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On paper, it was a so-bonkers-it's-brilliant idea - something we are constantly reminded of in this heavily edited highlights reel - but it didn't take long for things to turn sour. The promise of a chance to get up close and personal with Rihanna was quickly forgotten after the first stop in Mexico; their only real glimpse of her being on stage along with the rest of us plebs.
As the feeling of discontent grows, so does the shift in focus away from the press and more towards Rihanna's entourage; showing brief interviews with her stylist, hair and make-up teams and repeated moments with a member of her band who seemed to be completely alone in viewing the experience as something spiritual and authentically rock 'n' roll.
In the absence of any drama, newsworthy moments or interview time with the singer ("give us a quote" they all chant), the only highlights were an Australian DJ streaking on the plane and a performance from Rihanna in each country; though even these eventually grow tiresome.
"I can't please everyone... as long as my fans are happy that's all I f**king care about," Rihanna concedes at stop number five in Berlin, looking fed up, exhausted and desperate to free herself of her unwanted guests so she can get on with her day job. It was a rare moment of clarity on her part in the documentary's 77 minutes and 7 seconds (yes, really) where she realises she is in fact bigger than the press, essentially rendering the trip pointless.
The tour culminates with a show in New York, where the now zombified guests seem hesitant in praising the experience. It all ends in a shower of glitter for a performance of 'We Found Love' where the press seem all-too-happy to be getting back to reality, and Rihanna - who is seen raising a toast backstage with Jay-Z - glad to be away from it.
Rihanna's 777 Tour Documentary is out on May 7.
Watch a preview of Rihanna's '777' tour DVD below:
Iggy Azalea: 'Bounce' (release date tbc)
Her debut single 'Work' might still be climbing the charts, but Iggy Azalea has wasted no time in putting out a follow-up in the form of 'Bounce'. True to its title, the track bounds around in clubby and carnival-esque fashion for the full 2 minutes and 45 seconds. RC
30 Seconds To Mars: 'Up In The Air'
Dita Von Teese on a bucking bronco, fencers, a zebra, a prowling lion, a topless Jared Leto; it can only be 30 Seconds To Mars' new music video.
Loveable Rogues won over the notoriously tough Britain's Got Talent crowd with their effortlessly cool performance style and cheeky chap songs last spring.
One year on and the trio are heading for chart success, with a new album due to be released on Simon Cowell's record label later this year.
Digital Spy caught up with the band at Nando's Southwark Arches, where Té, Sonny and Eddie performed their new single 'What A Night' for a handful of lucky fans.
> Loveable Rogues interview: 'We wanted more boobs in our video'
Loveable Rogues' new single 'What A Night' is available to download now.
During that time, they've endured the mentorship of Louis Walsh on The X Factor, racked up an impressive run of hit singles, and constantly toured with their arena spectaculars.
Ahead of their Goodbye: Greatest Hits album and final string of shows later this year, we've looked back at some of the group's career highlights below:
Before rebranding themselves as JLS and entering The X Factor, the group were signed to a small label in 2006 and called themselves UFO; an initialism for Unique Famous Outrageous. While the name wasn't up to much, the clip below - which shows them "vibing away" on their first writing session - shows the parts for a successful band were all in place from the off.
Mariah Carey has been drip-feeding the world with details of her 14th studio album since the start of 2013, insisting that she is keen to release it "ASAP".
Since then she's had a busy few months; releasing a new song to accompany a film, rumoured (and since denied) to be headlining Glastonbury, turning 43 and posting pictures of a "mermaid moment" in a swimming pool - all in addition to her judging duties on American Idol.
Regardless, news has surfaced online today that seems to suggest the LP's lead single - which possibly features Miguel - is imminent.
Ahead of the song's unveiling, we've listed what we'd like to hear from Carey's new track.
Fingers crossed she delivers on all counts in the next few weeks (or possibly months).
What would you like to hear from Mariah Carey's new single? Leave your comments in the box below:
For his 12th studio opus Reincarnated, Snoop Dogg has undergone possibly his most drastic transformation yet; rebranding himself Snoop Lion and releasing an LP full of reggae-inspired tracks.
That said, the 41-year-old has never been afraid to stray from the West Coast rapper image of his early days to keep himself in the spotlight.
With his new album out this week, we've looked back at a selection of his reinventions in the entertainment business.
The Nickelodeon popstar
Snoop emerged as the tweenagers' rapper after appearing on Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush in 2010. He also featured on the group's debut single 'Boyfriend', spitting child-friendly rhymes about lifting a girl off her feet "like a flight attendant".
The dance guest vocalist
While promoting his 2011 album Doggumentary with lead single 'Wet', David Guetta swooped in and re-swizzled the track into the chart-friendly 'Sweat', allowing The Dogg to add dance vocalist to his busy CV. What's more, Guetta's reworking gave him his first UK top five hit since 2005's 'Signs' with JT.
The reality TV star
Our favourite of Snoop's illustrious career in television is his 2007 reality series Father Hood, which gave us an insight into his family life. One of the show's highlights was when he joined David Beckham for a football training session, as seen in the trailer below:
The star didn't take long to branch into films after releasing his debut Doggystyle in 1993, but our favourite turn of his was in 2004's Starsky & Hutch as Huggy Brown Bear. Watch him show off his expert knowledge on "grass" below:
Global popstar assister
Out of Snoop's many, many collaborations over the years, his feature on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' is easily among our favourites. Not only was it fitting as an anthem for the West Coast, it introduced him to a new generation of music lovers.
The star played an actual dog called Lightening in the 2005 film Racing Stripes. An obvious but brilliant piece of casting.
Bob Marley impersonator
For his latest project, the star has proclaimed himself "Bob Marley reincarnated" and recorded an album of reggae songs, handily titled Reincarnated. As the trailer for the LP's accompanying documentary reveals, it's a process he's taken to like a duck to water.
Snoop Lion's new album Reincarnated is out now.
Which is your favourite Snoop incarnation? Leave your comments in the box below:
We're not sure whether this seemingly new song from Kelis - which appeared online over the weekend - is actually new or not, but it certainly reveals an intriguing side to the singer. The internet tells us it was produced by Dave Sitek, and his jangly funk production fits Kelis's vocal style to a tee. RC
Union J: 'Carry You' (out June 2)
Buzz around the former X Factor band has soared since their exit from the show, but truth be told, we were wondering where to place them amongst the crowded boyband market. Fortunately, their debut single places them somewhere amid the cutesy lyrics of One Direction and the dance-pop hooks of The Wanted, keeping them relevant. RC
Disclosure ft. Eliza Doolittle: 'You & Me' (out April 28)
Following the chart success of 'White Noise', the electronic duo have bagged the services of jazz-pop starlet Eliza Doolittle for the next cut. An effortlessly cool bassline plays beneath Doolittle's echoed vocals and tinned beats that results in yet another radio-friendly anthem from Disclosure. LC
Betty Who: 'The Movement EP' (out now as free download)
After catching the ears of critics last year with the breezy neon-pop sound of 'Somebody Loves You', Aussie singer Betty Who has returned with a four-track EP titled 'The Movement'. Ranging from the Belinda Carlisle-inspired 'High Society' to the moody electronics of 'Right Here', it's one of the few EPs that leaves us desperate to hear a full album's worth of material. RC
Basement Jaxx: 'Back 2 The Wild' (out now)
There's a severe lack of jungle-funk on the radio at the moment, so Basement Jaxx's wildlife-inspired return is more than welcome. Barmy squiggles, bouncy bongos and plenty of whistling make it one of this summer's more rebellious anthems. LC
Ke$ha ft. will.i.am: 'Crazy Kids' (UK release tbc)
After having a bit of an unfair time in the charts as of late, Ke$ha has plonked a guest vocal from will.i.am on her latest release. Summer-flecked guitar riffs, an addictive whistle hook and heart-pulsing beats will hopefully pump life back into her current campaign. LC
BURNS: 'Limitless' (July 8)
Protégé of Calvin Harris Matthew Burns has been tipped for success this summer following his recently reworkings of songs by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Empire of the Sun and Marina and the Diamonds. His latest track, 'Limitless', is a thumping yet wistful slice of Balearic-dance that will no doubt become a staple for this summer's island hoppers. RC
J Cole: 'Maine On Fire' (release date na)
Ahead of his new album Born Sinner, J Cole has unveiled a track that he performed at a handful of gigs last year. While the song won't appear on the LP, it should keep fans happy with the record's currently vague "summer" release date.
Don Diablo ft. Alex Clare & Kelis: 'Give It All' (out June 3)
Having travelled the globe DJing and producing his own work since 2004, Don Diablo has teamed up with Alex Clare and Kelis for his latest track; a dusky dubstep number sprinkled with soulful vocals and a mind-invading chorus. RC
CSS: 'Hangover' (UK release TBC)
Brazilian quartet CSS are currently preparing to release their fourth studio album Planta this summer with new cut 'Hangover' serving as the trailer cut. Spaced guitars, echoed buzzes and a hypnotic chorus make it some of South America's most vibrant indie output. LC
Which are your favourite songs on this week's playlist? Leave your comments in the box below:
All of those YouTube views have gone to Psy's head, as he makes it his business to be the opposite of a gentleman. What are those internet stars like, eh?