The Story Behind Rihanna’s Shape-Shifting Alien in Valerian

When it was announced that Rihanna would play a sexy, shape-shifting alien named Bubble in Valerian, Luc Besson’sadaptation of the French sci-fi comic series, the Internet understood this as perfect casting. The sexy singer-songwriter has a habit of transforming herself—or red carpets, music videos, photo shoots, and the odd acting gig—with such boldness and ease that it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Rihanna revealed…

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Rihanna to show her new collection for PUMA at New York Fashion Week

Au revoir, Proenza. Adieu, Rodarte. Ta-ta, Thom Browne. While several high-profile American brands have decided to abandon New York Fashion Week for Paris, at least one major international name is doing the opposite and bringing her show back to town: Rihanna. After two seasons showing her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection in Paris, WWD has learned that Rihanna is heading…

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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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