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Prince Tops Music Charts

4/26/2016 11:22am EDT
Prince Posthumously Tops The Billboard 200
The person may be gone, but the music lives on. That is definitely the case as Prince posthumously tops the Billboard 200, with three albums gracing the top 10 this week. At No. 1, The Very Best of Prince has the biggest impact, moving a robust 179,000 units. Of that total, only 56% is pure album sales. Why? Likely, people purchased their favorite tracks as opposed to the entire album. Also, Prince’s music is unavailable for streaming, save for Tidal.

But enough technicality, what about more Prince? The Purple One’s ‘ace in the hole’ Purple Rain landed at no. 2, moving 69,000 units, with ...
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Are Rihanna And Leonardo DiCaprio Just Friends Or Something More?

4/19/2016 10:27pm EDT
Rihanna Spotted Hanging Out With Leonardo DiCaprio At Coachella
Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna turned some heads at Coachella on Saturday when they were spotted partying together, although both celebrities tried to go incognito for the meetup.

People reports that the recent Oscar winner and pop star were photographed at the Neon Carnival, an event near the annual desert music festival.

Rihanna tried to avoid attention with a pair of stunner shades while Leo did the same with his aviators and Michigan baseball cap.

A source told People that the couple appeared friendly but not romantic during the party.

"Leo slipped into the party incognito and was da...
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The Lumineers Bump Kanye West From Top Spot On Charts

4/19/2016 9:52am EDT
The Lumineers Score First No. 1 Album With 'Cleopatra'
April 2016 has been on the slower side of the music sales spectrum, but alternative trio The Lumineers have a respectable week, taking sophomore album Cleopatra to no. 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s not surprising that The Lumineers topped the charts; it was more a matter of how many streams/sales would their latest set move. The grand total is 125,000 units, with more than 84% of that total comprised of pure sales. Give The Lumineers credit, that 84% (108,000 copies) actually crosses the 100,000 mark, something that has been hard to come by throughout the course of 2016.

It goes downhil...
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Rihanna, Who's Active On Social Media, Uses This Interaction To Change A Fan's Life

4/19/2016 8:29am EDT
Rihanna Exchanged Twitter DMs With A Fan, Supporting His Desire
Rihanna is known for being a heartbreaker in her romantic life, but she's also very active and engaged with her fans, who she calls "her Navy." In addition to staging meet and greets in which she really gets to know her fans, she's also been known to catch up later with them on social media.

One such exchange following a meet-and-greet was released by a fan who was struck by her helpful nature in determining how to come out of the closet. The fan has remained anonymous, but shared the exchange with Buzzfeed, and it's now making the rounds.

Here's the exchange via screencaps:

See...
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How Did Kanye West Make History?

4/12/2016 2:06pm EDT
Kanye West Takes 'The Life Of Pablo' To No. 1 On The Billboard 2
Normally, a Kanye West album topping the Billboard 200 isn’t shocking, even if it’s always “kind of a big deal.” In the case of West’s oddly issued The Life of Pablo, the fact that it became eligible to chart on the Billboard 200 is surprising in itself, let alone the fact that in a lackadaisical sales/streaming week, it debuts at no. 1. How is The Life Of Pablo eligible to chart exactly, given the fact it’s not ‘widely available’?

Basically, The Life of Pablo is available ‘enough’, meaning that West is selling the album via his website and Tidal. The Life of Pablo impacted to the tune of ...
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She Was Too Busy Filming Herself & Singing Rihanna To Notice What Was Behind Her

4/12/2016 9:03am EDT
Watch This 19-Year-Old Girl Snowboard, Unaware She's Being Chase
Every once in a while, a video or pic will come across social media that is so perfectly executed that you have to assume it's fake. For instance, take a look at the above picture of 19-year-old Kelly Murphy, shredding down a run at a Japanese resort, completely unaware that a bear is chasing her.

It even is shot like a horror film. She's singing Rihanna's "Work," completely unaware of what's going behind her as she films herself. And, sure enough, you'll see the bear go out of frame, then come right back in as she makes a turn in the other direction.

Fortunately, she makes it down wi...
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Gwen Stefani Tops Charts Again

3/29/2016 9:29am EDT
Gwen Stefani Takes 'Truth' To The Top Of The Billboard 200
For a second consecutive week, the numbers on the Billboard 200 are modest to put it kindly. Gwen Stefani, to no one’s surprise, landed at no. 1 with her third studio album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. While Truth gives Stefani her first career solo no. 1 album, the sales/streams aren’t “all that.” Truth impacted to the tune of 84,000 units, with more than 90% of that total comprising of pure sales. Still, the top album sold below the 100,000 copies mark. Ugh! As written in a previous article, This Is What The Truth Feels Like seemed to be underperforming. The numbers confirm the ass...
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The look on Rihanna's face says it all!

3/23/2016 2:41pm EDT
Rihanna Passes The Mic To A Fan At Her Concert...What He Does Wi
When Rihanna kicked off her Anti world tour, I don't think she expected to find such a talented fan singing along to her performance. While hovering near the crowd for her performance of Four, Five Seconds," she reached her microphone out to the crowd.

And one man seized the opportunity, belting out the lyrics in dramatic fashion. You can see by the look on her face that she did NOT expect this!

Take a look at the fan video here, and turn up the volume!

I'm really crying at her reaction lol! #ANTIWorldTour pic.twitter.com/J1DKjvy94m

— Dars (@rihluverx) March 20, 2016

I'm sure she...
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Rihanna Returns 'Anti' To No. 1

3/22/2016 10:20am EDT
Rihanna Returns 'Anti' To No. 1 On Billboard 200
Well, that was unexpected! What specifically was ‘unexpected’ you ask? Why Rihanna’s return to the top of the Billboard 200 with Anti. Anti initially landed at no. 27 on the Billboard, ascending to no. 1 the following week. After residing inside the top five throughout its chart stay, Rihanna takes advantage of a slow sales week – in both streams and pure sales – to reclaim her perch.

Sigh, it’s too bad that the numbers aren’t nearly as sexy as her “Kiss It Better” song from Anti. Rihanna only impacts to the tune of 54,000 units! According to Billboard, only a sliver of that total was pure...
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Kendrick Lamar Tops Album Charts

3/15/2016 9:41am EDT
Kendrick Lamar Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Untitled Unmaster
After shocking the world, Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album Untitled Unmastered takes the top spot on the Billboard 200. Lamar didn’t deliver the K.O. that 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly did, but he did manage a robust 178,000 units, with roughly 80% of that total comprising of pure sales. The next closest album was Adele’s 25, which only mustered 61,000 units. Basically, K-Dot dominated.

Lamar wasn’t the only artist to drop a new album that reached the top 10. 2 Chainz’s Collegrove landed at no. 4 but with much less impressive numbers (53,000 units). 2 Chainz hasn’t been as impactful since dro...
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British Band The 1975 Score First No. 1 Album

3/8/2016 10:53am EST
The 1975 Lands Career First No. 1 Album
“What a time to be alive” it is for British alternative band The 1975. Matt Healy and company take their sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It to the penthouse, aka no. 1 on the Billboard 200. How do the numbers look for The 1975? 108,000 units, with a healthy 91% of that total comprising of pure sales. The numbers aren’t earth shattering in the context of the overall state of the industry, but definitely respectable.

The 1975 weren’t the only newbies to the top 10 this week. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis settle for a fourth place finish with sop...
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10 Songs About Diamonds

3/5/2016 1:00pm EST
10 Songs About Diamonds From The 10s
The famous lyrics ring true: “diamonds are forever.” Well, arguably the saying “diamonds are forever” may be an exaggeration, but the song title perfectly ties in with this list of shining stars, err, shining gems – DIAMONDS! Yes, we have an epic (okay semi-epic) list featuring 10 songs about diamonds from the 10s – 2010s that is! There’s a little bit of everything – pop, rap, post-hardcore (!) and country among others. Maybe the diamonds aren’t eternal and maybe some of these songs are merely average at best, but there’s a “gem” or two sure to make your personal playlist…maybe!

1) Rihanna...
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Make That 10 Weeks For Adele’s '25'

3/1/2016 10:13am EST
Adele’s '25' Makes It 10 Weeks Atop The Billboard 200
She’s done it again! Who, you ask? Adele of course, who else! 25 spends a tenth nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200, taking advantage of a slower sales week. How many more copies/units of 25 did Adele move? 100,000 units, with 81% (yes 81,000 copies) being pure sales. The sales only go downhill from here – just saying!

Despite a tepid sales week, there is some fresh blood in the top 10 – well just one newbie. Yo Gotti takes The Art Of Hustle to no. 4 to the tune of 61,000 units. For Yo Gotti, the numbers are an upgrade. Contextually speaking, 61,000 units won’t exactly reinvigorate ...
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Adele's '25' Returns To No. 1

2/23/2016 10:41am EST
Adele's '25' Returns To No. 1 For A Ninth Week
Once again, the chart narrative is the same. Adele takes a few weeks off, and returns to her rightful place – no. 1. 25 rises from second place to the winner’s circle, to the tune of 151,000 units. Of those 151,000 units, nearly 83% are pure sales sans singles/tracks. What more can you say about the dominance of Adele – this marks nine nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. Oh, and apparently, familiar company follows with Justin Bieber’s Purpose returning to no. 2.

Okay, enough with the “oldies” – what about the fresh blood on the Billboard 200? Well, there’s not much, to be hone...
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Katy Perry Hits Back With Cryptic Post After Bullying Accusation

2/21/2016 5:19pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry took to Instagram to share a cryptic quote on Friday, just two days after singer-songwriter Ryn Weaver accused the 'Fireworks' singer of bullying her, leading some fans to draw a connection between the two.

“Chang-An writes, ‘If one befriends another person but lacks the mercy to correct him, one is, in fact, his enemy,’” the quote reads. “The consequences of a grave offense are extremely difficult to erase. The most important thing is to continually strengthen our wish to benefit others. — Nichiren.”

While that quote can be interpreted many ways, Perry added some more specific...
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Why Did Rihanna Postpone Her Tour?

2/19/2016 9:39am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has pushed back the start of her North American tour. "Production delays" were to blame for the postponement, her rep told the Los Angeles Times.

The singer was scheduled to kick off her "Anti" tour in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 26; however, that date and seven other stops throughout the United States have been moved, including Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Oakland.

Rihanna will now kick off her tour in Jacksonville, Fla., in mid-March and rescheduled other tour dates for May.

It's a troubling sign for the singer who dropped out of a planned performa...
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Rihanna Tops The Album Charts For Second Time

2/9/2016 10:10am EST
Rihanna Scores Second Career No. 1 Album With 'Anti'
It took seven albums for Rihanna to score her first number one album when 2012’s Unapologetic broke a seemingly unbreakable seal for the urban-pop artist. Now after dropping her eighth studio album Anti and initially debuting at #27 with its unorthodox rollout, Rihanna ascends to number one. How did Anti fare? 166,000 units, though it should be noted that only about 75% of that total are pure sales. Compared to the sales of Unapologetic, the numbers for Anti are down by 114,000 copies. Still, Anti did sell six-figures worth of pure sales, a rarity if your name is not Adele.

Speaking of A...
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Is George Clooney Or Rihanna More Daring? (Watch)

2/5/2016 8:40am EST
George Clooney, Rihanna Play 'Never Have I Ever' On 'Ellen'
It was an odd matchup for certain, but the answers George Clooney and Rihanna gave during a fun game on the "Ellen" show had the talk show host in stitches!

During a rousing game of "Never Have I Ever," Ellen DeGeneres asked the stars a series of revealing questions.

To answer, they had to hold up one side of their paddles to reveal the message "I have" or "I have never."

"Never have I ever texted a nude selfie," DeGeneres questioned the duo.

Clooney and DeGeneres both said no while Rihanna admitted she had sent out nude pics.

Although Clooney did joke and say he sent out photos on Ins...
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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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Rihanna Returns From A 4-year Hiatus With ‘Anti’

2/1/2016 9:00am EST
Review: Rihanna Switches Things Up On 'Anti'
Following an uncharacteristic four-year hiatus, Rihanna returns with the oddest album of her decade-long career, Anti. Unlike previous albums jam-packed with hits, Anti lacks the catchy gems that made her a superstar. Even with a lack of surefire hits, Anti ends up being a compelling listen that will likely have to ‘grown on’ some listeners.

“I got to do things my own way, darling / Will you let me?” Hmm, what’s the best reaction to opener “Consideration” (featuring SZA)? Perhaps WTF is appropriate, considering this is Rihanna like we’ve never seen before. It settles in more with successi...
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Leonardo DiCaprio & Rihanna Rekindling Romance?

1/19/2016 8:56am EST
Rihanna & Leonardo DiCaprio
Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio, who reportedly hooked up about a year ago, were spotted together in Paris on Sunday at the L'Arc Nightclub. Photos of the pair kissing are circulating; however, they're not as incriminating as they appear.

According to TMZ, the singer was hanging out with English model Cara Delevingne and ran into the actor, who gave her a kiss as a friendly greeting.

A photographer captured the moment on film, but no one's seen the images yet because DiCaprio's team is reportedly trying to block their sale. French privacy laws protect public figures, so those images may nev...
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Does Rihanna Look Curvier To You?

1/8/2016 9:46am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has gained some weight recently but is totally comfortable with her new figure, according to a new report.

"She thinks she’s a better role model for girls by having curves," an insider told OK! magazine.

According to the tabloid, she piled on the pounds "the old fashioned way."

"She’s stopped dieting and considers dancing for hours enough of a workout! She knows pasta and champagne are probably to blame for her fuller look these days, but that’s not stopping her. She really feels comfortable in her own skin," the insider added.

OK! previously reported that Rihanna has been esche...
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Memphs Grizzles' Matt Barnes Claims Rihanna Lied

1/1/2016 12:11pm EST
Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes is still claiming that he and Rihanna had something.

Barnes opened up about his awful 2015 in an Instagram post, including a little insight into what went down with the pop star in April.

Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life! * *Lost the women I loved,the mother of my kids, my Dogg.. I had to walk away from the only thing I've wanted, MY OWN FAMILY! "They call that karma" *To being traded away from a team & city I love! "They call that the business" *Lied on by a pop star Who's lucky I stuck to the script & didn't expose her lien ass Funny thin...
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Which NFL Player Is Rihanna Crushing On?

12/28/2015 1:21pm EST
Rihanna Is Reportedly Very Into Odell Beckham Jr.
Rihanna is reportedly very interested in New York Giant wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

HollywoodLife.com says the attraction is at the "highest level."

"Simply speaking, Odell can get it. Rihanna would rock his little world," a source close to the singer told HollywoodLife.com.

"She's secretly attracted to him on the highest level. Quiet as it's kept, they're talking. It's just texting and whatnot. It's super platonic. For the first time ever in her life, she's shy. She doesn't want him to know just how much she wants him," said the source.

The insider also revealed that Rihanna is ver...
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Rihanna Sees Chris Brown In Dad Mode, Approves

12/12/2015 9:39am EST
Rihanna Meets Chris Brown's Daughter Royalty, Loves Watching Ex
Rihanna met Chris Brown's daughter Royalty in November, and the meeting went very well, according to a new report. The former lovers got together so Rihanna could listen to Brown's latest album, and the one-year-old toddler "melted her heart."

A source told OK! magazine: "Chris brought her around to meet RiRi last month in the studio in LA after Chris begged her for her opinion on his new album. Riri thinks she’s incredibly cute and loves watching him in dad mode."

Brown and Rihanna split in 2013 and reportedly "still check in with each other" on occasion. Their relationship is "strictl...
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Kendall Jenner And BFF Gigi Hadid Will Walk The Runway For Victoria's Secret

11/4/2015 2:25pm EST
Kendall Jenner in Vogue Japan
Kendall Jenner got a big surprise during her 20th birthday on Tuesday when it was announced that she'll be walking the runway in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

"The best birthday present EVER! always been one of my biggest dreams to be on this catwalk," she wrote on Instagram with a drawing of herself and pal Gigi Hadid. "@victoriassecret's newest recruits. oh and I get to do it with my best friend..."

The reality-star-turned-model will indeed walk alongside her best friend, who made the cut last week. Hadid's casting call video was posted on the fashion house's twitter page ...
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'The Voice' Knockout Rounds: Which Two Artist Went Home

10/28/2015 9:06am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: The Second Of Three Knockouts And Blake's Fin
There were only three knockout rounds shown during Tuesday's episode of The Voice, but that was enough for Blake Shelton to use his last steal of season 9. (In of course, the last knockout of the episode. That's how we do things on this show.) Who got the golden ticket and which two artists went home? Read on.

First up is Team Gwen, as Korin Bukowski's "All I Want" goes against Summer Schappell's "Little White Church." The good news is, this is the first time all season that Summer hasn't been montaged. The bad news is she's up against Korin, whom Gwen seems to really like. Both performanc...
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'The Voice' Recap: The First Six Knockouts

10/27/2015 10:30am EDT
'The Voice': Rihanna Serves As Special Guest Advisor As Knockout
Knockout rounds are underway on The Voice, with Rihanna coming in to serve as season 9's latest special guest advisor. On Monday, twelve artists once again squared off with six spots in November's live shows up for grabs - plus four more steals in the hands of Gwen, Adam, Blake and Pharrell. Who won the first six knockouts? Well, we're going to tell you.

The night begins with Adam's steal from Team Blake, Blaine Mitchell, taking on the last remaining duo, Andi & Alex. Blaine has chosen "Hold Back The River," which was just covered by Adam's finalist Joshua Davis this spring. Andi & Alex op...
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The Truth About Jay Z And Rihanna's Rumored Affair Comes Out

10/25/2015 1:11pm EDT
Rihanna
Remember those Jay Z and Rihanna cheating rumors that surfaced several years back? Well, the world now has an answer about how they were started.

According to Us Weekly, it was Rihanna's former publicist, Jonathan Hay, who spread the false reports. Hay recently came clean and issued an apology, claiming that he wanted to get the world talking about RiRi ahead of her "Pon De Replay" single release. Evidently, starting a cheating rumor was the way to go. Hay says that he acted our of "desperation" at the time.

"I apologized to her… this whole thing is very awkward. I was blindsided by the n...
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Rihanna Joins 'The Voice' As Special Guest Advisor

10/25/2015 12:08pm EDT
Rihanna Joins 'The Voice' As Special Guest Advisor
R&B superstar Rihanna will make her first appearance on The Voice Monday, joining the Emmy winning singing competition as a special advisor to the Season 9 artists for the knockout rounds.

She will work with all four teams, giving advice as the singers square off in head to head match-ups where they perform a 90-second snippet of the song of their choice, with the winner earning a coveted spot in next month's live shows.

This is only the second time that Rihanna has coached on a reality show. She was a guest judge on The X Factor for three episodes during its first season in 2011. She has...
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