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Rihanna & A$AP Rocky Spotted In Studio Together

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been seen hitting the recording studio recently.

The couple has been spotted several times at a Los Angeles studio in the past few weeks, adding to the rumors that Rihanna may release a new album. It’s been six years since Rihanna dropped her last album ANTI.

The Grammy-winning singer gave birth to her and Rocky’s son back in May, and fans have shared their surprise and excitement that she could already be making music again.

Meanwhile, Rocky is facing felony firearms charges and a civil suit, which he and his lawyer call an extortion attempt from a former member of ASAP Rocky’s crew.

In other Rihanna news, it’s been almost 10 years since Rihanna told her loyal listeners to “shine bright like a diamond.” Now, a new milestone is proving that they were listening.

Rihanna’s music video for her 2012 single “Diamonds” has officially surpassed 2 billion views on the platform. “Diamonds” joins two other songs from the Barbadian superstar in the prestigious category — her feature on Calvin Harris’s “This Is What You Came For,” as well as her feature on Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.” That means that “Diamonds” officially becomes Rihanna’s first video as a solo performer to reach this height.

Directed by Anthony Madler, the “Diamonds” video used artistic shots of hands touching, vases breaking, and rooms falling apart in reverse, while Rihanna poses and sprints through scenic landscapes representing each of the four elements — earth, wind, fire and water.

“Diamonds” remains one of Rihanna’s biggest hits on the Billboard charts. The track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in December 2012, marking her 12th entry at the chart’s summit and tying her (at the time) with Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth-most No. 1’s in the Hot 100’s history. Today, Rihanna has logged 14 No. 1 hits, which is the third-highest of any artist in the Hot 100’s history, only behind The Beatles (20 No. 1’s) and Mariah Carey (19 No. 1’s).

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