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Rihanna: Best Selling Digital Artist


Rihanna has been crowned queen of the downloads after becoming the best-selling artist online.

RiRis fans have flocked to own virtual copies of the stars music, and officials at Nielsen SoundScan have revealed her sales stood at more than 47.5 million at the end of 2011.

The Black Eyed Peas were named the second most popular act with 42.4 million downloads – their 2009 hit “I Gotta Feeling” racked up 7.6 million alone.

Eminem and Lady Gaga came in a close third and fourth with 42.2 million and 42 million, respectively, while Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with 41.8 million sales.

Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Kanye West and Britney Spears make up the rest of the top 10.

Source: At40.com 

Copyright World Entertainment News Network 2011

Parlour: Jackie Mag Editor Eva Hoeke Quits Following Rihanna ‘Niggabitch’ Debacle


Sometimes a joke … is not a joke. Sadly, Eva Hoeke (at left), Editor-In-Chief of Dutch magazine Jackie learned this the hard way in the past 36 hours when she issued the most non-apology-apology for her publication’s decision to refer to Rihanna as a “niggabitch” in their latest issue. After we reported the rundown, Rihanna issued her own response directly to Eva via Twitter that ended with “Fuck You.” Well, it seems that Eva has had it up to here with the mess that her own niggabitchness has created, so she’s decided to quit her job as editor. We got our hands on the press release, here is a translation: Read the rest

Eva Hoeke Quits as Editor-in-Chief of Jackie

Following a recent publication in Jackie magazine, issue 49, a worldwide outcry arose over an article on page 45 entitled “De Niggabitch”, which refers to Rihanna and her style of dress. This word is used in America as slang.

Throughout the various social media there has been an emotional response to this choice of words, as published in Jackie. As a first reaction to this editor-in-chief Eva Hoeke said via Twitter that the choice of words was meant as a joke and offered an apology to anyone who felt offended. This reaction cause further consternation, as Hoeke herself also referred to the term elsewhere in the magazine. In a second reaction through Twitter, Hoeke came to the following conclusion: ‘1. Don’t publish bad jokes in the magazine 2. Don’t pretend as if a bad joke is good. Sorry guys. My bad.’ The response on social media now took on an international character. In a third reaction Hoeke even offered to rectify in the next issue of Jackie. This morning Rihanna response on the article through Twitter. She was furious over the use of the word ‘niggabitch’ and ended her message with ‘Fuck you Eva’. Through social media Hoeke was taunted and threatened in various ways.

Following these events she consulted with publisher Yves Gijrath of GMG. Together they came to the following joint conclusion:  In the interest of Jackie Magazine and all involved she will leave her function as editor-in-chief effective immediately. Hoeke gives the following comment:

“I realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. The term ‘niggabitch’ came from America and we solely used it to describe a style of dress. Because of the enormous pressure through social media I was tempted to promise amendment regarding the language in future issues of Jackie. Apart from that I also offered an rectification. I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken a stand too quickly regarding an article in Jackie — which moreover had no racial motive at its basis. Through the course of events, me and the publisher have concluded that because my credibility is now affected, it is better for all parties if I quit my function as editor-in-chief effective immediately. After putting my heart and soul into for Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors  although not intented maliciously  are enough reason for leaving.”

Publisher Yves Gijrath regrets the state of affairs and praises Hoeke’s attitude, who primarily chooses for the credibility of the title, which – as she realizes herself – would have been damaged had she stayed. According to Gijrath there’s no doubt about the intentions and qualities of Eva Hoeke, however he does think this joint decision is the correct one. Hoeke concludes:

“I should have counted to ten before taking unnuanced stands through social media channels. Through this my credibility has been hurt and that neither fits the role of an editor-in-chief, nor Jackie Magazine. Jackie Magazine will invite Rihanna to share her feelings and thoughts on the article in the next issue.”

 

Well there it is folks. Offensive article runs. Editor in Chief offers a half-apology. Artist responds. Editor in Chief quits. I wonder if the response that this ignited globally will make a difference in how issues like this are handled in the future or if Hoeke’s resignation is simply a temporary solution to a deep-rooted problem.

Source: ParlourMagazine.com

Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris: We Found Love | Video


Rihanna: Travels to Ireland for ‘We Found Love’ Video Shoot | PopCrush.com


Rihanna must have been feeling lucky because she traveled to Ireland to film a new video for her latest single, ‘We Found Love.’ The song is from the songbird’s upcoming as-of-yet untitled sixth album, due in stores on Nov. 21.

The 23-year-old singer was looking oh-so sexy in a bandana-style top, blue denim jeans and a long red, white and blue flannel shirt. She later shot additional scenes in another patriotic outfit that consisted of an American flag bikini, denim vest and ripped jeans. The video is directed by Melina, who has helmed previous videos for Rihanna including ‘Rude Boy’ and ‘S&M.’

According to BBC News, hundreds of onlookers were on the side of the road trying to catch a glimpse of the Barbadian beauty with their camera phones during the video shoot. Judging by the photo above, Rihanna must have fell in love with the open countryside of Northern Ireland.

‘We Found Love’ is produced by Scottish DJ/singer/producer Calvin Harris and it premiered last week on Rihanna’s Facebook page. The singer also just released the cover art for the single just a few days ago. RiRi will kick off her European leg of her ‘LOUD’ tour in Belfast on Thursday.

Source: PopCrush.com

Author: Trent Fitzgerald

Rihanna: Reveals ‘We Found Love’ Single Cover | PopCrush.com


Rihanna is on a roll. Just three days ago, she confirmed that the first single from her forthcoming sixth album would be called ‘We Found Love,’ and now the pop star has released the cover art for the Calvin Harris-assisted tune.

“SINGLE COVER is heeerrrreee!!!! #RihannaNavy #WeBadUMad,” the singer tweeted on Wednesday with the image. Moments before, RiRi graced fans with the lyrics to the soon-to-be-released song, as well as her new “R” logo, which also appears on the ‘We Found Love’ single cover.

The song features beats by Harris, who has also been tapped to open for RiRi on her upcoming UK tour. Although the track is set to be released on Oct. 11, a tweet from Ryan Seacrest hinted otherwise.

“This is crazy! If #rihannanavy keeps up at this pace #WeFoundLove is gonna get unlocked as early tomorrow morn…,” he wrote. Rihanna retweeted the message, simply saying, “Woooiii.”

Last week, the 23-year-old confirmed that she’s currently working on her new album, using Twitter, once again, to break the news to her fans. “Yaaayy I can’t wait to start filling u guys in on some details!!” she wrote. Her as-of-yet-untitled release, due out this fall, will follow her widely successful 2010 album ‘Loud.’

Source: PopCrush.com

Author:Nadine Cheung