Rihanna Announces Two New Singles…Will Be Released Tomorrow

Published: Tuesday 29th Mar 2016 by Sam
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It’s taken a steady second, but Rihanna finally seems to have some momentum with her ‘ANTI’ campaign.

Tour and album sales remain questionable, but on the singles front there’s no denying the digital dominator – whose ‘Work’ is enjoying its sixth week atop of the Billboard Hot 100.

Hoping to replicate said success with other songs from the LP, Rih has announced a dual single release.

Find out which tracks

Taking to Twitter, Rih wrote:

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We know Rih reads some TGJ, but is she heeding our suggestions too? We’ve long been an advocate for the roll-out of ‘Kiss It Better’ – as it’s one of the few decent tracks on ‘ANTI.’

One does have to wonder whether packaging it with another song will help or harm its changes of success.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Tranet March 29, 2016

    She’s over

    Her decline has been so funny. She ruined her career by being a drug addict and alcoholic

    The next era will flop even harder .

    Beyoncé slays your favs.

    • rosy3 March 29, 2016

      Sorry the navy will ignore you I pity you so excuse me your safe from dragging whatever hateful things you haters come with no one cares we just pity you poor dat as we say in the island trueeeeeee

      • Janyoncé Turner March 29, 2016

        How can you ignore a ho with a response? Dumb a**.

      • BeyKnowlesBest March 29, 2016

        We’ll see who’s over when kiss it better becomes her 15th number 1 bringing her closers to the artist with the most number ones EVER!

    • RihannasoldmorerecordsthanBeYonceworldwideThis iswhyHiveareMaaad. March 29, 2016

      You haters been saying this since 2008 and look at what she has accomplished. How can someone who is over but her Tour will gross about 100+ millions of dollars. Platinum Album and double soon. If this is how you fop and over then I want to be like Rih.

    • Arfa March 29, 2016

      No talent biitch

      • rosy3 March 30, 2016

        Your mama a prostitute so what you trying to say you are the product girl

  2. IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 29, 2016

    Those cover-arts >>>>>>>>>>>

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    SLAY, B****!

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    “Kiss It Better” and “Needed Me” are obviously being released as ‘dual singles’. “Kiss It Better” is being sent to POP RADIO and is the second WW release whereas “Needed Me” is being sent to urban radio only… she will be fine.

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    That 15th and/or 15th & 16th #1 song is coming!!! 🙂

    • rosy3 March 29, 2016

      I know I have these two songs on repeat whatever people say about rih not writing her music she chooses well when it comes to picking what’s good there has to be another number one again let’s go navy her fans go hard

    • Cupidsego March 30, 2016

      No other artist can crossover or dominate multiple radio formats like Rih. I’m glad she’s taking advantage of that!

  3. KillaB March 29, 2016

    Both VERY GOOD CHOICES. STRONG singles… Needed Me is one of my favorites. The tone of the song and it’s lyrics are almost captivating. Rihanna released her first amazing album. Anti.

  4. IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 29, 2016

    Dual releases can be risky for any party involved; they sometimes pay off and sometimes they don’t but an artist of Rihanna’s stature is more than capable of making them both work. Remember…

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    “Stay” and “Pour It Up” were dual singles: “Stay” peaked at #3 and “Pour It Up” peaked at #19.

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    Justin Bieber did dual single releases with “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” and both were #1 smashes. 🙂

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 29, 2016

      Neither of the songs you named were released at the same time of each other.

  5. pat March 29, 2016

    This album will have legs. Bey drop now so we can c whose sticks around the longest. Good 90s style battle

    • rosy3 March 30, 2016

      Rih has her own fans locked in so bey can release 6 albums it don’t matter to Rih yall have a beef that do not exist Rih is that artist that will have her fans no matter what

  6. Janyoncé Turner March 29, 2016

    Sam, Rih ain’t checking for your thirsty hate, sis. Good try acting like a considerate blogger than a Rihanna hater.

  7. Janyoncé Turner March 29, 2016

    Where is B6? I need some real slayage in my life.

    • rosy3 March 30, 2016

      Why you on rih post asking go over bey page and ask her you will not get an answer bey do not interact with her fans unless yall ready to give her your last Morgage payment

  8. Anti(hives scared of R8) March 29, 2016

    So kiss it better is official.I told y’all, if she doesn’t release this she’s a fool.KIB is one of her best ballads.She is coming for blood.16th#1 hit on the way.

    • LmfaoHoe March 29, 2016

      YESS and I’m need her to release Love On The Brain, Close To You, Same Old Thing, and S** with me eventually too.

      • Anti(hives scared of R8) March 29, 2016

        Don’t forget Desperado.It’s giving me dark Rihanna meets Wild west tease.

  9. Anti(hives scared of R8) March 29, 2016

    Needed Me needs a shocking video.Something to keep the GP talking.

    • LmfaoHoe March 29, 2016

      YES Creativity needs be done with that visual such as per We Found Love type or Man Down.

  10. ShakuZulu March 29, 2016

    I’m a Beyonce and I love Rihanna but this Bey vs Ri is really dated this post is about Rihanna’s new singles which are great choices! I can’t wait to see the videos. No need to bring up Bey cause her time is coming soon !

  11. Janyoncé Turner March 29, 2016

    Rihanna gives great visuals, but mediocre music. Let’s be real. The Navy loves her because she’s basic like Taylor Swift — maybe more.

    • LmfaoHoe March 29, 2016

      HONEY I WILL TAKE RIRI any day or hour including year before I take basic Swift. Rihanna is well loved by all races and the GP. Taylor will be done soon like all American sweethearts.

  12. Wenqo March 29, 2016

    But desperado that’s my song come through Rih

  13. Danzou March 29, 2016

    Needed me should not have been a single. It should have been s** with me and kiss it better. But whatever.

    • LmfaoHoe March 29, 2016

      I think she’ll release S** with me in the summer better yet including Love On The Brain.

  14. Danzou March 29, 2016

    I love the era though. A lot of inspiration from frida Kalo.

  15. Keegan Parker March 29, 2016

    Baby needed me us charting on bb hot 100 and hip hop charts and kiss it better is a no brainer

  16. Datredd23 March 29, 2016

    Sadly I think that this will be the last week that work will be number 1 as seven years is closing the gap! Only two more weeks and she will tie the record the Beatles set at most weeks at number one with only Queen Mariah being ahead !!

  17. Kitteneyez March 29, 2016

    Yes Riri slay queen awesome choices 15th/16th #1 here we come!!!!!!!

  18. #JACKIE March 29, 2016

    Needed Me already out charted Formation LMAO!

  19. Authentic March 29, 2016

    I love those songs but Rihanna can get both songs played on pop. I hate when black artist have two singles one urban one pop. haha if the song is good it’ll crossover naturally plus if you have melanin in your skin you’ll get Urban play anyway. but those where my picks.

    • blue March 29, 2016

      thats not true, work is #1 on both rythmic and urban radio and is the 2nd most played song on radio but its gonna peak at #8 on pop radio, selena gomez has a song high up on radio then her…

  20. LB March 29, 2016

    Good idea, hopefully one of them will be her 15th #1.

    ANTI is her best album ever. Cannot wait to see where she goes after this. This album is absolutely amazing.

    By the way, Tidal has released Pablo’s streaming numbers. Hits threw in some major shade.

    • IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 29, 2016

      The most cumulative weeks at number one on the Hot 100:

      1) Mariah Carey – 72
      2) The Beatles – 59
      3) Rihanna – 57

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      The Queen just needs two more weeks to fall into second place and a third possible week to legit be second to M.C. This is huge, sis!!!

      • LB March 29, 2016

        What? Hopefully work can be resilient, she needs to come for Mimi’s throne.

      • rosy3 March 30, 2016

        I know I love Mariah and rih Mariah songs on repeat in my car hero love takes time can’t live without you when u need a friend I can go on and on Mariah Carey you were and still the best in my eyes these haters at the end of the day if you are up there with these greats you can walk away and say you did that Rihanna proud of this young black woman

  21. IStan4Rihanna… #AllAboardTheNavy. March 29, 2016

    THE MILLENIAL “QUEEN OF POP”. 🙂

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    1) Rihanna is the ONLY Black female artist to chart at #1 on the Hot 100 this entire decade thus far – since 2010 – with 9 #1 singles.

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    2) Rihanna is the ONLY Black female artist to chart at #1 on the Hot 100 for more than five weeks as a lead act since herself in 2007 with ‘Umbrella’ (7 weeks).
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    She has done it twice more since then with ‘Rude Boy’ (6 weeks) and ‘We Found Love’ (10 weeks) respectively.

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    Let’s face it, Rihanna is the Queen of the Hot 100, the Queen of Digital sales and the Queen of Digital streaming. As bad as it is, if it wasn’t for Rihanna there would have been not a single Black female to go to #1 since 2009. 🙂

  22. MJ March 29, 2016

    Sam, hun. Don’t flatter yourself. Rihanna does not read your blog. She doesn’t read any of the blogs.

  23. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

    Yes!!! “Needed Me” and “Kiss it Better”!!!! Next top 10 hits for “Anti”. Let’s go, Rih!!

  24. J-Mar March 29, 2016

    Kiss it better is the only song on the album i like and im glad she choose this as a second single.

  25. LB March 29, 2016

    Can we get into this artwork though, snatching snatching…slay slay slay…yass ma, you did that, slayed and more. And she don’t even need colour, FASHION KILLER.

    • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

      Yes, sis! The “Kiss it Better” artwork is serving life to the fullest. I just love when she wears her hair in traditional African styles. It looks so beautiful on her.

      • LB March 29, 2016

        Yasss hunty, she slays.

  26. ♊Mølly♊ March 29, 2016

    Yaaaaas she bout to slay the charts b6 who? WORK#1 for 6 weeks kiiii bye hive.

    • RihYonce March 29, 2016

      B**** don’t get carried away .

  27. ♊Mølly♊ March 29, 2016

    Squad and navy need to join forces to destroy Beyonce and faggggothive

    • King B March 30, 2016

      Destroy Beyoncé? It’s been 15 years but she still here, clearly no one can destroy her.

    • Cinnamon Girl March 30, 2016

      Molly please stop it. The C squad does not fawk with the Navy. Don’t you read? Rihanna does not like Ciara. She’s jealous and intimidated of her. Her and her friend, Wesley Snipes, made fun of Ciara for singing for her fans. You are not a member of the C squad so keep the squad’s name out of your mouth

  28. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

    Kanye also released “Famous” as a single from his album, so Rih’s about to be slaying on FOUR separate songs at the same time. Bye bye, Bieber! Down the chart you go!
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    Taylor is about to be pissed as s*** when she turns on the radio and hears that infamous Kanye lyric about her. Lol! I’m ready for her meltdowns, to be honest! Let the legal games begin! ???

    • LB March 29, 2016

      If Famous hit the top ten and Mizz Swift has to hear it on the radio, the song she would write….LMAO

    • LmfaoHoe March 29, 2016

      I’M A be bumping that s*** in the car and kii Taylor gonna be seething asf.

    • blue March 29, 2016

      dont think rihanna is credited on famous tho, so it wont count

      • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

        She is credited. It’s called “Famous” feat. Rihanna. I think she helped write the chorus or something too.

      • blue March 29, 2016

        thank god! Heard a lot of people say it didnt say feat rihanna

  29. LB March 29, 2016

    OMG Famous slays so hard

    • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

      Sis, Taylor clearly told him to not release that song…and he gave no f**** at all. He’s about to start a war between their fanbases and legal teams. Kim really doesn’t like Taylor either, so she’s gonna help her hubby out. Lol! Now she got Katy and Kanye as enemies. Chile, I’m ready for the messiness! ?

  30. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 29, 2016

    Ok here she go, here this b*tch go…Let’s see how much more sh*t this broad can fvck up

  31. Mimi Carey March 29, 2016

    Has Flopmation charted yet?

  32. Rihboy March 29, 2016

    Yess ! I’m pretty sure the video will drop soon after! She’s been recording for weeks now. Botha song releases are 1 and 2 on the billboard trending 140 chart. Talk about demand. Also her tour has been top spot on Instagram for a while now trending wise. Anti era is genius and doing just fine. I’m ready for visual slayage.

    • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

      Did you see the Miami “Work” performance from the tour with her and Drake on her personal YouTube account? She uploaded it yesterday and it’s professional footage. Now, everybody’s going crazy for a DVD release. Chile, her power and demand!

  33. orangeyougladIdidntsaybanana March 29, 2016

    Rolling Stone gave this album 4/5 stars #bye

  34. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

    Chile, Taylor already done wrote a song about forgiving Kanye about the VMAs incident and now he up and did this? Ms. Taylor’s probably up in the studio recording the follow up to “Bad Blood” right now! Kii!!

    • LB March 29, 2016

      LMAO

  35. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 29, 2016

    Sam, Rihanna couldn’t give a 14th hit of a fvck about your raggedy ass blog. I bet she reads MediaTakeout before coming here. And audacity to think your journalism is needed…No one reads what you have to say; we just scroll straight down to the comments.

  36. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

    “Rih can’t keep her slayage to herself….no matter how hard she’s trying to. She wants your wig all to herself. Your metaphorical needle and glue.” ??
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    Lol! But for real, though. Selena came all the way through in that video. I had no idea she was that thick and her body was snatched like that. I’ll be checking for her tour in May.

  37. Lake Erie March 29, 2016

    LmaOoooo at Rihanna reading TGJ.

  38. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 29, 2016

    Does the “Kiss it Better” artwork remind anyone else of Bjork’s cover artwork and music video for “Big Time Sensuality” or is it just me? She slayed, nevertheless. Chile, and she recreated her infamous AMA Icon Awards speech/performance look with the hair wrap in the “Needed Me” cover. She is the epitome of reinvention and imitation of herself.

  39. blue March 29, 2016

    releasing two songs also guarantees steady streaming once work starts to fade, meaning the album is gonna stay high up on the chart longer.

  40. Anti(hives scared of R8) March 29, 2016

    Sam, kiss it better video is coming on Thursday. Get ready for her next top 10 hit.

    KIB video coming Post!

  41. RihYonce March 29, 2016

    Yea Rih !!! Stay me !!! My favorite song on the album !!! ??????

  42. RihYonce March 29, 2016

    This will definitely hold me over until Beyoncé stops being petty ! F*** her right now lol lets get that 16th #1 !

  43. RihYonce March 29, 2016

    This was such a brilliant idea , both songs deserved to be singles I’m glad she’s making the right single choices this era !!!

  44. King Mark111 /.\ March 29, 2016

    I don’t understand why the Navi are battling the two singles, support BOTH! Anyway, clearly Kiss is the aim and Needed become a hit on it’s own. Didn’t it already charted in the 50s from tracks sales alone? I don’t see neither being #1, but who knows, she is the streaming and digital Queen. Just realized that Anti been pushed with only 1 single after two months, this album is changing things and is leader of the new school.

    • Rihboy March 30, 2016

      Same. Kiss it better has more potential to be

  45. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 29, 2016

    People already heard the song kiss it better it’s on her album anti plus people already heard the whole album songs

  46. Cake like Lady GaGa 25 March 30, 2016

    The REAL kii is that it took #Anti 3 months to sell what #Bangerz did in 1 week. Samsung wants its $25m back. Hello @LB and @Mark. How does it feel down there?

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 30, 2016

      (so I’m going to have to be the one to address it? Oh ok, it shall be done.)
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      Now the real “kii” is that Anti is platinum and went platinum before Artpop. Matter of fact, a kii is that 99 album when platinum last month’s with streams counted and Artpoop is STILL platinumless. You bringing up Miley who album came out 3 years ago as if it’s battling Anti, but it did out sell Artpop that was released in the same season, platinum and with a #1. All three things Artpop has YET done.
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      And where is Gags, you Cutters were talking that talk when she won a non Oscar and disappeared when she lost an actual Oscar to THE worst Bond theme by Cross Dresser Adele. You clowns looked as dumb as that Rita THOT and that hooker Rosie with whoever her fave name was. (I still don’t know her.) *walks away*

  47. Meteorite March 30, 2016

    I know shouldn’t but oh well, I’m willing to face the navy.
    But damn Tamar Davis performance on The Voice tonight was just amazing!
    http://youtu.be/cFKyWnLzKmE

  48. Cake like Lady GaGa 25 March 30, 2016

    Kiiii, I didn’t even read that essay that @Mark wrote. All I know is that it took #Anti 3 months to sell what #Bangerz sold in one week. Even with a $25m investment from Samsung, Anti is still flopping. And don’t tell me about that fake platinum plague, no one acknowledges it. But you tried *crying* kii

  49. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 30, 2016

    Kii! NOT “Cake like FAD Gaga” coming back from the grave to spew it’s hatred on an album THAT IS CERTIFIED PLATINUM when it’s own fave has yet to see a platinum plaque after thee years. I swear the jokes come up with themselves. Can’t wait to drag the remains of that “Artpop” mess when she finally came decides to stop hiding from Katy and Adele, Taylor, Bey, and Rih. Heck, even Mickey Virus outsold the sloth. A shame and an embarrassment, indeed!

  50. Thando March 30, 2016

    If she gets her 15th United States #1 with either single she’ll have three times more US #1s than Beyonce. Which will be a phenomenal achievement no matter much it’s discredited.

    The album is great and she continues with her great skill of selecting great singles. And Rihanna most definitely does NOT read this blog. If this person called “sam” was given an enema he’d be buried in a matchbox.

    • dfdf March 30, 2016

      I don’t know. People use to say that about Diana Ross and clearly those with less #1 then her. She outpeaked them due to popularity and was able to continue getting number 1. Once the 90’s hit Areatha, Patti, Gladys gained more demand because the were better and more consistent entertainers. This is that case with Beyonce. She widely more in demand even though less popular then Rihanna.

  51. Cake like Lady GaGa 25 March 30, 2016

    And NOT at @Chile adding me on his Google Alert so that as soon as I post on TGJ he logs on his windows 95 to try and get my attention. LMAO

    • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 30, 2016

      But clearly I succeeded in getting your attention since you replied, nutcase. Don’t act like you don’t know where my reply section is. I suggest you muster up the courage to go there next time, since you’re so big and bad. You’re dismissed!

  52. Anne March 30, 2016

    Has Rihanna ever had a number one that wasn’t up tempo? These are decent choices from what’s on the album but I would be surprised if either song (or any other “Anti” song besides “Work”) makes it to number one.

    • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? March 30, 2016

      “Take a Bow” says hello. Educate yourself, sweetheart!

      • Anne March 30, 2016

        Notice I made an inquiry (in the form of a question) because I didn’t know bit I knew I would get a quick answer from someone like you and avoid research. Regardless most of her number ones/big hits are up tempo and like I said I will be surprised if either one of these go to the top but we’ll see.

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 30, 2016

      Diamond, Take A Bow and others been top 10s and top 5s.

      • Numbers don’t lie March 30, 2016

        Both of those sngs went #1

  53. Cake like Lady GaGa 25 March 30, 2016

    Now he wants me to go to HIS reply box. Bish you want my attention, you better follow me, not the other way round.

  54. Boom March 30, 2016

    Kiss my assss better

  55. King B March 30, 2016

    Kiss it better is a nice song. Not sure if it will be no.1, but top 10 for sure.

  56. Thando March 30, 2016

    What are you willing to do, ohh tell me what you’re willing to

  57. .:: Centurion ::. March 30, 2016

    I’m speechless. The songs are amazing. Those cover arts are amazing. Rihanna sounds amazing on tour. She is winning.

  58. Stephon Jackson March 30, 2016

    15th #1 hit for sure.

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