Rihanna To Perform At Billboard Music Awards 2016

Published: Thursday 12th May 2016 by Sam

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards received an additional jolt of star-power courtesy of Rihanna.

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Seconds ago on Twitter, the Bajan “bad gyal” announced that she’ll be taking to the stage at the May 22nd extravaganza:

One has to wonder if the star can successfully leverage the slot towards sales of her ‘ANTI’ album – which has thus far relied on free streaming to stay afloat.

Competition will be rife too as the bill is stacked.

The 28-year-old joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Pink, Celine Dion, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, and Gwen Stefani.

Ciara and Ludacris host the 2016 BBMAs live from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The show will air live on ABC at 8PM ET.

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  1. HailBeysus May 12, 2016

    It’ll be the only thing anyone is checking for. That line up is boring as hell!!

    • HailBeysus May 12, 2016

      With the exception of Pink. I do like Pink lol!

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB May 12, 2016

        If Ariana wants her album to sell she needs to perform Side To Side with Nicki.

  2. #JACKIE May 12, 2016

    I’m sure she will look and sound a mess but slay bih

    • Rihboy May 12, 2016

      the help will be there to introduce her

      • Fancy BISH May 12, 2016

        Not the help chile…lol

      • The Great Lacefronce. May 12, 2016


      • Cinnamon Girl May 12, 2016

        And Rihanna is obviously stalking the help

      • What Now May 12, 2016


    • rosy3 May 12, 2016

      Adam lambert spoke in an interview that he went to rih concert and was amazed at how vocally good she sounded

    • Love May 12, 2016

      I hope they have your fave introduced her ?????

  3. IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016

    My prayers have been answered…




    “Needed Me; This Is What You Came For; Kiss It Better” Medley! 😉

    • Rihboy May 12, 2016

      I was thinking that to since these selections are all current singles. I would also love her to perform love on the brain! I mean she sings that song so well to me. But she never follows the rules so she might surprise us and do something completely unorthodox. Drop that anti part 2

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

        Love On the Brain is ICONIC. When I saw her live in Miami, LOB gave me chills. That bish can sing that song, and the entire world needs to hear it

      • IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016

        She just might – Rihanna does what Rihanna does so who knows! 😉



        The song is such a CLASSIC. I cannot wait for her to scalp in July! TWO MONTH WAIT! 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

      I would love that! This is What You Came For is my summer anthem. Plus, I do believe that a full performance of KIB would re-launch the song.

      • IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016

        Oh, I absolutely agree.

        “Kiss It Better” is in DYER need of justice; “Needed Me” walked in and just snatched its wig with no questions asked but this performance could be the ultimate redemption.
        (P.S: I still can’t believe “Needed Me” will be in the Top 10 next week).


        She has to perform “TIWYCF” also – the song is huge on radio and gaining heavy traction on streaming right now so it’s inevitable.

  4. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

    B*tch better show up this time! I ain’t forgot about the Grammys

    • Ayyseify May 12, 2016

      I love Rihanna but I just died!

  5. Molly May 12, 2016

    Yes finally a performer the GP cares about ki. Ciara take notes

  6. I can take your man again if I wanted to MOLLY THE MAID May 12, 2016


    • #JACKIE May 12, 2016

      That f** goes wherever the wind blows him. He’ll be stanning for Skai Jackson next week.

      • Molly May 12, 2016

        Ciara is the help keep stanning for flops

      • I can take your man again if I wanted to MOLLY THE MAID May 12, 2016


      • Molly May 12, 2016

        The jackie account is obsessed just like Failbeysus and Tyra.

      • #JACKIE May 12, 2016

        I’m obsessed with you yet I never mention or acknowledge you? You’re threatened by me sis. You could NEVER

      • I can take your man again if I wanted to MOLLY THE MAID May 12, 2016


      • #JACKIE May 12, 2016

        Find a new drag. Molly trolls but I ain’t one of his accounts sis. Get over it. You seem obsessed anyway judging by your username.

      • I can take your man again if I wanted to MOLLY THE MAID May 12, 2016


  7. Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

    Desperate for another hit and free streaming points. The only thing keeping her afloat. Lol

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

      What’s keeping Beyonce afloat? Her era has COMPLETELY came and LEFT. This Is What You Came For BLOCKED all them Beyonce songs off of the top 10. Her is musically irrelevant; the only thing people are care about is failing marriage and how many broads Jay has been with.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016


      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

        Them charts are starting to say something different. ANTI will last more weeks in the top 10 of the BB 200 than Diabetes-Water. #BestBelieveThat

      • HailBeysus May 12, 2016

        If AntiSuccess stays in the top 10 longer than Bey it will only be because if Streaming. Lemonade isn’t released to all Streaming Platforms like AntiSuccess. Either way the so called ‘musically irrelevant’ Beyoncé outsold Anti’s WW sales in 2 weeks Kiii!! 1M —> 900k LOL!!!
        FUXK the b******* about she gave away 1m copies. Jay-Z did the same ands till went gold in a week! Also she gave away 1M to the US Public! Why is her music so absent from other countries.
        Lemonade 100+K Gold Certification —> AntiSuccess 60k Silver Certification

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        YET Sugar Water is at 1 million units after 3 weeks. Anti is stalled at 900K after 3 MONTHS….

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

        …And Sugar Water would sell 0 if it was given to 1 million people for free…That sh*t sucks and YOU KNOW IT

      • Blue May 12, 2016

        @Tyler anti passed the 1 million mark in sps this week actually. It’s currently at 967K and will sell 50K this week… do the math!

      • IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016



        ‘ANTI’ surpassed the 1 Million unit mark in ‘S.P.S this week.


        P.S: Did you know that Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” is at 1.5 Million in S.P.S in the U.S but has sold just below 525K mark in pure sales also? 🙂

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

        @HailNO Sugar Water isn’t culturally relevant. NO ONE is listening to that sh*t now. NO ONE is talking about the quality content of the music. Rather, the only thing people are concerned about is her failed marriage. THA BISH IS DONE

      • HailBeysus May 12, 2016

        Yawn you can tell all those lies to yourself all you want! But Lemonade is selling and the ENTIRE album charted! Why didn’t all of Anti’s singles chart??? I mean the heauxs album was available on all platforms. Formation had universal buzz and was free for 3 month’s beforw being available for sale. The song debuted on The Hot 100 at #10. Out of 12 singles 11 are still charting mostly due to sales and radio play. Streaming is still a little factor. All her singles would’ve debuted higher had the bish released to all formats.

      • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

        What’s keeping Beyonce afloat?? Lmaooo Beyonce just scored her SIXTH CONSECUTIVE number 1 album!! Making History!! She has three songs in the top 20 with NO promo. She has a 93 metacritic score compared to AntiRelevancy’s 73 score! BLOOP!!! Her album is #2 on the Billboard 200 and has a chance of reaaching #1 for a second week. Her album sold more than 399k within a week with PURE SALES. formation has already beeen predicted to gross well over $100 million.. While Anti-Stage presence is flopping!! Beyonce is slaying!! When will Anti-Sales??!! Rihanna only continues to prove that people are only interested in her McSingles.???

      • Love May 12, 2016

        Draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag hur ???

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        Couldn’t have said it better myself.
        Finish her !

    • IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016

      “Free streaming points” and yet…

      1) ‘STREAMING’ is currently the #1 format for which all music is consumed both in the U.S and Worldwide.


      2) 70% of the number one songs on the U.S Hot 100 the last two years (and particularly within the last year) have solely arrived at the pole position due to ‘STREAMING’ which currently accounts for 48% of how all U.S music charts are calculated and stipulated – digital downloads: 32%; airplay: 20%.


      3) ‘STREAMING’ is the number one base for music popularity, globally, and is the number one source for how the majority of music charts are stipulated in most nations/territories.


      Well, taking these three aforementioned points into consideration, why on earth would she want to be the “most streamed female – globally”? It’s “free” after all. You’re absolutely right; Poor Rihanna. 🙁

      • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

        Streaming is only as popular as it is, because majority of the streaming platforms are FREE!!! Lmaooo When will Anti-Sales reach 500k in PURE SALES??!!! Yes streaming helps significantly, bit it is more impressive to SELL albums in the current industry climate. Try selling a $17.99 album huneyyyy! Rihanna CAN’T!!

    • Love May 12, 2016

      Well dummy I think all musicians wants hit and for people to stream their music duhhhhh

      • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

        Well Sour biitch, I’m pretty sure they’re more interested in people spending COINS on their work! Streaming is a cute bonus for girls who can’t sell tho! ???

  8. Bluemonkey May 12, 2016

    She sounds like a broken karaoke-machine. Prefer real entertainers, CiCi or Bey instead of her. Next. ?

  9. HailBeysus May 12, 2016

    DEATH#!!! @VagisalCream2.0 dragging her iwn fav ????? I CANNOT!!!!

      • Molly May 12, 2016

        Girl when did i deny not being me the legend? You’re dumb your fat friend Annalise is the one who thinks this isnt iconic mollz

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        Me: Locks every door. Burns sage. Pours the blood of Jesus all over you

    • Molly May 12, 2016

      Rihanna slays Heara and Beywhite

      • HailBeysus May 12, 2016

        DEATH!!! Molly done lost his mind!! The Hive done dragged him so hard his mentality is completely fuxked LOL

  10. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 12, 2016

    If she does a mash-up of both current singles, she’ll slay for filth!!! “Needed Me” might even slip past the top 10 and go straight for the top 5. It’s all good in the neighborhood when we have black women ruling the music industry at the top. ????

    • IStan4Rihanna. May 12, 2016

      “Needed Me” has been sitting beautifully at #3 on ‘SPOTIFY’ the past five days – it’s currently battling two humongous streaming hits; ‘One Dance’ and especially ‘Panda’ but it will prevail. It’s just debuted within the Top 40 of Pop radio and Urban/Rhythmic radio is catering to it nicely thus far.


      “This Is What You Came For” is near dominating Pop radio right now alongside ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ which has a slight edge because of the massive radio deal J.T has.


      Those #1’s are… COMING!

      • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 12, 2016

        Yes, sis! They’re coming soon indeed! ?

  11. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

    Molly is Azealia Banks to our TGJ .
    Where’s Skai Jackson at !?

    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 12, 2016

      Ooh! Here you go again telling the truth and shading for filth. Won’t you let that foot up off her neck. Lol! ?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        Lol NEVER. F*** that b****!

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        I’m still waiting for u to make an IG account haha
        Lolol no hadn’t seen it until now. DEATH!

  12. Molly May 12, 2016

    Jackie gorl what is there to be threatened by?

  13. RihRih May 12, 2016


  14. RihYonce May 12, 2016

    Yes Rih !!! We need a “Kiss it Better” / “Needed Me” performance! She will be the only reason why I’m watching this Trash ! All of these albums that came out this year & they can’t at least get a decent line up ?

  15. kii May 12, 2016

    Lmao not Chile disowning Mollyester just like that

  16. hives still scared of R8 May 12, 2016

    Finally! She’s just getting started.The promo is coming!! Needed Me could possibly be her 15th #1 hit.I can see kiss it better becoming a top 10 hit with promo, TIWYCF 16th #1.She’s got the BB Hot 100 on lock.

  17. MsYonce May 12, 2016

    Lmaoooo Molly is now a full time Rihanna fan lmaooo this b**** will do anything to fit in ?????….. This dusty b**** is so desperate I’m screaming it’s starting to shade Ciara how pathetic.

  18. Slave_HIVe May 12, 2016

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa, who told FourFive Head to show his fae on here? Back to the grave I put you in.

  19. Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

    Ha Ha Ha. YAS b****** I’m back!!! Girls get dragged and they wanna pull my selfie from LAST year!! Lmaooo you girls are so hilarious. Run back into hiding. I’m back!!?

  20. Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

    “…And Sugar Water would sell 0 if it was given to 1 million people for free…That sh*t sucks and YOU KNOW IT”..
    How so when 4 was leaked thirty days in advance and still debuted with over 330k?!! Lmaoo the excuses for rihanna’s failures!! Her album is only at 399k according to Chart News. Streams are cute boo!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

      He always got them f***** excuses. I pray to Lord u reveal what his truth is.

      • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

        ???right! Chile I aint thinking bout HA!

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 12, 2016

      Hol up. The anticipation for 4 was at the all-time peak for Bey; the general public was waiting for the follow-up to I AM. What I’m talking about is NOW! Beyawnce is OVER. This broad made an entire movie and premiered it on a free HBO weekend and still flopped! More people watch Celebrity Wife Swap and World’s Biggest Fails (Yes, pun intended) each week than that movie premier. Then, she bodied by a corny, singin n*gga in a DAY! How pathetic..I thought she was queen? During Obama’s presidency, she’s released 4 albums and the broad still can’t get a #1 hit! THE B*TCH IS D O N E

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        YET Rhianna got bodied by that exact same singing n**** all in a matter of a few HOURS lol. If Beyonce is “over” then why is she outselling your fave ??

      • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

        B**** you’re delusional!! I thought 4 was a flop with no hits??!! Accordimg to the Navy back in 2011!!! Now the album was anticipated? I CANT!!!!! That slay only proves that Bey is a consistent seller with self-titled selling even better in 2013 with NO promo whatsoever. Beyonce consistently slays with her SIXTH #1 albums. All of Rihanna’s payola’d hit singles could only afford her 2 after 8 desperate tries. Poor DAT! Luckily she can still gain a little bit of interest for her $1 singles. I mean it took her to release FOUR singles within a year to finally get that hit and her 73 metacritic scoring album could only manage to pull in 399k in four months after a full year of hype and delays! The navy should be sending in ThankYou baskets to Billboard for adding streaming to the charting criteria because selling 7k and less every week would never get her that gold plaque. BLOOP!! Why can’t she sell with a hit?? Bey doesn’t need one. A hit doesn’t make or break Bey, judging by the many people who paid for her album. If Beyonce is done Rihject is twelve feet under! BTW Rihanna with her nine week hit got outsold by that same singing n**** fool!! Lmaooooooooo At least Bey and Drake are consistent, slaying on all platforms!

  21. King Mark111 /.\ May 12, 2016

    See that face? That’s the oops, I’m winning face.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

      Rhianna only know how to be “win” unless it’s above a dollar and twenty nine cents, then she only knows how to postpone, downgrade, or cancel

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 12, 2016

        * a “winner”

  22. The Great Lacefronce. May 12, 2016

    QUEEN FENTY netter promote the slowly rising hit Needed me!

    Nobody invited beybooncé no one wants to hear anything from that boring album 🙁

    Hits daily double has 89% of their sales in and beybooncé has only sold 78k ,she’ll barely sell 100k this week if that…flopping DECLINE

    • Slay_Hive May 12, 2016

      While Anti is only selling barely 7k???? That’s it with a nine week billboard hit?!!! Looks like it’ll be eons before Anti-Slay sees 500k in actual sales! I cant!!! Streaming is definitely helping Anti-Sales stay on the Billboard 200. Bey is slaying with only Tidal and PURE ALBUM SALES!!!!! Wait until the album is released on all platforms!!

  23. Honey G May 12, 2016

    Hope there will be no bronchitis around the corner !!

    • What Now May 12, 2016


  24. WINTZ May 12, 2016

    I’m here for it! KIB, LOB, NM!! Slayyyy riri!!!

  25. HailBeysus May 12, 2016


  26. RealNegro May 12, 2016

    Hopefully she performs Kiss it Better. That song is everything.

  27. KOOKIE May 13, 2016


  28. JOHNVIDAL May 13, 2016

    Such a pity. WE had two legends on that stage with Celine and Madonna. One more model with a mic whose attempts at a serious music career (with quality I mean) are laughable and flopped last year was not needed.

  29. BEY>RIH May 13, 2016

    Yassss!!! @Slay_Hive coming back and dragging these delusional nazí phags for filth! They get so exited about bubblegum pop singles and claim “Beyawnce is over”, yet her album literally outsold anti in the U.S. and WW in its debut week. She is also currently on a sold-out WW STADIUM TOUR which is predicted to gross 250 million+. The only thing rihanna has going for her this era is “timeless classic single Werk” and Needed me. This is what you came for is her claiming to another artist and edm like we didn’t leave that in 2012 and will most likely not go number 1.

  30. BEY>RIH May 13, 2016

    @Nazí don’t be too happy, anti will be out of the top ten very soon because of new releases selling more than 7k a week. Why was “the flop lemonade” third week sales higher than anti’s first week sales? The only reason frihanna has been in the top ten is because she literally has had no competition from February to April. But the “album of the year” will be freefalling faster than the gp forgot about kiss it better…

    This is the only performance I will be watching although it will be the same old mistakes (tired vocals, twerking flat pancake ass, out of breath stiff weak dance moves) ???

  31. Britney Stan May 13, 2016

    Shityonce better not even attend. That h** is tired. #NoBEYONCE

  32. Britney Stan May 13, 2016

    Rihanna > Shityonce

  33. Britney Stan May 13, 2016

    Rihanna >>>>> Shityonce

  34. Britney Stan May 13, 2016

    Queen Britney is coming to slay. 100 million albums sold. 2 diamond certified albums. When will Shityoncé? LOLOLOL

  35. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 13, 2016


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