Rihanna’s Diamonds knocks Gangnam Style off Number 1

In what has been one of the closest fought chart battles of 2012 so far, Rihanna’s Diamonds emerges victorious overOne Direction’s Live While We’re Young, and Adele’s Skyfall in the race to take the converted Number 1 slot from K-pop sensation Psy’s Gangnam Style.

In Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, the Bajan singer’s latest track was a mere 250 copies behind One Direction’s new single, but today it finishes the week nearly 19,000 ahead of the British boyband with sales of over 105,000 copies. Diamonds is Rihanna’s sixth Official Singles Chart Number 1 as a lead artist and seventh overall.

With just 420 copies between the two, last week’s chart topper, Gangnam Style, slides one place to Number 2, whileOne Direction score their fourth Top 10 hit in twelve months with Live While We’re Young new in at Number 3. Continue reading

Rihanna reveals ad for new fragrance “Nude” on Twitter

RiRi’s releasing a new fragrance called “Nude” next year and took to Twitter to share her latest ad. (To see the image, click here!)

The Tweet links to an Instagram picture featuring a scantily clad Rihanna, smiling and sporting platinum blond locks.

Look:

Rihanna wears lace lingerie and covers the rest of her body with what looks like some lightly colored gossamer.

Rihanna’s new ad generated a lot of love from fans, with 160,000 liking the picture as of Saturday afternoon.

Chris Brown talks candidly about falling back in love with Rihanna

Chris Brown talks candidly about falling back in love with Rihanna while still dating Karrueche Tran in this new video he released titled “The Real Chris Brown”.

I’m stressed out… when you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it’s kinda difficult,” Chris says. “Is there such thing as loving two people? I don’t know if that’s possible, but for me, I feel like that.

Chris, who released a statement saying that he ended his relationship with Karrueche over his friendship with Rihanna, is seen with both ladies in the footage in the video.

Karrueche tweeted after the video was released.

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Rihanna, Justin Bieber fan club sites operator to pay $1 million in privacy settlement

A unit of Warner Music Group that operates online fan club sites for such stars as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it illegally collected personal data from its users under the age of 13.

The unit, Artist Arena, didn’t admit or deny any wrongdoing in the settlement, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Federal Trade Commission had filed charges against the firm on Tuesday, citing alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or Coppa. That law forbids web sites from collecting personal information from users under the age of 13 without parental consent.

The fan sites in question were BieberFever.com, SelenaGomez.com, RihannaNow.com and DemiLovatoFanClub.net. A judge has yet to approve the settlement. Continue reading