Rihanna earns 31st Top 10 hit in the United States

Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna…

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Wild Thoughts Aiming for Top 10 Hot 100 Debut

DJ Khaled’s newest single Wild Thoughts could launch in the top 10 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8). The song features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and is from Khaled’s new album, Grateful, released on June 23. Following its first full week of activity, industry forecasters suggest that Wild Thoughts, released along with its…

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Carlos Santana is here for Wild Thoughts

DJ Khaled’s latest single Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is a rush of nostalgia. The beat for the track, which arrived on Friday and will appear on the well-connected producer’s 10th studio effort Grateful, due this Friday, heavily relies on the 1999 Carlos Santana classic Maria Maria, with contributions from The Product G&B and Wyclef Jean’s…

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Dave Chappelle to host Rihanna’s Diamond Ball; Kendrick Lamar to perform

Dave Chappelle has been tapped to host Rihanna’s third annual Diamond Ball on Sept. 14. The black-tie fundraising gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York will also feature a performance by Kendrick Lamar on a night dedicated to raising money for the Clara Lionel Foundation, an education, health and emergency response organization founded in 2012 by the…

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The Icon Business: Inside Rihanna’s Fashion Fortune

From platinum-selling artist to actor, Rihanna’s resume is extensive. But the Caribbean Queen has earned a new title—fashion mogul. Known for her daring red carpet looks, the style icon is now banking on seven-figure endorsements and partnerships with both active wear and high-end brands, from Puma to Dior and Chopard. Over the past year, Rihanna…

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VIDEO: Rihanna Spent a Week in Malawi for a Really Good Reason

Rihanna has jumped right into her role as Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education. The singer and artist traveled with GPE in January on an educational trip to Malawi, where she visited schools to meet students, teachers, government officials, and mentors to better understand the issues and challenges surrounding education. Rihanna traveled with…

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