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Rihanna “Shocked” to Win Grammy Award

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Hip-Hop & Rap, R&B / Soul,

RihannaRihanna was "so shocked" to win a Grammy award last week.

The 25-year-old singer wasn't at the ceremony when she won the prize for the Best Urban Contemporary Album for her 2012 release Unapologetic, but she admits she was stunned when she found out: "I was so shocked. Really, I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said, 'You've just won a Grammy,' and I was like, 'What?' and when I went on the internet I just saw Unapologetic. It was quite an emotional moment surprisingly. But I was in shock, I'm excited, it was a good feeling to still be that excited at this point in my career."

The "Stay" hitmaker was later spotted at The Young Money Cash Money Records party at Greystone Manor with her rumored boyfriend Drake. However, there may have been some awkward moments in between her partying as her rival Karrueche Tran was also in attendance.

Both Rihanna and the aspiring model have had on/off relationships with Chris Brown - who was convicted of assaulting the "We Found Love" singer in 2009 - and have previously had a war of words on Twitter.

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Rihanna Is Sorry for Her 777 Tour

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Gossip, Pop, R&B / Soul,

RihannaRihanna has apologized to the 150 fans and journalists on her disastrous 777 tour.

The "Diamonds" hitmaker - who has been relying on a mixture of cough syrup and lozenges to keep her going during the whirlwind promotional trip for her new album Unapologetic that ends in New York tonight after which she will have done seven concerts in seven cities in seven days - has admitted she struggled during the tour and it was impossible to spend time with everyone but insisted she has no regrets.

Media members on the tour have been complaining all week about the poor conditions including a lack of food, sleep and extremely limited access to the singer for interviews. An Australian journalist streaked through the plane in protest, while others made up songs about the poor conditions.

According to USMagazine.com, the 24-year-old addressed the crowd at the back of their private plane this morning saying, "Guess what, we made it! This has been an experience that I will never ever forget. I barely slept. My sleeping was all done on this plane, I want to thank everyone for making this trip the sh**. I want to see the naked Australian! I was glad I did this, absolutely. Tonight is the night everything we did this week goes off. I know you guys got barely any dirt. But I had to be good. I still sound like sh**. It's impossible to spend time with everybody, and I'm sorry I didn't. But this was excellent and I would definitely do it again."

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Rihanna Completes New Album

Rihanna's 'Unapologetic' coverRihanna has completed work on her new album.

The "Diamonds" hitmaker confirmed last night that Unapologetic has been completed - two weeks ahead of its release on November 19 - and she is looking forward to some time off to relax.

"Man my album is complete, and I need a f***ing drink and a roll up! It was quite the journey, but it's all part of our story! #UNAPOLOGETIC. (sic)" she wrote on Twitter.

The news comes after the 24-year-old star recently announced she will play seven gigs in seven cities to promote her seventh album.

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Rihanna Announces ‘777’ Tour

RihannaRihanna is to perform seven concerts in seven days in seven different cities.

The "Diamonds" singer has announced her 777 tour which will kick off in London on November 14 and will then stop at Paris, Toronto, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm and New York. Rihanna will travel on a special Boeing 777 jumbo jet for the shows which are being held to mark the release of her seventh album Unapologetic.

The plane will be able to carry 200 people and the 24-year-old pop superstar has invited 150 journalists from 82 countries and a lucky group of Rihanna Navy fans to join her and her entourage on the whistle-stop tour which concludes on November 19. Rihanna has also already ordered a champagne-filled rider for the plane and has promised her fans she will perform mid-air.

"Rihanna has asked for hundreds of bottles of Armand de Brignac champagne. She has pledged to get on the loudspeaker during the trip and perform on the plane. She's also asked for blankets and pillows branded with her logo," a source told The Sun.

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Rihanna Announces ‘Unapologetic’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Upcoming Releases, Pop, R&B / Soul,

Rihanna's 'Unapologetic' coverRihanna has named her new album Unapologetic.

The "Diamonds" singer unveiled the cover of her seventh full length album on Twitter, which features her posing topless. "My NEW album ''UNAPOLOGETIC'' will be released on NOVEMBER 19th WORLDWIDE #Navy (sic)," she wrote.

Covering the singer's modesty are a number of handwritten words, including "happy," "fearles," "chalice," "diamonds," and "censored." Over her face in white writing is the word "love."

The singer's latest tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis, on her midriff, is also visible. She has previously said she got the inking in tribute to her grandmother, Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite, who passed away earlier this year.

Unapologetic will be released on November 19.

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