Rihanna, Kanye and Jay-Z to open new Jay Leno show

57962165R&B stars Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay-Z will perform on the premiere of Jay Leno’s comedy and chat show in September, in a apparent bid to grab hip, young viewers to NBC’s new primetime experiment.  NBC said on Thursday that the trio would perform “Run This Town” from Jay-Z’s new album, “The Blueprint 3,” when “The Jay Leno Show” makes its debut on September 14 at 10pm.

It will be one of the first, major public performances for Rihanna, 21, since she was assaulted in February by her then boyfriend, singer Chris Brown.  Rihanna, rapper West and Jay-Z are among the most popular R&B artists in the United States.

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Pictured: Singer Rihanna attends the UK film premiere of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ at the Odeon Leicester Square on July 23, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)