Unlike previous lead singles such as "Umbrella," "Russian Roulette," "Only Girl (In the World)," and "We Found Love," "Diamonds" introduces Rihanna's seventh album, Unapologetic, in regal midtempo ballad style. A lavish collaboration with Benny Blanco, Sia Furler, and Stargate, it projects a feeling of recovery and conquest in the wake of a bad relationship or adverse circumstances — something conveyed with the line "I choose to be happy." Should there ever be a stage production based on Rihanna's catalog, the song — her tenth Hot 100 number one — would be a natural choice for the finale.
This song shows why Rihanna is who Rihanna is. She doesn't follow anyone else. She's her own artist. This song will do wonders around the globe.
Don't evet let anyone take your shine - Shine Bright Like a Diamond. <3 :)
A change of pace
Such a great change of pace for Rih. Great record and was totally unexpected!
New era, another hit!
RIhanna has done it again. Not only is this song epic, it's also superior to everything else on radio right now! Beautiful lyrics and excellent vocal delivery. Well done Rihanna!
Born: February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados
Years Active: '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Rihanna
Listeners Also Bought
||Chandelier||1000 Forms of Fear||Sia||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Applause||ARTPOP||Lady Gaga||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Live from BBC Proms 2014)||A Perfect Contradiction Outsiders' Edition (Deluxe Version)||Paloma Faith||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bom Bom (Radio Edit)||Bom Bom - EP||Sam and the Womp||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What Makes You Beautiful||Up All Night (Deluxe Version)||One Direction||3:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Break Free (feat. Zedd)||My Everything (Deluxe)||Ariana Grande||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Domino||Domino - Single||Jessie J||3:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)||Talk Dirty||Jason Derulo||3:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lights (Single Version)||Lights||Ellie Goulding||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When I Was Your Man||Unorthodox Jukebox||Bruno Mars||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|