Rihanna confirms new Reggae album during interview
21 May 2019 | 3:10 pm
Rihanna's ninth studio album will be a reggae album dropping later in 2019. The pop star confirmed the album plans in an interview for Times' 'T Magazine' by playwright Jeremy O. Harris in London. RiRi is referring to the album as 'R9' for now.
9 Jun 2020
Releasing your debut album in the midst of a global pandemic is not something Elisabeth Elektra expected when she started making it. The Glasgow-based songwriter, who spent five years growing up in France, counts Prince, Kate Bush and Mylène Farmer among her influences. We caught up with her to discuss her effervescent electro pop debut album "Mercurial" and were treated to a live performance of her track "Sadie".
23 Jun 2020
In our first in-studio press review since France's lockdown measures began in March, we explore claims that TikTok users and K-pop fans sabotaged Donald Trump's Tulsa rally, as well as the Egyptian president's threat to intervene in Libya and a petition to change the name of Columbus, Ohio to "Flavortown".
6 Dec 2020
French Youtube star Bilal Hassani is fast becoming one of the country's most glamorous popstars. After taking part in the 2019 edition of the Eurovision song contest, he's just released his second studio album "Contre soirée". Marjorie Hache asked him all about getting the counter party started and the anti-bullying campaign he wants to bring to French schools. We also take a look at new releases by Rico Nasty, Thomas Dutronc and Sigur Ros.
16 Dec 2020
Music stars Rihanna and Cardi B were among those honored at the 34th Footwear News Awards held virtually on Tuesday. Sixteen artists and brands were honored during the ceremony with Crocs and Birkenstocks sharing brand of the year trophies. The Nike Dunk was named shoe of the year.
21 Dec 2020
An English Heritage blue plaque is put up in Brixton, south London, for Winifred Atwell, the first Black artist to have a number one in the UK singles chart. The Trinidad-born ragtime pianist released 'Let's Have Another Party' in 1954, when it spent five weeks at the top spot. The installation of the blue plaque is the culmination of a campaign devised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, in which temporary plaques acknowledging Black Londoners have been put up in different locations around the capital.
6 Feb 2021
India's government lashes out at foreign celebrities for weighing in on the ongoing farmers' protests. They don't mention Rihanna by name, but the comments come after a tweet by the singer went viral, prompting The Times of India to praise her for bringing Indian farmers "under her umbrella". We also look at reactions to the Golden Globe nominations, a historic ruling holding the French government responsible for climate change and a story about pubic hair illustrated with grated carrots!
14 Feb 2021
Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and music star Rihanna have agreed to suspend her fashion line Fenty less than two years after its launch. Lisa Bernhard has more.
15 Feb 2021
Russia's COVID-19 infections have been falling since the end of December and restrictions in the country have been loosened. In Moscow, free shots of the country's Sputnik V jab come with a helping of ice cream.
13 Feb 2021
There was a time Joe Boy was just another average Nigerian struggling to make ends meet. Things were tough, tough enough that there were times he owed school fees. But life does have a way of influencing the change we want to see. It is this experience that has made him decide to also want to give back to humanity via music and other projects. Book your copy of tomorrow’s issue of The Guardian Life Magazine, an insert of The Guardian Nigeria as we delve into the beauty of his humanity, his recently released debut album “Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic” and more.
2 Apr 2021
Hip Hop artists perform at a pop-up event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Titled "The Missing Element", the show fuses beatboxing and street dance.
9 Apr 2021
The Brave Girls were losing courage just weeks ago, on the verge of breaking up and abandoning their dreams of K-pop stardom after years of going nowhere. Then a pseudonymous YouTuber called Viditor uploaded a compilation of them performing on South Korean army bases -- and saved their careers.
27 Jun 2021
Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid shot to fame in 2017 following the release of her debut EP "Don't Kill My Vibe". The 2019 release of her debut album "Sucker Punch" confirmed her place in pop stardom. She's been described as iconoclast, rewriting the rules of what it means to be a pop star – especially a female pop star.
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The first-time demographic shift could have repercussions for British unity. When Northern Ireland was founded in 1921 as part of the United Kingdom, two-thirds of the population were Protestant
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Olawale Abdulmajeed, a 32-year-old Nigerian medical student, fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. His escape took him from Dnipro, Ukraine, all the way to Dordrecht in the Netherlands. With the sound of exploding bombs still in his ears, he is now trying to make a new life. But how did he experience the whole escape? And what difficulties is he facing now? Olawale tells his story.
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German ministers have indicated that people fleeing Russia could apply for asylum in Germany after President Vladimir Putin ordered what he called a "partial military mobilization."
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SEFE, formerly known as Gazprom Germania, could become the second German gas importer to be protected from bankruptcy after Russia cut off supplies.
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