 27, 2016

Made in America 2016 Lineup: Coldplay, Rihanna, Jamie xx, and More

Philadelphia's Made in America festival has announced the lineup for its 2016 event — to be held on September 3 and 4 at Benjamin Franklin…
Brennan Carley / June 20, 2016

Rihanna Busts a Move in Flashy ‘This Is What You Came For’ Video

Rihanna and Calvin Harris have a new video for their most recent collaboration, "This Is What You Came For." Directed by Emil Nava, the clip…
Rachel Brodsky / June 17, 2016

The Kills Menacingly Strip Down Rihanna’s ‘Desperado’ for SiriusXM

The Kills are known for their scorched-earth brand of electro-rock burners — their new record Ash & Ice comfortably follows suit — but today they've stripped their…
Brennan Carley / June 8, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

Download Rihanna’s New Single With Mike WiLL Made-It, ‘Nothing Is Promised’

Now that Gucci Mane's out of prison, producer Mike WiLL Made-It (SPIN's 2013 Artist of the Year) has resumed his Ransom 2 campaign, releasing the mixtape's first…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Kaytranada Gives Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ a Colorful Remix

Anyone who's heard Kaytranada's remixes of Janet Jackson's "If" and TLC's "Creep" knows he's a producer who's not to be slept on. 99.9%, his debut album, was…
Brian Josephs / May 31, 2016

Calvin Harris and Rihanna Try to Catch Lightning Again on ‘This Is What You Came For’

A half-decade after first teaming up for one of the biggest (and greatest) pop singles of the 21st century, superstar DJ Calvin Harris and, uh,…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2016

Watch Rihanna Learn How to Use a Gun for Her ‘Needed Me’ Video

Strippers, nudity, and violence have been common motifs in Rihanna's recent visuals. "Needed Me," which dropped on 4/20, follows that trend to a T, with a key difference being how…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Rihanna Paid Tribute to Prince With a Stirring ‘Diamonds’ Performance

During a Calgary tour stop last night, ANTI singer Rihanna paid tribute to the recently deceased music icon Prince with a very special performance of her anthemic single "Diamonds."
Brennan Carley / April 22, 2016

Sturgill Simpson’s ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ Might Top This Week’s Albums Chart

Sturgill Simpson's third album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, is shaping up to be his most successful. The project may sell approximately 45,000 equivalent album units in its…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2016
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