News featuring Rihanna

The following news stories mention Rihanna. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

’15 Jan 26 Mon

Monday 26th January

  • Rihanna, Kanye West And Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” Has A Blockbuster First Day On Pop Radio

    Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney‘s (that’s the official billing) “FourFiveSeconds” had a blockbuster first day on pop radio. The star-studded collaboration, which arrived with no forewarning on Saturday (January 24), has already been played 1308 times for an audience impression of 11.226 million — making it the 35th most played song on the […]

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  • Pop legends Rihanna and Kanye West draft in Paul McCartney of Wings fame

    For new single FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna has got West to convince Sir Paul to drop by for some vocals and acoustic strumming

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  • The playlist: African pop – Wizkid, Eddy Kenzo, Mista Silva and more

    In the last days of January, there’s just enough time to predict which musicians are likely to take over 2015. These five African pop musicians might be the next big thing

    Following Ayodeji “Wizkid” Balogun’s six-year run of success – including albums, mixtapes and singles widely received across Africa – the MOBO and BET award winner is now preparing to release his third album. Featuring African Bad Girl and a confirmed collaboration with self-professed fan Chris Brown, there’s also talk of a song he has co-written with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and produced by renowned hit makers Stargate, on which it is hoped Rihanna will provide another burst of star power. Regardless of whether this will all go to plan, the stage is now set for a global career for the 24-year-old, who joins Jessie J and Tinie Tempah on the books of London-based management company Disturbing London. With any luck,…

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  • Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)”: Review Revue

    The Navy has been eagerly anticipating Rihanna‘s R8, her follow-up to Unapologetic, for over two years now. (That’s an eternity in RiRi time.) But did anyone see it coming that her first single would drop on a Saturday evening — or that it would be a folky acoustic jam session with Kanye West and Paul McCartney?! […]

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  • Paul McCartney collaborations: the good, the bad and the stadium rock dubstep

    Rihanna’s new single may involve Paul McCartney strumming an acoustic guitar, but this is only the latest in a long and not always impressive list of Macca collaborations …

    If buzzworthy new artist Paul McCartney really was boutta blow earlier this month when Kanye West let him play some keyboards on his new track, then this week could see the hip youngster’s brand go stratospheric. Rihanna’s new single Four Five Seconds sees her reaching out to both Kanye and P-Mac, letting the latter strum some acoustic guitar like the glorified pop intern he no doubt is. It’s arguably not the greatest single you’ll hear this week – in fact, it’s possibly one of the most rubbish singles you’ll hear all year – but it does succeed in keeping McCartney in the public eye, which gives us a great chance to uncover some of his underground work with other artists before…

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’15 Jan 25 Sun

Sunday 25th January

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