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Rihanna artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Scottish producer Calvin Harris presents the fruits of a prolific year and a half on the new album 18 Months.

December 8, 2012 The Scottish producer behind Rihanna's "We Found Love" has thoroughly infiltrated American pop.

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December 2, 2010 Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.

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Brown/Rihanna; courtesy of the artists

November 4, 2009 It might be possible to pick up on how the two pop stars are doing via their music.

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Discover Songs

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November 18, 2009 The summer jam of 2007 can be summarized in seven syllables: "ella, ella, ay, ay, ay."

News

Bard Ylvisaker (L) and Vegard Ylvisaker of Ylvis perform "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" in September.

December 23, 2013 The NPR Music critic sifts through the most popular songs of the year to find 10 worth remembering.

Rihanna's new video is the target of a lawsuit from photographer David LaChapelle.

February 17, 2011 The pop star's promo clip for the song "S&M" has gotten her sued for copyright infringement.

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December 2, 2010 Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.

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Rihanna in "Love The Way You Lie"

August 6, 2010 The video is a literal depiction of a couple who can't escape a violent relationship.

Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg

August 4, 2010 Recent hits suggest that there's an imbalance of power between men and women on pop duets.

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Brown/Rihanna; courtesy of the artists

November 4, 2009 It might be possible to pick up on how the two pop stars are doing via their music.

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September 5, 2007 R&B star Rihanna's hit song 'Umbrella' has already spawned new versions sung by other artists.

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More Stories

Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

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Arcade Fire

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  • Album: Take a Bow
  • Artist: Rihanna
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Released: 2008
 

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  • Album: Forever [4 Tracks] [Bonus Video]
  • Artist: Chris Brown
  • Label: Jive
  • Released: 2008