Rihanna: “Take Care” video coming, “We Found Love” reigns on Hot 100, Talk That Talk passes 1 million worldwide
Drake may not have dropped the music video for “Make Me Proud” yet (what’s going on with that anyway? Anyone know?), but the Canadian singer/rapper/slayer is already prepping the visual for his Rihanna-assisted smash “Take Care”.
“I want to make it perfect — the best video I’ve done to date — so I’m just taking my time,” Drizzy told MTV, inadvertently confirming the song’s status as a single at the same time.
“Take Care” is an obvious pick for next single, and a future hit just waiting to blow. It’s already tied with “Make Me Proud” as Drizzy’s highest-charting single since “Find Your Love”, zooming to No. 9 on the Hot 100 off of strong digital downloads during the album’s release week. It’s also charted internationally — most likely due to the feature from the almighty RiRi — cracking the top fifty in Australia and Switzerland, and going top ten in the UK.
Yup, “Take Care” is gon’ be huge, and with a radio impact date of January 17th, it’s likely that the Jamie Xx-produced tune will be burning up the charts throughout the first quarter of 2012.
Sadly, the song’s single status means more work for Rihanna, who’s just about at breaking point right now with her current schedule. There have been reports of cancelled concerts, late arrivals on stage, and more lethargic performances than usual; she recently ran off stage at a concert to throw up, Page Six have reported that she’s been under a 24 hour health watch due to exhaustion, and the Bajan beauty recently revealed that she shot the video for her latest single “You Da One” off of one hours sleep.
On the bright side, her Calvin Harris club anthem “We Found Love” has just notched up its eighth week atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Not only does it pass the seven-weeks that “Umbrella” spent at the top for her longest-run at No. 1, but it’s also passed Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for the longest-running No. 1 in 2011. If it can notch up another week, it’ll be the most weeks spent at the top since Ke$ha’s iconic “TiK ToK”.
I may have given Talk That Talk a pretty negative review, but “We Found Love” is one of my favorite songs — and music videos — of 2011, so I’m thrilled at its much-deserved success.
Meanwhile, Talk That Talk has become a hot-seller despite missing out on the top spot in the US, passing the one-million sales mark worldwide within its first three weeks of release. A good chunk of those sales are straight out of the UK, where TTT has shifted an impressive 478,000 copies.
Even exhausted and with a crappy album, that Rihanna reign just refuses to let up. Who mad?