Archive for Rihanna

UK Charts: 29.09.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

US rock band Kings Of Leon have scored an impressive UK chart double this week.

‘Sex On Fire’ notches up a third week on top of the singles chart, while parent disc Only By The Night debuts at number one on the albums chart.

The last act to top both charts simultaneously was Coldplay, who scored the first double of their career in June.

Elsewhere on the UK singles chart, Katy Perry remains at two with ‘I Kissed A Girl’, while Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ climbs to a new peak of three.

The highest new entries of the week come from James Morrison, who lands at seven with ‘You Give Me Something’, and Sugababes, who debut at eight with ‘Girls’, notching up their 15th top ten hit.

Meanwhile, Faith Hill’s ‘There You’ll Be’ re-enters the chart at ten after featuring on last week’s episode of The X Factor. The track originally peaked at number three in 2001.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for our reviews):

1. (1) Kings Of Leon: ‘Sex On Fire’
2. (2) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
3. (5) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
4. (3) Pussycat Dolls: ‘When I Grow Up’
5. (14) Iglu & Hartly: ‘In This City’
6. (6) Gym Class Heroes ft. The Dream: ‘Cookie Jar’
7. (-) James Morrison: ‘You Make It Real’
8. (-) Sugababes: ‘Girls’
9. (9) Ne-Yo: ‘Miss Independent’
10. (-) Faith Hill: ‘There You’ll Be’

complete the UK Charts HERE.

Advertisements

US Charts: 29.08.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2008 by kv

Rihanna was knocked-off from the top spot of the US Billboard HOT 100 charts this week. Her hit “Disturbia” was booted off the top spot by American rapper “T.I” with his brand new song titled “Whatever You Like” it jumped from an amazing 70 places from number 71 to an incredible top finish on this week’s Billboard HOT 100.

Elsewhere, Chris Brown & Katy Perry remained at 3 & 4 with “Forever” and “IKAG” respectively. Summer dance anthem “Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall goes up by 2 and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” drops to 7. 

The Highest new entry of the week came from the comeback of “P!nk” with her smashing brand new pop slash rock song “So What” with an impressive #9 debut.

SINGLES:

1. (71) T.I.: ‘Whatever You Like’
2. (1) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
3. (3) Chris Brown: ‘Forever’
4. (4) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
5. (7) Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon: ‘Dangerous’
6. (6) M.I.A: ‘Paper Planes’
7. (5) Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’
8. (9) Ne-Yo: ‘Closer’
9. (-) Pink: ‘So What’
10. (8) Rihanna: ‘Take A Bow’

complete the US Charts HERE.

US Charts: 22.08.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2008 by kv

Rihanna spends her second week at #1 in the BILLBOARD HOT 100 charted 22.08.2008. She beats 17 year-old David Archuleta, runner-up from American Idol with her infectious anthem “DISTURBIA”. 

David Archuleta‘s first ever single titled “CRUSH” debuts at #2 and is performing a great start this week but isn’t good enough to dethrone Rihanna’s 4th #1 song.

Meanwhile, Chris Brown dips onto the 3rd spot with “Forever” while Katy Perry stumbles into the 4th spot with “I Kissed A Girl” is the song affected over her rumoured family feud?

In the albums chart, The Jonas Brothers debuts at #1 with “A Little Bit Longer” beating out the last week’s #1 “The Mamma Mia OST”. Others in the top 10 are Miley Cyrus’ “Breakout”, Kid Rock’s “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus” which spends his 45th week on the chart and Rihanna with her reloaded edition at #9.

SINGLES CHARTS (HOT 100)

1. (1) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
2. (-) David Archuleta: ‘Crush’
3. (2) Chris Brown: ‘Forever’
4. (3) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
5. (6) Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’
6. (5) M.I.A: ‘Paper Planes’
7. (7) Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon: ‘Dangerous’
8. (4) Rihanna: ‘Take A Bow’
9. (10) Ne-Yo: ‘Closer’
10. (-) Taylor Swift: ‘Change’

ALBUMS CHARTS (HOT 200 ALBUMS)

 

  1. (-) Jonas Brothers: ‘A Little Bit Longer’
  2. (1) Various Artists: ‘Mamma Mia OST’
  3. (4) Kid Rock: ‘Rock And Roll Jesus’
  4. (2) Miley Cyrus: ‘Breakout’
  5. (3) Sugarland: ‘Love On The Inside’
  6. (5) Lil Wayne: ‘The Carter III’
  7. (6) Coldplay: “Viva La Vida and the Death Of His Friends”
  8. (8) Various Artists: ‘Camp Rock OST’
  9. (9) Rihanna: ‘Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded’
  10. (11) Jonas Brothers: ‘Jonas Brothers’
complete the charts HERE.

Rihanna captures 4th no.1 US hit!

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2008 by kv

Barbadian Singer Rihanna recently captured her 4th US no.1 single after “Umbrella”, “S.O.S”, “Take A Bow”, and now “Disturbia”. She has also ended the infectious craze over the former reigning queen KATY PERRY as it slipped to #3 this week on the Billboard HOT 100.

American Superstar CHRIS BROWN remains at #2 with “Forever” while Rihanna’s other hit “Take A Bow” enjoyed a comfortable #4 stay this week.

Meanwhile, British rapper M.I.A. cracks the US top ten for the first time this week, vaulting from 16 to 5 with “Paper Planes”.

here are the top 10 in full:

1. (3) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
2. (2) Chris Brown: ‘Forever’
3. (1) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
4. (4) Rihanna: ‘Take A Bow’
5. (16) M.I.A: ‘Paper Planes’
6. (5) Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’
7. (7) Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon: ‘Dangerous’
8. (6) Lil Wayne: ‘A Milli’
9. (11) Jonas Brothers: ‘Burnin’ Up’
10. (10) Ne-Yo: ‘Closer’

complete the official BILLBOARD HOT 100 here.

CREDITS: people.com for the image

Is RIHANNA the ultimate HIT-MAKER?

Posted in music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2008 by kv

Rihanna has really come a long way since her debut in 2005 with “PON DE REPLAY”. She emerged from the unknown status into one of the most recognised female singers of the decade. With her song book producing just a massive amount of hits year after year, Rihanna is definitely on the right track to be one of the pioneers of today’s music industry.

Rihanna’s current single “DISTURBIA” is starting to make airwaves throughout the world. Her single hits the top 20 of the Irish and British singles charts even if her label isn’t making the song an official single for UK and Ireland. Quite impressive eh? With the infectious “BUM BUM BEE DUM BUM BUM BEE DUM BUM” chant, this making Rihanna as one of the 3 artists to release 8 singles in one album the other being Shanaia Twain and Janet Jackson. 

Disturbia is currently at #3 at the US Singles charts with “Take A Bow” still behind at #4. The string array of singles released by Rihanna 3 have made it into the #1 of music charts in the US, UK and Australia. 

Rihanna is just a hit maker. She always manages to give us with powerful, infectious anthems that made our music players bump into the repeat mode. But can Rihanna keep her powerful status quo or she will eventually take a bow from giving us impenetrable and chart-breaking hits? Only time can tell.

The video of “DISTURBIA” is quite disturbing BUT hot! The video features Rihanna into a very dark and gothic video. The video is said to be the darkest video Rihanna had ever done. Compared to UMBRELLA, TAKE A BOW, DON’T STOP THE MUSIC etc, This one is a HOT, HOT sure fire HIT.

Here’s the video:

RATING: 4.5/5

RELEASED: June 17, 2008 (US), TBA (UK)

TRACKLISTING: 

1. Disturbia

will DISTURBIA continue to crack the UK charts? Is this the proper single of Rihanna instead of the rumoured “REHAB”? have your say.

 

Katy Perry continues to rule US Charts

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2008 by kv

American Pop Singer, Katy Perry continues to rule the US Billboard HOT 100 Charts with her phenomenal and infectious anthem “I Kissed A Girl”. The single which is now 7 weeks straight at #1. “I Kissed A Girl” will also be going to #1 in the UK singles charts on Sunday. The song which dominates almost every music chart in every country is already going straight to platinum status.

Also in the charts, Chris Brown is at 2 with “Forever” while Rihanna makes a staggering 3,4 positions for “Disturbia” and “Take A Bow” respectively.

The world’s most popular band today, Coldplay sticks at 5 with  “Viva La Vida” while Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli”, Kardinal Offishal went at # 6 and #7 respectively.

The highest new entry this week is from the Jonas Brothers with “Tonight” which debuts at #10.

1. (1) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
2. (3) Chris Brown: ‘Forever’
3. (4) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
4. (2) Rihanna: ‘Take A Bow’
5. (5) Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’
6. (6) Lil Wayne: ‘A Milli’
7. (8) Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon: ‘Dangerous’
8. (-) Jonas Brothers: ‘Tonight’
9. (12) Pussycat Dolls: ‘When I Grow Up’
10. (14) Ne-Yo: ‘Closer’

complete the Billboard HOT 100 chart HERE.

 

 

Rihanna – Rehab

Posted in Single Reviews with tags , , , on August 3, 2008 by kv

Bajan pop-diva, Rihanna is back after just almost 2 months after the release of her previous single “Take A Bow” which landed #1 on every music charts in the world. Rihanna is just unstoppable with her 9th single on the same album “Good Girl Gone Bad” which went on sale last year. 

Rihanna is just a hit maker, from the squeaky “PON DE REPLAY” to last year’s infectious anthem “UMBRELLA” that literally stormed the world with the ela ela eh eh eh chant and to the dance anthem “DON’T STOP THE MUSIC” until to the full-of revenge “TAKE A BOW”. “DISTURBIA”, which is her USA release is doing well in the charts even before being released on August 5. 

“REHAB” her UK release which hits stores on August 11 is a track produced by Justin Timberlake brings us a dark side of Rihanna. Rehab promises a full-solid dark performance with promising and alluring beat. “I like to check on a REHAB  cause baby you’re my disease” is just one of the strong marks of the song that is about Rihanna being brought to a Rehab about her true and faithful love to her boyfriend that just didn’t return all of the love that she gave. The track is one of the best songs in the album and it just gives Rihanna the respect she deserves in terms of being a full pledged, dedicated artist of the present.

Will Rehab prove another success for Rihanna? Is she worth of another #1 UK hit? These are the questions that are buggling the mids of people. I can’t wait for this to be heard by the audience. This song is just dope. I wonder why they have to release this later than of any other songs on the GOOD GIRL GONE BAD album? Well, only the future can tell the answers of our questions so if you support Rihanna, you should buy her records and support her.

RELEASE: August 11, 2008

RATING: 4.5/5

TRACKLISTING:

1. Rehab