DJ Khaled has landed a Rihanna feature for his tenth studio effort Grateful. The Bad Gal collaboration, which also features Bryson Tiller, will hit the Internet tomorrow (June 16), a week ahead of the album’s release date.
“Shout out to my boy @asahdkhaled for having me on the album man! #WILDTHOUGHTS video and vocals tomorrow at 6AM EST,” Riri wrote in the caption along with the cover art, which, of course, features Khaled’s seven-month-old bundle of joy on a tiny throne amidst flowers with a lion cub.
The song samples Santana and the Product G&B’s 1999 hit “Maria, Maria” and also carries writing credits from Partynextdoor, who is also on the album for the track “Down For Life” co-starring Future, Rick Ross, Travis Scott and Kodak Black. Pictures from the video shoot in Miami also made the rounds online.
With all the vocals coming in teases on Instagram and an executive produced album by Asahd, DJ Khaled collaborates with Rihanna on his album titled track Grateful which speculated to drop anytime.
Khaled’s I’m The One which has Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Chance The Rapper has been making a lot of waves and his latest album might just be the album with the biggest collaborations this year.
Keep an eye out for Grateful and in the mean time bump to Grateful featuring Rihanna below
Rih Rih fans have to be excited with this as Rihanna has just registered two new songs on ASCAP. Is R9 on the way? Let’s speculate, shall we?
Things have also gotten a little more interesting when we dig into the meat of the singles and found out that Mark Anthony Myrie, Buju Banton government name, is credited as a writer on one of the songs titled “Phatty.” The second single that Rihanna registered on ASCAP is titled “Only One Who Knows.” The release date for the singles is not yet known, but we are keeping her eyes on this new song “Phatty.”
Well These are two great artists and you can only expect great music from artists of this quality.” Rihanna has always been a huge fan of reggae music especially artists like Bob Marley, Buju Banton, and Sizzla Kalonji. Rihanna was also spotted earlier this week wearing a T-Shirt with Buju Banton image on it paying homage to the reggae singer.
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Buju is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Florida for cocaine trafficking conviction. He is scheduled to be released from prison in late 2018 when he will be deported to Jamaica. The Grammy-winning reggae star has maintained his innocence, but after exhausting his appeals, he opted to complete his sentence. Releasing a song with Rihanna will sure give his career some lifeline ahead of his release from prison.
Buju Banton is also restricted from recording new music in prison.
Well It’s official! You can expect a movie coming soon
Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are officially going to turn an idea into reality.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix is producing a brand new film based on a fictional scenerio created on Twitter. Ava DuVernay has joined to direct the film with Insecure’s Issa Rae in talks to write the script.
It all began when RiRi and Nyong’o took a photo together at Paris Fashion Week. A Twitter user said “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the [scams].”
A simple tweet came true!
We have yet to get details on the film, but it is set to start production in 2018.
It’s not the first time we have seen a Twitter story turn to a possible production as we all remember Zola’s crazy story over a year ago that set the internet on fire.
I’m excited, how about you?
According to Vanity Fair, “Rae’s team confirmed to Vanity Fair that the project is in the works, adding that the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film will be credited and included in some form.
social-media user tweeted a picture of Rihanna and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o sitting side-by-side at a 2014 Miu Miu fashion show and commented how the duo looked like a Hollywood action movie waiting to happen.
Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj
The photo, taken during Paris Fashion Week three years ago, shows RiRi in a cool, pimped-out multi-colored coat, red lips, black shades and stylish bangs as Lupita keeps it classy and chic with thick frames, bejeweled collar, dangly earrings and modest top. Because of the two contrasting outfits, this particular fan assigned the “Love on the Brain” singer the con artist role while the Black Panther actress plays her intellectual counterpart who devises a crafty plan.
The tweet went viral, causing Lupita to tag Rihanna and suggest, “I’m down if you are.”
With the characters already set, the Internet worked to fill in the writer and director role for this dream-team film — suggesting Insecure mastermind Issa Rae and Selma director Ava DuVernay respectively.
R&B music’s sexiest stars stormed the annual spring festival to enjoy the good vibes.
While Kehlani and NAO were billed for the festival, others–like Rihanna–made surprise appearances, and some were there to attend the brand events, like Solange and Tinashe.
During her Sunday night set, Kehlani rocked a lose fitting white outfit that had ‘Find Our Girls’ written on her top, and ‘Solidarity’ down the leg of her pants.
Rihanna had social media in a craze over her shimmering full body suit with low cut Gucci tank top and jean shorts on Day 2, and she was seen turning up in the crowd to Kendrick Lamar’s set on Day 3.
The Weeknd, who came out to perform with XO producer-turned-artist NAV, spent some quality time with girlfriend Selena Gomez backstage. Singers like Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Christina Milian, Justine Skye and more all were in attendance as well to take in the performances and mingle during the events.
Buzzing teen singer-songwriter Khalid caught up with Solange and Kehlani, who also spent some time with Sevyn and SZA on Day 2. Jhené Aiko and her sister Mila J were also hanging around. Jhené posted a photo on Instagram that said her body was in Coachella but her heart is at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, which is coming up on Memorial Day Weekend.
300 million streams later and No one can tell Drake that 2017 isn’t his year. The numbers simply don’t lie. When he blessed anxious fans with his summer-leaning More Life “playlist, he blew the record amount of streams amassed from his Views album out the water.
Drizzy now leads the pack of nominees for the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards. According to the nominations list, released Monday (April 10), both Drake and the Chainsmokers hold the top spot with 22 nominations. Rihanna trails closely behind with 14 nods, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with eight.
Elsewhere on the lists—which include Top Artist, Top Rap Song, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album and more—Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Desiigner, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Migos and a host of other radio faves will duke it out for their own award.
Check out the hot categories below, and catch the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Top Artist:
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd Top R&B Artist:
The Weeknd Top Rap Artist:
Rae Sremmurd Top Billboard 200 Album:
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy Top R&B Album:
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
The Weeknd, Starboy Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy” Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
Top Rap Song:
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Read the full list of nominees on Billboard
The heavy feelings of honorable accomplishments ran through the halls of one of America’s greatest institutions on Tuesday (Feb. 28), as international superstar Rihanna was presented with Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.
As the echoing cheers and encouragement from fans in the auditorium changed to attentive listening, RiRi smiled as she explained to the Cambridge audience that she never actually wanted this type of credit for her humanitarian work. “I’m incredibly humbled by this,” she said. “To be acknowledged at this magnitude, for something that, in truth, I’ve never wanted credit for.”
She went on to reveal that as a child she yearned to help other children from around the world while watching charity ads on television. At the time, she thought she had to be rich to make a difference. Now, she realizes that humanitarian efforts aren’t exclusive to the wealthy or famous.
“We’re all human. We all just want a chance, a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future,” she said. “At CLF [Clara Lionel Foundation], our mission is to impact as many lives as possible, but it starts with just one. Just one. As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism, I see hope, I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”
To end the ceremony, a young child presented her with flowers. “Rihanna, we thank you for your compassion, your philanthropy to help others in need, and your wonderful music,” he said. “On behalf of the children of Cambridge, I present you these flowers as a token of our appreciation.” Taking the flowers, a smiling RiRi kissed the young man on the cheek.
Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.
The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28.
She also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project to provide children with access to education in more than 60 developing countries.
Previous winners include actor James Earl Jones, activist Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) and four U.N. secretaries general.
Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados. She created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program — named for her grandparents — for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.
Rih Rih has soared past Michael Jackson, now having the third most songs grace the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She now sits behind only The Beatles and Madonna.
Michael Jackson had a total of 29 singles reach the Top 10. Rihanna, whose career spans nearly 12 years, gained her 30th Top 10 with “Love On The Brain”off her 2016 album, Anti. 14 of Rihanna’s 30 singles have peaked at number one. The biggest single being “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris, which lasted 10 weeks at the top of the charts.
Madonna sits at 38 top 10 hits in thirteen years, followed by The Beatles who managed to gain all 34 of their hits in less than six years.
Rihanna still has a lot of wind left in her. At the rate she is going, she’s capable of dropping another album or five. Do you think Rih Rih will eventually surpass Madonna’s record?