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Samsung reportedly spending $25 million on Rihanna’s new album and upcoming tour

In what appears to be one of the biggest music and marketing tie-ups in recent memory a report claims that Samsung will be sponsoring Rihanna’s new album and upcoming tour to the tune of $25 million. According to the report both camps have been negotiating on the deal for seven months which covers Rihanna’s upcoming album reportedly titled “Anti” and the subsequent world tour, her eighth studio album is expected to be released in the next few weeks.

It’s interesting to note that Rihanna is signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label, the rap mogul has had a long partnership with Samsung, and was recently spotted leaving Samsung’s offices in Silicon Valley. This led many to believe that perhaps he was trying to sell his music streaming service Tidal to Samsung but the New York Post suggests he was finalizing the Rihanna partnership. For $25 million Samsung will likely get Rihanna to promote its Galaxy smartphones and may even get exclusive content from the singer to promote its Milk Music service, the company is said to be integrally involved with Rihanna’s tour so concert attendees can expect to see a lot of Samsung branding when they head out to the shows.

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preime101
preime101

and I bet we will still see emails or posts from her with the words “sent from my iphone” under it 🙂

pops2015
pops2015

Samsung is in a pinch, they will literally do anything to sell phones now

kronicle
kronicle

No doubt one the first Live concerts to be streamed on Milk Video and Milk Music along with Gear VR headsets will be Rihanna’s Concert Tour. No other company has the money or is willing to spend it like Samsung is. And I’m referring to Apple, who would rather sit on their pile of Gold like Scrooge McDuck hoarding over it, afraid to spend even a dime for having to pay 35% Deferred Taxes and penalties if they do. Now that Apple has gone to some kind of Ebenezer Scrooge style of being frugal beyond all imaginations or reality into… Read more »

Titandan
Titandan

A company is endorsing an artist and tour? That is so revolutionary!!

kronicle
kronicle

Only if it was Apple and they weren’t forcing them to sign NDA’s to not ever say anything BAD about the Cult of the Rotten Bitten Apple Logo Company. We all know that’s what they do…. and if a Celeb ever did….. they’d jump them like they did Ellen DeGeneres for just making a joke! Next thing you know the Celeb is getting BlackBalled by the Industry!!! …..who being in media means they too have signed NDA’s to never say anything bad about Tim Crook’s Apple!!! 😀 ….now if it was Apple that was openly endorsing (paying for no less)… Read more »

yocrush
yocrush

Apple just gave Adele $30M for her new album and tour… Now Samsung gives $25M to Rihanna… It really bugs me how Samsung feels the need to copy everything that Apple does… It’s sad and somehow pathetic.

HomerS66
HomerS66

@yocrush Did you read about the 7th month part Samsung was negotiating the deal?
Besides Apple copied so many features from Android/Samsung and Microsoft in iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9, which is not funny anymore.

kronicle
kronicle

wah….. wah… wahhhh….. maybe Tim Crook can hear you all the way in Cupertino? But we know who the REAL Copyist of Motorola, HTC and most of all SAMSUNG…. has been since they were crowned the KING TECHNOLOGICAL THIEVERY DECADES AGO!!! Remember GUI and Mouse? How about the fact Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak also got away with stealing calls from AT&T while some others, who designed the original Blue Box Dialers, they copied got prison time and banned from using, building or causing to be manufactured any device that could make phone calls illegally without paying for them!!! ……yeah… Read more »

kronicle
kronicle

Caught You!!! lol…. When has Apple ever spent any real money of their own volition. Adelle Tour?…. which your wrong it’s not Apple offering to spend $30 million on that tour at all. In fact it was the other way around and Adelle approached Apple to spend $30 Million on her tour. It hasn’t even been confirmed as a done deal yet either!!! lol…. hahaha… Just like every brainwashed member of the Cult of the Rotten Bitten Apple Logo Fan Club…. you come here twisting the facts up to make your dearly beloved Tim Crook run Apple look better than… Read more »

caesantos
caesantos

Well… Adele is a great singer but Rihanna is a trend setter.