Rihanna‘s heart-wrenching ballad “Love on the Brain” will be the singer’s next single.
RiRi shared the news on Instagram Monday via a clip of her performing the powerful track with a simple caption “#nextsingle.”
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“Love on the Brain” will follow ANTI hits “Work,” “Kiss It Better,” and “Needed Me.” Besides the announcing her next single, the Bajan beauty is gearing up for a performance at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards where she’s also being honored with the prestigious Video Vanguard Award.
So far the visuals for previous singles have been super dope. We can’t wait to see what RiRi cooks up for “Love on the Brain.”
The MTV Video Music Awards announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony via Facebook live this morning. Leading the pack was Beyoncé with 11 nods for her Emmy-nominated visual album Lemonade.Adele follows with 8 nominations for her record-breaking album 25. The songstress’ will be competing for Best Female Video along with Rihanna ft. Drake “Work”, Sia “Cheap Thrills,” and Ariana Grande “Into You.”
The award show returns to the Big Apple this year. Grande landed 5 nominations along with Drake who nabbed Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video, and Best Art Direction. Kanye West received two nominations for “Famous” while his foe Taylor Swift on the other hand garnered zero nominations. The pop star’s “1989” album came out in 2014 so her recent singles “Wildest Dreams,” “Out of the Woods” and “New Romantics” were ineligible.
West’s infamous track features naked images in the likeness of the rapper and other celebrities, including his wife Kim Kardashian, Swift, Donald Trump, and Bill Cosby. ‘Famous” is at the heart of the current feud between the Chicago emcee and Swift. Kardashian recently delivered receipts; leaking audio of Swift giving West her blessing to the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” The “Wildest Dreams” singer originally denied West’s claims he reached out to her prior to releasing the song. She quickly changed her tune, now claiming West did not play her the entire track or reveal the lyrics in full omitting the line, “Why? I made that bitch famous.”
West’s video for the controversial “Famous,” garnered the Video of the Year nomination and will be facing-off with Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello, “Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry,” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Newcomers Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, and DNCE, will battle it out for the Best New Artist award.
The late David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, earned four nominations in the categories of Best Direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for “Lazarus.” The video featured the icon frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged and was released several days before his Jan. 10 death.
Others artists who earned multiple nods include Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie, FKA Twigs, and The Weeknd.
Voting opened online Tuesday. Nominees for best song of the summer have yet to be announced. The MTV VMA’s will be airing live from Madison Square Garden on August 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Will you be tuning in?
The net has been buzzing with news that Beyonce may be performing at the VMAs this year, and now its official! MTV confirmed earlier today that she will indeed be performing her latest single “Sweet Dreams“. This will mark the 3rd time that Sasha Fierce has performed for the show, and having been nominated for a total of nine VMAs this year, its only right!
As if that isn’t enough exciting news, DC rapper Wale, along with legendary Go-Go band, UCB, will serve as the official house band for the night.
MTV just released this brand new VMA promo video featuring Ne-yo. As you may have seen, this year has a West Side Story theme, and they have enlisted several top artists to join in on the fun. Check out Ne-Yo below, as he slides, glides and sings his way through a guitar infused version of “Tonight”, with a Michael Jackson- like flair.
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will be held in New York City, September 13, 2009 at 9pm/8C. For more info, visit www.vmas.mtv.com.