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Huh? The 5 Weirdest Promotional Stunts Of 2012

Everyone knows that albums don’t sell — exceptions granted to all British neo-soul performers whose names begin with the letter “A” and end with “dele,” because their albums go Diamond — and so tasked with the challenge of assuring that their albums actually sell, artists have done away with the televised performance here, album singing there promotional tours of old in favor of elaborate stunts that include breaking world records, reuniting with abusive boyfriends, large pizza pies and selling at least a few extra records. Here are five of the wackiest pulled in the last 365 days:

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Rihanna ‘Wishes She Could Give More’ To Journalists During 777 Tour

Rihanna Says She Needed Her Beauty Rest

Rihanna knows how to make history. The 777 tour will go down in history as the brilliant marketing idea that was poorly executed. The journalists became the story after days of having no access to Rihanna, minimum Wi-fi (which is essential to doing the work of a journalist), little sleep and having to wait on a plane for hours. By the third day the bad press had made it rounds on the ‘net. Still, Rihanna had little effs to give and remained mostly ghost. Read more…

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The Best Moments of Rihanna’s 777 Tour: There Were 20!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard and seen that Rihanna’s 777 Tour this past week was full of mayhem, lip synching and naked Australians. We wish we could say that Rih’s last show in New York City on Tuesday was “The best! Amazing! Even Jay-Z came out!” but we can’t, okay? So instead of being Negative Nancy – it is the holidays, after all – we thought we would take a look back at the highlights from those seven shows we saw in seven days in seven different countries.

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Rihanna 777 Tour Day 6: Finally, A Surprise Visit From First Class

“I would do this again, but I’d want my seat to be right here so I can see the naked Australian guy,” said Rihanna, pointing to 33E as the plane made it’s final descent into New York City.

This was Rihanna’s second and last appearance on the Boeing 777. Dozens of cameras recorded the moment as RiRi graced us with her presence in the last 5 minutes to apologize for her week-long absence. Unfortunately, our excitement and curiosity for the Bajan star had slowly but surely diminished. It was too late. All we could genuinely cheer about was when the wheels of the plane touched the ground. Home, at last!

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Got #777 Fever? Stream Rihanna’s Show Live From London Tonight!

Perhaps you’ve been following all the fun (and mutiny) the Rihanna plane has been enduring and feeling jealous? Tonight is your lucky night, because Jay-Z is hosting a live stream of Rihanna’s Day 6 show in London on his website Life+Times tonight at 5 PM ET. The stream may not come with Ace of Spades nor those coveted Rihanna socks, but it will allow you to enjoy the splendor that is Rihanna’s 777 Tour without all those transit hours and streakers. And, who knows — with all the eager eyes diverted temporarily from @VH1Music@RihannaPlane and #freetherihanna150 and with Unapologetic‘s release to celebrate, anything could happen! Tune here it at 5 PM ET.

Stream Rihanna’s Live Performance In London [PigeonsAndPlanes]

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Rihanna 777 Day 4: Paris with RiRi, Diddy, Akon and Cassie? Yes Please!

The City of Love stole my heart and I will never, ever get it back. Cliche, I know, but there is something magical about Paris that you just have to experience for yourself. Add a Rihanna show and your trip is made. And then to be surprised by Diddy, Akon, Cassie, Pharrell and Omarion at the after party? Yeah, that happened. We never want to leave. Let’s start from the beginning…

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Rihanna 777, Day 3: Stockholm Syndrome

Rihanna 777 Tour Day 3 Sweden

The moment we entered Berns in Stockholm last night, Day 3 of the Rihanna 777 Tour, I knew it was going to be a good night. The venue was gorg, the DJ was sick, but it was definitely the fans that caught my eye. They, were, HOT. Like, too-cool-for-school-keep-staring-at-me-I-look-better-than-you hot. And I’m like, hey-I’m-living-on-a-plane-havent-brushed-my-teeth-stop-staring-at-me not hot. ANYWAY, borderline delusional after only 2 hours of sleep, I’m sitting here thinking, dude, what happened last night? Yeah, we had a few drinks. Yeah, there was an after party. Yeah, we got crunk. But WTF Sweden? How’d you kick our butts so hard? We struggled a bit after Day 2 of the 777 Tour in Toronto, but nothing compares to the long, zombie-like faces of the 777 crew today.

Oh well, what can you do? Lets talk Rihanna. We’ve seen her perform three consecutive nights now and still can’t get enough. Last night’s show was amaze-balls. With the beautiful chandeliers, decor and all the hot people combined, there was a vibe to Ri’s set that I just couldn’t shake off. Check out the photos below and you’ll see what I mean.

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Rihanna 777 Tour, Day 1: Bottle Poppin’, Frenzied Fans and Diamonds In The Sky

“Are you ready to get DRUNK?” says Rihanna on the plane’s intercom. Yes, yes we are. But only if you join us, RiRi!

Day One of Rihanna‘s 777 world tour has been nothing short of badass: flowing drinks, screaming fans and of course, the Bajan princess herself. But it’s only JUST BEGUN. With the help of a good adrenaline rush (and some ibuprofen) we survived our first day in the life of a true rock star and can’t wait to tell you all about it! Matter of fact, we’ll let the pictures do the honors…

But before we do, be sure and follow us on Twitter at @VH1Music for up-to-the-second updates for the next few days. Okay, on with the show!

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