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Rihanna’s confirmed she turned down the Superbowl halftime show to support Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was dropped from the NFL for protesting social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. In this month’s cover story with Vogue magazine, Rihanna said she did it to take a stand. “I couldn’t dare do […]

Rihanna has taken her father to court in the US, accusing him of exploiting her name to further his entertainment business. She claims her father, Ronald Fenty, and his business partner have falsely suggested that she is connected to their firm, Fenty Entertainment. Their conduct has misled the public and hurt her Fenty brand, the […]

Long has the thick, full-eyebrowed look reigned supreme in the beauty world – but could that all be about to change? Rihanna’s September Vogue cover shows the superstar with her eyebrows seemingly removed and ultra-fine, pronounced arches pencilled in their place. It flies in the face (literally) of the bushy Cara Delevingne-inspired brows that have […]

Rihanna is giving bikes to girls in Malawi to help them get an education. It’s part of a new partnership between the singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo. The campaign called 1 Km Action will fund scholarships to help hundreds of girls attend secondary schools in Malawi. Those who qualify for a […]

Jay Z is selling a stake in his Tidal music streaming business to the telecoms company, Sprint. Jay Z bought Tidal three years ago and his wife Beyoncé and other artists own equity in the company. Aiming to challenge larger rivals such as Spotify, Tidal offers artists on its platform more control over their music. […]

Rihanna will receive MTV’s lifetime achievement award at the Video Music Awards later this month. It’s MTV’s highest honour and is known as the Michael Jackson video vanguard award. Last year Kanye West won the trophy, with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears previously getting it. “[The award] reflects an artist’s impact not just on […]

For years, Beyoncé was a hit-machine, defiantly, almost psychotically, churning out chart topping singles. So how, and why, did she become focussed exclusively on the album format? And what does that mean in the age of streaming? “I might get your song played on the radio station,” boasts Beyoncé on Formation, the agenda-setting single she […]

Viola Beach have entered the singles chart at number 11, a week after the Warrington band died in a car crash. Tomas Lowe, Kris Leonard, River Reeves and Jack Dakin died along with manager Craig Tarry on Saturday while on tour in Stockholm. They were killed when their car plunged more than 25m (82ft) from […]