Posts tagged "rihanna"

A$AP Ferg Reclaims ‘Work’ With New Rihanna Remix

As the previous artist with the most famous song entitled "Work" of the 2010s, A$AP Ferg of course had right of first refusal when it…
Andrew Unterberger / February 9, 2016

Review: Rihanna Doesn’t Know What She Wants But She Knows How to Get It on ‘ANTI’

"F**k me up," the world screams at the godhead Rihanna, but the Rih Most High has decided to make us wait. We might have expected…
Jia Tolentino / February 1, 2016

Watch Miguel and Rihanna Sing ‘My Girl’ Together

Miguel hosted an event in Los Angeles last night called "Wildheart Motel" (named for last year's WILDHEART), which featured different musicians and special guests performing live…
Rachel Brodsky / January 30, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Is Certified Platinum By the RIAA, But Not By ‘Billboard’ and Nielsen

After a long, long lead-up and frantic final sprint, Rihanna's ANTI has been downloaded more than 1.4 million times in the 15 hours since the record was…
James Grebey / January 29, 2016

Q&A: Rihanna’s Co-Writer Mick Schultz Is Pleased With Batting Fifth on ‘ANTI’

Rihanna's ANTI leak (er, official release) late on Wednesday night was a surprise for everyone, even those who had actually worked on the album — which is a…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Rihanna, Frankie Cosmos, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of SPIN’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from a buzzworthy indie-pop darling, a reunited trip-hop duo, Texan post-punks, and more.
SPIN Staff / January 29, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Has Been Streamed More Than 13 Million Times Since Last Night

Update: TIDAL has confirmed that Rihanna had one million free downloads of ANTI to offer, and that every one of them had been used up within 14 hours…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Early Wednesday night, just hours after Rihanna released her new Drake collaboration "Work," the Barbadian pop star's eighth album ANTI leaked after a botched TIDAL rollout. Now, refusing…
SPIN Staff / January 28, 2016

New Songs, Same Old Tracks: A Brief History of Rihanna Doing Underground Karaoke

As stunning as the "Rihanna covers Tame Impala" headlines were from the leak release of last night's ANTI, what was really jaw-dropping was actually listening…
Andrew Unterberger / January 28, 2016

One of the Tracks on Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Is a Cover of Tame Impala’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’

The rollout for Rihanna's ANTI continues to be an amazing comedy of errors: After the album briefly leaked on TIDAL earlier tonight, some quick fans were able…
James Grebey / January 27, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Leaks on TIDAL Before Being Officially Released

Update 2: Rihanna is offering free downloads of ANTI with a special code. Gift to my navy!!! #ANTI Download with code: ANTI https://t.co/Pa0juya50t @samsungmobileus pic.twitter.com/5ffWm48v39…
Harley Brown / January 27, 2016

Rihanna Was Making ‘Tropical House’ Before Justin Bieber — It’s Called Dancehall

On Wednesday morning, the world declared a "pop emergency" when Rihanna shared "Work," the Drake-assisted lead single off of her long-delayed, longer-awaited new album, ANTI. When Rolling Stone called the minutes-and-change radio rip of…
Harley Brown / January 27, 2016

Rihanna Just Dropped the Lead ‘Anti’ Single, ‘Work,’ Featuring Drake

Rihanna just dropped what she's calling the first single from her upcoming album Anti — suppose she's forgotten about "Four, Five Seconds," "American Oxygen," and "Bitch…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2016

Travi$ Scott Slams Rumors That He’s Delaying Rihanna’s ‘Anti’

If you'll recall, a songwriter named Glass John spent much of the weekend (and continues to do so today) ranting on Twitter about his involvement with…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015

Alleged Rihanna Cowriter Glass John Leaked an ‘Anti’ Snippet

Over the weekend, a man claiming to have written a track on Rihanna's forthcoming eighth album Anti — which still seems very much a work in progress…
Brennan Carley / December 28, 2015

The 25 Best Dance Remixes of 2015

This year, remixes ruled. DJ Snake slung AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" to the top of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart by subbing treble for subtle…
Harley Brown / December 23, 2015

Sia Premieres ‘Cheap Thrills,’ Meant Initially for Rihanna, on Beats 1

Sia's cloak-and-dagger new album This Is Acting — all of the songs were written initially for other artists, including Adele and Beyoncé — impacts in late January, and now the Australian singer…
Brennan Carley / December 16, 2015

Sia Says Rihanna Is Still Looking for Songs to Finish ‘Anti’

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. The greatest trick Rihanna ever pulled, meanwhile, is convincing the…
James Grebey / December 14, 2015

Academy Award Best Original Song Shortlist: Ellie Goulding, the Weeknd, Eminem, and More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, have revealed the 74 songs that are eligible to be nominated for…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015

Happy Holidays, Rihanna Did Not Surprise-Release ‘Anti’ at Midnight Last Night

Last night, when the clock struck midnight, former pop star Rihanna did not surprise-release her long-awaited album after a lengthy campaign buildup. Anti, which would've been the…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015
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