Jay-Z, Rihanna to tour SA

Cape Town - Hip-hop heavyweight Jay-Z and sexy singer Rihanna will be jetting into South Africa this October for a three date tour.

The two will be performing in Cape Town, Durban and finally in Johannesburg.

Jay-Z's recent performance at Radio City Music Hall sold out in less than two minutes, and Rihanna's second album has already been certified platinum.

Apart from their massive global success, both artists have had significant achievement in South Africa, with their hits climbing the charts at local radio stations, especially 5FM.

With worldwide album sales in excess of 33 million, Jay-Z have a horde of devout fans.

After bursting onto the scene in 1990 with The Originators, the star hooked up with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs to form the now multimillion-dollar, multi-platinum empire, Roc-A-Fella Records.

His 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt made him a household name, and he won a Grammy for his third album Vol 2, Hard Knock Life.

His follow up albums earned him yet another Grammy Award, two Source Awards, a BET Award, two Soul Train Award, a Billboard Music Award, and a whopping three MTV Video Music Awards.

Rihanna, the Barbados-born beauty has re-energised the music scene with her rich, cultural fusion of dancehall and raga, with a fresh R&B soul sound.

Her debut album, Music of The Sun, was nominated for 2005's Record of The Year, with the first single Pon De Replay, debuting at No 2 on the charts.

Rihanna's second world-wide phenomenon, the Tainted Love sampled SOS hit Number 1 on the charts world-wide, driving her latest album, Girl Like Me into Platinum status, and to the top of the Billboard charts.

The sultry pop diva has also been chosen to represent Clinique Happy fragrance in a new campaign to begin in December.

Tour Itinerary

  • October 11 - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town
  • October 13 - Absa Stadium, Durban
  • October 14 - Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg

  • Tickets are available from Computicket www.computicket.com or 083 915 8000.
  • We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
    In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
    Subscribe to News24
    Voting Booth
    Eskom has considered continuous load shedding at Stage 2, instead of introducing it when the power system faces a crunch. What are your thoughts?
    Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
    Results
    I'm all for it - we're going to have power cuts regardless, so we might as well have some stability to better plan our lives
    45% - 4265 votes
    No thanks! I prefer having periods of no load shedding and we cannot normalise this crisis
    55% - 5141 votes
    Vote
    Rand - Dollar
    17.96
    -2.0%
    Rand - Pound
    19.39
    +0.3%
    Rand - Euro
    17.36
    +0.0%
    Rand - Aus dollar
    11.70
    +0.0%
    Rand - Yen
    0.12
    +0.1%
    Gold
    1,643.40
    -0.0%
    Silver
    18.87
    0.0%
    Palladium
    2,073.00
    0.0%
    Platinum
    858.50
    0.0%
    Brent Crude
    86.15
    -5.0%
    Top 40
    57,110
    -3.1%
    All Share
    63,417
    -2.9%
    Resource 10
    56,319
    -7.5%
    Industrial 25
    78,436
    -1.2%
    Financial 15
    14,142
    -1.6%
    All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
    Editorial feedback and complaints

    Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

    LEARN MORE