Yesterday, Rihanna officially released the single of hers featured in the NCAA March Madness commercial. The song, titled “American Oxygen,” premiered exclusively on the streaming service Rihanna owns a percentage of, TIDAL. It’s been less than 48 hours since the release of the song itself but a music video has followed. The video, like the song, was released exclusively on TIDAL. In it is clips of various civil rights movements in America, down to the Ferguson protests.
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The wait is over – almost! Rihanna just took the stage at the 2015 March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis, to perform “American Oxygen” for the very first time. For those of you who missed it, ‘American Oxygen’ is Rihanna’s yet-to-be-released single, featured in the commercial for this year’s March Madness. ‘American Oxygen’ comes preceded by “FourFiveSeconds” and “Bitch Better Have My Money,” both of which are currently positioned high on Billboard Hot 100. Watch Rihanna’s March Madness Music Fest below!
Donned in all blue, Rihanna made her first last night TV appearance in years, tonight on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ The show aired on ABC, beginning at 11:40 EST. During her segment, a video of Rihanna pranking Jimmy Kimmel earlier in the day was played. The prank? She entered his house, while he was fast asleep, at around 1am with a bunch of people, including his wife, Molly McNearney, playing along. Her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” was playing really loud, while they put on a show for a sleepy Jimmy. Of course she also spoke about her highly...more
As we reported last night, the streaming service JAY Z acquired, now referred to as “TIDAL,” launched today, March 30. In celebration of its launch, today in New York City, there was a very star-studded press conference / launch event. By star-studded, we mean Beyoncé, JAY Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Coldplay, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and many many more were not only in attendance, they signed the service’s declaration LIVE. One of TIDAL’s selling points, that is excluding the fact that is “combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial,” is...more
Incase you missed it, JAY Z acquired a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million. The streaming service was not only renamed “Tidal,” it was fully integrated with popular Norwegian music platform, WiMP. Earlier this month, Showbiz 411 reported a meeting between Jay Z and some of the music industry’s greatest, the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and more. According to Showbiz, the subject of the meeting, which was held GRAMMY weekend, was “how they could turn Aspiro — now Tidal – into a streaming music and video service akin to the old United Artists pictures,...more
The iHeartRadio Music Awards is back for its second year, this year. Today in Los Angeles, the event is being held at The Shrine Auditorium. The star-studded event is expected to feature performances from the likes of Sam Smith, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Madonna, and many more. While Pitbull hosted last year’s, Jamie Foxx will be hosting the show this year. As far as nominations go, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith lead with five nominations each, while Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift both received four nominations.
The day is finally here! The day when Rihanna released the ratchet bop we have all been waiting for. Yesterday, Rihanna had the internet spazzing out after she posted a link to her website, citing “#R8.” Since we are yet to know the title of her eighth studio album, we all refer to it #R8. Anyhow, along with the announcement came an image with braille inscribed on it. The braille translated to “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and the image original image filename (BBHMM-Single-Art_APPROVED.jpg) clarified that it was a single, from the album. Produced by Roc Nation’s Deputy (Wale, J...more