Rihanna attends the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

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The RIAA recap the 2016 Gold & Platinum Certifications, revealing songs that reached Platinum status at the and of 2016. Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” “Needed Me” and “FourFiveSeconds” earn new multi-platinum certifications, and “Kiss It Better” receives a platinum award!

Rihanna therefor extends her lead for the most RIAA digital single certifications. Four of her singles received new awards in December. “Diamonds” was certified up to 6x platinum (6 million US units), while “Needed Me” reached 4x platinum (4 million).

“FourFiveSeconds” meanwhile ascended to 3x platinum (3 million US units). The “ANTI” single “Kiss It Better,” which was not certified prior to December, was elevated to platinum status (1 million).

Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

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The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning (Dec. 6). The top nominees are Beyoncé with nine, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who each garnered eight,

Record Of The Year
“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade by Beyoncé
Ology by Gallant
We Are King by King
Malibu by Anderson .Paak

ANTI by Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Closer” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Best R&B Performance
“Turnin’ Me Up” — BJ The Chicago Kid
“Permission” — Ro James
“I Do” — Musiq Soulchild

“Needed Me” — Rihanna
“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange

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Rihanna earns her sixth No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as “Needed Me” hops 2-1 on the Sept. 24-dated list.

The crowning climb follows another No. 1 for Rihanna earlier this year with “Work,” featuring Drake, which spent 11 weeks on top, first leading the Feb. 13 chart. It’s the first time that Rihanna has placed two tracks from the same album atop the chart; both are from her most recent release, Anti. The set debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (Feb. 20) and spent four weeks at No. 1.

“Needed Me” bumps Drake from his record-breaking 18-week run at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid & Kyla. The song slides to No. 2 on the chart (which blends airplay, sales and streaming data, powered by Nielsen Music). “Needed Me” had spent the last eight weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs below “One Dance.”

Rihanna takes the No. 1 slot despite an overall 2 percent decline in chart points. That said, the song is up 1 percent in streams (to 4.1 million in the week ending Sept. 8); 41 percent of its weekly clicks are from Spotify, while YouTube claims 35 percent. The song slips 11 percent in sales (to 27,000 downloads) and falls 2 percent in audience (to 80.6 million).

Rihanna’s 6 No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Title, Peak date, Weeks at No. 1
“Take a Bow,” Aug. 30, 2008, one week
“Diamonds,” Oct. 20, 2012, 14 weeks
“The Monster,” (Eminem feat. Rihanna), Nov. 16, 2013, 13 weeks
“FourFiveSeconds” (with Kanye West & Paul McCartney), Feb. 21, 2015, seven weeks
“Work,” feat. Drake, Feb. 13, 2016, 11 weeks
“Needed Me,” Sept. 24, 2016 (one week to date)

In the 11 years since Rihanna first debuted on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, on June 11, 2005, with “Pon De Replay” (which rose to No. 24), she has notched 48 total hits on the chart. She trails just two other female acts for the most appearances in that span: Nicki Minaj (71) and Beyonce (52).

Also notably, “Needed Me” took 32 weeks to hit the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs summit, completing Rihanna’s longest trip to No. 1 and the third-longest of any leader. John Legend’s “All of Me” reached No. 1 in its 35th frame in 2014, while the longest trek belongs to R. Kelly’s “Step in the Name if Love,” which became the chart’s leader in its 43rd week in 2003.

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Rihanna was truly all smiles after performing not one, but FOUR times at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square. She both opened and closed the show, where she held the most beautiful award speech while holding the trophy for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Rapper and singer Drake showed up to introduce the award with the most kind words – “We love the music, which can change styles from album to album. We love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed from day one.

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her, even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry.”

Watch Rihanna’s and Drakes speeches below, as well as all of the four performances after the jump.

Drake introducing the Video Vanguard Award

Rihanna accepting the Video Vanguard Award

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We’ve finally added HD screen captures of Rihanna’s latest music video “Sledgehammer”. We’ve hand picked every single photo to make sure only the best are in our gallery. Enjoy!


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Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” music video for Star Trek Beyond is releasing tomorrow, Thursday June 30th.

Rihanna is once again making history, as “Sledgehammer” will be the first ever IMAX theatre music video debut! Watch it on Tidal and Vevo at 9am EST.

While waiting for the premiere, check out a sneak peek in UHQ in our gallery.

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New music is on the way! Rihanna is releasing a new single for the upcoming sci-fi film Star Trek: Beyond. The single is called Sledgehammer, and will be featured as a soundtrack in the movie.

“It took me one episode to fall in love with the characters” Rihanna commented about the series.

The release date of the single is to be announced, while the movie itself premieres on July 22.

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