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WHAT’S HOT: Rihanna’s New Fragrance Coming in 2012

Rihanna’s wants to know are you a Rebelle or a Fleur? The ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ is traveling into new territory by introducing her first sequence of fragrances. The first two perfumes explore the singer’s duality. Originally dubbed a ‘rebel’ by her grandmother, the alluring redolence explores the singer’s mysterious and sensual side. Rihanna tweeted about the reaction her new fragrance had on her onlookers earlier this year. “Wore the sample last night and all the fly girls wanted some. Fly girls around the world will be enticing their admirers with Rebelle’s raw and edgy scent. “My new fragrance is about taking control but still being a lady. There’s a feminine, romantic element to the fragrance-but there’s also a defiant quality in it,” Rihanna explains. “I love its duality.”

The fragrance campaign will aim to capture her dramatic and daring side as well holding true to Rihanna’s vulnerability. Unfortunately, you will have to wait till next year to captivate everyone with the daring scent.  Rebelle by Rihanna hits department stores in Spring 2012. Will you be a Rebelle?

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NEW GROOVES: Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Video

Rihanna’s long awaited video to the first single of her upcoming album “Talk that Talk” premiered October 18th. The “We Found Love” video stars British boxer/model Dudley O’ Shaughnessy who, in the video, has a strong resemblance to her infamous ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The video starts off with Rihanna stating, “”It’s like you’re screaming but no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone could that be that important, that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless like nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so you could have the good.”

The video continues to show a couple that is engulfed in an addictive love that brings fulfillment and destruction at the same time. While watching the video, I was curious to see if all the visuals and introduction was a subliminal message regarding Rihanna’s feelings toward her past relationship with the R&B superstar. Although it is impossible to not raise this question, there is no denying the quality and intriguing nature of this video. Watch Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video below and look out for her new album, “Talk the Talk”, set for release on November 21st.

>> Amadi Jae for AOM & The HIGH UP. Follow @AmadiJae on Twitter! 

MATCH UP: Coldplay and Rihanna Princess Of China Collaboration

A new release from the British rock band, Coldplay and the Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna leaked yesterday, called “Princess of China”. The classic “breakup” song is provided by this unique collaboration including lyrics from Chris Martin that reminisces on the loss of a love and the couple’s joyous times together. Although the lyrics may take you to that somber place, the array of synthesizers and background vocal arrangements make you feel as if you are traveling back in time or free falling from a cliff. This is a key element to Coldplay’s music in which I highly appreciate. Rihanna adds her commercial and edgy mix that takes the song to a place of familiarity and new territories all at the same time, while reminding the remorseful lover what he could’ve had in her portion of the song. The Coldplay-Rihanna collaboration will appear on the band’s upcoming fifth album release, “Mylo Xyloto”. Listen below.

-Amadi Jae for AOM & The HIGH UP. Follow @AmadiJae on Twitter!

NEW GROOVES: Rihanna Announces New Album and Sings “We Found Love”

Looks like Rihanna will not be taking a break any time soon. On Sept. 22nd, Rihanna released her new single “We Found Love”.  This song is a classic dance record, keeping up with the current musical trends. This is definitely a song that I am sure will become a standard to play in the night clubs around the world and a great sound track to the end of a great summer. Rihanna has been one of the most consistent artists to come in many years, releasing hits that reach the top 10 consecutively. I only wish that they would give the listener time to anticipate her music. It seems as if we are being provided new music when we are still trying to enjoy songs such as “Man Down” and “California King Bed”. On the other hand, I can understand the strategy since today’s music listener has a short attention span and with social media outlets like Twitter, fans have more access to news, information, and content more than they ever have before. I am not expecting anything more than what I’ve heard before from Rihanna. But you never know, she may surprise us this time! Rihanna’s new album is scheduled for release on November 21st of this year. Listen to Rihanna’s new single “We Found Love” via at

-Amadi Jae for AOM & The HIGH UP. Follow @AmadiJae on Twitter!