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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rihanna And Maroon 5 Duet In A Bid To Boost Flagging Album Sales

They each racked up #1 singles and albums last year, but neither Rihanna or Maroon 5's latest full-lengths -- each approaching a year old -- have crossed the two million mark as far as copies sold. (And Rihanna has to have released about 47 singles off that damn record by now!)

Welcome to life in the age of illegal downloading. In a bid to boost final album sales, Rihanna and Maroon 5 are each seeing their sets re-released by their labels in June, with a duet between the two -- a remix of Maroon 5's "If I Never See Your Face Again" -- to appear on both, Billboard reports.

Jesus, Rihanna's boyfriend Chris Brown must have caught the re-release fever, too, since his latest is coming out again with the awesome jam "Forever" added, along with four other tracks.

Hey, I'd like to re-release myself, actually, at age 21...this July. Because I didn't sell enough the first time around. Or maybe I'll just get a nose job.

Anyway, that pic of M5 singer Adam Levine and Rihanna above right is from the video shoot last week for "If I Never See Your Face Again."

New Towleroad column up now!

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8 Comments:

  • At 7:27 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    He looks good for bonin' but the current single's a dud.

    Rihanna, I mean.

     
  • At 7:44 PM, Blogger JT said…

    wow...wouldn't it be Rihanna second re-release? Not sure in US but in Asia, the record company release a deluxe edition with an additional CD containings the remixes..

     
  • At 10:07 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    I think you were just itching to post those pics of him, to which I say THANK YOU!!!

     
  • At 1:52 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    What are they going to call themselves - Bland and Blander? I'd rather listen to John Tesh duet with Kathy Lee Gifford.

     
  • At 5:41 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    oh you know i am on board for anything maroon 5 related. Fancy having to rope in Rihanna though! Surely nudity would have been a better ploy??

     
  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Moog, you've heard it? Christ, I don't think I can sit through another M5 song off that album, post "Makes Me Wonder."

    JT, really? That's tacky. Well, you can use the three copies to build a stand for your pocket change, then...?

    Shaun, well...okay, I was...

    Mike, that would probably sell better than Celine's last album...

    Paul, yeah, couldn't he have just slapped pics of his c*** or keys to his bedroom onto the new disc? Who wants to hear that lanky bim croak over their tepid muzak, anyway?

     
  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger rihanna sucks said…

    What are they going to call themselves - Bland and Blander? I'd rather listen to John Tesh duet with Kathy Lee Gifford.

    ^^^LOLOL!!!! True! True!

    btw.. she's NEVER had a number 1 ALBUM in the U.S. That's why they call it a re-flop :-)

     
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