If you were wondering why Rihanna‘s video for the single ‘Pour It Up’ continues to gather dust on ‘Unapologetic’s top shelf, you may be pleased to learn that their may be a reasonable explanation for it.
The kind of explanation, that sings to the tune of brand new music this year!
Good news below…
After her ‘No Love Allowed’ collaborator Elijah Blake revealed ‘she was starting up again’ here, the star arrived in London to launch her latest fashion endeavour and tape an appearance for the ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man‘ talk show.
Currently being filmed, members of the audience took to Twitter to reveal that the performer is indeed working on new music, teasing a winter release!
Prompting talk of an ‘Unapologetic‘ re-release, her time on the show saw her perform the song ‘What Now‘, one year after recording it for the #1 album, which has only spawned two videos to date.
This, despite seeing its album cut ‘Love Song’ reach sales of 500,000 units and ‘Pour It Up‘ pops its way past the 1 million point during the summer.
With Lady GaGa‘s ‘ARTPOP’ set to dominate charts for weeks after its release, it’ll be interesting to see how a new Rihanna album or re-release would fare when forced to compete with acts that weren’t around upon ‘Unapologetic‘s take off.
What we’re most interested in though, is how Riri’s next era will play out on a creative front.
For, whatever one thinks about her consistency as a vocalist, Brand Rihanna is now at a point at which she can afford to take ‘risks’ and see the automatic support she’ll garner from radio guarantee they’ll pay off.
What we’re driving at?
Well, with EDM on its way out, it’d be great to see Rihanna jump on the R&B train to give her a clear cut point of difference when the inevitable comparisons to Katy, Britney and GaGa swing by.
Think about it. If ‘Love Song’ now sits pretty at Gold and ‘Pour It Up’ at Platinum without music video or a single televised performance, one can only imagine what she’d do for the genre- and her own critical standing- if she gave cuts akin to the ones placed below the push afforded to ‘Diamonds‘ and ‘Stay’!
…it’s not R&B, but…
So, let us know…
B**** TAKE A FUCKN BREAK DAYUM!!!!!!!
Gaga is going to eat her alive.
Say it again sister.
A lot o you’ll c**** said that many times b4 and yet the b**** prevailed over n over….. When will the hate stop?? Bey should drop an album same time as gaga n Britney lets see how she fares.
She’s gonna flop because Britney is coming back too.
The only flop is the h** in your username.
But none of us said Rihanna.
Why are Tamar’s first week sales higher than Ciara’s two month total, sis? LMAO 😆
Why did c-error flop?? Plz enlighten me…
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Typical…with the likes of Katy, Miley, Gaga, and Britney making comebacks, nobody is paying attention to Rih so she’s rushing out new music so people dont forget about her.
Liar!!! These so called artist you’ve mentioned and their weak attempts at copying RiRi is a fail and typical.
How is Rihanna rushing out music dependent on anyone? The b**** has been rushing new music every year for life. NOW MOVE ALONG.
Watch the girls act surprised like they aren’t use to the annual tradition now. Why take a break when you’re on top? Do you all tell your family doctors, lawyers, police officers to take a break from their jobs?? She gets paid by doing music, if she wants to expand on her accolades, hits, career, and bank, LET THE B**** DO HER!!
And you all will still be checking for Queen Rih.
Where is Janet lol?
Probably sucking her billionaire husbands d***…. Can’t say the same for Mariah. Where’s her album at sis?
Not that rare self deflected drag. GET HA!!!!!!!!!!! Janet is sitting comfortably in Legend Lane. These lessors have some nerve.
Let these dumb hos know.
Music by “Rihanna” isn’t a need like the occupations you listed above. Music, if good enough and has actual lasting substance and quality, can last years (sales included). As we all know, Rihanna’s albums post RR have none so she needs to release the same rushed mess every year that’ll be forget before next November….Test: name six tracks off the top of your head from TTT….exactly..
I only need to name one WE FOUND LOVE!!!! R.I.P c***…
She need to drop a single or an album, I’m here for whatever. Re-release would be best.
I would have really liked to see her push her album the way “Good Girl Gone Bad” was pushed. Lots of singles and videos over a longer period of time. “Unapologetic” has a lot of potential hits on it, and I think her team is dropping the ball by establishing only a couple hits from each album. I am rooting for her however, and welcoming new music from her might (selfishly to me) not be all that bad (although with the next album I gotta have a longer campaign with more work!)
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What Now would have done well internationally. It was charting on Oceania’s iTunes.
And in France. Another mega slayaage hit
But not in the USA where it counts.
Thank goodness because there is nothing but garbage on the airways………..only her for her and katy…the rest can vacate this Earth……especially miley………..prism and unapologetic 2.0…im here for it….she will put these b****** on block again this year….
Prism is gonna be hot garbage too, dear.
Why does she need to take a break? b**** bet you cant take a break from your part time job at mc donalds so stfu… Rihanna is building her legacy i love her work ethic other chicks like Ciara and Kelly Rowland should take notes & then maybe they can get some relevancy this decade.
Does Tom cruise tale breaks? He has about 10 new movies in the work. There is another MI5 on its way. Zoe Saldana has not stopped working since avatar. They want her to take a break cos they cannot beat her.
When you love your career there i no need for a break … plus this b**** lives a very lavish lifestyle and takes plenty “breaks” in hawaii , barbados, spain, italy, chile I can go on!
F*** u h**
Rihanna is bigger u r all on point…
Does Beyonce take breaks ,are do taking a break and working over time to keep up like beyonce does count.
Nobody ever tells Jayz to take a break, now do they.
Why don’t Jayz and Beyonce go away so people can miss them, they are truly Greedy and not Needy.
Beyonce is working harder now then she did over sixteen years ago. Beyonce has more Tour Dates then Rihanna has look it up.
You young stans are retarted. Kelly Rowland was a part of one of the largest groups in the world EVER. She sold millions!!!! the fact that she is still relevant after 15 years in the business is a testament that she is a hard worker. Check some of those other people that’s been in a successful group #TLC #bankrupt… _/
Rihannas put in so much work she’ll probably retire in her mid to late 30s .
Aahhhhhhhhh so excited, “$he” is coming. RIHvember cometh, yasssssss.
I missed Rihanna on the RIHdio, cannot wait.
We all know she won’t write any of the songs, and if she’s working with Elijah it is going to be R&B so why is TGJ pretending like they don’t know the tea.
We all know Beyonce and Jayz don’t write any of their songs
When real artists make albums they take their time because they oversee most of the album and won’t put it out till it’s perfect and is true to them. All Rihanna does is record songs people write for her and put out. That’s not art to me.
And a lot of these so called “real artists” have released GARBAGE music, so maybe they should hire some writers 😆
You dont have a clue what art is … this s*** is a business, get real!
I don’t expect much from a Chris Brown, so you can go about YOUR business.
It is a business! Music is music. I don’t care if you wrote it or not. Whitney and Celine didnt write a damn thing, but does that make them any less talented? And these b****** need to check the credits. Writing credits and executive producer credits to be exact.
TeamBreezy shouldn’t be on here commenting to be honest because Chris Brown’s album that was promised eons ago has yet to see the light of day and since he’s being a “real artist” you better pray that the anticipated floppage which will be X Y or Z (whatever the heck it’s called) is not as bad as is being predicted
First up, Rih has been looking crazy dope with mullet and blue lippy. When will fave slay like this? New LP is coming and it will be a hot new sound. But here is the thing, she is dropping her LP when Rita Whora album is meant to be dropping. That is if that flop ever drops. Rita’s new single was meant to come out in September. Where is the new single? Any news? Where is Rita? In New york, at her penthouse – yes! this b**** is already staying in penthouse suite which oct $ 5000 per night and she has her school friends from london, staying with her rinsing out room service, which of course beyonce will be paying for.
What are they doing in NYC? Partying at 10ak, other clubs and attending fashion week parties. This sounds like a real down to earth serious artist. Rih was never behaving like this in 2006 and she was MUCH BIGGER. RITA WHORA HIRES ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOMS AND drives around in NYC like movie star. WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS AND WHY?
I like Rihanna’s hairstyles but the mullet is her worse to date…
RIHANNA IS BIGGER THAN BEYONCE EVER WAS
Keep Schooling the Yong and keeping it exciting ,
to drop in at the Grape for a stroll through memory Lane.
Rihanna loves taking Risks and pushing buttons in the fashion and music world. All the others love playing it safe and no matter who drops what and when shes not bothered by it in the least.
Rihanna feels the more the merrier and so do her navy.
And considering how Jayz dropped his last album,no word no nothing about it’s release and nobody has said a mumbling word,so you many haters can just quietly STFU…
Rih has been on top because she hasnt had any competition since GGGB. Do you honestly think if Rih had come out back in the early 2000’s that she wouldve made it this far? Hell to the no! Because 13 years ago you needed to have talent to get your big break and you had to rely solely on radio and album sales to gain any kind of success. Rih was discovered at the right time and place….right when everything was tranistioning into the digital era. Ha
Lol this argument is tired.
The way the self drag is set up on this comment >>>>>>no competition??? and Cake like Lady Gaga have the nerve to agree with your flawed comment like Gaga is not a competitor!
But then again!
Carry on, shade your favs cuz that Rihanna Reign wont let up.
keep trying to trick your brains into thinking that If others had dropped she would be WORRIED.
Why are you such a dummy when if you look at the end of the year sales from the Official Charts Company, Rihanna has followed close behind Adele for two years , Even when Beyonce had her album “4”out rihanna out sold her b*** and followed Adele closer then Beyonce did.
No competition? LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Yes, in the past 5 years Rihanan hs had zero competition. I’m so sure. You know what, you are actually right. At this point, for Rihanna there is no competition because she’s stood toe to toe wig to wig with every b**** in the game. BYEEEEeee
No one is checking for this s** h**….
Everyone (including @Slutbird, @Rosie, @Poop and all the other basic trolls I forgot to mention) is checking for Miley and SLAYdy GODga..
Another album? And copying Ciara by using Elijah? OK girl.
Elijah worked with Rihanna first so stop.
But ummmm Rihanna used him first? Go to Home Depot, buy some nails and have SEVERAL.
No boo, Ciara worked with him first but his songs with Riwhore came out first. Either way she’s using him just to spite Ci.
Girl, bye. Find a bridge and jump….you know, sorta like Ciara’s career.
Why take a break? The pop girls haven’t delivered and we ALL know that Rih will. Everything I’ve heard from ArtPop has been garbage. People are laughing at Miley. Beyonce’s music is MIA. Roar is slaying, but lets not act like that s*** isn’t generic. And did someone mention Britney? Lmao. I don’t hate her, but it is not 2001. She is no ones competition.
LOLLLL b**** don’t drag my Britneybot5000 like that!!!! I will reach thru the internet and snatch your lifeeeee
OMFG! Idk about her stans or the general public but I’m on Rihanna f****** overload! Like seriously, take a damn break and let people miss you already. Sorry, but with the likes of Britney making a comeback, Beyonce’s upcoming album, and Katy and Gaga releasing new music…Rihanna comes in last place for me. She releases every year, not for artistic reasons but in order to stay afloat. It’s obvious and idk about anyone else’s nerves but mine are already f****** bothered SMDH.
No ones forcing you listen to her music, No ones forcing you to watch her videos or click this post for that matter.. Can you not ignore her since your sick of seeing her?
When TGJ decides to give ‘ideas’ you know it’s because they already know what’s coming. I guess we’re getting RandRhi this era.
Beyonce is coming back at the same time so we all know who’s winning that race.
What’s so funny. Rihanna’s highest first week sales are lower than Beyonce’s lowest first week sales, so I guess that means the joke is on you. Boo.
I’m laughing at the fact that you really think new Beyonce music is coming. 😆
lmao Beyonce been trying to come back for eons…I wonder what new snippet we’ll be getting!
Yas…Beyonce will own fourth quarter…Rihanna will always be a lessor!!!
We need to have a search party for that @T********* album.
The girls are always having meltdowns this time of year. I know yall want Queen Rih to go away but she won’t why does her presence in music make you stans so insecure you guys dont have to listen to her music or buy her albums nor watch her videos so stop bitching and go worry about your fav.
Rihanna got her haters scared as f***. If her music is selling like hot cakes, why take a break??
BTW I wanted Rih to take a break until I heard the crappy ass music that these other h*** are releasing. And since she straight abandoned UNA, I am ALL the way here for a new era. I want a GGGB/Loud type era singles and promo wise!!! 😀
This happens every year. She owes them so much money because of the money they wasted on her during GGGB so they make her release every year to make a profit.
You username alone discredits any opinion that you may have.
And your b*** hole is wide enough to make Precious green with envy but you don’t hear me complaining do you?
Sorry, I don’t bottom like your granddaddy.
But you do, I saw you tricking on the corner of my street last night. Don’t deny it.
Not. That was LA Reid trying to recoup his losses from your failure of a fave.
No it was you. I know it because I recognize the smell of your ass. It’s the same smell I smelled last night. Don’t you remember dear? The way I turned the sprinklers on when you tried to solicit your ratchet services outside my house.
Uhm with katy & gagas music being so disappointing and basic s*** Rihanna needs to put out another album s*** like her or not she makes good enjoyable music.
Hello! My sentiments exactly.
And where is Kesha? Still smelling baked p***?
Too bad we don’t need to have a search party to find Manly Gaga’s penis.
I like her but I don’t think she’ll do well this time.
I purchased a pair of bifocals, three flashlights, microscope and a telescope…and I’ve yet to find “Live It Up” on the charts 🙁
You should have purchased some lube for that flat ass of yours. Ciara The Female MJ just exposed your nasty tea.
They said that when she released UN.But It debuted at #1, sold 3.5 million WW with 2 promoted ballads. I’m still wanting until she so called fails.
Let’s see if her new single with half a million first week like Roar did.
Ciaras fans shouldn’t talk about people flopping when everyone outselling that t*****…. If Rihanna wants to work herself to death let her do it…. BTW F*** TAMAR!
Too bad we don’t need a search party in order to find Manly Gaga’s penis.
Well I just checked IG and Rih said that she never said anything about new music. 🙁
B*******! That b**** gets more radio play than anyone out today. So feel free to miss me with that “you don’t have to listen to her” crap.
Has she paid that funeral director off yet?
Why does she need to take a break so people can miss her? trust and believe if you are a true navy at this current time…she is being missed….whether we want her to push unapologetic or new music period..we always miss her and always want new music from her….as each stan to his or her own fave…Rihanna leaving the music industry for to long will cripple it, because as we all have established is that the industry and media cannot get enough of her..no matter what she does…and I love the fact that she is tapping into other markets and carving the last letter of her name in rock at this point in time its epic..no matter how you guys try to sabotage her….and dont be mislead by the fact she doesnt write her own music….either way the songs made for her will fit her persona or tell a story within her life or given situation. Majority of the top artist right now do not write their own music…they just play that part very well….lastly gaga will not slay s*** with that f****** psycho zombie rave music she is trying to push on us….its complete generic trash..and trying to pass it off as art and creative is just a joke. Miley i have no words for…. Britney has been making a comeback for how many years now……please…they must all bow to the real pop Queen.
She said on IG this is not true.
We know she’s lying sis.
And you believe her?
Are we really surprised?
ROUGE by Rihanna looks like a cheap mess you can buy in the side shops
that sell cheap ass perfume OVERPRICED!
But the girl cant even sell an album, does she really think she will sell perfume? She had TWO perfumes that flopped before this… Why not add a third! KIIIII
Rihanna I guess I am here for new music. I need you to SLAY that skinny ugly buck toothed Miley Cyrus.
*Walks back into Castle*
She looks a hot mess in that video
I’d like her to take a break but we all know that’s not happening. I liked her songs on unapologetic and she doesn’t
Disappoint when it comes to hits.
Anyways, we all know Katy’s song IS generic. Applause is the much better song but obviously
Ppl are not here the gaga’s flamboyance so I understand y Katy’s song beat hers. Hopefully Rihanna’s music will be better.
While I like Applause I don’t love it. Rihanna usually has songs that I love.
@Truth, shut your stank hating ass up, with that old dried prune p****!
What a brave girl! You want to compete with Stefani sis? You’ll only lose. You can’t even beat Nicki’s first week sales let alone Gaga’s, so sit down and go back to the drawing board.
Rihanna will do better singles wise but GaGa will do better album wise… I like Rih but she cant sell an album for s***.
This song alone makes a MOCKERY of Rihanna’s career.
Can you please ask Tamar where she needs me to deliver the 100 copies of LandW she ordered.
I didn’t know Miss Piggy could sing.
Wow, yall are getting cocky cos of this 100k aren’t you? Better hide those receipts honey.
You Tamar stans need to sit your fav will never see a platinum or gold album.
Nobody here for that keyshia cole reject song….
Girl sit down get it a rest. So desperate for the spotlight.
And dead at t***** Tamar fans talking s*** about anyone your 40 year old fav got outsold by a 20 year old lol sit down navy and Martians
I cant with how cocky these Tamar fans are getting if it wasnt for vince she woulda never sold 115k & yall know your fav isn’t even on CIARA OR KELLY ROWLAND level. shes a true lessor.
LMAOO Even Tamar stans are pressed!!!Not even Hives are going this hard. Dead@ Tamar stans coming for Rihanna because she sold 100k first week!!! Where were you during AGLM-TTT??? I must admit I like Tamar, had her first album. But coming for RiRi because it took your fav 20 years to sell 100k is pathetic.
THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LETTER UP,
LOAD IT C*** IT AIM IT AT THE STANK B-H**!
The Hive is on your mind. They aint doing the most on this post.
Ready willing and waiting
hell yeahhh the best chrismess present ever..#cantgetenough
HMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…We shall see how this play out. I wish her the best of luck no shade nor T
I’d say I have a Rihanna overload but I guess at least she’s releasing new music …
It just aint Christmas without that new Platinum Rihanna album. She should be taking a break, but honestly she’s been on break this whole year. I don’t count Rihanna c****** voguing on tour to be working SNS. After Rihanna refused to promote that basic ass “Right Now” this has been the longest Radio hasn’t had a Rihanna song in the mix for a while. I say release a godamn single and get it over with. Or at least contract out a remix single with Britney or Katy or somebody. Rihanna can’t not have a song out 4th quarter.
EWWW she looks like a nasty d*** in that River Island video.
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!! Before Rih boarded her flight to asia. She just tweeted ” Just laid a monster hook for one of my fave artist. That is all I can say.
She also wrote the treatment for what now vide, which will be filmed overseas and she said pour it up is coming next week. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS FINALLY SENDING BEYONCE INTO RETIREMENT.
SHE IS FINALLY SENDING BEYONCE INTO RETIREMENT.
Always trying to come for the King.Let me know when Rihject can sell more albums and beat King Bey’s tours sales with all the massive twitter,facebook followers.
Y’all tried to come for THE NAVY, but you failed! Remember Ri already went up against GaGa and she was #3 and Gal’s was 4th! Try again tricks! Rihanna is the brightest star, yet y’all still won’t give her props!
Rihanna is some fashion icon while her new clothing line looks like some salvation army type s***. I just don’t get what people see in this ho. She can’t sing,write, dance, play instruments. Every album after Loud was a mess. She does not deserve all the credit she is getting. King Bey still owns this ho.
Well it looks like we’ll finally be getting the PIU video next week….and the “What Now” video is coming soon! Any vids of her performance in the UK?????? 🙂
Im Ready… Atleast she can meet supply and demand.
You cant End/Start a year without Ri’s new music. Give me Urban/Pop – Pop
rihanna will win with a pop rock and innocent phase. whatever they cook up, the public are sure to eat up