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That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! Come inside to celebrate with the Pop princess for making history as the first and only artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to be certified with 100 million song awards….

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Clap for Her! Rihanna Ties Billboard 100 Record

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Rihanna and her navy should all be rejoicing today as the R&B/Pop sensation has made some history. Well technically tied for history as Billboard reports, her new single “Work” off her latest album Anti reached number nine on the Billboard 100 chart which makes it Rihanna’s 27th top ten hit. She now ties Mariah Carey, Elton John, and Janet Jackson for fifth most top 10s in the charts top 100 history.

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Written by FreddyO Intern: James Wagner

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released the news that they will now factor in album and video streaming into the Gold and Platinum certification process.

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theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Pharrell Williams is refusing to hand over his contract for The Voice to his ex-business partners in their nasty legal battle and the company is demanding the judge force the singer/producer to show them exactly how much he rakes in per season on the talent show.

Pharrell was sued by the production company, Uncommon Content Partners, who produced the singers YouTube show “ARTST TLK“. The show featured celebrity interviews and ran for over 12 episodes in its first season and was set to begin production on a Season 2.

However, the producers explained Pharrell kicked them to the curb when he signed on to become a judge on “The Voice”, despite them investing millions into the YouTube show. They filed suit demanding millions in damages for all the money they lost.

Pharrell said the contract he signed had a provision that allowed him to back out of a Season 2 if no schedule could be agreed upon by both parties. He asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit and award his ex-business partner nothing.

The producers fired back in court documents, stating that Pharrell was attempting to deceive the court about the terms of the agreement. The company said the agreement specifically states that singer/producer is obligated to complete a 2nd season of the YouTube show and the only provision is they have to agree upon a schedule — it doesn’t state if they can’t Pharrell is allowed to abandon the project.

The company said that Pharrell clearly does NOT work 24 hours a day 7 days a week on The Voice and he could have worked out a schedule with them to fulfill his contract with them for a Season 2.
Read more: http://thejasminebrand.com/2016/01/29/exclusive-pharrell-williams-ex-partner-demands-singer-hand-over-the-voice-contract-reveal-salary/#ixzz3ydfsGGxA

 

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Pharrell returned to court explaining that this lawsuit is a waste of time due for everyone involved due to the contract stating clearly he never had to do a season 2.

He explained that the agreement he signed with the production company states that both parties will work together to come up with a shooting schedule that does NOT conflict with Pharrell’s prior professional commitments aka The Voice.

Pharrell said he wasn’t going to wait around and pass up on the chance to be a judge on The Voice to see if a Season 2 of the YouTube show was going to happen. He also said he wasn’t required to do so and thus be didn’t breach any contract.

Recently, Pharrell’s former business partner returned back to court demanding the judge order an injunction to stop the singer’s talk show played on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio program that he launched this year entitled, ‘OTHERtone‘. He claimed that the show – where Pharrell is the host and interviews various celebrity guests – was a breach of the original deal by not getting other hosting gigs approved by them.

They state Pharrell never informed them about his new Apple Radio show and didn’t offer them a right to produce the show per their contract. They demanded the court slap the singer with an injunction and not allow him to continue hosting the show until the legal battle was decided. Pharrell blasted his ex-partners and said the contract he signed was void and he could do whatever he pleased without their permission.

Then on January 22nd, Uncommon Content Partners filed docs in the case demanding the court order Pharrell to hand over his contract he signed to a judge on The Voice.

They accuse Pharrell of refusing to hand over the contract citing confidentiality provisions.

The company says there are numerous reports about Pharrell’s salary for The Voice and state the singer makes anywhere from 8-12 million per season. U.C.P. points out that the salary has already been reported and the argument of confidentiality is nonsense.

U.C.P. says that the contract will let them know exactly how much Pharrell is racking in per season and will help them show motive for not producing a second season with them. They are demanding the judge order the singer to hand over the contract ASAP.

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Read more: http://thejasminebrand.com/2016/01/29/exclusive-pharrell-williams-ex-partner-demands-singer-hand-over-the-voice-contract-reveal-salary/#ixzz3ydfzBM7Y

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With the world going crazy because of the Twitter beef and Rihanna’s album being teased ASAP Rock and Pharrell take advantage of the free Hip-Hop publicity and release a new track that is under three minutes and dubbed, “Hear Me.” The song is produced by Kino Beats and Miles Sloan.

What do you think?

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Rihanna just dropped her Anti album semi-unannounced.  Get the deets inside on the semi-surprise rollout…

After dropping her single “Work” featuring Drake Wednesday afternoon, and after reports went rampant that her album would be available some time before Friday, the wait is over.

 

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RiRi just released the entire Anti album on Samsung devices and TIDAL.

The album was actually supposed to be a TIDAL exclusive release at midnight where you received a free code from the AntiDiaRY app on Samsung devices first.  But when TIDAL accidentally uploaded the album a few hours early and it accidentally leaked, folks with all devices were scrambling to download it and rip it for the masses.

So Ri went ahead and allowed for the album to be released on both platofrms, and she gave out the code herself on her Instagram page saying:

A gift to my navy! #ANTI is available right now!!! Download with code: ANTI http://smarturl.it/RihANTI @samsungmobileusa

Now, anyone can stream the album on Tidal for free (until the free offers run out).  For non-Samsung device users, you may be required to sign up for the free 60 day TIDAL trial as well.

Samsung paid a cool $25 million to work with Ri on this release, so it’s safe to say she likely mimicked Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail release.  For Hov, Samsung purchased a million dollars worth of MCHG albums and gave them to Samsung users for free.

Forbes reports TIDAL has exclusivity on the album for the first week of its release.

The 13 song tracklist interestingly doesn’t include her previous singles “American Oxygen” “BBHMM” and “FourFiveSeconds.”  But according to Forbes, Rihanna’s releasing a deluxe version with an additional 3 songs this Friday.

 

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The tracklist for the initial release is below:

Rihanna – ANTI (Tracklist)
1. “Consideration” featuring SZA
2. “James Joint”
3. “Kiss It Better”
4. “Work” featuring Drake
5. “Desperado”
6. “Woo”
7. “Needed Me”
8. “Yeah, I Said It”
9. “Same Ol’ Mistakes”
10. “Never Ending”
11. “Love on the Brain”
12. “Higher”
13. “Close to You”

Have YOU downloaded it yet?!

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Chris Brown has finally been cleared to leave the Philippines! The clearance came Friday after it was determined that the singer had no legal obligations in Southeast Asia!

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Singer Rihanna took to her Instagram to release a stunning ad for her new fragrance “RiRi!” See what all the buzz is about…

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