Global Superstar Rihanna to perform on THE X FACTOR results show

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By Jason Matthews

Global superstar Rihanna, who joined L.A. Reid during THE X FACTOR’s “Judges’ Homes” round, will perform her newest No. 1 smash hit “We Found Love” on THE X FACTOR results show Thursday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM live) on FOX 50.

 

"We Found Love" is Rihanna's lead single from her upcoming Island Def Jam album release, "Talk That Talk," which will be available Monday, Nov. 21. Rihanna made Billboard history earlier this month, when "We Found Love" became her 11th No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 and her 20th Top 10 hit. She collected her 20 Hot 100 Top 10 singles faster than any other solo artist – six years and four months – as reported by Billboard.com. The time span beat Madonna’s previous record by five months, and places Rihanna second only to the Beatles. Additionally, “We Found Love” gives Rihanna her 16th No. 1 Billboard Dance single.

 

Next week, the Top 10 Finalists, including Girls – Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys – Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; Over 30s – LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik; and last remaining group Lakoda Rayne will continue to battle it out for America’s votes, THE X FACTOR title, a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and an iconic Pepsi commercial. Don’t miss the Top 10 Finalists perform LIVE Wednesday, Nov. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM live) on FOX 50.

 

Tune in the following night, Thursday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM live), to the LIVE results show to see Rihanna perform her latest hit and to find out who moves on in the competition and who is sent home.

 

Visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #XFactor.

 

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.

 

About Rihanna

As the ongoing "Rihanna: UNLOCKED" campaign gathers momentum around the world, Island Def Jam’s reigning queen of the Billboard Hot 100 earns a second week at No. 1 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris). The excitement is building up to the release of “Talk That Talk,” Rihanna’s upcoming sixth Island Def Jam studio album, arriving Monday, Nov. 21.

 

“Talk That Talk” is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to “Loud” (released Nov. 2010), an industry phenomenon that went multi-platinum worldwide, with global sales of nearly eight million albums sold. “Loud's” release one year ago registered over 200,000 first week sales, the biggest Soundscan week of Rihanna's recording career. From the album, "Only Girl (In the World),"

 

"What's My Name" (featuring Drake), and "S&M" became Rihanna's eighth, ninth and 10th No. 1 hits, respectively; the album also contained the Top 10 "Cheers (Drink To That)." Prior to “Loud,” Rihanna struck RIAA platinum with “Rated R” (Nov. 2009), containing the No. 1 hit "Rude Boy." Rihanna became the first female artist of the decade to chart six No. 1's on the Hot 100 when "Rude Boy" went to the top spot. “Rated R” also contained the Top 10 hits "Russian Roulette" and "Hard" (featuring Jeezy).


Rihanna's chart career began with her RIAA gold debut from 2005, “Music of the Sun,” featuring the worldwide smash, "Pon De Replay." She graduated to RIAA platinum with her second album, 2006's “A Girl Like Me,” which contained the back-to-back hits, "S.O.S." (her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100), "Unfaithful" and "Break It Off" (featuring Sean Paul). Rihanna went on to double-platinum with “Good Girl Gone Bad” (May 2007), containing the Grammy-winning global No. 1 hit "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z), then "Shut Up and Drive," "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo) and "Don't Stop the Music." The CD+DVD package “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded” (Jan. 2009) continued the hits with the No. 1 "Take A Bow" and the No. 1 "Disturbia." Rihanna's track record also includes No. 1 hits with T.I. ("Live Your Life" in 2008) and Eminem ("Love the Way You Lie" in 2010, named Top Rap Song Of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards); and the No. 1 Rap, No. 2 Hot 100 and No. 3 R&B sensation of 2009, "Run This Town" with Jay-Z & Kanye West.

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