Rihanna is celebrating eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, for her single, “Work,” featuring Drake. Taking the top spot this week, now ties RiRi with The Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 (59) – trailing only Mariah Carey, who leads with 79.
Black Girls Rock! 2016, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, was held Friday night. The annual celebration of black women, featured performances from Monica, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, and Gladys Knight — and Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Amandla Stenberg, Danai Gurira, and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, were among the honorees.
Kelly Rowland, Erykah Badu, Gladys Knight and many more attended, plus, there was also an appearance from presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Rihanna teased her “Kiss It Better” video yesterday, and now the sultry video has arrived in full. In the black and white Craig McDean-directed clip, the “Work” singer drops the straps of her sexy lingerie over each shoulder to expose her back – and also moves seductively across the floor. This week, RiRi also released another single, “Needed Me,” from her new ANTI album. Watch as she heats up the screen in “Kiss It Better” video, inside.
RiRi announced that “Kiss It Better” and “Needed Me” will both hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Mar. 30th) – and to top it off, “Kiss It Better” has already gotten the video treatment, which will see its release Thursday (Mar. 31st) at noon, on VEVO.
Taking a step away from the stage on her ANTI World Tour, Rihanna, along with Drake (who has shared the stage with her to perform their collaboration, “Work), took the time to meet with a cancer patient.
A Miami fan named Megan, describes meeting the two superstars, “The best day of [her] life.” A look at their vist, shared on the Instagram account of Drake fan, Aboodovo, finds Drake and RiRi posing for a pic with Megan, and she also snaps a couple with just Drake. A video posted shows Drizzy telling her, “Ok, this is the best Snapchat I’ve ever done before… It’s all love,” and then he kisses her on the cheek.
With her single “Work,” featuring Drake sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week, Rihanna covers VOGUE’s April issue. RiRi appears to be stepping out of water, rockin’ a multicolored shimmery and mesh Tom Ford dress that hugged her curves.
For her cover story, she talks her new album, ANTI, her Fenty x PUMA collaboration, style and more.
Rihanna kicked off her ANTI world tour in Jacksonville, FL this past Saturday (Mar. 12th). According to Rihanna Daily, the Bajan star hit the stage in designer digs from Jacquie Aiche, Armani Privé, Manolo Blahnik, Giuseppe Zanotti, Craig Green and more – while performing her hits like, “Man Down,” “Stay,” and “Work.”
“It’s been a while since we’ve been on tour,” she told the sold out crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena. “And now here we are in … Jacksonville?” There were a few select fans who were able to get in photos with the songstress.