Rihanna To Release ‘Sledgehammer’ Tomorrow / Listen To Preview

Published: Sunday 26th Jun 2016 by Sam

After much speculation, it’s official! Rihanna will indeed release a new single named ‘Sledgehammer’ from the ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ soundtrack.

The cut is the latest song to be unleashed from the star that isn’t featured on her current album ‘ANTI.’

With preceding effort ‘This Is What You Came For’ yielding major for RiRi and Calvin Harris, can she “do it again” with ‘Sledgehammer?’

The answer quite literally awaits sooner than folk may think. For, Rih has revealed that the song debuts…tomorrow!

Take a listen to a preview after the jump…

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  1. LB June 26, 2016

    Cannot wait, so hype.

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

      first of all that’s already A 5th Harmony Song, Secondly BEYONCE Just won her 20th BET Awards, another award she has more than Rihanna, BeY has every award 10 times more than Rihanna, the industry recognizes Talent and TRUE Artistry….

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        Here you thirsty ass go with yall hating ass against rih stfu you nasty maggot pos go drink bleach

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Don’t care about that she-beast, only care about this banger dropping tomorrow. Cannot wait to hear Sledgehammer.

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        Who gives a f*** about bet award they have to give it to Beyonce and kiss her ass yet again really w**** her fans don’t give two s*** about you fleahives maggot’s you forgot to eat today go leach off of someone else flesh dirty s***

      • Keri Qween June 26, 2016

        Thsys like Trashnika winning the Female rap award every year now..who cares.

        I can safely say she didn’t purchase that award like she did the Grammys though

    • Rihboy June 26, 2016

      He talking about the fan award?! That they only gave to her because Rih is about to sweep the rest???. Oh stop it. Bey only beat Rih by 5 points. Fixed much? Furthermore nobody cares. She about to bore them to death with recycled nonsense. I rather see Ciara perform. Atleast it will be real dancing and performing. Sledgehammer is coming to stay. I hope she also has apart in the movie! That would be epic.

  2. LB June 26, 2016

    Hopefully another top 10, right now Needed me (still surprised how it’s doing better than kiss it better), this is what you came for are top ten, too good and famous are climbing and hopefully this one will be another diamonds.

    She can still push 3 more singles from Anti, I vote for love on the brain, woo, and Yeah, I said it (gives me a Tinashe vibe).

    Cannot wait.

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Explain what?

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        Can you explain why ivy park still on shelves ?????

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016


      • LB June 26, 2016

        Well I don’t know, look into your Rihanna obsessed crystal ball and give us your Rihanna obsessed wisdom illiterate hive.

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        Adele sold more in a day than beyonce with a number one hit explain why all her singles goes to the bubbling under charts come again b**** that’s all you flea hives have is touring numbers

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016

      I did..and it told me that EMpTI TOUR was a flop and did not sell out al its dates.

      • LB June 26, 2016

        So? Your point being?

  3. Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016

    Another song from GENERIC CITY………YASS!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT

  4. LB June 26, 2016

    Doesn’t surprise me the hive don’t know how averages work. Notice what is ommited in that data is number of shows. Another topic too advanced for the hive LOL.

    Anyway cannot wait for this song to drop, I’m hype. Doesn’t surprise me they asked Rihanna to do it.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016

      OK…WHAT ABOUT THIS THEN. WHY DID SHE FAIL TO SELL OUT HER ARENAS IN THE US, WHERE SHE HAD A NINE WEEK NO1….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_World_Tour. PLS keep in mind that those figures were gotten from billboard boxscores.

      • LB June 26, 2016


    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016

      The point is that her tour is flopping especially in the US, where she admittedly rules the chart this year so far.

  5. IStan4Rihanna. June 26, 2016

    Sia wrote it.
    Rihanna sang it.
    “Star Trek” producers bought and used it.


    If this is as good or even better than the iconic, classic “Diamonds” >>>>>>>



    • LB June 26, 2016

      Yasss looking forward to it. Did you see how into diamonds the crowd was at Wembley, iconic.

    • LB June 26, 2016

      And by the way, any update on the streams, has it passed Prism yet, looking forward to that.

      • IStan4Rihanna. June 26, 2016

        ‘SPOTIFY’ hasn’t updated their servers in almost 2 weeks so I’m assuming they’ll do so the first week of July – next week.


        It’s most definitely surpassed “1 Billion” streams however – it was at 970 million 3 weeks ago. 😉

  6. Lolz June 26, 2016

    Maybe this will help her album finally sell 500k… or not.

    • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

      And your mammy will certainly get a boost on the Vegas Strip selling p****

  7. Lolz June 26, 2016

    Anyway, in more impressive news. Can we get a post on this…

    Courtesy of the Daily Mail:

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    1. Beyonce; $5,840,123; $125.18.

    2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $3,592,694; $120.87.

    3. Maroon 5; $2,198,012; $58.39.

    4. Justin Bieber; $1,773,541; $100.23.

    5. Kenny Chesney; $1,457,719; $61.59.

    6. Black Sabbath; $1,334,109; $94.72.

    7. Ricky Martin; $1,195,556; $77.99.

    8. Rihanna; $1,189,886; $88.46.

    9. Iron Maiden; $1,057,916; $64.08.

    10. The Who; $998,737; $88.62.

  8. Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

    This is a terrible song, why is she so threathend by Beyonce and Beyonce’s isn’t even trying to get a hit single, She’s releasing a new unrelated single every 5 minutes, as if that Basic Song WORK wasn’t enough for her, she should take 5 yrs off like Adele did and work on a real masterpiece like Beyonces 4 or Adeles 21 bcos he’s discography is filled with forgettable basic songs from mediocre albums… Rihanna Girl WORK WORK Work on a masterpiece girl

    • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

      You need to realize rih do not care or compete with stinky breath beyonce the fleas are the ones who is obsess with rih please worry about your favorite losing in singles streaming and ivy park still on shelves Kylie stuff sells out before ivy park twirl on that news no one wants bey things

  9. IStan4Rihanna. June 26, 2016



    YES! Babe, I was there watching her at Wembley Stadium yesterday (in all her glory) and I couldn’t help but burst into tears when she sang “Diamonds”.


    After becoming the youngest artist to headline “Stade De France, San Siro, and stadiums in South Africa”, she then goes on to become the youngest and third Black artist to headline Wembley stadium this century and is only one of four black solo acts IN HISTORY to do so.
    I’m so proud of her; it was really emotional for me and my friends watching her and I couldn’t be more proud… ALL BEFORE THE AGE OF 30! #ICON.

    • LB June 26, 2016

      Yasssss, what do you think about yeah, i said it’s radio potential, I think it can do well on urban radio.

      • IStan4Rihanna. June 26, 2016

        Forget “Yeah, I Said It”…


        Have you seen the radio updates for “S** With Me”? It’s already at 18 million audience impressions on radio without being officially released to any radio stations nor having reviewed adds or spins from any formats. That song needs to be the next single officially released from ANTI, followed by “Love On The Brain” by fall and then the lead single from #R9 thereafter. 😉


        This week:


        TIWYCF – #5 overall radio – 110M+ audience impressions


        Needed Me – #16 overall radio – 80M+ audience impressions and it’s now in the Top 30 of Pop.

      • Keri Qween June 26, 2016

        S.e.x. with me is my s*** though. I have it in rotation everyday . the whole album really is ???. Better than some other overrated trash released this year.

      • IStan4Rihanna. June 26, 2016



        “S** With Me” is SICKENING. I have it in rotation everyday too.

      • LB June 26, 2016

        I have seen s** with me climbing on kworb but I thought it wouldn’t be a single since typically, deluxe edition songs are not singles.

        But I agree, it should be the next single since it’s doing so well but I see Rihanna ignoring it like she ignored Jump from Unapologetic even though it was slaying the hell out of Australia.

        But ya, she can squeeze two more singles out of Anti before #R9’s single in late September when POPhanna will be back.

  10. B_Roni June 26, 2016

    I’m probably gonna be the first to buy it on iTunes. I’m gonna need her to go on another damn tour and throw all these new sons in the mix.

    • LB June 26, 2016

      I’m sure she recorded 2 albums worth of music, I have a feeling new single in late September and a new album in RihVember.

  11. Valerie June 26, 2016

    What about all her songs from Anti? Has she finally given up on that lame album. Already she’s resorting back to being anything but ‘anti’. Calving Harris, Sia.yawn.

  12. Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

    Marvel vs DC
    Coke Vs Pepsi
    Apple vs SAMSUNG
    MTV vs BET
    Instagram Vs Twitter
    (These Comparison would never End, feel free to expand this list lol)

  13. bash June 26, 2016

    Sounds like a remake of Beyonce crazy in love remix

  14. LB June 26, 2016

    Girl bye, Beyonce vs Rihanna ended ages ago, the navi aren’t talking nore bothered about Beyonce, it is only Beyonce fans talking about Rihanna.

    • Valerie June 26, 2016


    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 26, 2016

      Oh the lies you tell

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

      The lies u tell, I see u on every Beyonce Post spreading ur hate and negativity as if ur miserable life depended on it, and you gonna act as if u and the Slavi aren’t loosing sleep over Beys sucess , Boy Bye

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Only difference is when I’m in she-Beyst’s posts, I am giving my more valuable, knowledgeable and impactful opinion on she-Beyst, the hive on the other hand like to insert she-Beyst anywhere Rihanna is mentioned. Case in point, just look at this post. The navi is talking about Rihanna and the hive are trying to insert She-Beyst on a post that has nothing to do with her.

      • Keri Qween June 26, 2016


        Don’t bother with the h_I_v babe. Adelephant is the other fat bey fan i forget its name thats always talking about insulin and s***. The h_I/v always has troll accounts

      • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

        Cute at ur pathetic attempt to justify ur unrequested and irrelevant conducts,
        if the only opinion u can give (and we all know u don’t like Beyonce or u probably do) is constantly trying to undermine (and failing terribly) her achievements in areas where ur fave fails to excel , u still perpetuating a BeY vs Rih trend and BELIVE me the Hive really doesn’t care about Rih if u agree to not come for our fave, both fan bases can live in harmony, I can ignore all Rih relates post cos why bother my Fave is winning too, so u want the Hive to back off then y’all should evaporate as well, FYI the loyal Beyhive outnumbers Loyal Slavi

      • LB June 26, 2016

        LMAO A new Beyst post is up and you’re still commenting here, I rest my case.

    • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

      I agree these hives really threatened by rih they know bey cannot climb up the billboard charts to save her life beyonce is only known for single ladies Madonna has more hits Janet anyone can come up with 5 songs off your head when it comes to rih this girl mother bought tickets to see beyonce and did not know any of beyonce songs she thought beyonce sang oh na na what’s my name hilarious

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Death, the accuracy of this comment. The hive are more threatened than ever of Rihanna, they thought Rihanna and Yonce releasing in the same year would stop Rih when it hasn’t.

  15. LB June 26, 2016

    LMAO @Keri, a barb tried it with me today when,


    **March 16, 2015 – Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe $348,272 4,894 / 8,522 (57%)
    **March 19, 2015 – Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome $574,435 10,497 / 15,600 (67%)
    **March 22, 2015 – Brussels, Belgium Palais 12 $327,341 6,209 / 12,743 (48%)
    **April 3, 2015 – Birmingham, U.K. Barclaycard Arena $675,293 9,934 / 14,695 (67%)
    **April 6, 2015 – Liverpool, U.K. Liverpool Echo Arena $448,901 6,802 / 8,508 (79%)
    **April 7, 2015 – Nottingham, U.K. Capital FM Arena $336,704 5,109 / 6,763 (75%)
    **April 9, 2015 – Leeds, U.K. First Direct Arena $368,211 6,027 / 8,194 (73%)
    **April 10, 2015 – Newcastle, U.K. Metro Radio Arena $366,017 5,714 / 9,030 (63%)
    August 9, 2015 – Tinley Park, Illinois Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre $732,677 22,700 / 28,630 (79%)
    August 13, 2015 – Chula Vista, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre $471,553 14,389 / 19,406 (74%)

    The rag doll is struggling to fill Amphitheaters.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 26, 2016

      Meanwhile your fav had to move her tour to arenas because she couldn’t sellout Stadiums. Funny how “local-yonce” already out grossed every artist this entire based of her U.S. Leg alone. Funny how you guys thought Rihanna Would big a bigger touring act then Beyonce back in 2013… Then that “Ms. Carter Tour” came through and put the Navy back in their place.

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        And sad how you have only tour numbers can you come up with clothing lines and food singles albums numbers put those up against adele Taylor drake rih rih girl

      • FAF June 26, 2016

        Nicki is a rapper on her 3rd album and 6th yr

        The goat is on her 10 yr and 8th album

      • BeyNavy June 26, 2016

        Pls provide a receipt of her moving her shows from a stadium to arena because the dates before and after they were rescheduled have had the same venues so yeah I’ll be waiting for that reciept

    • Keri Qween June 26, 2016

      Screaaamms! The barbz have NO room to come for Anyone though. Her past two albums haven’t even crossed a million copies@LB

      • FAF June 26, 2016

        Have one of keris?

  16. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ June 26, 2016

    No surprise. Rihanna is a universal act and her image + sound transcend that of that of some of her peers which is why they are using her. I see why the hives are bitter. Their fave is LOCAL and can only make a small impact in one country

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 26, 2016

      No Rihanna is a Universal thott , she has slept with everyone in the industry both prior And after her career took off (and they didn’t necessarily have to be men) from producers to athlete’s both international and local, her world tour might not be sold out but her Cuntt tour sure is ….

      • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

        Your mother a w****

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 26, 2016

      Beyonce has been international since her Destinys Child days. You don’t become as successful as Beyonce has & last 20yrs in the industry by being local! Beyonce’s tour receipts make her #1 meanwhile Rihanna is #8

  17. Barb-wire June 26, 2016

    This fat foreheaded haux has gotten so thirsty since the Unpurchased era. The fucxk is happening to her? The desperation to stay in the BB100 is too much Chile! Them generic cheap singles tho? What ever happened to “Nothing is Purchased”?

    • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ June 26, 2016

      I know YOU aren’t talking about generic singles when Justin Bieber has had multiple number ones this era and received his Grammy, Bruce jenner became a woman, Rihanna got her 14th number one and Katy Perry headlined the super bowl and Nick has what? Stripped for instagram?

    • wrosy3 June 26, 2016

      Worry about your fav p******** brother and jailbird man nicki whack ass will never see a number one she is a clown in a circus fake everything safaree made nicki minaj without him she is nothing but a big booty looking stripper on a pole

  18. Lolz June 26, 2016

    The Navy is just upset because the Hive has been dragging them mercilessly and they cannot argue back. Anti has flopped harder than Artpop and 4 in sales. The only thing that has helped Rihanna save some face is that ONE song. Besides that, it has been a complete and utter FLOP on all fronts. Flop album sales, underperforming tour and forgettable album. Why would the Hive be bitter over Flophead?

    • Keri Qween June 26, 2016

      She has three songs that performed better than all 12 songs that charted from Lemonade..which all tanked the following week.

      • Lolz June 26, 2016

        Beyonce with ‘tanking’ singles has still scalped Rihannas album and Tour. Your fave hasn’t even sold 500k genuine copies after 6 months so what good are those singles doing to help the flop era?

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Except Rihanna got paid for 2.4 million albums on her label, with a higher percentage since she owns her masters.

      • Lolz June 26, 2016

        And like you would have said a few months ago… is that money going into your bank account?

      • FAF June 26, 2016

        U don’t know how much Rihanna was paid the deal brought that much that doesn’t mean she pockets it ??????

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Nope, and?

      • LB June 26, 2016

        I know how the industry works.

      • Lolz June 26, 2016

        Lmao @ FAF. He’s such a moron yet calls the Hive dumb. @LB Any your faves era is still a flop.

      • LB June 26, 2016

        Not according to the receipts, it is a roaring success.

      • Lolz June 26, 2016

        Lol. Yes honey, lowest selling #1 album of ALL TIME. My fave could never…

  19. LB June 26, 2016


    What do you think the concept for R9 will be? I think it will be more ragga dancehall, trap with a splash of 80s dance music.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) June 26, 2016


      • LB June 26, 2016

        Shouldn’t you be commenting on that flop She-Beyst post? Too obsessed with Rihanna I see.

  20. wrosy3 June 26, 2016

    Lemonade singles are sour to say the least whack album people praise Beyonce out of fear her and Jay MaDE it seem as if they have power if you go against them your blackball hype all Beyonce albums songs stay the same trap music and hood boogers

  21. FC/JC June 26, 2016

    Her era is being forced so fast, all these singles in matter of weeks. Does she not want to stretch this era out?

  22. Anti&Lemonade June 26, 2016

    It’s a soundtrack for a movie … it’s not her own ERA please

  23. JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 26, 2016

    Not too bad…for rihanna

  24. JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 26, 2016

    Dammit, why do I have to see beyondshit’s name everywhere. This post ain’t even about beyondshit but still beyondshit beyondshit beyondshit beyondshit. Who cares if she won a bet award! I’m so sick of beyondshit everywhere! Her name literally makes me sick now.

  25. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 26, 2016

    It for. The movie

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