Rihanna, Eminem combine for Monster Tour
There are some artists out there who are known and celebrated for their lengthy live performances as much as they are for their catalog of work. Prepare for Rihanna and Eminem to join that list.
Currently together on the Monster Tour, which is stopping in just three cities, the two superstars are pulling no punches. The tour kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 at the Rose Bowl and featured a 52-song setlist. Among the hits were the songs the two mega-stars have already collaborated on, including "The Monster" and "I Love the Way You Lie." The two also shared the stage for "No Love (Don't Hurt Me") and "Run This Town," and also for "Won't Back Down."
The Rihanna portion of the evening, which lasted nearly an hour, began with the impassioned "What Now" and included hits like "Stay," "Man Down" and the dance number "Where Have You Been." Dancers also joined her for choreographed moves on "Cake" and "Rude Boy." Her encores were "Diamonds" and "We Found Love."
The Monster Tour next moves on to MetLife Stadium in New York on August 16th and 17th, and wraps at Detroit's Comerica Park on August 22nd and 23rd. Both of the Detroit dates are sold out.
Earlier this year Lollapalooza goers got an early taste of the Monster Tour when Rihanna made a surprise appearance during Eminem's set, helping out on "Love the Way You Lie" and "Monster."
Rihanna is currently working on her eighth studio album, and will release a concept album based around the upcoming 3D animated film "Home."
"Diamonds" are this girl's best friend (Updated September 6, 2013)
Rihanna is "Unapologetic" for a lot of things that have happened in her life lately, including wardrobe malfunctions, VMA shenanigans and (of course) her now nearly-year-old album by the same name.
The diva's seventh studio project, "Unapologetic," was released in November 2012. In the U.S. it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her first number one album in the country. In addition, it became the best-selling debut week of her career, and went on to become her third consecutive No. 1 in the UK and fifth in Switzerland.
Inside of 10 months, Rihanna has released four singles from "Unapologetic." They are "Diamonds," "Stay," "Pour It Up," and "Right Now." Of course "Diamonds" was a monster and reached the top of the charts in more than 20 countries, including the Billboard Hot 100. The achievement of her twelfth number one on the chart tied her with Madonna and The Supremes as the artists with the fourth most number ones on the chart's history. As a promotion to the album release, she embarked on the "777 Tour," a mini trek of seven shows in seven countries in seven days. A documentary DVD of the tour was later released.
Fresh off a win at the 55th Grammy Awards in February 2013, Rihanna kicked off her fifth headlining concert tour, the "Diamonds World Tour," which began in March. While on the road, she was showered with accolades for being named Billboard's 15th biggest Hot 100 artist of all time. She was also ranked the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade.
Rihanna is 'Unapologetic'
Rihanna fully established herself during the summer of 2005, and has continued a rise in popularity ever since. It was her third studio album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," that made her a full-fledged star. The 2007 project marked a change of direction in her music, focusing more on dance-pop and spawning several huge hits and collaborations with some big-time artists. Beyond Jay-Z, she also worked with Ne-Yo, Timbaland and StarGate. Singles like "Take a Bow" and "Disturbia" rocketed to the top of the charts, turning Rihanna into one of the world's most renowned pop stars.
The 2009 effort, "Rated R," was released in the aftermath of Rihanna's hugely reported physical altercation with boyfriend and rapper Chris Brown, who would eventually plead guilty to felony assault. With a swarm of tabloid reporters and paparazzi following her every move, not to mention the constant television and newspaper reports, the singles "Russian Roulette," "Hard" and "Rude Boy," all became No. 1 hits. The follow-up albums, "Loud" (2010) and "Talk That Talk," (2011) only fueled the superstar's fire.
The back end of 2012 has produced a more defiant Rihanna, who is using her music to deliver a message to fans and media about her relationship with Brown. In early November the controversial duo teased a musical collaboration on her upcoming seventh studio album. The full track, a Michael Jackson-inspired tune, is titled "Nobody's Business."
Brown is still on probation for his 2009 assault of Rihanna. A sample of the lyrics of the track are as follows: "Your love is perfection, please point me in the right direction/I'mma give you all my affection/Every touch becomes infectious/Let's make out in this Lexus/There's no other love just like this/A life with you I want, then we can become love's persona."
Rihanna kicked off her 777 tour on November 14, 2012 in Mexico City in support of the upcoming album, "Unapologetic."
Young R&B; singer Rihanna has seen more than her share of fame since her debut in 2005. Rihanna was born in Barbados and came to the United States to pursue her singing career. With hits such as "Umbrella, "Pon de Replay" and "Don't Stop the Music", it is no wonder she has had more than six number-one singles in her career and received two Grammys for her collaboration with Jay-Z on "Run This Town." SeatGeek has Rihanna tickets even for sold out events, so you can guarantee your place at the concert.
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