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Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” Becomes 35th Top 40!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on February 9, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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The song isn’t being promoted at all. Flyers exist but we’re still waiting on a video and some live performances. Despite that, the song jumps almost 10 spaces on the Billboard Hot 100! This could be an unexpectedly huge hit for Rih!

While the videos for “Pour It Up” and “Stay” are yet to arrive, both songs are doing well in there respective markets an “Unapologetic” remains among the charts top sellers! #RihannaNavy

Mariah Records “Almost Home” For Disney’s OZ!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, MOVIES, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on February 7, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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YES!!! Ms Carey has recorded a new song specifically for Disney’s new motion picture, OZ! The movie doesn’t arrive until March but the song will be released February 19th! Soooooo excited!! #MimiNation

Mimi’s new album is still under construction but should be here by summer 2013!!

Def Jam Switches Gears, “Pour It Up” is Rihanna’s 2nd Single!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on January 10, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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Earlier in the week, we or an affiliate reported that Rihanna’s second single from her #1 album “Unapologetic” would be “Right Now” but this morning we learned that after heated arguments with label heads, Rihanna is sending “Pour It Up” to radio! The song has already been getting mad love at urban radio!

As far as we know, a music video is on the way for the track but Def Jam didn’t green light visuals for any of the urban tracks on Rihanna’s last album…

Chrisette Michele Announces 4th Album Release Date!!

Posted in ALBUMS, CHRISETTE MICHELE, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on January 5, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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We slept on her last album but “Epiphany”, her 2008 effort was brilliant! Can’t wait to hear what she’s got cooking on this new release!

RapUp reports the following:

The new year brings new music from Chrisette Michele. The R&B songbird has announced a release date for her fourth album Better.

The follow-up to 2010’s Let Freedom Reign is set for release on April 30, Chrisette announced via Twitter. It marks her first album on Motown (she was previously signed to Island Def Jam).

“Oh MY GOD!!!!!!!!!! Ok, all ima say is #JourneyToBetterstartsNOW #April30thBetterReleaseDate #Motown #RichHipster #ucomin,” tweeted an excited Chrisette.

Just last month, she dropped her free mixtape Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation featuring collaborations with 2 Chainz and Wale.

It’s Official, “Right Now” Ft David Guetta Will Be Rihanna’s 2nd Single!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on January 4, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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We were actually just discussing this in the group but an official confirmation come courtesy of Access Hollywood!

Def Jam has selected “Right Now” for radio submission and a video is scheduled to be shot this month in support of the single. We love the song but it’s clear the label is interested in making money above providing the public an accurate preview of the album which is her most urban work since 2008′s “Rated R”…

Rihanna’s faux singles “Pheash Off The Runway” and “Pour It Up” will likely be urban radio hits but won’t receive official promo from the label (no video) unless Rih decides to come out of pocket… #RihannaNavy

Rihanna’s New Single “Right Now” Ft David Guetta??

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on December 24, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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We’ve been hearing the song on Houston radio quite a bit but there’s been no official word from Def Jam or Rihanna’s camp on what the second single would be, though a flyer for “Pour It Up” has been circulating on the internet… We just don’t know but we love both songs, can’t wait to see more visuals from her!

#RihannaNavy

Big Sean “GUAP” Official Video!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BIG SEAN, DEF JAM, G.O.O.D Music, HIPHOP, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on December 17, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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We love SEAN!! This is the first single from his 2nd album, courtesy of Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music imprint. It’s titled “Hall of Fame” and is due early 2013, love the track!

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” Re-Enters Billboard’s Hot 100!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on December 13, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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The song is decades old yet Mariah manages to cash in on the song’s popularity every year! Billboard reports the following:

The singer’s 1994 holiday chestnut returns at a new peak, as titles of any era are, as of this year, eligible to appear on the list if ranking in the top 50.

Eighteen years after its release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 at last.

With airplay and sales for holiday hits increasing, the track, from Carey’s 1994 album “Merry Christmas,” re-enters the chart at No. 29, a new peak position. “Christmas” had logged one prior frame on the chart, reaching No. 83 the week of Jan. 8, 2000. It didn’t reach the Hot 100 upon its original release, as it was not available as a commercial single in 1994; per chart rules at the time, such tracks were not eligible to appear on the Hot 100. The carol did, however, rise to No. 12 on the Radio Songs chart the week of Jan. 7, 1995 (the highest rank for a holiday song in the chart’s 22-year history).

How does an 18-year-old song show on the Hot 100 alongside current hits (including those by Justin Bieber, who was not yet a year-old in late 1994)? Per current rules, any title, regardless of age, is eligible for the chart if it ranks in the top 50. Hot 100 rules changed at the beginning of the 2012 chart year to include titles of any era should they place in the list’s top half; tracks by Whitney Houston benefitted from the revision following her February passing, with, most noticeably, her 1992-93 Hot 100 No. 1 “I Will Always Love You” returning and soaring to No. 3 in March.

Two other versions of Carey’s modern-day Christmas classic charted on the Hot 100 before the original’s return this week, both last year. Bieber’s take (subtitled “Superfestive!”), with Carey, ranked at No. 86 the week of Nov. 19, 2011, and Michael Buble’s ballad interpretation made a cameo at No. 99 six weeks later (amid a five-week reign on the Adult Contemporary chart).

Carey’s original “Christmas” returns to the Hot 100 with digital sales of 69,000 (up 79%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It bounds 37-19 on Digital Songs and leads Holiday Digital Songs for a fourth consecutive week. (The song has sold 2.3 million download to date). On Holiday Airplay, “Christmas” receives Greatest Gainer honors, lifting 7-5 with 26 million in audience (up 17%), according to Nielsen BDS. It re-enters Radio Songs at No. 48. “Christmas” tops the Holiday Songs chart, which measures sales, airplay and streaming, for a third week in a row.

Aiding the song’s momentum, Carey appeared on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Dec. 4, performing a merry version of the song with Fallon and the show’s house band the Roots on miniature instruments (including xylophone, bongos and wood blocks). A chorus of children added background vocals. The clip has racked 7 million YouTube views since its posting.

Upon her return, Carey claims her 34th top 40 hit on the Hot 100 (and first since “Obsessed” climbed to No. 7 in 2009). She breaks a tie with Connie Francis and Rihanna (each with 33) for the fourth-most top 40 Hot 100 entries among women. Madonna leads all female soloists with 49 top 40 hits, followed by Aretha Franklin (43) and Taylor Swift (39). Elvis Presley leads all acts with 80 top 40 Hot 100 entries (not counting his numerous hits that predate the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch).

Billboard.com’s entire menu of charts, including the Hot 100, Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Holiday Songs, will refresh tomorrow (Dec. 13).

Rihanna Reigns At Billboard!!!

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on November 29, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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This is the official report, Rihanna is RUNNING SHIT!!

She’s the biggest star in music right now, seemingly making gold of everything she puts her hands on.. The album is brilliant and the ppl just can’t get enough! #RihannaNavy

Her official fan site reports the following:

As Rihanna soaks in the success of “Unapologetic,” which, as previously reported, becomes her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, bowing with 238,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, she maintains her No. 1 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with the set’s lead single, “Diamonds.”

Rihanna is just the second artist this year to lead both of Billboard’s signature album and song rankings simultaneously. Adele doubled up atop the tallies, respectively, the weeks of Feb. 4 and 11 with “21″ and the set’s third Hot 100 No. 1, “Set Fire to the Rain.”

Diamonds” shines again atop the Hot 100, fueled prominently by its 8% gain on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, where it holds at No. 2 with 126 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. It tallies a third week atop On-Demand Songs with 1.08 million on-demand streams (up 3%) (and 1.24 million overall streams), according to BDS. “Diamonds” dips 1-2 on Hot Digital Songs, although it increases by 3% to 176,000 downloads sold, according to SoundScan.

Diamonds” (atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth week) handily wins the race to No. 1 on the Hot 100, leading Ke$ha’s “Die Young” (3-2) by approximately 5,000 chart points. “Diamonds” gains by 5% in overall points, while “Young” surges by 7%. The latter title pushes 5-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (115 million, up 7%), while remaining at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs (151,000, up 14%) and slipping 2-3 on On-Demand Songs (870,000, down 4%).

Rihanna To Debut At #1, Shifting Nearly 240K Units!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on November 28, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

HA!!! Now no one can say that Rihanna’s less of an artist or an entertainer because she doesn’t have a #1 album! The haters wil have to find something else to talk about!!

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! #RihannaNavy

It’s Official; “Diamonds” Becomes Rihanna’s 12th #1 Single!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on November 21, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YESSSSSS!!!! #RihannaNavy to the death of us!! 

“Diamonds” shifts 2 to 1 this week thanks to increased airplay and digital sales! She has now surpassed both Janet Jackson (10) and Whitney Houston (11), tying OG pop diva Madonna and only trailing Billboard’s reigning queen, Mariah Carey, who has 18 #1 singles total!!

This is MONU-F****-MENTAL!! Rihanna is making history with every single, every album! The only other person doing that is Mimi… The Rihanna reign shows NO SIGNS of letting up anytime soon!!

Oh btw, the album is expected to take the #1 spot and be one of Rihanna’s biggest first weeks ever!!! #RihannaNavy

Rihanna & Kanye West Unleash “Diamonds” Remix!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, KANYE WEST, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on November 18, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

FIREEEEEEEE!!!!!! We love it, better then the OG version of both songs!

Chrisette Michele “Charades” Official Video!!!

Posted in CHRISETTE MICHELE, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, SOUL, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , on November 13, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

This is the current single from her mix tape, entitled “Audrey Hepburn”, it’s beautiful and Chrisette is giving us everything, eyes, hollywood, glamour, beauty in this gorgeous visual!

We like the song too but we’d like to hear something stronger lyrically. She’s using a different color of her voice and we do like that but it be cool if she worked with some better writers, R Kelly, Keri Hilson or Neyo would really be able to bring out the best in her…

Rihanna Talks Beyonce, Chris Brown, New Album & More!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, INTERVIEWS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on November 10, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

It’s interview time, the album is right around the corner!!! I love her remarks about Beyonce!! Our friends at RapUp report the following:

With only 11 days to go until her seventh album Unapologetic is released, Rihanna sat down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen at Facebook’s New York headquarters for “Facebook Live.” A few of her 62 million Facebook fanswere in the audience and sent in questions.

The pop megastar spoke about reading rumors on blogs, listening to “ratchet” songs like “Bandz a Make Her Dance” and “Pop That” (“I don’t like listening to pop music in the car”), the impact of Hurricane Sandy, and sounded off on her peers including Beyoncé (“Gorgeous, a stab to my self-esteem”), Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj. When asked if she and Chris Brownare together, she said “no.”

On her duet with Chris, “Nobody’s Business”: “‘Nobody’s Business’ is basically the way I look at everything regarding my personal life. Even though you have to witness it, it’s being documented at every second, it still is mine. This is mine at this point. When it gets to my music and stuff like that, I’ll give and I’ll give and I’ll give, and I just feel like I need to keep a little bit for me that I get to the side.”

On wanting to be the “black Madonna”: “Madonna is one of those artists that she was very self-expressive. She was bold, she was fearless. All those are things that I looked up to as a young woman. I wanted to be all those things.”

On where she wants to be in 30 years: “I wanna be skinny, I wanna be fierce… I hope my tits are still sitting up.”

On her album title Unapologetic: “It’s very true. It’s raw. It’s honest. It’s storytelling, even the way it flows on the album. It takes you on a journey.”

On why her late grandmother Dolly inspires her: “She’s just a complete woman. If I could even make it to half that, I would be in great, great hands.”

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Rihanna “Diamonds” Official Video!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on November 9, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

Yes!!!!! We love it, another brilliant visual from Rihanna!!

Is that Chris Brown’s hand she’s holding??

The song jumps 5 to 4 on the hot 100 this week and Rihanna will likely crown the chart in the coming weeks, perhaps in time enough for her new album to drop. Who’s f**** wit her?? NOBODY!! #RihannaNavy

Rihanna “Diamonds” Becomes 23rd Billboard Top 10!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 26, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YESSSS!!! Rihanna’s first single from “Unapologetic” rores into the Billboard’s upper hierarchy this week, 11 to 8, becoming her 23rd top 10 single!

Rihanna has topped this chart 11 times and it’s incredibly possible that “Diamonds” will become her 12th #1 single, especially given it’s chart presence absent a music video to promote it…… That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! #RihannaNavy

The new album is coming 11.19.12 and from what we hear, she’s still putting the finishing touches on it, recorded what’s left in L.A! Can’t wait!

Rihanna Reveals “Unapologetic” 7th Album Title & COVER!!

Posted in DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 12, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YES!!!! The new album will be available 11.19.12!!

Her single drops 16 to 18 this week but will likely see the top 10 and her previous 4 or 5 singles have… #RihannaNavy

Rihanna’s “Diamonds” Debuts High On The Billboard Hot 100!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 5, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YES!!!!! We love the single and we LOVE Rihanna!! Album coming soon, new videos, new music, another year of Riri!! #RihannaNavy

Our friends at RapUp report the following:

Rihanna’s “Diamonds” is already dazzling on the charts. The latest single from the pop star debuts at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

 The song, helmed by Stargate, Benny Blanco, and Sia, is the first single from her upcoming seventh album, due later this year.

Rihanna has historically debuted strong on the singles charts. Her 2011 single “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris entered at the same spot in October of last year, while her collaborations with Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”) and Drake (“Take Care”) debuted at 2 and 9, respectively. “Diamonds” also opens at No. 7 on the Digital Songs chart with 133,000downloads.

If the song reaches No. 1, it would become the 12th chart-topper of hercareer. She currently holds the record for the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat.

Rihanna will perform her latest hit at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing December 4 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Rihanna “Diamonds” Album, Tour & First Single!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 13, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

Okay so here’s what we’ve heard regarding the release and promotion of Rihanna’s 2012 album:

The album will tentatively be titled “Diamonds”, which is also the name of the first single and the tour that kicks off this coming March.

Rihanna has enlisted new and old faces to make sure this album is the same pop masterpiece the last 3 or 4 have been. (we weren’t fans until “Rated R”)

The album is expected to drop sometime during the holidays, probably Thanksgiving and we could start hearing new music in the next month or so!

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Rihanna Announces “Diamonds” Tour, Is This Her New Album Title??

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, TOURS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 8, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

The tour doesn’t kick off for another 7 months which makes us believe, “Diamonds” is going to be the title of her new album, the one that’ll probably be on the shelf by Thanksgiving. 

Rihanna’s a beast, a true worker bee, having released 4 albums in the past 4 years. This new album, tentatively titled “Diamonds” will be made up of the same pop that made her last 3 or 4 projects soooooo successful. #RihannaNavy

Our friends at RapUp report the following:

After opening the MTV Video Music Awards and winning Video of the Year for “We Found Love,” Rihanna keeps the momentum going by announcing dates for her “Rihanna Diamonds World Tour.”

The North American leg kicks off March 8, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. The arena trek is scheduled to stop in more than 27 cities including Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, and Chicago, with additional dates to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14, at LiveNation.com.

Rihanna’s previous tour, the “LOUD” tour, grossed $90 million worldwide to become the 7th highest-grossing tour of 2011 and included 10 sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena.

The pop superstar is reportedly working on a follow-up to her 2011 albumTalk That Talk, which has spawned the hit singles “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been.”

“Rihanna Diamonds World Tour” – North American Dates

Mar. 8 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Mar. 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Mar. 12 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Mar. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 15 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Mar. 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mar. 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Mar. 21 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Mar. 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 25 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Mar. 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Mar. 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Apr. 1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Apr. 3 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Apr. 6 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
Apr. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Apr. 11 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Apr. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
Apr. 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Apr. 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Apr. 19 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Apr. 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
Apr. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Apr. 29 – Washington, D.C – Verizon Center
May 2 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
May 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

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