And self-confessed RiRi fan Nick Grimshaw has pulled her tracks from being his record of the week
- or Nick's "Big Thing", which sounds OK on radio but looks weird in print - and is refusing to promote her new album, Unapologetic.
YoU CoUldN't mAKe it UP BONKERS world record of the week
goes to Christine "The Duchess" Walton, - clawing her way to the top with fingernails more than six yards long.
Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton made the single her record of the week
and The Blackout will soon be performing in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Their debut single, How Come Loretta, is has already been made Alex Zane's record of the week
this week on XFM and they have also been invited to play a live session on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show.
Supporting them are North Wales band The Mountaineers who had their debut release named record of the week
on Radio 1's Mark and Lard show.
New single La Breeze, from the album We Are Your Friends, was recently Mark and Lard's Record of the Week
on Radio 1, which sums up their kind of sometimes very clever, sometimes very bland music.
Having been picked by Jo Whiley as her Record of the Week
, it was immediately playlisted on Radio 1, Xfm, Capital radio, The Box, The Hits and MTV1 and MTV2.
Penultimate song, Ace Of Spades, was by far the best of the night, which maybe explains why their version of the Motorhead hit was a recent Radio 1 record of the week
. PAUL DUNNING