Photos – Inside Unapologetic Deluxe Edition

 November 29th 2012    Unapologetic    By: admin     With 4 Comments  Share:

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It’s not often that our favourite creatives get to produce work for one of the biggest names in music – in fact this may well be the first time it’s happened – but Hugo and Marie’s work for Rihanna’s latest Unapologetic album bucks this trend nicely.

Utilising not just one, but two of our favourite illustrators, Mario Hugo and MVM, the album is awash with hand-rendered type and MVM’s now ubiquitous illustration of Miss Fenty herself.

Pulling in the creative talents of eight different people, including photographers Michael Muller and Melissa Forde, Rihanna and Ciarra Pardo as well as our former, and much missed, intern Sam Hodges, Unapologetic is a magnificent example of a large group of people pulling together to make something great at extremely high speed.

Hopefully this means more collaborations with multi-platinum popstars in the future.

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Illustration, photo treatments, and custom type for Rihanna’s 7th release, Unapologetic, by Mario Hugo. Creative direction by Rihanna and Ciarra Pardo, with photography by Michael Muller and Melissa Forde. MVM’s beautiful Rihanna illustration was remixed by Mario Hugo for the disc art. Special thanks to Fanny Nordmark and Sam Hodges and our friends at Def Jam records for their late night teamwork.

Fast News – Diamonds, Sia, Jonas Brothers, Spotify

 November 29th 2012    Fast News    By: admin     With Comments Off on Fast News – Diamonds, Sia, Jonas Brothers, Spotify  Share:

• The Jonas Brothers recently covered Rihanna’s “Diamonds”. Watch video.

Sia, writer of “Diamonds” also sang the number #1 hit the other day. Watch video.

• Read Billboard’s article “Rihanna Scores Double Domination Atop Hot 100, Billboard 200”.

• The Swedish music streaming service Spotify has named David Guetta and Rihanna as the most streamed artists of 2012. View full list and article.

• “Diamonds” music video has reached 51 million views in less than three weeks.

• In case you’re not in touch with our Twitter @URihannaFansite we’re informing here that Rihanna is in Frankfurt, where she is visiting Chris Brown on his Carpe Diem Tour.

Unapologetic debuts at #1 in the US and becomes Rihanna’s first #1 US Album

 November 27th 2012    Charts Music News Unapologetic    By: admin     With 1 Comment  Share:

In at #1 with a commendable 238,949 sold this week, ‘Unapologetic‘ surpasses sales of every other US release this week, marking the singer’s first time atop the Billboard 200.

@Rihanna Wait!!!!! What the FUCK?!!!! #UNAPOLOGETIC just debuted at #1 in AMERICA!!!!! My first number 1 album there!!! Thank you Navy, u deserve it

I’m legit crying like a pussy right now!! #UNAPOLOGETIC

Unapologetic is #1 album on Billboard 200, #1 album WW, #1 in the UK. Diamonds is #1 single on Hot 100, #1 single WW. This era is going to be epic!

Congratulations Rihanna! That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!

Fast News – Diamonds World Tour, Unapologetic, Appearances

 November 27th 2012    Fast News    By: admin     With Comments Off on Fast News – Diamonds World Tour, Unapologetic, Appearances  Share:

• A new Diamonds World Tour date has been added to Dublin. Rihanna will perform at Aviva Stadium on Friday June 21. Tickets will go on sale Nov 28 here.

• Rihanna has rescheduled her performance on the French “Le Grand Journal” due to sickness. The performance was supposed to take place today (Nov 27) but has been postponed to next week on December 11.

• Rihanna is the most downloaded artist in Germany with 4 million digital sales. Read more info.

“Unapologetic” debuts at #1 in Switzerland and becomes Rihanna’s 5th consecutive #1 album there.

Rihanna Gets Interviewed On Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show

 November 27th 2012    777 Tour Audio Interviews News Videos    By: admin     With 1 Comment  Share:

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Rihanna talks to Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw about her new album, the 777 tour and her love of Mini Cheddars.

Rihanna also defended her 777 tour, where she performed seven shows in seven cities over seven days.

The Barbadian singer took a group of 200 journalists with her on the promotional tour to mark the release of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic.

In her only UK interview, she told Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ Nick Grimshaw that it had been “fun but exhausting”.

“It was different having to do your job but also have 200 guests come along with you,” she said.

“They all want you to host a party every time you get on the plane after a show but you really only have that time to sleep until you get to the next country.

“Sometimes it was a two-hour ride to the next country and that was all the sleep you would get.”

Some of the journalists on the Boeing 777 jet complained that they had not seen Rihanna since the first day of the tour despite being promised interviews with her.

An Australian DJ was videoed streaking through the plane as it travelled from Berlin to London and fans who were invited along said journey times and shows were repeatedly delayed.

But Rihanna said she had to “use her time wisely”.

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