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
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