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Men troll Rihanna commercial and we couldn’t stop laughing

Famous singer Rihanna introduces the latest addition to her make up line, the Sultry Fenty skincream, and here is how she got trolled Originally in the clip she spurts a shimmery glow lotion, called Body Lava, onto her shoulder blending it with a makeup brush. The commercial proceeds with her scrubbing the cream into her skin as…

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Rihanna, France’s Macron lead pitch for global education funds

Dakar: French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday promised a major boost in foreign aid for education in developing nations, at a conference joined by megastar Rihanna that aimed at putting millions of children back in school. Macron co-hosted the event organised by the Global Partnership for Education with Senegalese President Macky Sall, while Rihanna attended…

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Ariana Grande is ‘broken’ as musicians react to Manchester bombing horror

MANCHESTER: American singer Ariana Grande reacted to the bomb blast at her concert on Monday which left 22 people dead and scores of others injured. While Ariana tweeted that she was ‘broken’, other musicians also voiced their support for Grande and spoke out against the terror.  In an emotional tweet message, Ariana Grande stated that…

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Rihanna bigs up Marie Antoinette in her Paris fashion debut

PARIS: “What would Marie Antoinette wear at the gym?” It’s a question about the French queen that historians may have missed, but not Rihanna. The singer turned fashion designer said she took the conundrum as the starting point for her debut Paris collection for her Fenty x Puma brand, which showed late Wednesday. Rihanna’s answer…

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Rihanna’s stiletto sneaker hype leaves Paris in her wake

PARIS: Before she even set foot on the Paris catwalk Wednesday singer Rihanna was making headlines with her second collection for Puma, sending supermodel Gigi Hadid off sprinting in a pair of stiletto sneakers. In pictures released on Instagram, Hadid was shown running and jumping in high-heeled trainers in a long dress with a swimsuit-like…

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Rihanna teams with Drake for first single off new album

NEW YORK: R&B superstar Rihanna on Wednesday released a single featuring leading rapper Drake — the first song off her long-awaited and apparently delayed new album. Entitled “Work,” the song is set to tropical house, the light-feeling electronic genre that has become increasingly popular in the past year. The song returns to Rihanna’s familiar theme…

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Rihanna, first crooner to top 100mn digital singles

LOS ANGELES: Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles, the Recording Industry Association of America said on Wednesday. Rihanna, 27, topped the list of artists with the most digital single awards, coming in ahead of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry in the second and third…

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Rihanna dances to local beats on surprise Cuba visit

HAVANA: Pop star Rihanna danced to Cuban music and sampled local cuisine on an impromptu visit to Havana, the latest big name from the US music scene to visit the island. Rihanna, who hails from Barbados, arrived “on the fly, as we Cubans say,” for an unscheduled visit, said Ernesto Blanco, the owner of the…

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Rihanna becames face of Dior's new collection

PARIS: Pop star Rihanna has added another lucrative sponsorship deal to her portfolio, and not just any brand: the Barbadian singer is the new face of a Dior advertising campaign. The French fashion house confirmed to AFP that Rihanna is “the new guest star for our 'Secret Garden' campaign”, a promotional video and print series…

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Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt legal case

LONDON: Barbadian singer Rihanna on Wednesday won a legal case against British fashion chain Topshop over the use of her image on a T-shirt it sold without her approval.High Court Judge Birss ruled in Rihanna's favour following a four-day hearing earlier this month.In March last year Topshop, which is owned by billionaire Philip Green's Arcadia…

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Rihanna television special hitting U.S. airwaves in May

LOS ANGELES: Fans of Rihanna can get a sample of the singer's 2012 tour when a documentary featuring performances and behind-the-scenes footage will be shown on U.S. television on May 6.”RIHANNA 777,” a one-hour special, will air on Fox, the network said on Monday.The program chronicles Rihanna's late 2012 world tour, which made seven stops…

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One Direction, Rihanna, Adele lead Billboard 2012 charts

LOS ANGELES: Newcomer British boy band One Direction joined R&B diva Rihanna and British singer Adele to top Billboard's year-end music charts, released on Friday.One Direction, who topped the Billboard 200 album chart twice this year with their debut, “Up All Night” in March and their sophomore album “Take Me Home” in November, were named…

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Alicia Keys dethrones Rihanna from Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES: American R&B singer Alicia Keys scored her fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with “Girl on Fire,” unseating reigning chart queen Rihanna.Keys' fifth studio album sold 159,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which was the lowest opening week of sales for any of the soulful singer's career.Keys,…

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Adele's “21” sells 10 million, Rihanna leads Billboard

LOS ANGELES: British singer and Grammy darling Adele reached the 10 million sales mark in the United States on Wednesday with her heartbreak album “21” becoming the first by British woman to reach the milestone, Nielsen SoundScan said. “21,” released in February 2011, produced the hits “Someone Like You” and “Rolling In The Deep” and…

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Rihanna's 'Unapologetic' tops Billboard album chart

LOS ANGELES: R&B singer Rihanna shot straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Tuesday with her seventh record “Unapologetic,” scoring her first No. 1 album despite mixed reviews.”Unapologetic,” which topped iTunes charts in 43 countries just hours after its release on November19, sold 238,000 copies according to Billboard, scoring the 24-year-old…

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Rihanna equals Madonna with third UK number one album

LONDON: Bajan singer Rihanna equalled Madonna's chart record of three consecutive number one albums this week, while X Factor talent show star Olly Murs scored his fourth number one single, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.Rihanna's “Unapologetic” went straight to the top of the singles chart, extending a run of album chart success with…

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Rihanna's 'Diamonds' tops Hot 100, 'Unapologetic' to debut big

LOS ANGELES: R&B star Rihanna scored her 12th chart-topping single on the Billboard Hot 100 on Wednesday, as her seventh studio album “Unapologetic” raced toward a big debut after its release this week.Rihanna's “Diamonds,” the lead single from “Unapologetic,” notched the top spot on the Hot 100, tying the Barbadian singer with Madonna and The…

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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj lead American Music Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES: R&B star Rihanna and rapper Nicki Minaj led nominations for the American Music Awards with four apiece on Tuesday, edging out stiff competition from pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction. Rihanna, 24, was nominated in the top category – artist of the year – where she will compete with Bieber, Katy Perry,…

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Rihanna's “Diamonds” reaches UK pop chart summit

LONDON: Barbadian pop singer Rihanna climbed to the top of the British charts on Sunday with her new single “Diamonds”, ousting South Korean pop star Psy and his internet video sensation “Gangnam Style” from the number one spot.Local boy band One Direction were new in third place with “Live While We're Young”, while London-born singer…

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Rihanna leads MTV Europe Music Award nominations

LONDON: Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna led the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards with six, ahead of country songstress Taylor Swift on five and pop stars Justin Bieber and Katy Perry on four each. The music channel said Rihanna had been shortlisted for best song (“We Found Love”), best female, best pop, best video…

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Rihanna sues ex-accountants, says she lost millions

NEW YORK: Pop star Rihanna has sued her former accountants for mismanaging the singer's finances, including claiming they earned huge commissions from concert tours that resulted in her losing millions of dollars.In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court that surfaced on Thursday, the 24-year-old singer and her tour company, Tourihanna, is seeking an unspecified…

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