Rihanna Performs "Consideration" and "Work (feat. Drake)" at The BRIT Awards 2016

Rihanna is enjoying a lot of success from her eighth studio album, Anti. She took the stage at The BRIT Awards 2016 to perform the opening track, "Consideration" and also the hit single, "Work." Drake joined her on the stage for the latter and they picked up right where they left off from the music videos. Check out the performance above.

-AO

Music Video: Rihanna- "Work (feat. Drake)"

Rihanna and Drake have had amazing chemistry for a long time now and they've showcased it in videos like "What's My Name?" and "Take Care." Well, now they've added two more videos to that list. Rihanna has finally revealed the anticipated video for her Drake-assisted single, "Work." The video comes in the form of two videos: the first is a turnt up twerk party directed by Director X, a frequent Drake collaborator, and the second keeps it a little more sensual in visuals directed by Tim Erem. Both videos are amazing and see Drake and Rihanna getting very close; check the videos out above. Anti is in stores now.

-AO

Your 2016 Valentine's Day Playlist

 

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Last year, I posted "10 R&B Songs You Need To Have In Your Valentine's Day Playlist." Well this year, with the help of the Windy City Blogger Collective, I have 20 more songs for you to add to that list! I asked the members of the WCBC, "If you were making a date night playlist, what songs would you absolutely have to add?" They delivered big time! Check out the songs below and I have also included a Spotify and Apple Music playlist of all the songs below. Happy Valentine's Day!

Spotify Playlist: Link
Apple Music Playlist: Link

Jaye from Curvatude added "The Point of It All" by Anthony Hamilton and "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke.

 

 

Nikki from 30s and Chic added "Do You Like Me" by Fugazi, "Style (Cover)" by Ryan Adams, and "Pony" by Ginuwine.

 

Jessica from The Petite Diaries added "The Monster (feat. Rihanna)" by Eminem.

 

Kaitlin from A Little Bit Ginger added "I Just Want To Make Love To You" by Etta James and "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding.

 

Lisa from Thriftista added "Stone Cold Gentleman (feat. New Edition)" by Ralph Tresvant.

 

Alicia from Alicia Tastes Life added "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.

 

Michelle from The Native 'Stilo added "Crazy" by K-Ci & JoJo.

 

Natali from The Race That Never Ends added "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb and "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers.

 

Michaela from Windy City Wardrobe added "Thank Heaven 4 You" by Esthero.

 

My additions:

"Teachme"- Musiq Soulchild

 

"Knocks Me Off My Feet"- Stevie Wonder

 

"Whip Appeal"- Babyface

 

"Back & Forth"- Aaliyah

 

"5 Steps"- Dru Hill

 

"Share My Life"- Kem

 

-AO

Stream: Rihanna- 'Anti'

Rihanna's eighth studio album—Anti—has finally arrived. After releasing the album's single in the Drake-assisted track, "Work," the album became available for streaming exclusively on TIDAL and will remain exclusive to TIDAL for a week. Also, a select number of free album downloads will become available tomorrow (1/29) if you can make it through Rihanna's mobile experience at antidiary.com. The CD will then drop next Friday on February 5th. So TIDAL users, stream the album here and peep the tracklist below.

1. "Consideration" featuring SZA
2. "James Joint"
3. "Kiss It Better"
4. "Work" featuring Drake
5. "Desperado"
6. "Woo"
7. "Needed Me"
8. "Yeah, I Said It"
9. "Same Ol’ Mistakes"
10. "Never Ending"
11. "Love on the Brain"
12. "Higher"
13. "Close to You"

-AO

Rihanna Announces 'ANTI' World Tour & Dates

Rihanna's eighth studio album—Anti—will be released on December 4th (November 27th on TIDAL) and she has announced a world tour to go with it. The "Anti" World Tour kicks off in San Diego on February 26th and runs for nearly 6 months before its final show in Zurich, Switzerland on August 12th. Travi$ Scott will be joining Rihanna on the US dates, while The Weeknd and Big Sean will accompany her overseas. Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 3rd and to TIDAL subscribers on November 30th. Get tickets here and check the dates below.

U.S. Dates

February 26 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
February 28 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 4 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
March 5 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 6 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 8 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
March 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 12 - Jacksonville @ Jacksonville Arena
March 13 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
March 15 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 18 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
March 20 - Charlotte, NC @ The Time Warner Cable Arena
March 22 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
March 23 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
March 24 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
March 26 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
March 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
April 2 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo
April 5 - Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
April 6 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 9 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 10 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 13 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
April 15 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
April 18 - Winnipeg, MS @ MTS Centre
April 20 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
April 21 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
April 23 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 24 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
April 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
May 7 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

European Dates

June 11 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Amsterdam Arena
June 14 - Coventry, United Kingdom @ Ricoh Arena
June 16 - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Cardiff Stadium
June 18 - Sunderland, United Kingdom @ Stadium Of Light
June 21 - Dublin, Ireland @ Aviva Stadium
June 24 - London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Stadium
June 27 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Hampden Park
June 29 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Emirates Old Park
July 4 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele2 Arena
July 7 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Refshale Island
July 9 - Hamburg, Germany @ Volkspark Stadion
July 13 - Milan, Italy @ San Siro
July 15 - Nice, France @ Allianz Stadium
July 17 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Commerzbank Arena
July 19 - Lyon, France @ Grande Stade
July 23 - Lille, France @ Stade Lille
July 26 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Synotip Arena
July 28 - Cologne, Germany @ Rhein Energie Stadion
July 30 - Paris, France @ Stade de France
August 2 - Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion
August 5 - Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
August 7 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
August 10 - Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
August 12 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund Stadion

-AO
 

Rihanna Reveals Album Artwork For New Album

We have all been "patiently" waiting for Rihanna's eighth studio album to release and I don't think we can play "Bitch Better Have My Money" more than we already are, but it seems like things are happening. Rihanna had an intimate party last week where she revealed the artwork for her new album and also announced its possible title—ANTI. This is the most information we've heard about the project in a while so hopefully we'll see its release before the year ends.

-AO

Rihanna- "American Oxygen" (Music Video)

Rihanna decided to release the music video for her latest single, "American Oxygen," which was originally released exclusively on TIDAL. The video, like the song, takes a very patriotic tone while also featuring many images of historical movements and events in this country. Check it out above and stay tuned for more information about her upcoming eighth studio album.

-AO

Beyoncé and Rihanna Release New Music on TIDAL

Well, it seems like the change TIDAL promised is starting early. It was clear to see that the exclusive content promised to TIDAL members would be the greatest advantage the app held. Beyoncé released a video of her singing to Jay Z in honor of their wedding anniversary. The song is a ballad called "Die With You." Rihanna also released a new song entitled "American Oxygen." Both of these are exclusive to TIDAL and it seems it won't be long before artists are releasing their albums exclusively on TIDAL. This will be interesting. Check out the songs via a 30 day trial or pay for a subscription below. Enjoy.

Beyoncé- "Die With You:" Link                 Rihanna- "American Oxygen:" Link

-AO

Rihanna- "B*tch Better Have My Money"

Rihanna is gearing up for the release of her eighth studio album, R8, and has revealed a new track called "B*tch Better Have My Money." The song reminds me of what Rihanna did with "Pour It Up" on Unapologetic. This song is destined to blow up on the radio and provides Rihanna a mainstream banger to kick up the anticipation for her album. Purchase the song on iTunes here and watch her perform the single at the iHeartRadio Music Awards above. Enjoy.

-AO

Rihanna- "FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)" (Music Video)

Rihanna has now revealed the music video for her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The video for "FourFiveSeconds" features the trio in denim passionately performing their respective parts in a minimalistic setting. Check it out above and enjoy.

-AO

Rihanna- "FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)"

Rihanna has released some new music and it features Kanye West and Paul McCartney. We heard that they were working together and now we finally got some music out of it. The song, "FourFiveSeconds," is nothing like what I expected, but it's pretty great. McCartney handles the guitar while Rihanna and 'Ye take over the singing of the verses and hook. It's a perfect example of what happens when artists collaborate simply to make good music. I'm excited to see what else Rihanna has in store for us. You can buy the song on iTunes here. Enjoy.

-AO

"The Monster (feat. Rihanna)"- Eminem

Eminem has revealed the next single from his upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Rihanna-assisted track, “The Monster,” is very similar to their last collaborations, “Love The Way You Lie” and “Love The Way You Lie (Part II).” Rihanna handles the hook while Eminem raps about the monster inside him. Good choice for a radio single. Enjoy.

-HB

"Pour It Up" (Music Video)

Rihanna has revealed the music video for her club anthem, “Pour It Up.” I will admit I hated this song when I first heard it, but it’s grown on me and it became a monster hit. The music video is exactly what you expect and much more: twerking, stripper poles, a sexy Rihanna, etc. Check it out above and below you can find the behind-the-scenes footage. Enjoy.

-HB