Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Rihanna is R Rated at Nokia Launch, London

I was a very lucky girl and got tickets to go and see THE d-i-v-a  of the moment, Rihanna, at a top secret London gig for Nokia last night. Nokia were launching their 'comes with music' phone, the Nokia X6 and Rihanna was launching her new album Rated R, so they teamed up and created a gig that was streamed live to Rihanna fans all over the world (a music first!). I'm not wasn't the biggest Rihanna fan, and was surprised how much I loved it!

The gig was held at Brixton Academy in London and had a star studded celeb turn out, with Beyonce, Emma Bunton, Jamelia, Keisha Buchanan, Chipmunk, Adele, and Tinchy Stryder all gracing the VVIP area (yep, VIP wasn't good enough!).

But the celebs didn't stay locked up in their VVIP enclosure, 2 of them made a surprise appearance on stage with Riri herself! Jay-Z and Young Jeezy joined her on the TV set themed stage, where they performed new track 'Hard' with Jeezy. The crowd went mental when Jay-Z joined her for the huge hit 'Run This Town' (it was pretty darn good!).

It was a great gig, and Rihanna proved that she's not just a singer, fashionista and icon, but is also leading the way in social media and music.

The whole night was fantastic and I had a great time with fellow bloggers Marian, Reena and Miggy (thanks again for the ticket Marian!) Here's hoping more artists follow in Rihanna's social footsteps!



  1. Hey Carina,

    I'm really glad you had the chance to come and I'm doubly-glad you enjoyed yourself so much :D Those are some great pics by the way (especially like the last snap).

    Do keep in touch,


  2. Hi Gaz! Had such a great time, thanks so much! It's been so well received, congrats to Nokia and Rihanna - really big step using innovative social media! If you'd like to use any of my images let me know, and keep up the good work!!! Loves it! Cx


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