Rihanna's Anti to Debut at #27 On Billboard's Top 200 Chart After Selling All of 460 Copies 

Just 14 hours after Rihanna’s mythical eighth album Anti dropped, late on January 27, it had been downloaded one million times. In addition to the full downloads, provided/paid for by Samsung for reasons that I still don’t fully understand, the album was streamed over 14 million times in the same time period. So, yes,…

Rihanna Actually Dropped Her New Song 'Work,' Featuring Drake. Anti Is Real! 

Anti is not our adult Santa, as we’ve come to fear; Anti may, in fact, be real, and at the very least “Work,” featuring Drake, is incredibly real, insofar that downloading something off Tidal for $1.29 after three attempts to pay is “real.” Never mind that, though: here’s a new freakin’ Rihanna song!

Weird and Wild Christmas Jams to Delight and Frighten the Whole Family

The scenario: your stepfather won’t stop playing Mannheim Steamroller because it’s so festive but also “experimental” and “cool.” The solution: convince him to let you play these “alternative” Christmas jams by making him think you’re letting him in on a secret that will make him even “cooler.”

Year of the Fanboy Profile: Writers Fawning Over Subjects Because They Don't Have a Choice

Five years ago, I was an editor at Vibe, and I got an assignment to interview Usher. It was my second time profiling him for a cover story, but this setting would be more intimate than the previous one—instead of meeting in a hotel conference room, we’d talk at an outdoor bar at the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood, just…