Rihanna, Janelle Monáe, Noname & More: Morning Bars

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Welcome to Morning Bars, the daily series where we compile the news that matters to hip-hop fans so you can stay in-the-know without much digging.

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Fifty-six artists earned their first RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum plaque in 2018, 11 of which were multi-Platinum.

Rihanna teases new music on her Instagram story.

Janelle Monáe drops a video for “Screwed” from her critically acclaimed Dirty Computer.

Denzel Curry teases upcoming single with producer Charlie Heat.

Noname, Saba, and Smino perform “Ace” off Room 25 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Pitchfork reviews A Boogie’s latest album, Hoodie SZN.

ILoveMakonnen announces new single featuring Gucci Mane, out Friday.