Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 11-4-22 – 11-10-22
brought Burna Boy and Tems to the front
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-28-22 – 11-3-22, Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up – From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By” Reviewed
the “i need love” coda is very effective
In Pop Music, Image And Looks Have Overwhelmed Everything Else
We are first visual animals
Why Are So Many Pop Stars Into Astrology?
Plenty of celebrities and musicians are pushing the astrology angle
Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?
she had a punk phase in the ‘90s
The Church Of England Has Been Investing In Songs?
Hipgnosis makes money, and so does the Church
Trump Has Failed To Get The Approval Of Any Pop Or Rock Star For The Use Of Music
Name an iconic song and you have an illegal use of a song
Music Fuels The Internet, Doesn’t It?
musicians are some of the most-followed people on social media,
People’s Perception Of Art And Artists Is Evolving For The Worse
It’s all about staying in a safe place, on a safe subject
The Most Googled Artists From 2004 To 2019
Lady Gaga is the all-time winner with 31 months at the top
UK Top Ten Singles: 7-21-17 – 7-27-17
She is also at # 1 in the charts
Coldplay, 2016 Most Streamed Artist On Spotify
the band had passed 5 billion streams
UK Top 10 Singles 6-10-16 – 6-16-16
It will probably be a write in vote for Mitt Romney come November
Rihanna Has Spent More weeks At # 1 Than The Beatles
That’s one more week at number one than The Beatles’ overall total.
Rihanna At Barclays On Sunday Review
These didn’t feel like strategic choices so much as a result of needing literally to fill space
US Top 10 Albums 4-2-16
the Rihanna album is very good and in theory I’d love to see her live
US Top 10 Singles 3-12-16
this chart is being haunted by the one before it
US Top 10 Albums 2-20-16
The moral: the money is in the touring not in the recording.
Be Here Now: New Album Reviews 1-29-16 – 2-4-16
The only mistake is one of omission, “Bitch Better Have My Money” should’ve been included
Not Enough Female Artists At Coachella?
It seems there’s no in between among female artists, they are either too superstars or second-line-on-Coachella-poster.
Not With The Band: What Is Really News?
There are so many outlets, so many blogs, websites, magazines which need the attention in an over-saturated market, that necessarily anything, yes about anything, passes for news
Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams Sue French Company ElevenParis
The brand was selling clothes with slogans such as ‘Kanye is my Homie’, ‘Pharrell is my Brotha’ or featuring nicknames like Jay Z’s ‘Hova’, Beyonce’s ‘Cayonce’, or even lyrics and the Hollywood Reporter is saying that The lawsuit ‘asserts a whopping 58 claims’.
Cover Art From Rihanna’s Upcoming Album “Anti”
In a recent exhibition at the MAMA Gallery, Rihanna and contemporary artist Roy Nachum have unveiled seven original oil paintings that will be used as the official artwork for her forthcoming eighth studio album titled ANTI
Dolly Cohen, The Woman Who Makes Grillz For The Stars
She now has a Tumblr page with heavy traffic, and was discovered by A$AP, her first famous customer. Then Rihanna saw his mouthpiece, and from there, Dolly became the grill-maker for celebrities. All of her creations are customized and handmade, and are unique pieces, she said to Vogue magazine she will never make the same one again. Using her dentistry practice, she makes a mold of someone’s mouth and then sculpts the piece using chromium chromate, then 18K gold, yellow or white.
Rihanna Premieres Her New Video In An Epic Manner In Los Angeles
Of course the story of the video, if you can say that it has a coherent story, is about Rihanna and her gang kidnapping the wife of a rich accountant, so the fans’ kidnapping story was totally making sense in this context, but isn’t it a lot of effort for a short movie? According to the participants, the whole deal, including the wait to get in the bus, lasted 4 hours, 4 hours of their life to see a 7-minute clip!…Still they got to see and meet Rihanna, which has to be priceless if you are a fan. Plus she poured dollar bills on the crowd, so it was not too shabby.
10 Songs: Friday, April 17th, 2015
American Oxygen – Rihanna – I have this theory where Rihanna and Drake are the same person, they are both 20 something grumpie pains in the neck who can’t stop whinging how good they have it, in an irritating monotone. Do I exaggerate? Sure, some of the time – B
Jay Z Launches Tidal, His New Streaming Service
Jay Z recently purchased the streaming service for some $56 million and he wants to make it as a competitor to Spotify, or Rdio. Alicia called it the ‘beginning of a whole new era’,… but for whom exactly? A new era for Jay Z and Madonna to make even more money? What’s new exactly? A new sound? a better listening experience?
Kanye West And Rihanna To Tour Together this Summer
ReeRee plays up to the competition, the only time I’ve seen her put on a good show was opening for young Eminem, where she was forced to raise her game through the roof and here is an idea if they wanna play Stadium, why not invite McCartney? Imagine that for a second, Paulie can do an hour in the middle and blow the youngsters minds.
Listen To The New McCartney-Kanye-West-Rihanna Collaboration Via Rihanna’s Website
Is it me or this sounds a bit cheesy-folksy, a bit campfire song, part old fashioned, part Jack Johnson tune mutated with powerhouse vocals? Not disagreeable but easily forgettable.
Did You Say Offensive… T-Shirts?
rock-pop stars have always wanted to wear stuff for shock value, decades ago many rockers found it was really cool to wear Nazi propaganda, from Sid Vicious to Scott Weiland, Lemmy, Jimmy Page,… while in the 90’s Axl Rose went on stage every night wearing a Charles Manson shirt and that was really stupid
Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!
Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)
Stream 2015 Rihanna Song “World Peace” Here
leaked from her studio, if it isn’t a new song it sounds like it could be. the wooah wooahs sound like Riri’s signature all right, and the sentiment is kinda underplayed, it doesn’t smack you, more like an observation. she doesn’t do high octane drama now does she?
Not With The Band: Which Band Of Today Will Be Relevant In 10 Or 20 Years?
Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!
Not With The Band: Women In Music, Have We Really Made Any Progress?
‘I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology.”
People Watching At The Eminem Concert
I am the furthest thing from a prude (nor was I innocent when I was younger) but I can be somewhat conservative as I ahem mature or maybe it has more to do with having little girls. Troubled me seeing young woman drunk or on drugs walking by themselves or throwing themselves at men (boys)
Eminem And Rihanna, Metlife Stadium, Saturday, August 16th, 2014, Reviewed
The thing about Ree and Em is they are both cool customers, they can’t feign feelings, they work distance, and neither compromised on stage. Something else, Ree is on the record as only finding black men attractive, so quite literally there is no sparks on her part for Eminem and it shows
Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week of August 11th, 2014
I keep on looking at the date, August 16th, and the time, 7pm, and hoping there is some mistake somewhere because one of the most eagerly anticipated concerts of they year, the 15th anniversary of Okayplayer (you know, Guestloves music website thingy) at Summerstage, is happening at the same time as Eminem and Rihanna at Metlife. So I will be going to Em but my heart will be with Dev Hynes
10 Songs: Sunday, August 10th, 2014
. Take Me To Church – Sinead O’Connor – Another in a long line of pretty good Sinead tracks, though the lyric is a little bit, Church rhymes with hurt (I know but I didn’t write it) which isn’t good at all apparently. I’ll give her this: her voice is in prettty good nick – B
The Eminem And Rihanna Setlist 2014 Monster Tour Spotified
There are other differences, though the sheer weight of hits isn’t one, there aren’t as many for Ree and Em to collaborate on and that is clear by the plethora of Rihanna tracks followed by Eminem tracks: it is clear this is two separate sets which segue at the start and end.
Spotify's Most Popular Tracks
Lo these many years later though the question is, is Billboard, is album an single sales, irrelevant and the answer is, if viewed in a vacuum maybe so but as part of the streaming, youtube, etc etc Itunes, so on universe they are valuable. And I bet if you compared this list of most popular Spotify tracks and Billboard sales, they would be knocking on identical
Was Cheating The Reason Of The Fight Between Solange And Jay Z?
Is Jay Z banging Rihanna? Probably, if you believe the rumors… I usually don’t care about rumors like this one, but I have had enough of the hip hop royal couple strutting on every red carpet around, while looking as the ultimate role models
10 Songs, Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Spinners – The Hold Steady – For a band I like so much, these guys are sure hit and miss, either it is the same old riff up hook up with speak sing vocals or they nail it down like it is the only song that matters. This is the former except the guitar is tastier than it was, ringing and chiming like never before – B
Eminem And Rihanna To Perform At Metlife
While the standard of living has dropped through the floor since 2009, concerts continue to price themselves through the roof. And for $70 you will get two assholes posing themselves to heroic extents. One of whom is a great rappe
'Can't Remember To Forget You', Shakira and Rihanna ft Their Asses
There is nothing less erotic than these two in a bed an I swear I tried to find some sort of arousal factor in their performance but instead it looked like posing for a photo shoot rather than an actual entanglement.
Gossip? We've Got Gossip
‘Rihanna and Drake are just having fun at the moment. Neither of them are relationship people really. But Drake has made it clear that if things are going to get serious with them, he doesn’t want her speaking with Chris.’ That was the point young Conor Oberst was making on “Make War”, how new lovers try to wipe out old lovers.
Eminem And rihanna Stadium tour: If This Is Fun, Why is Nobody Smiling?
the only good thing about this relationship is given the circumstances, Rihanna is forced to get on stage at a reasonable hour and not keep the world waiting –like Madonna and Lady Gaga before her, half the damn night so see her royal indifferenceness
10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-16-14
Talking Backwards – Real Estate – A consistently disappointing band who are so soft on the sides everything seems to slop over, come up with a killer melody and a tight arrangement ; it is like REM without the mushy lyrics – A
US Top 10 Singles 1-11-14
Not much to think about here, right? The bloody charts haven’t moved in a month and here is a question, where the heck is young Beyonce? Surely XO should have hit the charts by now? I hope they don’t think “Drunk In Love” is gonna put it just because her husband is on the track.
US Top 10 Singles 1-4-14
While America slept, somewhere out of sight, “Drunk And In Love” is in t #12 and Miley’s “Adore You” has a new video and here is an easy prediction, they will both spend the next two months on the charts. PS “Adore You” is a terrific song.
US Top 10 Singles 12-21-13
This makes it Rihanna’s 13th # 1m according to Billboard: ” Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders in the Hot 100’s history… she passes Madonna and the Supremes, each with 12. Color me impressed.