Rihanna has never had an issue not expressing her opinions. The 27-year-old singer is very outspoken to say the least. With that being said, I can’t remember if she’s ever been so political. On the heels of RiRi speaking out against Indiana’s religious freedom law, she releases a powerful politically-charged music video.
“American Oxygen” debuted exclusively on TIDAL earlier this morning. The visual shows the Barbadian singer in front of a giant American flag while footage of memorable moments are shown in between.
The civil rights movement, Obama’s inauguration, Ferguson protests, 9/11 attacks, Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech and the landing on the moon are among the many moments included. Check out the patriotic clip below.
Jay-Z launched his new music streaming service TIDAL with great fanfare earlier this week. Since then, the Whites Stripes, Daft Punk, Todd Rundgren, Alicia Keys and more have released exclusive content on the site. Beyonce and Rihanna are the latest artists to upload new music to entice people to subscribe to the new service.
Queen Bey released a ballad dedicated to her husband titled “Die With You.” Fittingly enough, it was the same day the couple celebrated their seven-year anniversary. Bey wears a ball cap while playing the piano in the simple visual. Once again, the 33-year-old went the DIY route. Jay-Z filmed the entire clip himself with no camera crew.
RiRi finally premiered “American Oxygen” in full after performing it live on the second day of the March Madness Music Festival. The Alex Da Kid-produced track is my favourite new offering from Rihanna this era. Still not feeling “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Are you? Check out both new tracks below.
Can we first address the eyebrows? Holy Brooke Shields circa the 1980s. I’m obsessed!!!
Didn’t love Rihanna dabbling with folk on “FourFiveSeconds?” You’re not alone, many in her Navy weren’t feeling the polarizing lead cut. Fear not, ratchet RiRi is back with her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The 27-year-old released her latest song on the selfie video app, Dubsmash.
#BBHMM was co-written by Rihanna and Bibi Bourelly features production by DePuTy. It’s the official second single off her highly-anticipated eighth studio album, tentatively titled R8. It’ll be released this year via her new label imprint Westbury Road Records.
Personally, I was hoping for more of a dance pop number, but don’t mind the urban vibe. I’m still waiting, however, for the full-version of “American Oxygen.” In the meantime, check it out “Bitch Better Have My Money” below.
Personally, I was hoping the full version of “American Oxygen” would leak first. That’s a potential smash in the making. Instead, two more contributions from Rihanna off the Home soundtrack have arrived. Surprisingly, I’m leaning towards the ballad more than the uptempo track.
“As Real As You And Me” was co-written by RiRi and produced by Rodney Jerkins. The 27-year-old’s slow jams often get overshadowed by her club bangers. “Take A Bow” and “Stay” are among her finest moments, if you ask me. This new one, ranks up there.
The second track, titled “Dancing In The Dark,” isn’t a Bruce Springsteen cover, but rather an original composition from long-time collaborate Ester Dean. It’s nice but nothing that immediately jumps out. I suppose it’s suitably fitted for an animated film soundtrack. Check out both tracks below.
Fear not, a sequel for Battleship has not been greenlit. Can you imagine a studio exec crazy enough to finance another film based on the classic board game? One was more than enough. Though beautifully shot, that sci-fi action film was one hot mess.
Rihanna and Peter Berg, who directed her in Battleship, are once again teaming up. This time, the 27-year-old singer will be the focus of the project. Berg will produce a theatrical feature documentary that will give an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.”
Is Rihanna the 21st century version of Helen of Troy? It would appear so based on this juicy piece of gossip courtesy of Page Six. How many more ships can we expect the Barbadian beauty to launch?
Drake and Chris Brown previously fought over the 27-year-old singer’s heart and now RiRi has a couple of supermodels vying for her attention.
The New York publication reports an altercation occurred between Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne during Paris Fashion Week. Even though Delevingne is playing a super villain in Suicide Squad, my money is Campbell. The 44-year-old legendary model even scares me. She can turn anything, including a cell phone, into a lethal weapon.
Rihanna teased yet another track from her forthcoming album tentatively titled R8. This time, however, it’s a bit more uptempo than previous teasers. Thank God. I was half worried RiRi’s eighth studio album was going to be one big snoozefest.
“American Oxygen” made its debut Thursday night during a promo for the NCAA March Madness tournament. The 30-second clip features the 27-year-old twirling in front of an American flag while basketball footage plays in between. Rihanna looks effortlessly stunning. Check out the vid below.
The Navy must be rejoicing today. Their diva didn’t just preview one track, but two new tracks.
The 27-year-old singer first took to Instagram to share two clips of “Higher.” Like “FourFiveSeconds” the track is on the mellower side but instead of an acoustic guitar it’s more piano driven. I really hope RiRi has some solid club bangers and more uptempo fare on her forthcoming R8.
The other track, “Dancing In The Dark,” is not off R8 but instead from the soundtrack of her upcoming animated film Home co-starring Jennifer Lopez. Dreamworks shared a clip from the movie where the song is played. Check out both previews below and weigh in afterward.