Unquestionably one of the pop world’s biggest icons of recent years, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known simply as Rihanna all over the world, has changed the entire scene with her distinctive vocals and powerful lyrics, with her flawless fashion sense and mind-blowing beauty also playing a part in establishing her as one of music’s leading ladies. From her very first album, Music of the Sun, right up to her latest releases, Rihanna has delivered hit after hit, even working alongside other leading musicians like Calvin Harris and Eminem along the way. Here are 5 of her finest ever songs.
An instantly catchy classic that grips hold of the listener and never lets up, Diamonds was recorded by Rihanna as part of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, and released in 2012. It was written by Sia and marks a shift in tone from many of Rihanna’s previous hits, which had largely focused on break-ups and difficult relationships to focus on a purer and happier kind of love.
The song was a smash hit, topping the charts in over 20 different countries and becoming Rihanna’s 12th number-one Billboard Hot 100 single. It was certified quintuple platinum and sold millions of copies.