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Was Rihanna Discovered By Andrew Lloyd Webber Before Jay Z?

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The world renowned musician Andrew Lloyd Webber has insinuated that he may have discovered Rihanna before she was signed by Universal’s Def Jam twelve years ago.

His interesting, and slightly disturbing, thoughts on the then teenage singer below…

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2016 Year In Review: Kanye West & Rihanna Make Streaming History For All the Wrong Reasons

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Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Next, we reflect on how streaming literally put Kanye West and Rihanna in history books for unprecedented feats:

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Rihanna’s Puma Velvet Creepers Sell Out…Within Hours

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Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ may not have fared as well as she may have liked it to, but that’s done all of nothing to disturb sales of her fruitful relationship with PUMA.

How so?

Fantastic news below….

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Back-Peddling? Rihanna Says She Never Read Beyonce Shade On “Liked” Picture

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Some things are just a given. The sun rising. The birds singing. And Rihanna and Beyonce fans battling it out on the daily.

The latter, however, escalated to loftier levels than ever yesterday when RiRi “liked” post slamming Beyonce and the Grammy committee in relation to the star’s nominations snub. This despite the 28-year-old wracking up 8 honors.

 As reported, the BeyHive and the Navy duked it out on both starlet’s respective pages.

But is a ceasefire near?

If Ms. Fenty has her way, the answer will be a resounding yes.

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Petty: Rihanna Fans Vandalize Beyonce’s Instagram After Grammy Drama

Battle Lines Drawn Between Navy & BeyHive

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The after-flames continue to rage after Rihanna‘s implied Beyonce shade last night.

As reported, the Bajan belle “liked” a disparaging comment left by one of her fans about her being snubbed by the Grammys (despite being nominated 8 times). Said post cited favouritism towards Queen Bey as the reason.

Naturally, given the already contentious climate between the stars’ respective fanbases, the drama exploded.

The BeyHive swarmed Ms. Fenty’s social accounts, and now The Navy are retaliating.

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#Beyhive Continue Rihanna Attack After Singer’s Implied Instagram Shade

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Beyonce and Rihanna attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)

‘Needed Me’ maestra Rihanna may be needing some medical attention after the swarm of #Beyhive stings she’s currently suffering.

That’s right, today brought with it the second time this year Rih’s social media antics have incited a war between her faithful #Navy and Beyonce‘s beloved fan group.  This time, after the ‘Work’ singer “liked” an Instagram post which implied the Recording Academy gives Bey preferential treatment, she ignited a firestorm of clapbacks from the #Beyhive.

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Weigh In: 2017 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs & Surprises

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It’s that time of year again!

Indeed, the air is still buzzing as today brought with it the highly anticipated 2017 Grammy nominations unveiled, per usual, via an announcement special weeks before the actual showing.  But, what also comes with the ‘per usual’ announcement are the jaw-dropping surprises, snubs, and all out “shut-outs” that accompany the annual spectacle.

Always a heated debate-starter, the coveted tally saw the likes of Zayn Malik, Janet Jackson, Future, Nick Jonas, and more all go without mention while others, some fans believe, weren’t mentioned in the correct categories.

In the meantime, tuck in below for our list of 2017’s Grammy surprises and snubs:

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Drama! Rihanna “Likes” Shady Beyonce / Grammy Post

Civility Seemingly Out Of The Window

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Rihanna may have scored an impressive 8 nominations at the 2017 Grammys, but it appears she’s pressed like a panini over this year’s leading act – Beyonce.

The pair have long been pit against each other by their respective fanbases, yet have maintained an air of cordial publicly.

That all seems to have been flushed down the drain (with Ms. Fenty’s Album of the Year hopes) after the Bajan belle “liked” a shady-filled post aimed at Bey and the Grammy committee.

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Hot Shots: Rihanna Returns To NYC To Complete ‘Oceans 8’

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Rihanna is a very busy woman.

In the last month, the entertainer has completed her lengthy ‘ANTI World Tour’, picked up the ‘Shoe of the Year’ award at the FN Achievement awards and started work on her new TV series ‘Bates Motel.’

All of this has done little to stop her from fulfilling her obligations to the cast and crew of ‘Oceans 8’ in which she stars in alongside Sandra Bullock, Helen Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling.

When it’s due to be released?

June 8th 2018.

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Watch: Rihanna Takes HIV Test

Star Tests For Human Immunodeficiency Virus On World AIDS Day

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In honour of World Aids Day (December 1st 2016), Rihanna and Prince Harry made it their mission to raise awareness for the deadly disease’s life-changing affects by taking H.I.V tests…on camera.

Harry was in Barbados to celebrate its 50 years of independence away from British rule and Rihanna, who is hard at work on a new album, was there to play host.

Watch them in fun, yet serious, action below…

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Beyonce, Rihanna, & Ariana Grande Among Instagram’s “Most-Mentioned” In 2016

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As the “end of the year” lists continue to pour in, fan groups of music’s biggest artists are getting more and more amped up for the opportunity to add new feats to their lengthy lists of bragging rights.

The latest?  Instagram numbers.

That’s right, while ‘Good For You’ singer Selena Gomez made good on securing her role as the outlet’s most followed member (with 103 million followers as of time reported), IG was good to a number of other musical artists in 2016 including Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and Beyonce (all of whom released albums this year).

Tuck in to see who owes the social networking site the biggest “thank yous” in 2016:

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Drake & Rihanna Are Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists of the Year

News Follows Pandora’s Announcement Of ‘Work’ Being Its ‘Most Thumbed-Up’ Song of 2016

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Streaming’s King and Queen, Drake & Rihanna, saw their respective thrones unbothered this year (as recent reports reveal).

Spotify’s #2016Wrapped list arrived today and, to the surprise of few, the ‘Work’ duo jointly and individually worked up some jaw-dropping stats over the course of the year.  Drizzy, thanks to his record-breaking album ‘Views,’ topped Spotify’s “most streamed list” for the second year by racking up a whopping 4.7 billion streams (more than twice his tally in 2015).  ‘One Dance’ – the megahit birthed from the chart-topping release – now sits in record books as not only the most streamed song of 2016, but also of all time.

Following those 4.7 billion streams is Rihanna, thanks to 2.5 billion streams of hits found aboard her 8th opus ‘Anti’ and across her hit-filled catalog.

Curious to see who else made the tally?  Tuck in below:

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