Way, way back when Rihanna was known by her given name of Robyn Fenty, the singer wasn’t a super sexy, skin-showing, tattoo-toting temptress. She was a typical gawky, geeky teen who liked to look for UFOs in her native habitat of Barbados. She was also a motivated, model student. Really? Our RiRi really was a good girl gone bad, to borrow the title of her third album? Oh yes.
Lady Gaga debuted a brand new piano ballad called ‘Princess Die’ at the Melbourne, Australia stop of her Born This Wall Ball tour last night (June 26). Gaga specifically spelled out the title, confirming that it is indeed “die.” It’s also a play on the name of the late Princess Diana, affectionately dubbed Princess Di.
Congrats to Justin Bieber for notching his fourth Billboard Top 200 No. 1 with ‘Believe.’ The album cruised into the top slot, as expected, selling 374,000 copies its first week at retail, thanks to endless promotion and of course, the dedication and devotion of Beliebers. It surpasses Madonna‘s ‘MDNA’ for the biggest first week bow of the year. Madge sold 359,000 copies of her latest its first week out.
In a chat with Angie Martinez of New York City’s Hoy 97, Justin Bieber not only joked that he’d be working at McDonald’s if he didn’t hit it big as a singer — he shared that he likes to run around naked, eating cereal at his new, several million dollar crib.
Rihanna works fast, releasing almost an album a year. It seems like every fall, a new RiRi is on the horizon. Looks like the controversial and newly tatted (with a foot falcon) pop star is already working on album No. 7 in London as we speak. She dropped ‘Talk That Talk,’ which has spawned several hits, last November and she’s ready to strike while the iron is hot again.
Part 2 of ‘Justin Bieber: All Around the World’ picked up where last night’s episode left off, with Justin Bieber having passed out after sustaining a concussion, being attended to and and then performing for more screaming fans. Make that screaming-their-heads-off fans. He hangs with cool folks (the Mrs., Jimmy Fallon) and blows up the Apollo. Literally. With a power outage.
Katy Perry knows a thing or two, or four million, about success. The ‘Wide Awake’ singer, one of the best-selling artists of the modern era, is taking her experience, her wisdom and know how and distilling it into a new business endeavor: She is launching her own record label.
The first of two installments of Justn Bieber‘s NBC special, ‘Justin Bieber: All Around the World’ aired last night (June 20), giving fans a keyhole view into The Biebs’ crazy life leading up to the release of ‘Believe.’ We follow him in the studio, through the Norway
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