enty billionaire, Rihanna has proven over the years to have the Midas touch — whether it’s music, beauty, or fashion, everything turns to gold around her. With her last album in 2016, fans have been dying to hear the star’s unique vocals bless their ears again. Rihanna, who recently had a baby in May, has been teasing her 9th Studio album, which she simply calls #R9. On the 28th of October, she released her latest single: ‘Lift Me Up,‘ from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. We can finally exhale and scream, “it’s official, the musical Rihanna is back.”
Back in September, reports began circulating that Riri would perform at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show slated for February 12, 2023, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which she confirmed, and fans have gone into a haze. From the look of things, the Caribbean beauty might debut her new singles at this event, but her fans have expressed the desire for a blend of a nostalgic take home along with the new sounds. While we totally love the fifty-shades-of-foundations-and-lipsticks Rihanna, singing Riri is easily the icing on this year’s cake for us.
Here are 5 of Rihanna’s songs we are readying ourselves to soak in at her Super Bowl performance…
#1. We Found Love (2011)
We Found Love, featuring Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, which was the top single from her 6th studio album: Talk That Talk. The upbeat pop/electro house jam stayed on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, and it’s easy to see why. The song spoke to everyone who has found love in a hopeless place — resonating with a slew of individuals across the world. The track was rumored to be about her abusive relationship with singer Chris Brown. The single sold over 10.5 million copies, earning the reputation of being one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Producer: Calvin Harris
#2. Only Girl in the World (2010)
Barbadian singer Rihanna had the decade (2000s) on chokehold with sizzling hits, and one of those songs was this top single from her 5th studio album Loud. The tune was reminiscent of love, self-confidence, and a full-on feel-good season. In 2010, the dance-pop hit No 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, 2 weeks after the track “What’s my name?” hit No 1. The album was a success, with more than one of the songs on the Billboard chart. One thing is sure, Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl would have us thinking she’s the only girl in the world.
Producer(s): Stargate • Kuk Harrell • Sandy Vee
#3. Diamonds (2012)
Diamonds was a song co-written by Sia from Rihanna’s 7th studio album, Unapologetic. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, the track was declared seven times platinum. The video received heavy commendations for its visuals, and it was yet another one of Rihanna’s songs to hit No 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Rihanna featured rapper Kanye West on the remix of this successful single, and it boasts numerous melodious covers. Clearly, a track that keeps giving.
Producer(s): Stargate & Benny Blanco
#4. Rude Boy (2009) Rihanna songs
The dance hall song Rude Boy from the singer’s 4th studio album: Rated R was released in February 2010 and was an instant club banger. From Hungary to the United Kingdom, the hit single topped the charts. Rude Boy was No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 5 consecutive weeks. An all-time music success. Rude Boy will always be one of Rihanna’s songs that will have you dancing every and anywhere.
Producer(s): Stargate & Rob Swire
#5. Umbrella (2007)
Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna’s 3rd studio album had countless hits, but Umbrella hit the mark back in the day. The song had a blend of hip-hop, R&B, and rock—little wonder why the track resonated with a global audience. Rapper Jay-Z (who co-wrote the hit single) was the perfect man for the job, as the duo bagged a Best Rap/Song Collaboration. Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Time, MTV, The Grammys, and so many award platforms all seemed to agree that “Umbrella” was one of the best singles ever to hit the airwaves of 2007.
Producer(s): Kuk Harrell & Tricky Stewart
Featured image: @badgalriri/Instagram
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