Go behind the scenes of the “FourFiveSeconds” video with Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
“FourFiveSeconds”, the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming album, is available now on iTunes.
Via i-D: In The Music Issue of i-D we turn up the volume on the pop stars, rock stars and DJs rocking our worlds, and meet the fashion designers for whom music inspires everything they do. She last released an album in 2012, but Rihanna’s finally back and on the cover of your favourite magazine. To celebrate her eighth studio album, R8, we meet Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the reigning queen of pop. While details of Ri’s new album still remain under wraps, rumours of collaborations with Mike WiLL Made-It, Ne-Yo, DJ Mustard, Kiesza, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd have set anticipation at an all time high. Team this with last month’s stealth pre-release of FourFiveSeconds, an unexpected acoustic jam with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and it’s fair to say suspense is skyrocketing.
“She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm, who teamed up with Rihanna and Paolo Roversi for i-D’s cover shoot in Paris. “The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”
Stay tuned for more…
UPDATE: The magazine will be on UK newsstands Feb. 5 and worldwide Feb. 9! Shot by Paolo Roversi. Rihanna shared two new images on Instagram!
Twice in a day! Princess RiRi was photographed leaving her favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, Giorgio Baldi, on Wednesday (January 28). Click here for photos and check back later for more. The previous night, she was seen at the same place — photos are available here.
“FourFiveSeconds,” from super-trio Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 54 following the song’s arrival on Jan. 24. It also launches on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 12.
The song is the first single from Rihanna’s next studio album. No title or release date has yet been announced.
In less than two full days on sale, “FourFiveSeconds” sold 53,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music, good for a No. 19 debut on the Digital Songs chart. It also logged 24 million in out-of-the-box audience through Jan. 28 (aided by hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia-owned stations on Jan. 25).
Following a full first week of sales and airplay, the breezy single, on which Rihanna and West trade lead vocals and McCartney adds guitars and backing vocals, should surge on next week’s Hot 100; this week’s charts refresh Thursday (Jan. 29) on Billboard.com, while next week’s charts will update on Feb. 5.
Social interaction helped spur the song’s start. “FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!” Rihanna tweeted on Jan. 24, directing followers to her website prominently featuring a link to purchase the song in the iTunes Store. In the song’s first 48 hours of release, fans sent more than 614,000 tweets about Rihanna and the track, according to Twitter. It reached No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart and enters the weekly recap at No. 14.
Jim Parsons and Rihanna both don’t know how to whistle! Learn more about the stars in “Conversations from the Set of Home” video series.
Home is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday staring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. Coming to theatres on March 27th!
“When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.”
After keeping quiet since the 1st Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards last Thursday, RiRi looked beautiful as always while photographed shopping in West Hollywod this Monday (January 26). Click here for photos and check back later for more.
Great job, Navy!
“FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney has already reached the #1 spot on iTunes in over 40 countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vitnam (as of Monday afternoon).
UPDATE: The song has reached #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Chart after jumping +6 positions! #FOURFIVESECONDSTAKEOVA
PS. The single is currently #2 in the US and #3 in UK (where it was just released today).
#R8 is coming!