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					Rihanna
Music Media Analysis
January to June 2010
Table of Contents

                Overview                                             3

                Chart Popularity                                     4
                Mainstream Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                Mainstream Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

                Twitter Coverage                                     6
                Twitter Popularity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                Twitter Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                Mainstream Chart vs Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                Twitter Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                Shared Twitter Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

                News Coverage                                      13
                News Popularity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                News Comparison     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                Mainstream Chart vs Sentiment . . . . . . . . . 15
                Top Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                Top News Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
                Best 5 News Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

                News Activity                                      27
                Most Shared Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                News Highlights   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

                Appendicies                                        44
                Appendix A - Top Mainstream Artists . . . . . . . 44
                Appendix B - Top Emerging Artists . . . . . . . . 47
                Appendix C - All Artists by Internet Reach   . . . . 50
                Appendix D - All Publishers by Internet Reach . . . 57




                                                                    2
Overview

                            This report reviews the popularity of Rihanna on the music
                            charts and in the music news for the period January to

29th on Mainstream Charts   June 2010. It benchmarks Rihanna against the 2,499
                            artists that appeared on the We Are Hunted charts during
                            this period. The results are based on an analysis of
                            531,901 music articles and 13,439,734 music related
14th on Twitter             tweets. News is sourced from a range of publishers
                            including all the major music news sites and an army of
                            passionate bloggers worldwide. Charts are compiled from
                            samples of hundreds of charts in a range of music genres.
8th in the Music Press      This report was written by the We Are Hunted team and
                            generated using the semantic analysis system that powers
                            the wearehunted.com website.




                                                                                  3
Chart Popularity

Mainstream Chart
This section presents the mainstream chart performance for Rihanna compared to similar artists.
Rihanna was ranked 29th overall of the 2,499 artists analyzed. During this period the average
chart position on the We Are Hunted mainstream chart for Rihanna was 4th.




                                                               Artist             Rank    Best Position

                                                               Lady GaGa          2nd          1
29th Overall Rank                                              Rihanna            29th         4

                                                               Jay-Z              41st         5

                                                               Justin Bieber      55th         6
4th Best Position                                              Eminem             59th         6

                                                               Lil Wayne          64th         7

                                                               Drake              75th         8

                                                               Nicki Minaj        208th        25


                                                               Figure 1: Artist Mainstream Ranks



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                          Figure 2: Artist Mainstream Chart Popularity over Time




      Rihanna                 Lady GaGa                     Nicki Minaj                       Lil Wayne



      Eminem                  Jay-Z                         Drake                             Justin Bieber




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Mainstream Comparison
This section compares the mainstream chart performance of Rihanna against similar artists.
These charts illustrate relative popularity over time. Popularity is computed from the normalised
chart position for each day. 1.0 means Rihanna was ranked 1st overall of our charts for that day.
0.0 denotes Rihanna did not chart at all.




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                                      Figure 3: Comparisons for Rihanna




      Rihanna                 Lady GaGa                      Nicki Minaj



      Eminem                  Jay-Z




                                                                                              5
 Twitter Coverage

 Twitter Popularity
 This section shows the number of tweets indicating that someone was listening to Rihanna during
 this time period. Included is the overall ranking of Rihanna when compared to similar artists.




                                                            Artist          Rank   Tweets      Share

                                                            Lady GaGa       1st    65,465     0.016%
 14th Overall Rank                                          Justin Bieber   2nd    56,144     0.014%

                                                            Drake           4th    39,633     0.010%

                                                            Eminem          7th    26,821     0.007%
 21,170 Tweets                                              Lil Wayne       8th    26,188     0.006%

                                                            Jay-Z           11th   23,472     0.006%

                                                            Rihanna         14th   21,170     0.005%
 0.005% Share                                               Nicki Minaj     97th   8,645      0.002%


                                                           Figure 4: Twitter Coverage Comparison




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                                  Figure 5: Twitter Coverage over Time




       Rihanna                 Lady GaGa                  Nicki Minaj                       Lil Wayne



       Eminem                  Jay-Z                      Drake                             Justin Bieber




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 Twitter Comparison
 This section compares the total number of tweets mentioning Rihanna to similar artists.




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                                      Figure 6: Comparisons for Rihanna




       Rihanna                Lady GaGa                      Nicki Minaj



       Eminem                 Jay-Z




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Mainstream Chart vs Twitter

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                           Figure 7: Rihanna Chart Popularity vs Twitter Coverage



This chart presents a comparison of mainstream chart popularity versus Twitter Coverage. It is
useful in visualizing the impact of Twitter on chart position.




      Chart Popularity



      Twitter volume




                                                                                             8
Twitter Users
This section lists the twitter users mentioning Rihanna in tweets most during this period.




   Rank           Twitter User                     Name                  Location          Tweets   Followers   Updates

   1       twitter.com/dANGELofLOVE         Bella Donna D'Angelo                            109      3,183        0

   2        twitter.com/newhitradio                                                          79        0          0

   3         twitter.com/SWAMITRA            SWAMITRA SINGH           KANPUR , INDIA         79       478        2,151

   4         twitter.com/tweetpod             A Global Playlist         Worldwide            70      1,135      128,876

   5      twitter.com/Journey_Woman               Pebbles           See you soon then.       64        41       35,108

   6      twitter.com/pleasesaymyname                _                                       61        1          0

   7        twitter.com/WEBRADIOS               WebRadios                                    50      1,495      141,348

   8        twitter.com/WIMAXRADIO               WIMAX.FM                                    49       926       59,906

   9      twitter.com/KristensAwkward      Kristens Awkwardness     Sitting behind you       38      1,172      19,741

   10         twitter.com/djremix            DJ Remix / Stefan       Ontario, Canada         36       424       20,622

   11      twitter.com/flavor_of_life          flavor_of_life                                36       375       11,028

   12         twitter.com/duzibby                                                            31        0          0

   13       twitter.com/TweetMyPod             TweetMyPod                                    29        49       10,259

   14     twitter.com/pedro_fortunato                                                        27        0          0

   15        twitter.com/edercesar              Eder César                Brazil             26       649       62,156

   16       twitter.com/RihannaStan                 Bea                                      25       455       11,192

   17     twitter.com/MyRobAddiction         My Rob Addiction             Texas              24      2,205      25,784

   18      twitter.com/aaliyahcarmela         Aaliyah Carmela      Brighton, England, UK     24      1,083       2,321

   19         twitter.com/berndfm                bernd fm                                    23        54       11,193

   20      twitter.com/yuuhi_hajime               hajime!                 東京の片隅              23       181       21,516

   21         twitter.com/khurlie                                                            23        0          0

   22         twitter.com/stamiga                 stamiga                                    23       265       19,124

   23     twitter.com/MirskuK_TwiFan                                                         21        0          0

   24        twitter.com/djpaisley               djpaisley          Dallas, Texas 75251      21      1,125      26,118

   25         twitter.com/_Raye_             Granola Bar Thmif           Mithouri            20       504       55,737

   26        twitter.com/l1brat1on               l1brat1on            Worldwide, TX          19       131       17,812

   27        twitter.com/golfnovels             James Ross               St. Louis           19      16,932     31,111


                                      Figure 8: Top 60 Users tweeting about Rihanna




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Rank           Twitter User                   Name                    Location           Tweets   Followers   Updates

28       twitter.com/_MuseBliss_                                                           19        0          0

29       twitter.com/fladoughboy              Chris I.        ÜT: 29.785251,-82.466925     19       182       11,343

30     twitter.com/xLong_Strokesx                                                          19        0          0

31        twitter.com/patinha19           Marcela Ribeiro               Brasil             18       262        5,541

32      twitter.com/SaraKElizabeth         ✔ Sara Catron          Cincinnati, Ohio         18      1,173      11,482

33       twitter.com/Pia_Volturi                                                           18        0          0

34        twitter.com/twistening            twistening                                     17      3,041      33,958

35     twitter.com/zooeylovesmusic         Zooey Music                New York             17       184        2,747

36       twitter.com/bethu_otero          rockin' alnight             World !              16       491       20,061

37        twitter.com/jeffmello             Jeff Mello              Atlanta, GA            16      3,591      42,939

38       twitter.com/G_U_E_D_O                                                             16        0          0

39     twitter.com/UnrealRoulette                                                          16        0          0

40       twitter.com/Chaos4lyfe                Greg                                        16        22         56

41         twitter.com/DsChrys            Chrys Aurieme                                    15        24        355

42        twitter.com/Rafefreak                                                            15        0          0

43      twitter.com/RihannasHair         ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ BP.       On ☈|┼┼anna's ┼┼ead        15      1,949      35,374

44      twitter.com/ohlookitsdylan         Dylan Mason              Haus of GaGa           15       347        8,560

45        twitter.com/itslipehot          Felipe Cezario          São Paulo - Brazil       15       469       11,515

46         twitter.com/L_I_L_          Paola Castro Ocampo                                 14        2          0

47        twitter.com/britto1st             BRiTTO 【ツ            Dhaka,Bangladesh          14      12,878     12,677

48        twitter.com/nige1977               Nigel Lee              Barnsley UK            14        19        1,064

49      twitter.com/paulcantweet                                                           14        0          0

50       twitter.com/KarizziLuvRi                                                          14        0          0

51         twitter.com/Gen22                Genevieve                 Canada               14      1,109        0

52       twitter.com/Daniellteur         Daniel Kottirsch                                  14        75        8,843

53     twitter.com/TheodoraBagwell      ✔ Verified | Dora |           England.             14       185         0

54       twitter.com/HANAloveee              Hana Yi                  My World             14       515       66,011

55      twitter.com/LUCKYLOU84                                                             14        0          0

56       twitter.com/LadeGadiva             Rhondelia                In The Sun            14        26        2,141

57       twitter.com/OneRecent              OneRecent                  London              14       540       47,950

58       twitter.com/bawsegaga            Anthony Gaga                 Nigeria             14       381        6,043

59        twitter.com/bday0495              Max Riccio         Dunmore, Pennsylvania       14        83        509

60          twitter.com/Jarzu                Mateusz               Tczew, Poland           14        92        4,678


                              Figure 8 (continued): Top 60 Users tweeting about Rihanna




                                                                                                                10
Shared Twitter Links
This section lists the most popular urls in tweets mentioning Rihanna during this period.




              URL                                                                      Rank   Tweets

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna                                          1      202

              http://tinysong.com/c9j5                                                  2      138

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Rude Boy                               3       89

              http://www.newhitradio.com                                                4       80

              http://www.tunewiki.com/                                                  5       44

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Russian Roulette                       6       44

              http://tinysong.com/c5cU                                                  7       44

              http://tinysong.com/6IPB                                                  8       36

              http://www.last.fm/music/Eminem/_/Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)    9       32

              http://tinysong.com/c2Le                                                  10      28

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Te Amo                                 11      27

              http://www.tunewiki.com/t/1ki4f                                           12      26

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Disturbia                              13      23

              http://www.tunewiki.com/t/1dodd                                           14      22

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Hard                                   15      21

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Fire Bomb                              16      20

              http://www.lastfm.de/user/bhmueller007                                    17      20

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Wait Your Turn                         18      19

              http://slacker.com/r/6bwQ                                                 19      19

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/ROCKSTAR 101                           20      18

              http://www.tweekly.fm/user/patinha19                                      21      16

              http://bit.ly/2mAhB9                                                      22      16

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Take A Bow                             23      15

              http://tinysong.com/bh3v                                                  24      15

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Umbrella                               25      15

              http://www.tweekly.fm/user/pleasesaymyname                                26      14

              http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Photographs                            27      14


                            Figure 9: Top Shared Links on Twitter mentioning Rihanna




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URL                                                                                                       Rank   Tweets

http://tinysong.com/w74N                                                                                   28      14

http://bit.ly/3tlcUz                                                                                       29      14

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/The Last Song                                                           30      14

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/pedro_fortunato                                                                 31      13

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Cold Case Love                                                          32      13

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Stupid In Love                                                          33      13

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/jameshelder                                                                     34      13

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Photographs (featuring Will.i.am)                                       35      12

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Shut Up and Drive                                                       36      12

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/com.apple.jingle.search.DirectAction/search?term=...    37      12

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/JavaJunkie91                                                                    38      12

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/G4L                                                                     39      12

http://www.last.fm/music/Eminem/_/Love The Way You Lie (feat Rihanna)                                      40      11

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/bday0495                                                                        41      11

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Rehab                                                                   42      11

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/ohlookitsdylan                                                                  43      10

http://freepianoinstrumental.com                                                                           44      10

http://radioplayer.thehitsradio.com                                                                        45      10

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/Stephen_Spears                                                                  46      10

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/AaliyahCarmela                                                                  47      9

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Unfaithful                                                              48      9

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/gabrielglumi                                                                    49      9

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/AllanCezar                                                                      50      9

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Hard (featuring Jeezy)                                                  51      9

http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Rihanna/+images/47078479                                                    52      9

http://2dj.me/wtcb                                                                                         53      9

http://www.rap-up.com/2010/04/25/beyonce-rihanna-and-usher-on-michelle-obamas-ipod/?utm_source=twitt...    54      9

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/_roauer                                                                         55      9

/profile/ClaireDeRenata/blip/46236707/Rihanna–Rehab+ft.+Justin+Timberlake                                  56      8

http://www.last.fm/music/Rihanna/_/Good Girl Gone Bad                                                      57      8

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/staceyyy_                                                                       58      8

http://tinysong.com/48oC                                                                                   59      8

http://www.tweekly.fm/user/RafaelKumagai                                                                   60      8


                           Figure 9 (continued): Top Shared Links on Twitter mentioning Rihanna




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News Coverage

News Popularity
This section shows the total number of music articles mentioning Rihanna during this time period
and the overall rank of Rihanna when compared to similar artists.




                                                         Artist          Rank   Articles    Share

                                                         Drake           1st     6,256      0.182%
8th Overall Rank                                         Jay-Z           2nd     4,576      0.133%

                                                         Lady GaGa       3rd     4,326      0.126%

                                                         Lil Wayne       4th     3,936      0.115%
2,317 Articles                                           Nicki Minaj     5th     2,941      0.086%

                                                         Eminem          6th     2,927      0.085%

                                                         Rihanna         8th     2,317      0.068%
0.068% Share                                             Justin Bieber   10th    2,185      0.064%


                                                          Figure 10: News Coverage Comparison




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                                 Figure 11: News Coverage over Time




      Rihanna                Lady GaGa                  Nicki Minaj                      Lil Wayne



      Eminem                 Jay-Z                      Drake                            Justin Bieber




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News Comparison
This section compares the number of music articles mentioning Rihanna during this time period
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      Rihanna                Lady GaGa                  Nicki Minaj



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Mainstream Chart vs Sentiment

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                         Figure 13: Rihanna Chart Popularity vs News Sentiment + Volume



This chart presents a comparison of mainstream chart popularity versus news sentiment and
volume. It is useful in visualizing the impact of news coverage on chart position. The top chart
illustrates the chart movement in Red. The Sentiment trend in Orange below is represented as a
bar chart illustrating the cumulative sentiment thoughout the time period. Below zero indicates
negative sentiment, above zero indicates positive sentiment at that point in time. The Green bar
chart displays the number of articles published mentioning Rihanna that day.




      Chart Popularity            News volume



      Sentiment trend




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Top Publishers


   Idolator


   Spin


   popbytes                          Top Publishers

   2dopeboyz


   Prefix Magazine

                             Figure 14: Top Publishers related to Rihanna
   The Smoking Section


   Other                           Top Publishers         Mentions

                                   Idolator                 76

                                   Spin                     43

                                   popbytes                 35

                                   2dopeboyz                27

                                   Prefix Magazine          26

                                   The Smoking Section      15

                                   nah right                11

                                   Consequence of Sound     10

                                   NME - News               10

                                   No Rock&Roll Fun          9

                                   MTV Newsroom              8

                                   wongie's music world      7

                                   Kickin' The Peanuts       7

                                   Pitchfork                 7

                                   PopBuzz Music Blog        6


                         Figure 15: Most frequently mentioned Top Publishers




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Top News Publishers

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       Idolator - http://www.idolator.com/                                        1       76

       Spin - http://www.spin.com/                                                2       43

       popbytes - http://www.popbytes.com                                         3       35

       2dopeboyz - http://2dopeboyz.com                                           4       27

       Prefix Magazine - http://prefixmag.com                                     5       26

       The Smoking Section - http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS                 6       15

       nah right - http://www.nahright.com/news                                   7       11

       Consequence of Sound - http://www.consequenceofsound.net/                  8       10

       NME - News - http://www.nme.com/                                           9       10

       No Rock&Roll Fun - http://xrrf.blogspot.com                                10       9

       MTV Newsroom - http://newsroom.mtv.com/                                    11       8

       wongie's music world - http://wongiesmusicworld.blogspot.com/index.html    12       7

       Kickin' The Peanuts - http://kickinthepeanuts.com                          13       7

       Pitchfork - http://pitchfork.com/                                          14       7

       PopBuzz Music Blog - http://www.todaynetwork.com.au/                       15       6

       SOULBOUNCE.COM - http://soulbounce.com/                                    16       6

       Clash Music - http://www.clashmusic.com/                                   17       6

       Pigeons and Planes - http://pigeonsandplanes.com                           18       5

       White Folks Get Crunk - http://www.whitefolksgetcrunk.com                  19       4

       HitFix - http://www.hitfix.com/                                            20       4

       Pretty Much Amazing - http://prettymuchamazing.com/                        21       3

       Discobelle.net - http://www.discobelle.net                                 22       3

       Culture Bully - http://www.culturebully.com                                23       3

       Cuchara Sonica - http://cucharasonica.com                                  24       3

       Mixtape Maestro - http://mixtapemaestro.net/                               25       3

       KEEM ALL HIPPIES - http://keemallhippies.blogspot.com/                     26       3

       Honorable Media - http://www.honorablemedia.com/blog                       27       3


                          Figure 16: Top 81 Publishers mentioning Rihanna




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Rolling Stone: Smoking Section - http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/smokingsection/rss.xml    28       3

CHROMEMUSIC - http://www.chromemusic.de                                                      29       3

Rolling Stone: Album Reviews - http://www.rollingstone.com/                                  30       2

stereogum - http://www.stereogum.com/                                                        31       2

#1 Hits From Another Planet - http://alienhits.blogspot.com                                  32       2

I Like Music - Pop - http://www.ilikemusic.com/                                              33       2

Fong Songs - http://fongsongs.blogspot.com/index.html                                        34       2

Mashup of the Week Podcast - http://www.mashuptown.com/                                      35       2

Rolling Stone: Features - http://www.rollingstone.com/                                       36       2

HIPSTER RUNOFF - http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/                                               37       2

JPs Blog - http://jp917.blogspot.com/                                                        38       2

You Sing, I Write - http://yousingiwrite.blogspot.com/                                       39       2

Blender.com - Blog - http://www.blender.com/                                                 40       2

The Fast Life - http://www.thefastlife.org                                                   41       2

The Music Slut - http://themusicslut.com                                                     42       2

the culture of me - http://www.thecultureofme.com                                            43       2

surviving the golden age - http://survivingthegoldenage.blogspot.com                         44       1

Audio Overflow - http://audiooverflow.blogspot.com/                                          45       1

The Cure for Bedbugs - http://cureforbedbugs.blogspot.com                                    46       1

Ants in My Trance - http://aimt.us/                                                          47       1

Tastes Like Caramel - http://tasteslikecaramel.blogspot.com/                                 48       1

The Ripple Effect - http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/                                         49       1

This Mornin' I Am Born Again - http://thismornin.blogspot.com/                               50       1

I Like Music - Music News - http://www.ilikemusic.com/rss_feeds/music_news.xml               51       1

The Late Greats - http://staergetaleht.blogspot.com                                          52       1

:: The Playlist :: - http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/                                        53       1

I Hope Your Ears Bleed - http://www.ihopeyourearsbleed.com                                   54       1

Souled On (Music, Art, Politics, and Life) - http://souledonmusic.blogspot.com               55       1

terf- work - http://trfwrk.tumblr.com/                                                       56       1

8/1 - http://hayatbayat.blogspot.com/                                                        57       1

GRANDGOOD - http://grandgood.com                                                             58       1

some beans - http://some-beans.blogspot.com/                                                 59       1

MUZORAMA - http://muzorama.blogspot.com/                                                     60       1

Maps - http://www.radiomaps.it/                                                              61       1

Celestronica & Friends Variety Hour - http://celestronica.blogspot.com                       62       1

Dancefloor mayhem - http://dancefloormayhem.blogspot.com/                                    63       1

Above the Fold - http://above-thefold.com/blog                                               64       1

Hot Biscuits - http://hotbiscuits.wordpress.com/                                             65       1


                      Figure 16 (continued): Top 81 Publishers mentioning Rihanna




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Persona Sauna - http://personasauna.blogspot.com                66       1

Sweeping The Nation - http://sweepingthenation.blogspot.com/    67       1

NME - Blog - http://www.nme.com/                                68       1

Shimmy Shimmy - http://shimmyshimmyyay.blogspot.com/            69       1

The Hood Internet - http://www.thehoodinternet.com/             70       1

Molars - http://www.greenideasblog.com/molars/                  71       1

Galaxy fm ® - http://galaxyfm.blogspot.com                      72       1

The Passion of the Weiss - http://passionweiss.com/             73       1

MetalSucks - http://www.metalsucks.net                          74       1

discopunk - http://discopunk.blogspot.com/                      75       1

Winnie Cooper - http://winniecooper.net/                        76       1

He's A Whore - http://hesawhore.blogspot.com                    77       1

FMusic - http://fmusic.sakura.ne.jp/                            78       1

Raised on Indie - http://www.raisedonindie.com/                 79       1

Beatportal - http://www.beatportal.com                          80       1

Metal Lungies - http://www.metallungies.com                     81       1


       Figure 16 (continued): Top 81 Publishers mentioning Rihanna




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Best 5 News Days

1   08 April 2010 : 102 articles

    Popular Articles this Day
    Rapper Nicki Minaj Drops Off Of Rihanna's Tour
    AllHipHop.com, 08 April 2010
    (AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj will not be heading out on the road with R&B singer Rihanna’s “Last
    Girl On Earth Tour,” the rapper revealed today (April 7th). On Monday, organizers ...


    Rihanna: 'I hate doing product placement' - NME's 10 covers special
    NME - News, 07 April 2010
    Singer tells NME she's not down with branding in her promos


    Most Absurd Music Bans...
    The Daily Swarm, 08 April 2010
    Mog : Van Morrison VS Fans and Pints In 2008, Van Morrison banned his fans from drinking
    alcohol during shows on his upcoming U.K. tour. He claimed that he finds ...


    Rihanna Gets The Sexy Spice Sprinkled On Top
    Global Grind, 08 April 2010
    **EXCLUSIVE** Peep the most sultry Latino influenced joints of all-time. Check it out.


    WATCH: Rihanna Rocks 'American Idol'
    Spin, 08 April 2010
    This season's cast of American Idol was given a crash course in performance Wednesday night
    when superstar Rihanna showed up to debut her new single, "Rockstar 101." The 21-year-old diva
    ...


    5 Artists Who Can Replace Nicki On Rihanna's Tour
    Global Grind, 08 April 2010
    Nicki Minaj dropped out Rihanna's tour, who will step up? Take a look.


    Thursday's Music Roundup
    Spin, 08 April 2010
    [Updated: 6:17 P.M.] NEWS: SEX PISTOLS Mastermind MALCOLM MCLAREN Dies The feisty,
    fashionable Brit passes in New York City at age 64. Read about his lasting legacy here. [ SPIN ...


    Rihanna – Rockstar 101 (Live On American Idol)
    OnSmash, 08 April 2010
    Earlier tonight, Rihanna was on the American Idol stage performing her next single off Rated R.
    From what we thought, “Te Amo” was the track they chose to go with ...




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    pop nosh: oh enough with the baby rumors!
    popbytes, 08 April 2010
    † here we go again with jennifer aniston having a baby rumors amy grindhouse † kate major must
    be seriously insane to marry michael lohan! litely salted † this cover ...


    Nicki Minaj Passes on Tour With Rihanna
    XXLMag.com, 08 April 2010
    Minaj pulls out of tour with Rihanna to focus on completing album...




2   09 April 2010 : 83 articles

    Popular Articles this Day
    Rapper Nicki Minaj Drops Off Of Rihanna's Tour
    AllHipHop.com, 08 April 2010
    (AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj will not be heading out on the road with R&B singer Rihanna’s “Last
    Girl On Earth Tour,” the rapper revealed today (April 7th). On Monday, organizers ...


    Friday's Music Roundup
    Spin, 09 April 2010
    [Updated: 5:53 P.M.] NEWS: ROBERT PATTINSON Not Confirmed to Play KURT COBAIN
    Courtney Love's manager refutes tabloid stories that the Twilight man and Scarlett Johansson will
    star in a biopic. ...


    Rihanna charts 2010 tour, goes “Rockstar” on American Idol
    CultureBully, 09 April 2010
    Rihanna dawned a guitar for her appearance on last night's American Idol performance of
    "Rockstar 101."


    Rapper Nicki Minaj Bolts from Rihanna/Ke$ha Tour
    Artist Direct, 09 April 2010
    Damn, there's something rotten in the state of the Rihanna/Ke$ha tour! Okay, so it's not that
    dramatic, but rapper Nicki Minaj, a Lil' Wayne understudy, has dropped out of the ...


    Rihanna: "Rockstar 101" (Live On American Idol)
    Prefix Magazine, 09 April 2010
    This week was Beatles week on American Idol, so if you watched it, you could see unqualified
    nobodies massacre the Beatles. It was probably so entertaining. And because the Beatles ...


    Most Absurd Music Bans...
    The Daily Swarm, 08 April 2010
    Mog : Van Morrison VS Fans and Pints In 2008, Van Morrison banned his fans from drinking
    alcohol during shows on his upcoming U.K. tour. He claimed that he finds ...




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    Rihanna Gets The Sexy Spice Sprinkled On Top
    Global Grind, 08 April 2010
    **EXCLUSIVE** Peep the most sultry Latino influenced joints of all-time. Check it out.


    WATCH: Rihanna Rocks 'American Idol'
    Spin, 08 April 2010
    This season's cast of American Idol was given a crash course in performance Wednesday night
    when superstar Rihanna showed up to debut her new single, "Rockstar 101." The 21-year-old diva
    ...


    5 Artists Who Can Replace Nicki On Rihanna's Tour
    Global Grind, 08 April 2010
    Nicki Minaj dropped out Rihanna's tour, who will step up? Take a look.


    Thursday's Music Roundup
    Spin, 08 April 2010
    [Updated: 6:17 P.M.] NEWS: SEX PISTOLS Mastermind MALCOLM MCLAREN Dies The feisty,
    fashionable Brit passes in New York City at age 64. Read about his lasting legacy here. [ SPIN ...




3   06 April 2010 : 81 articles

    Popular Articles this Day
    The New Look NME Magazine - With 10 Special Covers
    NME - Blog, 06 April 2010
    Jack White, Florence And The Machine, Kasabian and MIA are among 10 different cover stars
    who feature in a special edition of NME this week (April 7). The issue will ...


    Nicki Minaj Tapped For Rihanna's 'Last Girl On Earth' Tour
    AllHipHop.com, 06 April 2010
    Rapper Nicki Minaj will head out on the road as an opening act for Rihanna’s 2010 Last Girl On
    Earth tour of North America. The 25-date tour begins July 2nd ...


    Jack White, Rihanna, Kasabian, Florence, LCD and MIA to star on 10-cover
    edition of NME
    NME - News, 05 April 2010
    Foals, Laura Marling, Biffy Clyro, Magnetic Man also feature for first issue of new-look NME
    magazine out this week (Apr 7)


    Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha Make BIG Announcement
    Global Grind, 06 April 2010
    This is going to make you very happy. Click to hear the great news!




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    Tuesday's Music Roundup
    Spin, 06 April 2010
    [Updated: 6:33 P.M.] NEWS: KANYE WEST Recruits Q-TIP , RZA for June Release Controversial
    star returns to his hip-hop roots with Good Ass Job . [ SPIN ] LADY GAGA ...


    Rihanna Taps Ke$ha for Summer Tour
    Spin, 06 April 2010
    Let the freak nasty pop divas unite! Now that she's sharpened her skills behind the drum kit with
    Blink-182's Travis Barker , Rihanna has just announced a lengthy summer trek, ...


    video fix: 'rude boy' becomes 'church boy'
    popbytes, 06 April 2010
    hey hey! you guys definitely have to watch this great parody of rihanna 's latest hit single rude boy
    which has been hilariously transformed into church boy - this remix ...


    NME Redesign Aimed at Retaining, Creating Subscriptions...
    The Daily Swarm, 06 April 2010
    Brand Republic : LONDON – NME has had a major overhaul with a new design, logo and editorial
    content, as publisher IPC seeks to reverse the music weekly’s declining circulation. ...


    Monday's Music Roundup
    Spin, 05 April 2010
    [Updated: 5:47 P.M.] NEWS: DECEMBERISTS Recruit REM 's PETER BUCK for New Album The
    axeman joins the Portland, OR, balladeers in the studio for their sixth album. [ Paste Magazine ...


    *EXCLUSIVE*Are Rihanna & Matt Kemp Getting Married?
    Global Grind, 05 April 2010
    Rumors are saying Rihanna and Matt Kemp might be getting married, but could another man ruin
    that?




4   13 April 2010 : 67 articles

    Popular Articles this Day
    Nicki Minaj Disappointed Over Rihanna Tour; Sets Fall Release For Debut
    Album
    AllHipHop.com, 13 April 2010
    (AllHipHop News) Rapper Nicki Minaj has expressed disappointment for having to drop off of
    Rihanna's highly anticipated “Last Girl on Earth Tour.” Shortly after an announcement was made
    about her ...




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Tuesday's Music Roundup
Spin, 13 April 2010
[Updated: 6:44 P.M.] NEWS: Jazz Drummer STEVE REID Dies at 66 The prolific musician had
worked with Miles Davis and James Brown, plus indie outfits like Four Tet. [ Domino ...


Nicki Minaj Rumored To Have Hired Diddy As Manager
HipHopDX, 13 April 2010
According to music blog BeStylist.com, Young Money's Nicki Minaj may have struck a deal with
Bad Boy Records owner Diddy for management. The rumors come after reports that Minaj fired ...


Rihanna’s Drum Lesson Tips From Travis Barker
OnSmash, 13 April 2010
// Travis Barker was recently spotted giving Rihanna a couple drum tips for her “Last Girl On Earth”
tour and according to his Twitter, they were shooting for the “Rockstar ...


Full Lilith Fair Tour Dates Announced
Spin, 12 April 2010
Many of music's most talented ladies are ready to invade a town near you. As previously reported ,
Lilith Fair will be making its way across North American this summer ...


Monday's Music Roundup
Spin, 12 April 2010
[Updated: 6:13 P.M.] NEWS: Full LILITH FAIR Tour Dates Announced Plus: Rihanna joins the
all-girl festival for one night only. Get details here! [ SPIN ] TAKING BACK SUNDAY Reform ...


Rihanna To Join Lilith Fair In Salt Lake City
Billboard Biz, 12 April 2010
The addition of Rihanna came as the tour, which is led by Vancouver singer Sarah McLachlan,
announced its full tour dates for all 36 cities.


pop nosh: why is she getting married again?!
popbytes, 12 April 2010
† will the ninth time be the charm for elizabeth taylor? seriously? omg! wtf? † fact or fiction: justin
timberlake & jessica biel split i'm not obsessed † jennifer aniston ...


What the pop papers say: NME reborn
No Rock&Roll Fun, 12 April 2010
So, that new-look NME in more-or-less full, then. It's probably the least-worst redesign the title has
had since it abandoned newsprint, which is something. I could have done without the ...


Hair Stylin’ And Profilin’: Q&A With Tippi Shorter
ShowHype, 13 April 2010
Freshly back from touring with Alicia Keys, Tippi Shorter is a very busy woman! Not only does she
style the hair of celebs like Alicia, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson… but ...




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5   10 June 2010 : 54 articles

    Popular Articles this Day
    Chris Brown axes UK tour after being refused entry into the country
    NME - News, 09 June 2010
    Singer is denied visa over Rihanna assault


    Eminem f. Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
    HipHopDX, 10 June 2010
    Continue


    Drake: The First Rapper To Have A Bar Mitzvah And Rihanna...
    The Daily Swarm, 10 June 2010
    Heeb : Though the speed of his ascendance is surprising, Drake’s background is even more so.
    His tenure on Degrassi, a well-intentioned, helplessly goofy TV show that routinely tackles
    after-school-special ...


    Rihanna Escapes "Chaotic Life" With MLB Boyfriend, "I'm So Happy"
    SOHH.com, 10 June 2010
    Grammy-winning singer Rihanna speaks on her new romance with boyfriend/baseball star Matt
    Kemp in the new issue of ELLE .


    Rihanna Says Matt Kemp Keeps Her Sane: The MTV News Quote Of The Day
    MTV Newsroom, 10 June 2010
    "I have a boyfriend. I'm so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it's so easy. I have such a chaotic
    life, but at the end of the day, that is ...


    rihanna: elle's sexy new cover girl
    popbytes, 09 June 2010
    good evening! i don't recall having ever seen a bad picture of rihanna - girlfriend always looks
    flawless - i swear she's definitely one of the world's most gorgeous people ...


    Eminem and Rihanna on gutwrenching 'Love the Way You Lie'
    HitFix, 09 June 2010
    Eminem and Rihanna take on domestic abuse on the raw, blistering "Love the Way You Lie."


    Chris Brown Denied Entry into Britain Over Criminal Record
    Artist Direct, 09 June 2010
    Never underestimate the global power of an assault charge on your criminal record. R&B star
    Chris Brown, perhaps best known now for his assault of former girlfriend Rihanna in February ...




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Eminem: Eminem’s Recovery Leaks Two Weeks Early
Prefix Magazine, 09 June 2010
Much like Drake’s album leak last week, Eminem’s Recovery has leaked two weeks before its
intended June 22 nd release date, and the verdict is in: It’s not easy being ...


Chris Brown, Rihanna: Chris Brown Denied Entry Into U.K. For Whole
Rihanna Thing
Prefix Magazine, 09 June 2010
Allow me to engage in a little bit of Chris Brown schadenfreude right now: The confirmed domestic
abuser was denied entry into the U.K. this week because of what he ...




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News Activity

Most Shared Articles
This section lists the articles mentioning Rihanna that were shared the most on Twitter during
this period.




         Jay-Z Wants Rihanna's Body...
 1       Global Grind, 11 May 2010
         Rumors are floating around that Jay-Z wants Rihanna body as Riri makes top dollar. Find out why
         Entities mentioned: Jay-Z, Rihanna

         Concert Business in It Deep this Summer...
 2
         The Daily Swarm, 17 June 2010
         Bob Lefsetz : Live Nation Cancels Shows Unilaterally. Supposedly 200 at CAA alone. This has
         been the buzz of L.A. for days, but has gotten no mainstream media attention. We ...
         Entities mentioned: Behemoth, BLOODBATH, Christina Aguilera, Go-Go`s, John Mayer, Jonas
         Brothers, Kings of Leon, Limp Bizkit, Rihanna, The Eagles, The Go-Go's, The Jonas Brothers,
         Throwdown, U2

         Simon Cowell: 'I want Noel Gallagher for American Idol' - Daily Gossip
 3       NME - News, 19 February 2010
         Robbie Williams, Jay-Z and Rihanna - your music gossip stop
         Entities mentioned: Jay-Z, Rihanna, Robbie Williams

         Rockers Help Haiti All Weekend Long
 4       Spin, 25 January 2010
         In an effort unmatched since 2005's Hurricane Katrina, stars of the music scene turned all
         weekend long to raise funds for victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake, where more than
         150,000 ...
         Entities mentioned: Bon Iver, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, Hurricane, James Taylor, Jay-Z, Jennifer
         Hudson, John Lennon, Justin Timberlake, Justin Vernon, Leonard Cohen, Lotus, Matt Morris, My
         Brightest Diamond, Radiohead, Rihanna, St. Vincent, Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke, Tom Petty

         Jack White, Rihanna, Kasabian, Florence, LCD and MIA to star on 10-cover
 5       edition of NME
         NME - News, 05 April 2010
         Foals, Laura Marling, Biffy Clyro, Magnetic Man also feature for first issue of new-look NME
         magazine out this week (Apr 7)
         Entities mentioned: Biffy Clyro, Foals, Jack White, Kasabian, Laura Marling, M.I.A., Magnetic Man,
         Rihanna




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     Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon Lead Grammys
6    Spin, 01 February 2010
     Taylor Swift might have nabbed the year's biggest prize, but it was all about Beyonce Sunday night
     at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. When the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony at the Staples ...
     Entities mentioned: Blink 182, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Dave Matthews, Drake,
     Elton John, Eminem, Fleetwood Mac, gary glitter, Go Home, Green Day, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Foxx
     + T-Pain, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kid Cudi

     the 52nd annual grammy awards!
7    popbytes, 01 February 2010
     hey hey! is everyone pumped for the grammy awards tonight? mainly i'm excited to see the
     performances but i'm super bummed the festivities won't be airing live here on the ...
     Entities mentioned: 50 cent, A. R. Rahman, A.R. Rahman, AC/DC, Beck, Bruce Springsteen,
     Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat, David Byrne, David Byrne Brian Eno, David Byrne and Brian
     Eno, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Green Day, India Arie, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Foxx + T-Pain, Jason Mraz,
     Jay-Z, Jeff Beck

     NME Redesign Aimed at Retaining, Creating Subscriptions...
8    The Daily Swarm, 06 April 2010
     Brand Republic : LONDON – NME has had a major overhaul with a new design, logo and editorial
     content, as publisher IPC seeks to reverse the music weekly’s declining circulation. ...
     Entities mentioned: 486, Biffy Clyro, Florence and the Machine, Foals, Jack White, Kasabian,
     Laura Marling, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Magnetic Man, Rihanna

     Peace, Love And Understanding - Not So Much: Elvis Costello's Israel
9    Boycott Ignites Shitstorm...
     The Daily Swarm, 20 May 2010
     Elvis Costello’s Website : It is after considerable contemplation that I have lately arrived at the
     decision that I must withdraw from the two performances scheduled in Israel on the ...
     Entities mentioned: Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Diana Krall, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Extreme,
     Gil Scott-Heron, Jaffa, Neighbors, Propaganda, Rihanna, Rod Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Sun Ra,
     Terror, The Pixies

     video fix: rihanna's 'rude boy'
10   popbytes, 12 February 2010
     hey hey! i'm still loving rihanna 's latest album rated R (which made my top picks of 2009) one of
     the best upbeat tracks is rude boy - watch the ...
     Entities mentioned: M.I.A., Rihanna

     pop nosh: a child unlike other girls
11   popbytes, 06 February 2010
     » 'small wonder': so bad it's trifling! (also, so so gay) fourfour « » jesus luz hasn't escaped
     madonna's clutches yet ... the blemish « » note to lautner management: ...
     Entities mentioned: Audition, Deee-Lite, Harry Nilsson, Jennifer Lopez, John Mayer, Madonna,
     Moss, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Rodriguez, Taylor Swift, The Prodigy, WTF!?




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     Ad-Supported Downloads Get a New Friend in Universal and FreeAllMusic
12   Partnership...
     The Daily Swarm, 13 January 2010
     TechCrunch : Universal Music Group is partnering with new ad-sponsored digital music download
     service FreeAllMusic.com to let anyone download music from the record label’s artists, which
     include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, ...
     Entities mentioned: Jay Sean, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Taylor Swift

     pop nosh: live and let lipo?!
13   popbytes, 20 January 2010
     » in defense of heidi montag's plastic surgery: live and let lipo! popeater « » messy 'grease' star
     jeff conway was badly hurt in a fall crazy days & nights ...
     Entities mentioned: Aerosmith, Babble, Beyonce Knowles, Bikini, Britney Spears, Grease, Heidi
     Montag, Jessica Simpson, Madonna, Moss, Olivia, Rihanna, WTF!?

     Monday's Music Roundup
14   Spin, 25 January 2010
     [Updated: 5:46 P.M.] NEWS: DRAKE , KE$HA , MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Added to
     Bamboozle Lineup Relient K, Minus the Bear, and more will also rock the East Rutherford, NJ, fest
     ...
     Entities mentioned: Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Beach House, Beck, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
     Bruce Springsteen, Cat Power, Cold War Kids, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Devo, Drake, Erykah
     Badu, Gong, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, Jay-Z, Joan Jett, Kevin Devine, LCD Soundsystem

     Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups
15   Billboard Biz, 29 January 2010
     Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's
     most important summer festivals.
     Entities mentioned: Bon Jovi, Madrid, Rihanna, Shakira, The Prodigy

     pop nosh: britney spears is permanently perky!
16   popbytes, 24 June 2010
     † nothing can stop britney spears' powerful nipples! hollywood tuna † those 'jersey shore'
     meatheads got their abs outed ... best week ever † life imitates art for gaga but ...
     Entities mentioned: Adorable, Amy Winehouse, Bikini, Britney Spears, Cameras, Cyndi Lauper,
     Guess Who, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, The Guess Who, The Prodigy, WTF!?

     The New Look NME Magazine - With 10 Special Covers
17   NME - Blog, 06 April 2010
     Jack White, Florence And The Machine, Kasabian and MIA are among 10 different cover stars
     who feature in a special edition of NME this week (April 7). The issue will ...
     Entities mentioned: Biffy Clyro, Florence and the Machine, Foals, Jack White, Kasabian, Laura
     Marling, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Magnetic Man, New Look, Rihanna




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     Shakira y Rihanna se suman al Rock in Rio-Madrid
18   El Radar, 29 January 2010
     Las reinas del pop y del R&B respectivamente, completan la lista de confirmados inaugurada por
     Jon Bon Jovi. Leer . Escuchar
     Entities mentioned: Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi, Rihanna, Shakira

     Lady Gaga Music Set for DJ Hero 2
19   Artist Direct, 11 June 2010
     DJ Hero 2 will hit stores this fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Game creator Activision said
     that the game will boast music from a bevy pop sources, ...
     Entities mentioned: Deadmau5, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Lady GaGa, Metallica, Rihanna, The
     Chemical Brothers

     Metallica se apunta al Rock in Rio
20   El Radar, 17 February 2010
     La banda liderada por James Hetfield actuará en un festival que dará cita a Bon Jovi, Rihanna o
     Shakira, entre otros. Leer . Escuchar
     Entities mentioned: Bon Jovi, Metallica, Rihanna, Shakira

     Rapper Nicki Minaj Bolts from Rihanna/Ke$ha Tour
21   Artist Direct, 09 April 2010
     Damn, there's something rotten in the state of the Rihanna/Ke$ha tour! Okay, so it's not that
     dramatic, but rapper Nicki Minaj, a Lil' Wayne understudy, has dropped out of the ...
     Entities mentioned: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna

     pop nosh: a brangelina wedding for the kids?
22   popbytes, 22 April 2010
     † are brad pitt and angelina jolie finally getting married? amy grindhouse † lindsay lohan is a lying
     liar who tells lies ... litely salted † johnny depp's girlfriend vanessa ...
     Entities mentioned: Actress, Bikini, Bon Jovi, Courtney Love, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry,
     Rihanna, Samantha Ronson, The Prodigy, WTF!?

     blink-182's Travis Barker Giving Private Music Lessons to Rihanna
23   Artist Direct, 26 March 2010
     blink-182 drummer (and plane crash survivor) Travis Barker can now add "musical educator" to his
     resume. The heavily inked skinsman is currently tutoring pop diva Rihanna, giving her private
     music ...
     Entities mentioned: Blink 182, Rihanna

     Tuesday's Music Roundup
24   Spin, 06 April 2010
     [Updated: 6:33 P.M.] NEWS: KANYE WEST Recruits Q-TIP , RZA for June Release Controversial
     star returns to his hip-hop roots with Good Ass Job . [ SPIN ] LADY GAGA ...
     Entities mentioned: Against Me!, Arcade Fire, B.o.B., Beck, Big Boi, Danko Jones, Dr. Dre, Drake,
     Eminem, Green Day, Inxs, Jack White, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady GaGa, LCD Soundsystem,
     MGMT, Neon Indian, Nicki Minaj, Outkast




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     The xx On Fame
25   Clash Music, 15 January 2010
     London indie tykes The xx have spoken about their recent rise, explaining how strange it is to be
     recognised. The xx began in high school, practising late at night after ...
     Entities mentioned: Florence and the Machine, Klaxons, Rihanna, The Klaxons, The xx




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News Highlights
This section includes the most repeated statements in the music press about Rihanna month by
month during this period.




January
"Rihanna has made several New Yearssss resolutions that she intends to keep. a
difficult 2009 after being assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in February sss plans
..."
Sat 02/01 - Rihanna to keep New Year's resolutions - idiomag

"Rihanna was spotted hanging out with L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp, sparking rumors that the
duo are dating. After Rihanna’s rough 2009, it would be nice to ..."
Tue 05/01 - Photo: Rihanna is dating Matt Kemp? - idiomag

"Rihanna will be embark upon a full UK arena tour in May of next year. She's just released
her fourth studio album, 'Rated R', and this ..."
Tue 05/01 - Rihanna To Bring Rated R Show To UK Arenas - idiomag

"Rihanna has nabbed herself a new man. From the looks of the latest set of photos to hit
the web this week, the singer and Los ..."
Tue 05/01 - Rihanna Nabs A New Man â€s Dodgers’ Outfielder Matt Kemp - idiomag

"Rihanna have a book coming? Yes, according to online retailer Amazon.com. The book is
a hardcover titled The Last Girl On Earth, and is set to ..."
Tue 05/01 - Rihanna To Release Book, Titled The Last Girl On Earth, In The Summer - idiomag

"Rihanna might have found a new boyfriend! pop on the pop « » angelina jolie's mother
leaves substantial sum to kids i'm not obsessed « » ..."
Wed 06/01 - pop nosh: grandeurs of delusion - popbytes

"Rihanna has blasted reports that her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up over
contracting herpes. Reportedly, he beat her after realizing that she had a cold ..."
Mon 11/01 - Rihanna blasts herpes reports - idiomag

"Rihanna is topless, needs to turn around! egotastic « » it sounds like tiger woods is doing
rehab for sex addiction! celebslam « » kylie minogue ..."
Thu 14/01 - pop nosh: she's outta control! - popbytes




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"Rihanna was out with her new boyfriend matt kemp! pop on the pop « » judges will not
dismiss the david letterman sextortion case popsquire « ..."
Wed 20/01 - pop nosh: live and let lipo?! - popbytes

"Rihanna to Perform at Haiti Benefit Plus: Hova, Bono, and the Edge record a new studio
track which will also benefit earthquake victims. [ SPIN ] ..."
Wed 20/01 - Wednesday's Music Roundup - Spin

"Rihanna will take the stage at the MTV-produced Hope for Haiti benefit telethon, which
airs Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 P.M. on all the major TV ..."
Wed 20/01 - U2, Jay-Z, Rihanna to Perform at Haiti Benefit - Spin

"Rihanna have been added to the "Hope for Haiti" event, which will be co-hosted by
George Clooney, Anderson Cooper and Wyclef Jean. Dave Matthews Band, Justin ..."
Thu 21/01 - Jay-Z To Team up With U-2 For Haitian Benefit Concert !! - Current.com

"Rihanna will be performing the Bob Marley cover on Oprah for the Haiti special. Seriously,
why couldn’t they have an actual Marley cover this song. Props ..."
Thu 21/01 - Rihanna – Redemption Song (For Haiti Relief) - 2dopeboyz

"Rihanna will be performing this cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" on Oprah's
Haiti special. And, as happens with everything, Ri-Ri's take on the classic track ..."
Thu 21/01 - Rihanna: "Redemption Song" (For Haiti Relief) - Prefix Magazine

"Rihanna is now said to have been added to the lineup of performers for this year’s
Grammy ceremony, says fan site Rihanna Daily. “We still don’t ..."
Fri 22/01 - Is Rihanna Performing At The Grammys? - Idolator

"Rihanna to raise awareness about the situation in Haiti -- and announced that his song
"Fistful of Tears" would be available for download on Oprah's Web ..."
Fri 22/01 - Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: Charitable Musicians - Spin

"Rihanna is making a pattern out of picking out her boyfriends. After getting violently
attacked by Chris Brown last year, the singer laid low on the ..."
Fri 22/01 - Rihanna’s boyfriend Matt Kemp has an abusive past - idiomag

"Rihanna were just on the celebrity-filled Hope For Haiti Now special on TV, and now we
have the mp3 of the performance. It turned out to ..."
Sat 23/01 - Jay-Z Rihanna U2 - "Stranded" (Haiti Mon Amour) - Pigeons and Planes

"Rihanna is heartbroken over death of jasmina anema a socialite's life « » angelina jolie
'had affair with lady gaga'? what?! showbiz spy « » meet ..."
Sat 30/01 - pop nosh: wedding bells for bridget jones? - popbytes




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February
"Rihanna has been spotted canoodling with Matt Kemp on a giant yacht, she says that
they’re not dating. In addition to her dating denial, RiRi says ..."
Thu 04/02 - Rihanna Is Looking For Love By 30 - idiomag

"Rihanna was grabbing her crotch on stage (site NSFW) drunken stepfather « » victoria
beckham flashes some stylish (skinny) legs hollywood tuna « » amanda seyfried: ..."
Fri 05/02 - pop nosh: jamie kennedy is hung! - popbytes

"Rihanna was found by filling out the track's body with strings and a much more
full-bodied, nearly.."
Mon 08/02 - Culture: Jay-Z feat. Rihanna and E.S. Posthumus - "Run This Town/Posthumus Zone
(orchestral arrangement remix)" - the culture of me

"Rihanna has in store for us with her new “Rude Boy” music video, but by the looks of
these pics that have surfaced from the shoot, ..."
Tue 09/02 - PHOTOS: Rihanna’s A Polite Girl On The Set Of Her “Rude Boy” Video Shoot - Idolator

"Rihanna is “just a friend” and that he wasn’t expecting all of the fallout from.."
Wed 10/02 - Matt Kemp denies Rihanna relationship - idiomag

"Rihanna can actually have... FUN! after the dark and moody previous releases (which i
have to be honest, was TOO dark and moody, even for riri), ..."
Thu 11/02 - NEW RIHANNA!: rihanna - rude boy - wongie's music world

"Rihanna has finally released the official music video for her latest single 'Rude Boy.' In
creating the video, the Barbados born singer worked once more with ..."
Thu 11/02 - First Look: Rihanna 'Rude Boy' VIDEO - Unreality Shout - Music section

"Rihanna has a new video for her song “Rude Boy”. This is HOT! I love how colorful and
fun it is. The throwback 80s Andy Warhol ..."
Fri 12/02 - Watch: Rihanna- Rude Boy - Honorable Media

"Rihanna has graced red carpets and made television appearances in McQueen, most
notably at the London premiere of “Inglourious Basterds” last summer and later that year
..."
Fri 12/02 - R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, Fashion Designer To Bjork, Bowie, Some Lady Named Gaga...... -
The Daily Swarm

"Rihanna has taken to posing as a crazy cat lady as she visits Asia to support Rated R.
But back home, everyone’s digging their claws into ..."
Sat 13/02 - Rihanna’s Unreleased Dance Jam “Tip Pon Toe” - Idolator




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"Rihanna is always in our faces each and every day drops a Gangsta Grillz tape.
Interesting. Tracklist and link down bottom"
Mon 15/02 - Chris Brown Ken Masters – Gangsta Grillz: In My Zone (Mixtape) - 2dopeboyz

"Rihanna might as well be the host of Ellen, since this performance is her third in the last
month. This week, she performed "Rude Boy," her ..."
Wed 17/02 - Rihanna: "Rude Boy" (Live On Ellen) (Video) - Prefix Magazine

"Rihanna To Play Dominatrix In The Last Dragon Remake [Global Grind] Speak-er Mini
Speakers [Street Level] 14 Reasons To Allow Drinking At Work [Blippitt] 10 Videos ..."
Wed 17/02 - 2.17 The Cooler - The Smoking Section

"Rihanna is reportedly working on a new album of all new tunes to drop as quickly as this
Summer. So why the warp-speed turnaround between albums? ..."
Sat 27/02 - Rihanna Plans To Drop A Dance-Pop Album This Summer - Idolator

"Rihanna might be prepping a more upbeat pop album for summer when we came across
the maudlin piano ballad “Goodbye”. A previously unreleased track, it’s evidently ..."
Sun 28/02 - New Rihanna Song “Goodbye”: A Farewell to Sad Ballads? - Idolator


March
"Rihanna is a freak… foreal though she a baaad bitch. “Rude Boy” is a killer track. But its
@least 3x more awesome due to Rihanna’s raging ..."
Tue 02/03 - New Music Monday: “Rude Boy” - Hit Music Academy

"Rihanna to play “Rude Boy” Grade = A “Rude Boy” takes Rihanna back to her dancehall
roots (remember “Pon De Replay”?) but flips the formula a ..."
Wed 10/03 - Song of the Week: “Rude Boy” 3.9.10 - Hit Music Academy

"Rihanna has confirmed she will record a single with the JLS lads before the end of the
year - and she believes BEYONCE and KANYE WEST ..."
Mon 15/03 - Gordon in the morning: Did you know JLS were going to America? - No Rock Fun

"Rihanna was spotted at the entrance of Matt Kemp and the Dodgers’ Spring Training
game against the Rangers yesterday. She and her BFF Melissa traveled to ..."
Tue 16/03 - SPOTTED: Rihanna Cheers On Her Boo Matt Kemp At Spring Training Game - ShowHype

"Rihanna is showing some support for her boyfriend Matt Kemp . She went to his training
camp and watched the baseball player practice. That’s a good ..."
Tue 16/03 - Rihanna shows support for her boyfriend - Hip Hop Blips




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"Rihanna to the tip top of the Billboard Hot 100, randy jam “Rude Boy” has now become
the mechanically-inclined singer’s sixth overall #1 hit (if we’re ..."
Thu 18/03 - “Rude Boy” Becomes Rihanna’s Sixth #1 - Idolator

"Rihanna is going to be doing things like going to Spring Training here to visit her boyfriend
Matt Kemp is sure to make the season sooo ..."
Thu 18/03 - Rihanna went to Spring Training - ShowHype

"Rihanna may be such a good friend to Perry that she is planning her bachelorette party
for her impending nuptials to Britain's own Russell Brand, many ..."
Fri 19/03 - Rihanna planning 'I Kissed a Girl' American Idol Guest Judge, Katy Perry's bachelorette hen party
- ShowHype

"Rihanna has made the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Rude Boy’, clocking up her
sixth number one single. The track climbs for the ..."
Fri 19/03 - Rihanna scores sixth Billboard No.1 - ShowHype

"Rihanna would want to publicly present herself as this non-victim by giving people the
dark, edgy and violence-obsessed tough girl-posturing that dominates Rated R. However,
four ..."
Sat 20/03 - Rihanna “Rude Boy” - Mixtape Maestro

"Rihanna is featured on the latest cover of Sunday Magazine printed in Australia! Adel sent
us a brand new, never seen before photo shoot from it. ..."
Sun 21/03 - The Official Rihanna Fansite for your daily dose of Rihanna news - ShowHype

"Rihanna may be putting on their halos for the new show. The ... — full article at
popcrunch"
Mon 22/03 - Lucy Liu, Rihanna Courted For “Charlie’s Angels” TV Remake - ShowHype

"Rihanna has done a cover spread for Australia's Sunday magazine. Call me crazy, but I
kinda like this look on her. Not that she's always flawless, ..."
Mon 22/03 - Rihanna Does Sunday Magazine - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is on the cover of Sunday magazine looking fashionably fly as usual. Pop it for
inside pics and video… Click Here to watch the outtakes ..."
Tue 23/03 - Who Cares About Whoredom Talent??? - ShowHype

"Rihanna to Play Drums The Blink-182 punk and the Rated R pop diva joins forces in the
studio. [ SPIN ] NOEL GALLAGHER Gives Court Statement ..."
Wed 24/03 - Wednesday's Music Roundup - Spin




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"Rihanna is putting the deep, hard beats of her music into her own hands by learning to
play the drums -- and she's hired the best ..."
Wed 24/03 - Travis Barker Teaches Rihanna to Play Drums! - Spin

"Rihanna to Beat the Drum — full article at people"
Wed 24/03 - PHOTO: Travis Barker Teaches Rihanna to Beat the Drum - ShowHype

"Rihanna is expanding her music knowledge -- with a little help from Blink 182's Travis
Barker. "Teaching Rihanna some things on drums. She JAMS!!!!! Watch out ..."
Thu 25/03 - Rihanna 'Jams' at Drum Session with Travis Barker - ShowHype

"Rihanna is learning how to rock out on the drums from former Blink-182 drummer Travis
Barker ! The 22-year-old Bajan beauty, who spent some quality time ..."
Thu 25/03 - Rihanna: Learning How to Drum with Travis Barker! - ShowHype

"Rihanna is learning the drums and she’s got a well-known teacher helping her out.
Apparently Ri is keen to learn an instrument to play during concerts ..."
Thu 25/03 - Rihanna Is Learning The Drums With Travis Barker - ShowHype


April
"Rihanna will perform “Te Amo” on Wednesday’s results show. But what we really want is
for Rihanna to mentor the contestants on Beatles songs. [EW] :: ..."
Sat 03/04 - Today In ‘Idol’: ‘Idol Gives Back’ Destined To Be The One Episode Of Season 9 With Non-Pitchy
Vocals - Idolator

"Rihanna has confirmed dates for her 2010 North American tour, Last Girl On Earth"
Sat 03/04 - Rihanna Announces Tour With Ke$ha and American Idol Appearance - Anti Music

"Rihanna will perform her new song “Te Amo” on American Idol next week, which will be
her next official single. “Te Amo” doesn’t seem to be ..."
Sun 04/04 - Rihanna’s New Single – Te Amo - MusicBlips

"Rihanna is considering marriage to boyfriend Matt Kemp, insiders say. Sources close to
the 'Rude Boy' singer claim that she is eager to take her relationship ..."
Mon 05/04 - Rihanna 'wants to marry Matt Kemp' - ShowHype

"Rihanna would go against the majority of her fans’ wishes and follow-up her smash hit
“Rude Boy” with the Latin-flavored “Te Amo.” The song, which leaked ..."
Tue 06/04 - 5 Stars We Want To See As Rihanna’s Leading Lady In Her “Te Amo” Video - ShowHype




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"Rihanna has exclusively told BOSSIP that Matt Kemp has asked RiRi to marry him:
Rihanna and Matt are spending a lot of time together at the ..."
Tue 06/04 - *Bossip Exclusive* Forget Choppin’… Matt Kemp Proposes To Rihanna! - ShowHype

"Rihanna will be touring this summer with pop phenom Ke$ha and rapper Nicki Minaj . Ri
will be singing tunes off her album, Rated R , ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Ke$ha: Concert Mates!!!! - ShowHype

"Rihanna will bring her “Last Girl on Earth” tour to the states, kicking off the 25-date trek in
Seattle before wrapping up in Chicago on August ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Maps Out Summer 2010 “Last Girl on Earth” Tour - ShowHype

"Rihanna will take her smash album Rated R on the road for her "Last Girl On Earth" North
American tour. She'll also be joined by up ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Will Hit the Road with Ke$ha - ShowHype

"Rihanna has confirmed that she'll take her new album, "Rated R," on the road this
summer, leading a "Last Girl On Earth" North American tour that ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna to Tour with Ke$ha This Summer - ShowHype

"Rihanna is heading on tour with Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj! Check Livenation.com for dates
— full article at youtube"
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna announces her Summer tour \"The Last Girl On Earth\" (video) - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is celebrating girl power with her first headlining tour. The pop superstar has
announced dates for a 2010 North American tour with supporting acts Nicki ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Announces ‘Last Girl on Earth’ Tour with Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha - MusicBlips

"Rihanna said in a press release today (April 5th).At press time, Rihanna, who was
discovered.."
Tue 06/04 - Nicki Minaj Tapped For Rihanna's 'Last Girl On Earth' Tour - AllHipHop.com

"Rihanna is going on tour: The “Last Girl On Earth” North American tour, this summer,with
pop singer Kesha and Nicki Minaj. Tickets go on sale April ..."
Tue 06/04 - ‘Last Girl on Earth’ Rihanna Tour with Nicki Minaj and Kesha (Video) - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna will be embarking on a 25 city U.S. trek and she is bringing Nicki Minaj and
Ke$ha along with her. Tickets go on sale at ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Nicki Minaj Will Tour Together - MusicBlips

"Rihanna is hitting the road for The “Last Girl On Earth” North American tour with pop
singer Kesha and Nicki Minaj…. Click here for tour dates ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Nicki Minaj Annouces Tour… - MusicBlips




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"Rihanna will be going on tour with Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj in North America this summer!
Check out the dates below for a city near you. ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Announces her “Last Girl on Earth” Tour! - ShowHype

"Rihanna has just announced a lengthy summer trek, dubbed the Last Girl on Earth Tour --
and Ke$ha and SPIN favorite Nicki Minaj will open all ..."
Tue 06/04 - Rihanna Taps Ke$ha for Summer Tour - Spin

"Rihanna is set to go on tour alongside everybody’s favorite barbie Nicki Minaj and pop
singer Ke$ha this summer. The tour is set to hit 25 ..."
Wed 07/04 - Rihanna To Go On “Last Girl On Earth” Tour With Nicki Minaj Ke$ha - OnSmash

"Rihanna is fed up with music executives placing products into her music videos, because
it transforms her work into "ad campaigns".The Umbrella hitmaker claims too... — ..."
Wed 07/04 - Rihanna - Rihanna Disgusted By Product Placement - ShowHype


May
"Rihanna has taken to masturbating on stage in front of her fans. Great artists like Rihanna
have an relentless need to express themselves. Of course her ..."
Sat 01/05 - Rihanna Plays With Herself On Stage - ShowHype

"Rihanna is enjoying her time in Paris, but something is missing: her boyfriend Matt Kemp.
The baseball star is busy playing baseball back in the United ..."
Mon 03/05 - Rihanna In Paris Missing Boyfriend Matt Kemp (Video) - ShowHype

"Rihanna would be shooting her “Te Amo” video… Well Rumors have been confirmed.
Head over to Just Jared for the behind the scenes pics. *I respect ..."
Mon 03/05 - Rihanna – “Te Amo” updates - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna would eventually spill over into a much publicized incident that ... — full article at
cignasightandsound.blogspot"
Mon 03/05 - Artist Spotlight: Chris Brown - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is spotted shopping for sex toys at a sex store in the Paris"
Mon 03/05 - RIHANNA SHOPS FOR SEX TOYS! - Datz Hott

"Rihanna is in Paris, France and the "Rudeboy" singer made a little side trip after dinner,
making a pit stop at "Toy's Me," an adult store ..."
Tue 04/05 - Rihanna: Toyin' Around? - ShowHype

"Rihanna was his girl at ... — full article at thecelebritycafe"
Thu 06/05 - Matt Kemp Confesses His Love For Rihanna - ShowHype




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"Rihanna is an amazingly talented musician and deserves to be taken seriously as an
artist. Just kidding! She is a whore who uses sex to sell ..."
Fri 07/05 - Rihanna Butt Pics Collection - ShowHype

"Rihanna has to make the rest of the world look bad by being so darn gorgeous. Which
might just be her only flaw. Don't believe us? ..."
Fri 07/05 - PHOTOS: Rihanna Shines In Rated PG-13 ‘Rolling Stone’ Outtakes - Idolator

"Rihanna was shooting a video for her song “Te... Rihanna Covers Sunday Magazine ... —
full article at mediaoutrage"
Sat 08/05 - Rihanna Gets Sexy For Rollingstone - ShowHype

"Rihanna is back, and that’s her on the set of her upcoming video Te Amo . You can hear
it here . It’s actually a remake ..."
Sat 08/05 - Rihanna on a video set - ShowHype

"Rihanna has followed in the footsteps of 50 Cent and enjoyed an easy payday after
performing in Liverpool, England – she picked up $45,000 for an ..."
Tue 11/05 - Rihanna Earned $45,000 For Hour-Long Club Appearance - Frantik Mag

"Rihanna was featured as model cover of Vanity Fair Magazine Italian Edition on April
2010"
Tue 11/05 - Magazine Cover: Rihanna - Vanity Fair - Elyk Nahte

"Rihanna was on stage, at London’s O2 Arena, for her Last Girl on Earth Tour, in Europe.
The singer was preforming Te Amo, the music video ..."
Wed 12/05 - Alien Princess RiRi Fall Down Go Boom on Stage - ShowHype

"Rihanna Is Rockin' NO BRA In THESE PICTURES!! — full article at hiphopstan"
Thu 13/05 - RIHANNA Is Rockin' NO BRA In THESE PICTURES!! - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is in the middle of a tour in Europe. ... — full article at imnotobsessed"
Mon 17/05 - Rihanna Heads To The Studio After Dinner - ShowHype

"Rihanna was joined by Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Juelz Santana and Mario at the Virginia
Commonwealth University in Richmond. — full article at aceshowbiz"
Mon 17/05 - Chris Brown Performing at Haiti Fundraising Concert - ShowHype

"Rihanna was spotted leaving London restaurant Cipriana following a dinner with producer
Akon and her boss L.A. Reid Wednesday with a very familiar look. The Def ..."
Tue 18/05 - Rihanna Looks Like Justin Bieber!! - MusicBlips




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"Rihanna is releasing yet another video from Rated Blah. [TRU]Thanks to Sound Canvas
for showing us love. [SC].."
Thu 20/05 - Morning Soul: The Next Stop Is The Eastside Motel - SOULBOUNCE.COM

"Rihanna will debut the new video from her album Rated R, on May 25th. The singer is
currently on tour and rumored to be recording a ..."
Thu 20/05 - Preview: Rihanna’s new video ‘Rockstar 101′ - Groove Volt


June
"Rihanna has been pretty low-key lately, and that even if her second album was released
not so long ago… The whole Chris Brown thing probably didn’t ..."
Tue 01/06 - Video: Rihanna – Te Amo ft. Laetitia Casta - MusicBlips

"Rihanna is dating hot Los Angeles Dodgers player Matt Kemp, and she says she’s not a
lesbian. But she makes it hard to believe she doesn’t ..."
Wed 02/06 - Rihanna releases two new videos in same week, including girl-on-girl Te Amo (videos) - Hip
Hop Blips

"Rihanna to play in ... — full article at hiphopruckus"
Sat 05/06 - Don’t hate on Rihanna, because you know you’d still hit it… - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna has gone red. The fashion chameleon changed up her hairstyle yet again for the
summer, opting for a bright red color with shaved sides. She ..."
Sun 06/06 - Rihanna Rocks Red Hair in Rio - MusicBlips

"Rihanna is happily writhing around with in the video is the French supermodel Laetitia
Casta. Not to be rude (boy), but she's a bit old for ..."
Mon 07/06 - Rihanna - Te Amo - Single and video review - Unreality Shout - Music section

"Rihanna has given her amber cropped cut a fiery update with new red-hot locks. With her
taste for in-your-face high fashion, we think this new style ..."
Mon 07/06 - Rihanna Dyes her hair Red - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is no stranger to setting trends and turning heads. Besides having an enriching
career in music, the Caribbean beauty is known for her keen fashion ..."
Tue 08/06 - The Carribbean Beauty Rihanna Spots New Look - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna was having a darn good time as a redhead. So, does the new 'do suit Rihanna
better or should she have stayed a bottled blonde? ..."
Tue 08/06 - PHOTOS: Rihanna Rocks Spain’s ‘Rock In Rio’ While Rocking A New Hairdo - Idolator




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"Rihanna to sing the chorus. She hinted at her early 2009 incident with Chris Brown .."
Wed 09/06 - Eminem And Rihanna Deal With Abuse In “Love The Way You Lie” - Idolator

"Rihanna to the already leaked Pink collab “Won’t Back Down” , not to mention guest spots
featuring Lil Wayne and Kobe. In a somewhat refreshing course ..."
Wed 09/06 - Eminem: Eminem’s Recovery Leaks Two Weeks Early - Prefix Magazine

"Rihanna have been speaking about doing something together,”Usher revealed. “There is
definitely something to wait for, I’ll say that much.” In addition to the Barbados beauty, ..."
Thu 10/06 - Usher Hints At Collabos with Rihanna, Jay-Z - YK2 Daily

"Rihanna has evolved over the past year from pop princess to rock star. While last year
her personal life was the source of much chronicled drama, ..."
Thu 10/06 - Rihanna Says Boyfriend Matt Kemp Keeps Her 'Sane' - MusicBlips

"Rihanna is also featured on Eminem's forthcoming album Recovery (June 22nd). Their
collaboration is titled " Love The Way You Lie ": I used to be ..."
Thu 10/06 - Rihanna Collaborates With Eminem - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna was also at 95.8 Capital FM's Summertime Ball to perform her #1 hit "Rude Boy"
off Rated R . This one's for the stans because ..."
Thu 10/06 - Rihanna Performs "Rude Boy" At 95.8 Capital FM's Summertime Ball - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna was so cold.....Drake talks Rihanna's pawn tactic. — full article at missamazin"
Thu 10/06 - Did Rihanna Play Drake? - Hip Hop Blips

"Rihanna is settling into her relationship with new boyfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers
outfielder, Matt Kemp. In the July issue of Elle, cover girl Rihanna can barely ..."
Fri 11/06 - Rihanna Talks About Her New Boyfriend in July Issue of Elle - Artist Direct

"Rihanna to write a song for her Rated R album, which came out in November. Previously ,
he'd denied rumors of a romance by saying, "We're ..."
Fri 11/06 - Drake, Rihanna: Drake Reveals Fling With Rihanna in NYT Profile - Prefix Magazine

"Rihanna being an ... — full article at thatgrapejuice"
Fri 11/06 - That Grape Juice Interviews Ke$ha - MusicBlips

"Rihanna being together. I quickly dismissed them only because I thought she was
shacking up with the football player dude. But anyway Drake was simply a ..."
Mon 14/06 - Drake Discusses Relationship With Rihanna On New Album! - Hip Hop Blips




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"Rihanna also made surprise appearances with Usher and Eminem, respectively. "It's a
new means of expression for us. We get to do what we want in ..."
Tue 15/06 - Tool's Maynard James Keenan and Chris Cornell Rock Activision Video Game Party -
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Appendicies

Appendix A - Top Mainstream Artists
This section presents the top 100 Artists for this period based on their popularity on the We Are
Hunted mainstream chart.




                               Artist                     Rank   Best Position

                               Muse                        1          1

                               Lady GaGa                   2          1

                               The xx                      3          1

                               Radiohead                   4          1

                               Coldplay                    5          1

                               The Beatles                 6          1

                               Vampire Weekend             7          1

                               MGMT                        8          1

                               The Killers                 9          1

                               Florence and the Machine    10         1

                               The Black Eyed Peas         11         2

                               Kings of Leon               12         2

                               Nirvana                     13         2

                               Paramore                    14         2

                               Arctic Monkeys              15         2

                               Phoenix                     16         2

                               Red Hot Chili Peppers       17         2

                               Metallica                   18         2

                               Linkin Park                 19         2

                               Gorillaz                    20         3

                               Pink Floyd                  21         3

                               Michael Jackson             22         3

                               Ke$ha                       23         3

                               Beyoncé                     24         3

                               Foo Fighters                25         3

                               Green Day                   26         3

                               The Smiths                  27         4


                       Figure 17: Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Mainstream Chart




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              Artist                     Rank   Best Position

              Bon Iver                    28         4

              Rihanna                     29         4

              Jason Derulo                30         4

              System of A Down            31         4

              AC/DC                       32         4

              Lily Allen                  33         4

              La Roux                     34         4

              Taylor Swift                35         4

              Led Zeppelin                36         4

              Guns N´ Roses               37         4

              Massive Attack              38         4

              Owl City                    39         5

              Crystal Castles             40         5

              Jay-Z                       41         5

              Animal Collective           42         5

              30 Seconds to Mars          43         5

              Oasis                       44         5

              Katy Perry                  45         5

              Britney Spears              46         5

              Passion Pit                 47         5

              Yeah Yeah Yeahs             48         5

              Rage Against the Machine    49         5

              Blink 182                   50         5

              The National                51         5

              Franz Ferdinand             52         6

              M.I.A.                      53         6

              Queen                       54         6

              Justin Bieber               55         6

              Beach House                 56         6

              Blur                        57         6

              Jason Mraz                  58         6

              Eminem                      59         6

              Daft Punk                   60         7

              Joy Division                61         7

              OneRepublic                 62         7

              The Strokes                 63         7

              Lil Wayne                   64         7

              Bloc Party                  65         7


Figure 17 (continued): Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Mainstream Chart




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                 Artist                Rank   Best Position

                 Mumford And Sons       66         7

                 Arcade Fire            67         7

                 The Temper Trap        68         7

                 Snow Patrol            69         7

                 Placebo                70         7

                 The White Stripes      71         7

                 Death Cab For Cutie    72         7

                 The Cure               73         8

                 U2                     74         8

                 Drake                  75         8

                 Alicia Keys            76         8

                 LCD Soundsystem        77         8

                 The Kooks              78         8

                 Mariah Carey           79         9

                 The Jonas Brothers     80         9

                 Lady Antebellum        81         9

                 The Prodigy            82         9

                 Empire Of The Sun      83         9

                 Grizzly Bear           84         9

                 Black Sabbath          85         9

                 Chris Rea              86         9

                 Miley Cyrus            87         9

                 John Mayer             88         10

                 Evanescence            89         10

                 Kanye West             90         10

                 Justice                91         10

                 David Guetta           92         10

                 Train                  93         10

                 Yeasayer               94         10

                 Broken Bells           95         10

                 The Crystals           96         10

                 Depeche Mode           97         10

                 The Rolling Stones     98         10

                 The Postal Service     99         10

                 Fleet Foxes           100         11


Figure 17 (continued): Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Mainstream Chart




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Appendix B - Top Emerging Artists
This section presents the top 100 Artists for this period based on their popularity on the We Are
Hunted emerging chart.




                                Artist                     Rank   Best Position

                                The National                1          2

                                The xx                      2          2

                                Bon Iver                    3          2

                                LCD Soundsystem             4          3

                                Jedi Mind Tricks            5          3

                                Stars                       6          3

                                Dredg                       7          3

                                Jason Aldean                8          3

                                Tied & Tickled Trio         9          3

                                Plan B                      10         3

                                Sia                         11         4

                                She & Him                   12         4

                                Vampire Weekend             13         4

                                La Roux                     14         4

                                Crystal Castles             15         4

                                Yeasayer                    16         4

                                Robyn                       17         4

                                Hot Chip                    18         5

                                Sleigh Bells                19         5

                                Broken Social Scene         20         5

                                B.o.B.                      21         5

                                Beach House                 22         5

                                Florence and the Machine    23         5

                                The Woods                   24         5

                                The Morning Benders         25         5

                                Damian Marley & Nas         26         5

                                Marina and the Diamonds     27         5


                         Figure 18: Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Emerging Chart




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              Artist                  Rank   Best Position

              Fol Chen                 28         5

              Mark Wills               29         5

              Two Door Cinema Club     30         6

              Rockets                  31         6

              The Radio Dept.          32         6

              just.one.duran           33         6

              Passion Pit              34         6

              The Black Keys           35         6

              Justice                  36         6

              Major lazer              37         6

              Pendulum                 38         7

              HEALTH                   39         7

              Broken Bells             40         7

              DOOM                     41         7

              Miike Snow               42         7

              Caribou                  43         7

              Tame Impala              44         7

              MEN                      45         7

              Tryo                     46         7

              Chipmunk                 47         7

              Cults                    48         8

              Owl City                 49         8

              DELOREAN                 50         8

              Best Of !                51         8

              Ludacris & Shawnna       52         8

              Crookers                 53         8

              Arcade Fire              54         8

              Danger                   55         8

              Andrea Bocelli           56         8

              Hostage                  57         8

              The Roots                58         8

              The New Pornographers    59         8

              Band of Horses           60         9

              Joker                    61         9

              Ellie Goulding           62         9

              The Crystal              63         9

              Surfer Blood             64         9

              Angus & Julia Stone      65         9


Figure 18 (continued): Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Emerging Chart




                                                                         48
         Artist                               Rank   Best Position

         Jónsi                                 66         9

         Delphic                               67         9

         Dirty Money                           68         9

         Flying Lotus                          69         9

         The Scare                             70         10

         Everything Everything                 71         10

         Janelle Monae                         72         10

         Joanna Newsom                         73         10

         MSTRKRFT                              74         10

         A-Ha                                  75         10

         Deadmau5                              76         10

         Animal Collective                     77         10

         Grizzly Bear                          78         10

         Frog Eyes                             79         10

         Ratatat                               80         11

         Wild Nothing                          81         11

         Rusko                                 82         11

         The Hood Internet                     83         11

         Diplo                                 84         11

         Cam'ron                               85         11

         Atmosphere                            86         11

         Wale                                  87         12

         The Tallest Man On Earth              88         12

         Japandroids                           89         12

         Toro y Moi                            90         12

         Foals                                 91         12

         Here We Go Magic                      92         12

         Neon Indian                           93         12

         Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti         94         12

         The Drums                             95         12

         Avi Buffalo                           96         12

         Jamaica                               97         13

         Beirut                                98         13

         Goodfellas Soundtrack The Crystals    99         13

         Calvin Harris                        100         13


Figure 18 (continued): Top 100 Artists on We Are Hunted Emerging Chart




                                                                         49
Appendix C - All Artists by Internet Reach
This section presents the top 250 Artists ranked by their Internet Reach. Reach is determined by
analysing the incoming links to the artists's websites (links), the average number of pages the
artist has indexed on popular search engines (index) and the number of articles shared on
Twitter mentioning this artist. For each artist, their own website, myspace, last.fm, facebook
and youtube sites are compacted into a single score.




                        Publisher                  Rank      Links      Index     Tweets

                        Eminem                       2      261,044    260,986    49,170

                        Interpol                     5      65,023      158       33,668

                        MGMT                         6      170,374    39,518     30,752

                        Weezer                       9      204,822    133,398    22,698

                        Gucci Mane                   10     30,373      368       22,887

                        Trey Songz                   11     74,211     22,318     19,353

                        Lenny Kravitz                12     38,408      337       16,881

                        Chromeo                      13     33,550      125       16,112

                        Wiz Khalifa                  14      9,065      138       14,077

                        Katy Perry                   15     90,535      1,230     12,581

                        Chris Brown                  16     142,334    201,335    10,921

                        nevershoutnever!             17     180,747     220       10,733

                        Paramore                     18     243,205    61,195     9,864

                        Amy Winehouse                19     78,302      510       10,855

                        Travie McCoy                 20     10,283       97       10,878

                        Shakira                      21     93,764      2,151     10,321

                        TLC                          23    1,632,428   40,805      338

                        Drake Bell                   24      7,642       63       9,577

                        Vampire Weekend              25     78,870      324       8,520

                        Gorillaz                     26     126,911     418       8,119

                        Ronnie James Dio             28     34,680       25       7,825

                        The Dave Matthews Band       29     75,896      936       7,470

                        Alanis Morissette            30     56,091      1,475     7,467

                        Panic! At The Disco          32     71,602      220       6,792

                        Rihanna                      33     93,464      552       6,568

                        Snoop Dogg                   34     189,908    104,247    5,455

                        Four Year Strong             35     36,589      141       6,465


                                   Figure 19: Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                                                             50
Publisher               Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

Matisyahu                36    27,888     2,024    6,209

Miley Cyrus              37    93,276     596      5,776

John Mayer               38    166,706   24,862    5,106

Slash                    39    40,668     155      5,559

Pearl Jam                40    269,091   10,420    3,925

Erykah Badu              41    56,013     303      5,106

Lady GaGa                42    374,511   279,169   2,552

Mary J. Blige            43    122,149   121,505   3,640

Bob Dylan                44    632,923   67,140     601

Gustavo Cerati           45    31,086     478      4,296

Die Antwoord             46    13,363      45      4,296

Arcade Fire              47    92,383      73      3,810

Jimmy Eat World          49    57,870     2,320    3,871

Sade                     50    51,819     6,785    3,722

Nine Inch Nails          51    418,225    879      1,490

Kings of Leon            52    339,769   309,525   1,207

Manchester Orchestra     53    19,258     9,492    3,782

The xx                   54    37,634      35      3,615

Bonobo                   55    22,395     447      3,620

Iron Maiden              56    203,066    2,452    2,486

Muse                     57    216,164    385      2,211

Phoenix                  58    86,556    19,472    2,917

Alicia Keys              60    228,257   155,963   1,676

Them Crooked Vultures    61    49,247    42,517    2,857

Beastie Boys             62    287,769   333,944    735

Linkin Park              63    261,418    8,497    1,634

OK Go                    64    63,936     4,512    2,783

Britney Spears           65    208,787    4,913    1,913

The Offspring            66    398,982   306,196     69

Jack Johnson             67    167,969    1,204    2,087

Ozzy Osbourne            68    144,421   105,131   1,977

Frightened Rabbit        69    24,762     106      2,929

Metallica                70    363,549    3,306     856

Blink 182                71    344,908   353,426    141

Janelle Monae            72    49,312     3,978    2,651

Pink                     73    321,792   426,391     40

Unkle                    74    19,661     149      2,813

Anberlin                 75    63,474     223      2,427


Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                            51
Publisher                Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

Mystery Jets              76    12,479      63      2,683

The Replacements          77    296,750   414,745     21

Keith Urban               78    48,102     5,214    2,455

The Summer Set            79    18,669      86      2,576

Boys Like Girls           80    127,238   59,984    1,787

Radiohead                 81    349,374   120,804    229

Carrie Underwood          82    273,407   203,776    395

U2                        83    302,914    6,134     579

Foxy Shazam               84     5,703     126      2,338

Coldplay                  85    270,240   11,471     741

65daysofstatic            86    22,857     3,389    2,193

Sarah McLachlan           87    68,284    15,234    1,851

Mumford And Sons          88    27,180     1,651    2,073

Lupe Fiasco               89    78,756     5,088    1,708

Peter, Bjorn And John     90    26,651     108      2,016

The Black Eyed Peas       91    276,201   123,900    201

Broken Social Scene       92    45,606     855      1,846

Scuba                     93    333,537    7,364     101

iamamiwhoami              94     3,847      4       2,061

Kanye West                95    199,615    335       886

Jason Derulo              96    80,885     189      1,589

Jay-Z                     97    154,832    1,844    1,135

Robyn                     98    36,695     6,797    1,822

Ciara                     99    280,056   166,939     2

Lady Antebellum          100    47,145     211      1,761

We Are Scientists        101    39,033     4,188    1,791

Aeroplane                102     7,665      42      1,986

Blur                     103    41,208     183      1,765

B.o.B.                   104    28,484     5,199    1,817

The Black Keys           105    62,798     843      1,620

Born Ruffians            106    10,601      67      1,905

GOBBLE GOBBLE            107     4,048      10      1,904

Peter Gabriel            108    196,615   84,947     551

Motion City Soundtrack   109    41,611     6,663    1,647

Train                    110    290,890   11,111     158

Nelly Furtado            111    129,272   81,533     949

30 Seconds to Mars       112    85,457     199      1,396

Tor                      113    109,683    3,220    1,214


Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




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Publisher                 Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

Hannah Montana            114    70,378     257      1,436

Camera Obscura            115    34,367     703      1,642

Yeasayer                  116    25,111      89      1,670

Regina Spektor            117    89,831     221      1,283

Depeche Mode              118    210,315    2,565     540

Incubus                   119    206,897   99,456     324

Mr. Hudson                120    10,895     445      1,717

Pierce The Veil           121     7,453      83      1,712

Madonna                   122    252,866    3,696     232

Plies                     123    45,988     7,927    1,445

Yeah Yeah Yeahs           124    165,304   45,401     643

Tennis                    125    263,019   44,133      65

Josh Groban               126    57,269     6,058    1,352

Avril Lavigne             127    149,643    495       814

The Crystal               128    45,774     247      1,425

Asha Bhosle               129    283,507    6,233      0

Keane                     130    146,830   10,266     799

Whitney Houston           131    147,338   127,924    514

Timbaland                 132    97,166    185,204    663

Dido                      133    190,205   225,366     0

Queens of the Stone Age   134    168,000   199,156    181

Demon Hunter              135    47,494     365      1,352

Guns N´ Roses             136    87,592     502      1,097

Slipknot                  137    197,576   18,745     396

Apparatjik                138    25,364     262      1,444

Thicke                    139    79,390    91,852     901

Foo Fighters              140    210,152   51,223     197

Kasabian                  141    177,605   172,541     79

Pitbull                   142    31,494     432      1,340

Pretty Lights             143     8,739      88      1,475

Plain White T's           144    81,469    24,669     985

Fucked Up                 145    15,098     2,263    1,415

Julian Casblancas         146     9,016     361      1,450

The Only                  147    221,775   17,914     113

David Bowie               148    154,238   21,703     496

Hot Chip                  149    52,252     513      1,132

Michael Buble             150    51,428    15,511    1,075

Rammstein                 151    80,322     1,387     931


 Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                              53
Publisher                     Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club   152    115,330   82,806     524

Danger                        153    135,376    572       596

Alicia                        154    158,268   155,611     87

Shazam                        155    91,135    114,740    578

Efterklang                    156    22,801      78      1,244

Kids In Glass Houses          157     6,852      32      1,337

Imogen Heap                   158    56,873     1,822     998

Lil Wayne                     159    102,572    782       715

Elvis Presley                 160    158,003    7,382     369

Elvis                         161    157,888    7,361     369

Alexandra Burke               162     5,761      29      1,279

Oscar                         163    133,404    195       517

Sleigh Bells                  164    16,871      26      1,206

Bjork                         165    202,102   18,939      62

Cancer Bats                   166     7,845      45      1,249

Crookers                      167    21,812      39      1,165

Deftones                      168    162,878    1,456     318

Flo Rida                      169    203,864   14,053      43

t.i.                          170    163,476   10,625     285

Beck                          171    100,939    1,622     666

rubik                         172    167,750   32,226     195

Broken Bells                  173    11,294      20      1,196

Rusko                         174    12,726      71      1,185

The Gaslight Anthem           175    13,788      91      1,154

Drake                         176    126,341   40,138     390

Metric                        177    48,763     530       943

AC/DC                         178    105,748    2,323     592

Midlake                       179    24,379     3,019    1,064

Girl Talk                     180    16,664      87      1,116

Tame Impala                   181    10,916     164      1,148

The Pixies                    182    66,357      81       816

Gogol Bordello                183    66,535     2,883     804

jamie cullum                  184    106,305   87,394     368

Florence and the Machine      185    30,455    15,315     986

Daughtry                      186    195,531    165        42

Grizzly Bear                  187    57,906     135       843

The All American Rejects      188    93,246    39,997     531

The Beatles                   189    150,810   12,874     247


   Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                                  54
Publisher                  Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

La Roux                    190    24,721     119      1,024

The Jonas Brothers         191    98,266    18,135     527

Devo                       192    49,911     5,455     843

Leona Lewis                193    128,688   91,507     173

Travis                     194    119,228   144,403    103

311                        195    105,953   93,493     301

Kid Sister                 196    13,648     100      1,062

Snow Patrol                197    112,605   45,376     364

The Flaming Lips           198    129,745   16,882     326

Pogo                       199    139,748   11,591     262

The Tallest Man On Earth   200    10,335      41      1,054

Megadeth                   201    123,167    9,588     360

Rubix                      202    165,905   32,335      47

Paul Mccartney             203    145,004    1,133     242

The Chemical Brothers      204    111,188   22,878     391

The Prodigy                205    89,816    23,094     514

OneRepublic                206    146,948   82,576      30

Fanfarlo                   207    18,446     238       985

Kid Cudi                   208    69,448     988       679

Taylor Swift               209    114,704    608       409

Adam Lambert               210    56,924      17       746

Spoon                      211    22,614     148       944

Rio Berlinda               212    172,897   17,727      2

Ludacris                   213    53,154     725       744

Miike Snow                 214     8,290      98      1,009

The Antlers                215    24,873      82       908

The Gossip                 216    81,080    57,531     439

Pomplamoose                217     3,778      34      1,029

A-Ha                       218    72,560      43       621

WILL I AM                  219    177,154     6         0

The Morning Benders        220    15,818      48       954

Coheed and Cambria         221    78,593    13,557     544

MajorLazer                 222     8,111      98       982

Warpaint                   223    10,711      88       961

The Temper Trap            224    13,807     1,711     937

Moby                       225    129,924   27,603     185

Tiesto                     226    100,521    3,195     416

Arctic Monkeys             227    90,464     7,099     465


 Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                               55
Publisher               Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

Bruce Springsteen       228    137,994    2,017     191

Circa Survive           229    24,507     4,012     856

The Drums               230    14,956      51       915

Allure                  231    97,672     3,060     416

Jordin Sparks           232    115,239   123,630     25

Belle and Sebastian     233    67,936     2,393     587

How To Destroy Angels   234    11,539      16       927

Envy on the Coast       235    35,125      40       780

Robin Thicke            236    14,519     298       899

Wilco                   237    112,445    484       315

The Ting Tings          238    104,988   60,233     216

Portishead              239    83,192     4,706     475

Mike Posner             240    29,006    10,976     780

Beach House             241    24,386      42       833

Bob Marley              242    157,590    2,204      24

Breakbot                243     6,920      21       918

A House                 244    21,112      61       833

Freelance Whales        245     6,516      74       918

McFly                   246    93,403     632       390

Johnny Cash             247    130,568    1,690     166

Autechre                248    19,228      30       829

Kings of Convenience    249    29,433     133       763

Modest Mouse            250    51,781    10,137     602

Evanescence             251    115,358    285       241

Daft Punk               252    146,587    298        54

David Guetta            253    76,271    21,767     407

Marilyn Manson          254    116,766    886       213

The Love Language       255     3,297      33       879

Brittany Murphy         256     4,037     185       871

The White Stripes       257    99,708     1,288     299

Silversun Pickups       258    33,162     282       683

Caspa & Rusko           259     6,017      45       844

Vegas                   260    58,983    13,816     491


Figure 19 (continued): Top 250 Artists by Internet Reach




                                                            56
Appendix D - All Publishers by Internet Reach
This section presents the top 200 Music News publishers ranked by their Internet Reach. Reach is
determined by analysing the incoming links to the publisher's website (links), the average
number of pages the publisher has indexed on popular search engines (index) and the number of
articles shared on Twitter from this publisher.




                     Publisher                         Rank     Links       Index     Tweets

                     Ultimate Guitar                    1     5,631,248      0         623

                     Noisecreep                         2     4,541,863    13,371     1,142

                     thestar.com - music                3     4,085,197      0        1,211

                     New York Times Music               4     4,144,621      11        176

                     Artist Direct                      5     1,945,384   2,972,108     59

                     brooklynvegan                      6     1,038,496    51,258     20,821

                     NME - Reviews                      7     2,581,156   1,001,949    120

                     Contactmusic                       8     1,547,223   1,913,271     5

                     Deezer                             9     2,095,546      0         516

                     Orange Country Register - music    10    1,478,174   752,104      103

                     KROQ                               11        0          0        17,590

                     AbsolutePunk                       12     910,497    1,069,291    242

                     stereogum                          13    1,509,116    2,195        95

                     Global Grind                       14        0       401,608     12,125

                     ShowHype                           15    1,310,838      0          27

                     SF Weekly - Music                  16    1,016,373   295,163      239

                     Pitchfork                          17     776,674     76,699     3,530

                     NPR Music                          18     998,900       0        1,762

                     Boston Herald                      19     976,732    142,300       4

                     Hip Hop Blips                      20    1,037,856      0          0

                     Guardian music                     21     128,317       0        7,994

                     AllHipHop.com                      22     713,477    248,519      283

                     betterPropaganda Reviews           23     824,486     12,400       36

                     Listen Before You Buy              24     725,388     1,800        60

                     ListenBeforeYouBuy                 25     725,388     1,800        60

                     Paste Magazine                     26     690,696       0         157

                     earmilk.com                        27     687,001       0          29


                                      Figure 20: Top 200 Music News Publishers




                                                                                               57
Publisher                              Rank    Links      Index     Tweets

Largehearted Boy                        28    620,680      0          93

MeFi Music                              29    626,110      0          0

Drowned In Sound                        30    562,511      0         490

NME - Blog                              31       0      1,001,949    120

NME - News                              32       0      1,001,949    120

CCM Magazine                            33    379,346   293,175       22

HIPSTER RUNOFF                          34    365,591    13,884     1,297

HitFix                                  35    461,468    70,486       86

Blabbermouth                            36    201,487   458,660      423

aquarium drunkard                       37    458,681    11,156      164

An Aquarium Drunkard                    38    458,429    11,156      164

2dopeboyz                               39    443,918    43,815       2

La Blogoth que mp3blog                  40    405,829    10,707      483

:: The Playlist ::                      41    387,045    28,860      326

Discobelle.net                          42    362,068    26,248      372

The Music Slut                          43    382,906    25,395      109

Chromewaves                             44    393,091    12,541       37

Discobelle                              45    362,068      0         372

Beatportal                              46    222,763   257,746      252

ArjanWrites.com Music Blog              47    367,364    11,706      138

Nashville Scene                         48    388,107      0          0

ABC Radio National - The Music Show     49    262,006   206,953       2

Pretty Much Amazing                     50       0         0        3,503

Pigeons and Planes                      51    314,785      0         464

said the gramophone                     52    328,651      0         316

Metal Underground                       53    258,932   129,465       21

fluo kids                               54    230,173      0         797

bigstereo                               55    271,788    21,640      196

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles           56    244,073    98,679       0

soul sides                              57    286,754      0         101

DJ Booth                                58       0      265,613     1,405

17dots                                  59    290,852    6,733        3

Dallas Observer - Music                 60       0      390,739      693

Muzzle of Bees                          61    278,032    11,159       46

Daily Telegraph - music                 62    285,545      0          0

CHARTattack                             63    150,361    80,342      837

Chart Attack                            64    150,361    80,311      837

CultureBully                            65    262,479    11,935       33


             Figure 20 (continued): Top 200 Music News Publishers




                                                                             58
Publisher                    Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

goldenfiddle                  66    267,033     0            0

Culture Bully                 67    262,454     0         33

Blender.com - Blog            68    223,048   59,020      45

Blender.com - Guide           69    223,048   58,994      45

Epic Records                  70    259,579    1,756         0

PCL LinkDump                  71    243,198   13,796      43

Dancing Astronaut             72    249,025     0         10

Rolling Stone: Features       73       0      145,533   1,587

SOULBOUNCE.COM                74    237,736   15,810      22

Awesome Tapes from Africa     75    137,702    1,545    1,037

AudioPorn Central             76    221,866   25,674     105

The Smoking Section           77    204,934   55,680         0

Tiny Mix Tapes                78    219,956     0        146

The Lefsetz Letter            79    231,649     0         16

Hype Machine                  80       0        0       2,202

Clash Music                   81    147,845   100,642    242

Alternative Press Magazine    82    138,193   84,495     414

Alternative Press             83    138,166   84,448     414

GIMME TINNITUS                84    138,740    1,879     808

MetalSucks                    85    191,049     0        310

Nialler9.com                  86    177,133   11,067     380

Xclusive Zone                 87    204,868   18,543      30

muzic.net.nz                  88    128,928   156,740        0

Billboard Biz                 89    183,404   43,784      42

WE ARE THE MASCOTTE           90    204,792    3,795      42

The Wire                      91    198,443     0         88

aurgasm                       92    149,487    1,588     538

CMJ New Music Monthly         93    176,528   26,443      77

yvynyl                        94    190,697    6,238      37

The Volume                    95    194,620     0            4

Matablog                      96    186,345     0         33

Black Cab Sessions            97    47,131     1,309    1,304

Fuel/Friends Music            98    171,521     0        116

4AD                           99    141,700   64,058      48

Dusted Magazine              100    164,225    9,871      44

Chart Rigger                 101    170,127    5,109         4

Friends Or Enemies           102       0      146,490    853

donewaiting.com              103    164,329     0         73


      Figure 20 (continued): Top 200 Music News Publishers




                                                                 59
Publisher                                    Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

The Passion of the Weiss                     104    169,235     0         4

Rolling Stone                                105      0         0       1,587

Rolling Stone: Album Reviews                 106      0         0       1,587

nicko                                        107    157,881    1,712      80

redthreat                                    108    157,881     0         80

PopEater                                     109      0       231,004    328

No Rock&Roll Fun                             110    145,483   30,054      13

Popdose: Popular Culture News                111    143,574     0        161

*Sixeyes                                     112    156,714    3,016      8

can you see the sunset from the southside?   113    146,659    5,720      85

HipHopDX                                     114      0       242,687    215

ARTHUR MAGAZINE                              115    121,353   10,101     297

Billboard.com                                116    151,233     24        62

Coilhouse                                    117    109,870    6,575     366

Brain Gell                                   118    88,870    101,876     13

Analog Giant                                 119    138,729    6,402      24

GRANDGOOD                                    120    128,277   20,694      6

Covert Curiosity                             121    78,276     2,500     566

captain's dead                               122    131,188   11,241      17

The FADER                                    123      0         0       1,289

Ohh So Famous!                               124    77,336      0        546

Classic Rock Magazine                        125    113,632   32,378      30

Daytrotter.com                               126      0         0       1,266

Pasta Primavera                              127    124,554     0         25

motor.de Musikmagazin                        128      0       226,312     0

Buzz Grinder                                 129    96,010    38,351      52

Bradley's Almanac                            130    122,822     1         0

MBV Music                                    131    90,719     8,404     228

Some Velvet Blog                             132    117,089     0         18

DJ Magazine                                  133    104,927     0        132

Electrorash                                  134    117,498     0         11

Bumpershine.com                              135    109,490   15,498      0

Earsucker                                    136    117,943     0         0

FACT                                         137    115,679     0         17

mp3hugger                                    138    111,206     0         55

Kevin Hugger                                 139    111,166     0         55

HARD CANDY                                   140    106,127     0         97

TheLineofBestFit                             141    108,532     0         72


              Figure 20 (continued): Top 200 Music News Publishers




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Publisher                       Rank    Links     Index    Tweets

SleepWalKing Magazine           142      0         0       1,071

Cable and Tweed                 143    108,947    3,869       0

New Music Monday                144      0         0       1,034

Oh Word                         145    109,357     0          0

Jam Bands                       146    108,593     0          0

Epitaph Records                 147    90,391    26,940       24

Indie Rock Cafe                 148    87,984     6,130     156

Cowbell.fm                      149      0       190,428      13

Capital Inicial                 150     1,091      1       1,006

Spin                            151      0       148,261    221

club fono grama                 152    56,234     1,144     453

Heart on a Stick                153    99,743     8,234       0

The Rising Storm                154    100,389    4,957       7

f&art                           155    99,453     2,406       4

3hive                           156    97,841      7          23

Buzzbands.LA                    157    94,811     4,902       8

THERECOMMENDER                  158    32,985     1,439     599

Gorilla Vs. Bear                159      0         0        914

White Folks Get Crunk           160    76,904     3,236     164

Antiquiet                       161    69,959    18,756     141

Triple J - Home and Hosed       162      0         0        897

zonaindie | just a music blog   163    94,413      0          5

Andamos Armados                 164    32,593    14,831     508

Each Note Secure                165    82,167      0        112

Audio Perv                      166    85,641    14,358       0

Anti Music                      167    91,982      1          10

Jazzwise Magazine               168      0         0        876

Gotta Dance Dirty               169    84,795     1,834       58

stytzer                         170    87,299     3,707       21

Planet Mondo - Atomic Blog      171    88,323     3,282       11

Indie For Bunnies               172    84,613     8,474       12

Destination: Out                173    75,833      0        125

OnSmash                         174      0        228       819

This Recording                  175    86,584      0          0

nyctaper                        176    63,749      0        212

inkiostro                       177    84,020      0          15

The Hood Internet               178      0        1,402     789

Mudd Up!                        179    83,162      0          10


       Figure 20 (continued): Top 200 Music News Publishers




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Publisher                             Rank   Links    Index    Tweets

Merry Swankster                       180    77,678     0        58

Cuchara Sonica                        181      0      50,588    518

Metal Hammer                          182      0        0       782

:: arjanwrites music blog ::          183    66,695   10,785     93

AWmusic                               184    71,600   7,486      53

Modular                               185    40,674     0       383

78s - Das Magazin für bessere Musik   186    65,850   20,491     31

78s                                   187    65,836   20,491     31

Blackdown                             188    65,524   2,038     125

Bass Music Blog                       189    66,856   2,041     108

American Athlete                      190    61,986   2,418     148

Electric Zoo                          191    78,607     0        0

The 405                               192    69,209   2,208      75

Star Maker Machine                    193    75,104   3,215      11

The Music Ninja                       194      0        0       735

Knox Road                             195    72,516     0        40

Silence Is A Rhythm Too               196    74,418   3,317      4

RealTalkNY                            197      0        0       724

Captain Obvious                       198    73,654   3,010      10

More Cowbell                          199    76,249     0        0

Slowcoustic                           200    73,737     0        14


       Figure 20 (continued): Top 200 Music News Publishers




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