Rihanna is back in the public spotlight with he release of her new album Rated R which has some personal messages to former boyfriend Chris Brown. Rihanna continues to thank her fans for support as she gets through the her emotional roller coaster.
Rumors were swirling about a possible spot on "X Factor," but Rihanna has just confirmed that she will not be joining Simon Cowell and former label boss L.A. Reid this time around.
The 23-year-old revealed to Ryan Seacrest earlier today (April 13), "It's something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn't allow and it's a demanding schedule to be on that show. You have to be around months at a time, which is impossible for me."
After taking a five year hiatus, the Billboard Music Awards is making its return, and some of the biggest acts on the charts will be on hand to welcome it back.
The event honors artists who've appeared on the Billboard charts in the past year, with winners being determined by sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and other popular online music sites.
What do Lady Gaga, Antoine Dodson and "Friday" sensation Rebecca Black have in common? Huge, viral Internet presences – ones that MTV plans to celebrate with its First Annual 'O' Awards.
MTV told press this of the new venture, "Music consumption has never been greater, and it's hugely important to our audience. We felt like the time was right to look at the convergence of technology and music fans and the YouTube celebrities who've created this new ecosystem where music is exploding."