New Music: Rihanna – ‘Diamonds’

Diamonds

Seven years after making her debut with “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna continues to be an unstoppable force in music. With 11 No. 1 singles under her belt, the 24-year-old pop princess shines once again on “Diamonds,” the first single off her upcoming seventh album. Produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco, the dramatic tune boasts soaring vocals and an undeniable hook.

“You’re not sad or dancing. You’re happy and hippie. It’s laid-back, but it’s hopeful,” Rihanna told Elvis Duran. “It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it. The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I’m excited to surprise them sonically.”

Aussie songwriter Sia penned the lyrics, which reference various drugs. “Palms rise to the universe/ As we, moonshine and molly/ Feel the warmth, we’ll never die/ We’re like diamonds in the sky,” sings the Bajan babe, who will launch her “Diamonds World Tour” in March.

Does RiRi have another hit on her hands? Listen and sound off below.



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250 Comments

  1. Rihannas Fan

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @Rihannas Fan, yesssssss my queeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:’-)

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    Karruche Will Never Be Rihanna Reply:

    @dexlovesrih,

    I know this song is EVERYTHING and more!!!!! Rihanna always delivers and I’m sure this go #1!!! I love how she keeps coming with fire everytime and its always something unexpected! That Rihanna reign just wont let up.

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    Hannah Reply:

    @Rihannas Fan, RIHanna Del Rey

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    Realist (Simple Minded Folks Irks Me) Reply:

    i take it that you never listen to lana music this sound nothing like del rey but this just shows opinion is like an anus everyone has one. people are so quick to make something up or something they have read somewhere else and ran with it.

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    KenBarbUK Reply:

    @Realist (Simple Minded Folks Irks Me),
    When She Says ‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond’ It Does Sound Like Lana Del Rey Abit

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    Realist Reply:

    @KenBarbUK, huh

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    ashleigh Reply:

    smh

    chris shorts Reply:

    @KenBarbUK, i agree im a huge rihanna fan and i love love love lana this song reminded me alot of lana not in a bad way tho but i can see the lana reference

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    KenBarbUK Reply:

    @chris shorts, and it also sounds like Willow Smith

  2. javonscott

    looooveee it!!!!!

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  3. mikeylately

    shes back!!!

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    :) Reply:

    @mikeylately, She never left…? She has an album out every year.

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    JoJo Reply:

    @:), GORL AHHAHAHAHA

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    Adam Reply:

    @:), lmao thank you

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    MmmHmm Reply:

    @mikeylately, YOU’RE CONFUSED

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    Trent Reply:

    @mikeylately, Lmao know da girl Know she has an album out every year

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  4. yeah

    yes rihanna is smashing all the competition right now. an icon!!!!!!!

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    Justdr Reply:

    @yeah, Tone your hyperbolic ass down. Lol. An icon she is NOT.

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    Reality101 Reply:

    @Justdr, Thank u…that’s a hyperbole if I ever heard one….icon? Lmao @ these pubescent children…#amess

    I do like the song…it has a unique…almost timeless quality 2 it…go RiRi

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  5. RihannaNavyElite

    Yessss another hit Rihanna definitely brings it

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  6. Music Lover

    Great song, first time saying this to a Rihanna song.

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  7. Meme

    I’m in tears. This is why I praise this woman so much. She keeps it fresh, keeps up excited each time. Absolutely amazing record. This is what u call a fucking first single. I praise u, I love u lord rih.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Meme, SHE’S A GODDESS.

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    Me Reply:

    @Meme, I love me some Rih Rih. She is on my desktop, phone, notebook, and I know every lyric to every song…BUT SHE IS NOT ANSWERING MY PRAYERS, AND SHE DID NOT CREATE THIS EARTH, SHE DOES NOT KNOW YOU! She is a human. Imagine if you knew her…she would think you were LAME for walking around praising her and calling her Lord. She might even laugh at you. Stop living your life through her and find your own life.

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    Meme Reply:

    @Me, Rihanna does not answer my prayers, but neither do the heavenly gods. I don’t worship Rihanna because I want prayers answered, I worship her because she helped me through my darkest times. She inspirers me, lifts me up.

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    Me Reply:

    @Meme, i can understand that she has gotten you through tough times. I am a music JUNKIE, and music has definitely helped me. Im just saying, please know where to draw the line. She a freaking person…she can only help so much.

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    WayneRules2012 Reply:

    @Meme, shut up and dont say what you dont know. Who told you God dosen’t answer prayers!?!?! I pity you, u better give God a chance in your life, just give him a chance first then if he dosent answer your prayers come back here and tell me!

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    WayneRules2012 Reply:

    @Me, i love you for giving @meme that answer! You answered him correctly lol

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    Raj Reply:

    @Meme, You ‘praise’ Rihanna and call her a ‘Lord?’ It’s all kinds of crazy on this blog today!

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    ashleigh Reply:

    love this comment

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    kiki gor Reply:

    @Meme, you praisn herrr…damn…the devils agenda is wrkn great.without the guys who wrote every single number 1 hit, who would she be? So funny..u dont need talent these days to be faaaaamous!thanks I will definitely pass. Pop Queen….oh my gosh…that title dont suit her at all…i dnt knw y? SHe knoows it herself!㊣

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  8. Girlboom

    this is cute

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  9. BrunoBruno

    say what you want about rihanna but she is a MO’FUCCIN HUSTLER, SHE HUSTLE HARD

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    da fan Reply:

    @BrunoBruno, getting ppl to write 100% of yr music is not hustling.

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @da fan, it is and everybody dont write their own music stop hating

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  10. Popmaster

    If you don’t like it you are a pathetic C**T #JustSaying

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  11. BantuJones

    Yaassssssssssssss GOOO OFFFF RIRI!!

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  12. Jay

    Im not hearing what ya’ll are i guess, I hate it. the “shine bright like a diamond” part is annoying as hell. I was excited because I liked her last 2 albums. Hope the rest of the tracks are different.

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  13. #RihannaNAVi

    this song is fucking beautiful :’)

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  14. FACTS

    BLAH….

    NOTHING REVOULTIONARY…

    NOTHING HIPPIE…

    JUST PLAIN…

    ITS NOT MASSIVE…

    PON DE REPLY, S.O.S, UMBRELLA, RUSSIAN ROULETTE, ONLY GIRL, WE FOUND LOVE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DIAMONDS…

    THIS IS HER WEAKEST FIRST SINGLE YET!!!

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    Shine Bright Reply:

    @FACTS, it’s the same thing ya’ll (hood-hive) said about we found love, you don’t have to capitalize all your letters to get you point across you know but that’s bitter haters for you.

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    Quest Reply:

    @Shine Bright, Who’s really bitter, though? Calling the BeyHive “hood”? Bitch, sit. Ain’t nobody got time for your stupid, divisive ass.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    Reached for the starssssssss .. I mean the diamonds . This is shyt was written by a 3 year old .

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    Dreamteam Reply:

    @FACTS, But its still gonna go to #1 so not so weak after all huh. Monster if u ask me

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @FACTS, WE FOUND LOVE ALSO GOT LUKE WARM REVIEWS AT FIRST, THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. IT FINE TO NOT LIKE THE SONG, BUT DONT ACT LIKE ITS NOT A CATCHY SINGLE & THAT RIHANNA’S VOCALS HAVE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY. RIHANNA IS HUSTLING HER CUTE ASS OFF, AND TO BE HONEST SHE COULD GIVE A FLYING FUCK WHAT NEGATIVE COMMENTS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT HER. SHE MADE $53 MILLION LAST YEAR, DO YOU THING YOUR COMMENT WILL HURT HER BANK ACCOUNT? NOPE NOT 1 BIT….. (sips tea)

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  15. Kandis

    Love it!!!!

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  16. :)

    I can’t listen to it until later. :(
    I can’t wait! :D

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    :) Reply:

    @:), Wow! I was not expecting this! A pop ballad! And it’s great!

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  17. lisa

    YASSSSSSSS SHE SLAYSSSS!!!

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  18. HOVnika

    RIHANNA IS SERVING FOR THE GODS, This May Be Her Best Era to Date. the vocals were strong and beautiful. amazing, i loved it.

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  19. China

    God i wish i was blown away but its kinda annoying but hopefully it goes to number 1, i dnt think ill buy it inless it grows on me

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    x Reply:

    @China, i second that and im not even dissin rih-rih. i see the potential in the song so hopefully it grows on me. love Rih

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  20. mumi

    OHHH GOOOOD!! I loove it!!

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  21. meisha

    Yes Slayanna kill the competition!

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  22. Gangstah4life

    I love the dramatic darkness but yet happy motivating kinda vibe.. It’s beautiful

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  23. Rihannas Fan!

    Supeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrr!!!

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  24. Popmaster

    I love it

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  25. jayla

    OHMYGOD
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
    It’s really cute YES RIRI

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  26. Dezman

    Fiyahhhhhh

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  27. Javi Metal Lover

    OMGGGGGGG!! IS INCREDIBLE!! I’M SO EXCITED

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  28. Blobbie

    AMAZING! FEELING IT!!!! NO. 1! But… shes working WAY TOO HARD! CALM YO T!TS

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    Gangstah4life Reply:

    @Blobbie, I agree.. It’s aaaaaaaammmmaaaaazing.
    But she should have a time off.. I mean she’s about to start a world tour again. The girl is working so damn hard.

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    weirdaly Reply:

    @Gangstah4life, lololololol… its HORRIIIIIBBBBBLLLLLLEEEEEE… i mean she worked TOO hard, that it backfired… wish she rest, and create something better

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  29. Mehizon

    I like it a lot this is my type of music

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  30. young ck

    yes! rihannna is winning on this tune. the deep meaningful lyrics and she sounds amazing

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  31. pat

    i love this girl so much..RIHANNA NAVY BABIE..

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  32. weirdaly

    im not feeling this! its not r&b, pop, dance or anything… its horrible. :(

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  33. Arie

    She has won me over, I can see me blasting this in my car.

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  34. EliteNaviiSh**

    hmmm…. well as she said I very surprised! lol its certainly different sonically but I kinda like it, to me it doesn’t scream instant smash but I guess that’s cuz I expected something else…. but the vibe and lyrics are dope! this should silence those that say she puts out generic fast food pop!! #rihannnanavy4life

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  35. HONEST

    yup, it’s gon be a hit. Rihanna is gifted with picking the right people to work with. It’s a new sound and I like it. She is giving us something different from her normal work. It will be her 12th #1, this gives me a fall/wintery feel. Perfect season to release such a song. Congrats Ri, not part of the #Navy but I love music.. and Diamonds is nice.

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  36. marii

    love it

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  37. toast2themosthigh

    this girl is a beast…this is a total radio hit…and for those who already think its annoying…thats the point of pop music…to annoy you to the point where you like it…all her songs are like it…but she a bad bitch…and pulls it off everytime…killin the game right now…it dont matter what anyone say…she know what she doin…

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  38. Hottest_one

    Blah

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  39. Joey

    This song is amazing. She’s one step ahead of the rest in the pop industry. While everybody is busy calling David Guetta and RedOne. Rihanna is creating the next pop genre everybody’s gonna copy in a few months.

    I love it how it’s so Lana Del Rey meets Sia meets Rihanna.

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  40. Nikki Blitz

    Great song! Now if only she wrote it herself. but she didn’t . So why the hell shoild the credit go to her? Even vocally she’s not of Gaga’s, Beyoncé’s and Christina Aguilera’s caliber, not even close to the older legends. So stop it with the praising. All she needs is to sing like a regular popstar and look pretty. Truthfully it’s not her career. It’s her management doing their job.

    To be honest I do listen to all pop songs that come on the radio, I have never been too irritated by any music, but the praising is just~

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    Lovelivelife Reply:

    @Nikki Blitz, ????? So she’s suppose to sing generic pop songs is what you’re telling me. Ok…it’s people like you that hold no valuable opinion because one minute she generic the next minute she should look pretty and sing like everyone else. Well too bad she’s not everyone else. She Rihanna and she will always be more off to side that gaga… Whose voice is still questionable. An artist credibility isn’t measured by songwriting because even the most famous legends didn’t write all their music so stop tryna stunt like u were given credit when only your first statement was a compliment.

    THE END

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @Nikki Blitz, hun you jealous alot of artist dont write their own songs… you not wanting to give credit to rihanna lets us know she her success burns you up with pure simple hate and envy… girl carry on you aint the first and only hater

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    Kim K Reply:

    @Nikki Blitz, agreed at your comment… she is just another industry manufactured poptart who will be replaced by the next younger girl when RIRI gets too old and worn out. same thing happened with beyonce. those girls come a dime a dozen, cheap and easy to manipulate to make as much money off them as possible. but yeah i agree with you, so you’re not the only smart person on here ;)

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  41. KingPhoenix

    Sounds like willow smith to me…and killing what competition?? “Your body” is WAY better than this…this is weak, nice concept tho….

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    I Like This Willow Smith Song

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    hood Reply:

    @KingPhoenix, yo i swear i was thinking the same thing.watch that lil weirdo remake itt

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  42. boom boom

    incredible! reinventing herself bitches!
    keeping it fresh.
    It will drop in iTunes in a few, coming for Cici’s wig (Sorry single) she will be sorry for dropping a single, a day before Riri does haha.

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    KingPhoenix Reply:

    @boom boom, bitch please shut the fuck up…how is she coming for CiCi’s wig? WHEN “SORRY” IS R&B DUMBASS.!!! This is Pop.!! LEARN SOMETHING.!

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    My name is oo Reply:

    @boom boom, i’m so sick of your stupid ass! Ciara is better than rihtard! Rihtard is horrible with that pop trash. “Sorry” is R&B!

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    Popmaster Reply:

    @My name is oo, sorry is trash how dare you compared Ciaraflop to rihanna fU

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    My name is oo Reply:

    @Popmaster, i like rihanna’s songs. But when she sings live HELL NO.

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  43. KingPhoenix

    Oh yea CIARA SORRY IS ON ITUNES.!!!! GO COP DAT, REAL R&B.!!!!

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    Trilla Reply:

    @KingPhoenix, ain’t nobody got time for dat! Lmfaooooo

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    Real Reply:

    @Trilla,

    Shut up Ciara is a real musican and Rihanna is an Illuminati who cant sing !

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    Matt Reply:

    @Real, Thanks for the laugh….but “real” and “musician” should not be placed in the same sentence with Flop-Error’s name.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @KingPhoenix, REAL R&B. WHAT THE FUCK IS REAL R&B. DIDNT BEYONCE DO “REAL R&B”??? GUESS WHAT, IT WASN’T A COMMERCIAL SUCCESS. DONT GIVE ME THAT SHIT. AND 2ND, THIS RIHANNA TRACK IS CLEEEARLY POP/ROCK/CONTEMPORARY. R&B??? TAKE YO ASS DOWN TO CONCRETELOOP!

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  44. FXCKSHTUP

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LET UP!

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    :) Reply:

    @FXCKSHTUP, Yeah yeah!

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  45. Brooke Land

    I like it alot…but she kind of sounds like willow

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  46. Deadlylotus7

    I wouldn’t go as far as smashing the competition lol bit it is nice though

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  47. SmileForYourLife

    I love it .
    Is so cute ..
    Bravoooo,Rihanna .
    OHG Voice is so beautiful . :)

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  48. Diego

    Expected more this sucks stick to pop dance records
    U don’t convince me on the personal type records

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  49. pineapple

    i think this is a great song for HER. i give it a solid 8. her instrument is not the strongest, but i actually hear the vocal improvement in this track, especially in the runs at the end.

    also, i’m glad she’s working with sia, perhaps it will help her grow as an artist.

    will it go to #1 across the globe, i highly doubt it…maybe somewhere in some random european country, and in barbados, of course.

    i predict it goes to the top 10 at best and top 30 at least.

    however…i’m already dreading the horrifying live performance of this song.

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    Demmi Reply:

    @pineapple,

    Songs don’t go # 1 in Barbados dearie…Your ignorance is showing!!!!

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  50. HONEST

    why’d rapup say she references various drugs when only molly is openly referenced? Lol dramatic over exaggerating.

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  51. Diego

    Lmao maybe she will finally get a number one album after 7 tries lmao

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  52. FAME

    heard it first on z100 it’s AMAZINNG I TELL YAAAAA !!! #RIHANNANAVYYYYYYY !

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  53. @Jayrican18

    Rihanna’s back bitches!

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  54. Nick

    Rihanna this song is so hot!
    I feel another number 1 coming on

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  55. rihannaaa navy

    I love Rihanna but this sound like Lady Gaga song :)

    We shine bright like a diamond

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    areyoufckingkiddingme85 Reply:

    @rihannaaa navy, AGREED!!

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  56. kal

    Sounds like a Lana del Rey track

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  57. 778

    after listened it 10 time, i can of love it, & i think it gonna be a hit for sure!!! & the only think she need it is a great video!!

    good job riri

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  58. Tmac

    It’s kool… Nothing spectac… But it’s Rihanna, you gotta like it because she’s hard not to like… I think it’ll grow on me

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  59. Mia

    Pretty amazing

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  60. Dan

    Didn’t love it first listen. I had high expectations for the single. It’s a good song, don’t get me wrong, but not a huge song. It will be huge because its Rihanna. Overall its a cool, laid back song. Love the strings in the second verse!

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  61. Tonya

    Is this a leftover Willow Smith song?

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  62. Anthony

    Hey, at least it isnt some dance song with a generic drop. She’s singing and its a good song.

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  63. XOXO

    Nope. Not feeling this. Sorry.

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  64. MusicJunkie

    Yea ‘ It’s A Cute Song . & Will Be A Hit Of Course . Becuase she’s Rihanna . But All This Praise ? for What ‘ Sounds like a pop song & i didn’t hear no growth in vocals . Please thank god fir her team ‘ they desreve the highest award of all .

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  65. Tmac

    It’s weird that lil English accent she’s putting on but after two more listens I like it a little more already… After I learn the song I’ll probably be singing along with the English accent myself lol

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  66. aj

    I wanted and expected so much more. This would be better suited to the velvet tones of Kelly Rowland or the screeching curiosity of beyonce’s voice. In rihanna’s hands it sounds like a sia imitation. Clearly a very cheaply recorded vocal straight on tomboy sia’s vocals on the demo!

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  67. char

    love u riri

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  68. relevance

    Katy perry waut no….. Jessie j should’ve got this.

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  69. TRP

    Rihanna never fails with a first single. “Diamonds” is solid.

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  70. mark

    singles queen

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  71. My name is oo

    Boring

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  72. Fresh (Elite Navi)

    The Story Line of the song is beautiful… her vocals how laid back and synthy they are just DID It….

    #RihannaIsQueen

    she is ahead of her contemporaries.. she may not be a mariah vocally but sonically and choosing singles she just is EVERYTHING AND THEN SOME….

    HATE THE GIRLS HUSTLE AS YOU WANT BUT SHE IS LIVING HER DREAMS….

    AND IF YOU HATE THIS SONG PURELY ON THE BASIS THAT YO A BEY STAN IS PATHETIC.

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  73. Real

    What happened to her voice ? Ugly!

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    ky savage Reply:

    @Real, beat it beyonce stan u h8n hard to bad ur favorite gave up back wen Loud was #1

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    fair maiden rihanna gate Reply:

    @ky savage, LOUD wasn’t number tho

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  74. Oh Please

    NO FOH! i will not accept this as a single. I shall wait for the next one.

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  75. tps

    omg, even i don’t rihannas like rihanna’s personality, i love everyone of her songs, she always does the best music. OK The Rated R Erea was not that good in my ears but we found love is the best song ever, umbrella, take a bow, california king bed, was also veeery great.
    But this shit is boring! I wait for the second album single :/

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  76. I am hip-hop

    who cares?????????????????

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  77. EL

    This is a monster song.

    She always finds a way to get with great collaborators, who keep her one step ahead. SMASH, Queen Rih!

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  78. Truth

    This song is a straight up smash that hook is undeniable. “Shine bright like a diamond, shine bright like a diamond”. This isnt my favorite Rihanna song but this damn sure will make it to #1 on Billboard easily.

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  79. badmeetsevil

    LOVE IT!! :D

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  80. xedos

    Rihanna is the most unpredictable artist she’s not in a box. you never know what she’s coming with,but it always work. she’s the most versatile artist right out.

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    Fact Reply:

    @xedos, I just said the same. She is hands down the most versatile female artist ever. if were going off hits and talent she definately is. She may not be the best dancer but you dont have to be in order to dominate music. Her music seriously speaks for itself.

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  81. Fact

    Rihanna is the most versatile female artist in the world she can go from a Dance Pop song, to an R&B song, to a reggae track, to alternative, to a ballad, to mid tempo effortlessly its amazing. This song just shows what else she can bring to the table. This is a worldwide smash record. Beyonce cant even!!!!!!!!

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    ky savage Reply:

    @Fact, amen

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    bb8345 Reply:

    @Fact, even though I like this song, you won’t read Beyoncé because Beyoncé has done it and did it way before rihanna! You silly Rihanna fans lol!!!

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    Rachel Reply:

    @bb8345, Rightttttttttttt

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    Realist Reply:

    @bb8345, o.O

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @bb8345, LOL! You betta’ tell ‘em. Why even bring B into the debate about a Rihanna song. The only thing Ri can claim is that she has 11 #1 singles. However in retrospect, that’s really not anything to brag about seeing as how people accept ANYTHING as good music nowadays. B’s taking a vacation w/ her husband & baby NOT thinking about ANY of you. But FYI she’ll be back next year (w/ another great Lady Gaga) w/ 2 albums (one being a soundtrack) & a movie (A Star is Born w/ Clint Eastwood). But thanks to ALL of you shouting out Beyonce on a Rihanna post. We love how you try (and I mean try) to make this lesser seem on par w/ the likes of B, Gaga & Adele. #nevaevahappenin’

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    cass Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, LOL… BEY AND RIH ARE COOL… SO COOL THAT RIH IS BLUE’S GOD-MOM/BIG SISTER. YOU OVER HERE HATING.. SHE IS WINNING! YOU NEVER TALK ABOUT HOW RIH IS SUCCESFUL… LIKE I SAID BEY AND RIH ARE WINNING. DEAL WITH IT.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @cass, WINNING? How old are you? Are you Charlie Sheen? I never said Ri didn’t hustle because she does … congrats! The point of my post was, don’t call Beyonce’s name on a Ri post. What does B have to do w/ this song? Nothing … she’s w/ her husband & child. I’m glad that B & Ri are cool, it’s good to see black people, excuse me BLACK WOMEN, fostering good relationships. Lord knows, black people are like crabs in a barrell always looking to pull each other down.

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, she has 5 plat albums and 1 gold… and that’s just states side… don’t get her accomplishments twisted just because she dont have a #1 album so what… u need to goggle Rih and come off it… Now that i said that i dont agree with ppl comparing rih to bey… Bey been in the game a mighty long time and her work ethics set the example for Rih. No one can do it like bey when it come to that stage so lets not compare a girl who been out since 1997-98 to one who been out since 2005… lets not forget her dad groom her for this business and rihanna was in rotc in Barbados and she pretty much just landed in this business no real grooming just to learn along the way

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    @jayrican18 Reply:

    @Fact, amen amen amen! Now bet once is obviously a better singer but Rihanna’s songs are the shit! #RihannaNavy

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @@jayrican18, Contradiction & struggle .

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    Kim K Reply:

    @Fact, nah this song is hella stupid like your music taste

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  82. mj

    I think it needs to grow on me a bit before I can say I love it, and there are a lot of songs by her that I like.

    but that “shine bright like a diamond” is gonna test my patience a bit

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  83. WTF?

    EMM YES THIS LYRICS ARE FROM RITA ORAS RADIOACTIVE WOW RIHANNA YOU VERY ORGINAL.. IM NOT A FAN OF RITA BUT IT SHOWS THAT RIHANNA IS VERY JELOUS OF RITA, SO YEEP SHE STOLE RITAS LYRICS FROM RADIOACTIVE AND ROc THE LIFE

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    Fresh (Elite Navi) Reply:

    @WTF?, dunce radio active was written by sia… who also wrote diamonds.

    rita ora did rihanna rated r style and copies rihanna’s looks and post on instagram on twitter…

    so lets not say rihanna is unorginal when rihanna is a diamond anr rita is cubic zirconia…
    #GetItTheFuckTogether

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    ky savage Reply:

    @WTF?, sia peen wrote those lyrics not rita tired ass.. #rihannanavy

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    Realist Reply:

    @WTF?, you tried

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    ewghw Reply:

    @Realist, lol at you idiots comparing the lyrics of 2 singers that neither of whom even wrote. fucking clowms

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  84. Tiffany

    Nice, Ri Ri sounds good, and I’m a fan..but I’m loving Dawn Richard’s new single 86 too.

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  85. BEDSTUYFLY

    SHE’S SMART. THIS SONG IS VERY RADIO FRIENDLY!. I LOVE IT

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  86. Ice

    It’s cool I guess, I’m just glad she didn’t choose to do another dance track.

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  87. ky savage

    love it #RIHANNANAVY SLAYS

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  88. niki

    I love her!

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  89. Free Your Mind

    HELL YEAH I’m in love!!

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  90. Sportz

    This is the first Rihanna single that I’ve liked since Disturbia. I love it.

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  91. i am hiphop

    she will definately have chris browns baby!!!!!!like it or not!!!

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  92. Zee

    freaking love this ish man!! ughh she never fails to impress me…my idol :’)

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  93. Jay

    Hell yeah!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Rihanna just keeps the great music coming! Another amazing song! I had no idea her new song would be coming out so soon. I seriously feel her voice in my soul. Sang it Rihanna!!! LOVE IT!!! I know her new album is gonna be amazing just like the last one. ON REPEAT for real. :)

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  94. Free Your Mind

    Rihanna’s voice is so clear!

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  95. Free Your Mind

    I’m anxious to see what the video would look like with a song like this! I’m picturing a black & white video at night on the water with the stars in the background!

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    Free Your Mind Reply:

    @Free Your Mind, with a big moon in the sky with her covered from head to toe in diamonds which are just glistening on her body, face & nails! Perfect video!

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    Kim K Reply:

    @Free Your Mind, some sick satanic ritual like she always has been doin without people realizing it…

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  96. i am hiphop

    work and study hard to build up ur own life!!she has found her calling.What about u???????????

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  97. 2XCL

    I love the idea of Rihanna and Sia making music together. Amazing song! Love it. Rih Rih never disappoints.

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  98. Brittpie

    Flawless

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  99. Triniti

    Yeah, this is definitely a hit! I’m not a big fan, but this goes!

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  100. HEARTS HEAUX!!!!!!!!

    @Rihannas Fan, I SEE RIHANNA STILL HASNT INVESTED HER MONEY INTO GETTING A VOCAL COACH SMDH THIS HOE ON HERE PANTING & MOANING WORST THAN A 50 YEAR OLD PORN STAR

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  101. @chrischris1992

    I am not a fan of this at all. I can tell she is taking what the critics said, by creating more serious music, but to me it seems like it is awkward for her and it doesn’t fit. I do not feel it is #1 worthy, but I do not feel like two or three of her other #1′s are either. However! At the end of this song, she gives me better vocals than she normal would in a song. I just feel it is all to much Rihanna at once. We just need a break, and she should go and discover herself.

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  102. Pu$$y man

    worst voice ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  103. Heather

    It’s cool. Beat reminds me of something I’ve heard before. For me, my favorite album was Rated R.

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  104. stephen

    I freakin love it…SIA is a beast…12 #1…you wait…

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  105. Rihanna lover

    Love It!!!!!

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  106. kelvin

    Freekin GREAT!!!!
    keep up the good work.

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  107. boom boom

    lmao! this nappy headed Cici fans got mad i see.
    and guess what? just like i told you earlier. Diamonds top 10 on iTunes a couple of hours later, Sorry out of the top 30, a day after it’s release lmao.

    Rihanna will beat Ciara with whatever record she puts out, whether it is: Pop, R&B(Take a Bow) balad that was #1 on iTunes, #1 on Hot 100, Dancehall, House, etc.

    The thing ya’ll don’t understand is that Cici is a hass been! no one is checking for her, look at her Sorry single, floping hard on iTunes AS USUAL, lmao.

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    Wayne Reply:

    @boom boom, Ciara has fans? STILL?

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @Wayne, lmao… there a few left…like her cousins…lol

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    Raj Reply:

    @who gonna check me boo, I can’t lol…fucking #DEAD

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  108. Natalie

    I like it very different:)

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  109. toscaredtopostmyname

    I LOVEEE IT … I CAN SAY I USE TO ALWAYS HATE ON HER BUT DAMN SHE KEEPS THE HITS COMING UNLIKE THE (OTHERS) I USE TO LIKE LOL…

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  110. MmmHmm

    I LOVE HER & HER MUSIC, BUT IM KINDA TIRED OF HER ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS BEING ON RADIO, SHE REALLY NEEDS TO TAKE A LONG BREAK!

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  111. mindly

    ♥♥♥ WOW! LOOK AT THESE COMMENTS!!! ALL POSITIVE!!!! WHEN YOU MAKE RIGHT, EVERYONE’LL LOVE RIHANNA! BEAUTIFUL SONG TO BE HONEST ♥♥♥

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    Kim K Reply:

    @mindly, nah her shit stinks like sewer and i hate her music… its so awful along with that ‘voice’ of hers

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  112. Sharp Tongue

    My new ringtone that quick.

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  113. poe

    Yaaaay…its just a hypnotizing exotic song! Love the way her voice sounds on it!

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  114. #teamminaj

    i like it honey

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  115. EliFenty

    soooo good! Rihanna dit it again!

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  116. Love it!!

    Great job Rih. Less kush tho. Don’t kill ya voice.

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  117. ....

    …..

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  118. Giamma

    Queen of Pop!

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  119. Free Your Mind

    This is incredibly additive & infectious! #ShineBright

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  120. Shae

    She kind of sounds different… LOVE THIS JOINT!

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  121. Shine Your Light

    “We beautiful like Diamonds in the sky”

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  122. Jay-Me

    This is genuine crap. The most over-rated artist in music drops another bad first single that her deluded fans will take to number 1.

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  123. Libra

    I don’t really like her voice on this. I don’t know what kind of fake accent she was going for but it didn’t work to me. I don’t like this as much as I hoped I would. Sorry Rhi Rhi.

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  124. Buzzzzz

    Why the hell is she singing like that

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  125. @Methough

    She IS from Barbados. She HAS a natural accent. Everyone that’s asking what accent or think it’s a fake accent, probably never heard her talk.
    Most of the Caribbean have a British background to their accents/culture, because most of them were under the British rule once upon a time.
    I like this song, it’s different, it sounds different, has a different feel. I had to get playing it before I really started to appreciate it fully though.

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  126. @ClothezMinded

    this is not what i was expecting. its dark yet hopeful at the same damn time but i really love it. i like how she was able to switch up her vocal styling on this song. cant wait for this new album! RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LET UP #RihannaNavy!

    did anyone else think she sounded like willow in certain spots?

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  127. GIRL BYE

    ehhh not fan of it..sound too much like Willow. Sound like it should of been on Rated R album

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  128. Kyle

    I like her verses but not really the chorus. Her vocals don’t sound good and she obviously won’t be able to pull this off live.

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  129. SHAWTY

    So BOOOORING….. I can’t understand why/how people actually like this…and some of her other music… this is horrid… SOUNDS just like a leftover RITA ORA track and thats NOT a compliment

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  130. SHAWTY

    VERY WILLOW SMITH/ RITA ORA-ISH

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    SIGH Reply:

    @SHAWTY, LOL! we on the same page….LOL

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  131. SIGH

    She sounds like WILLOW SMITH!

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    :) Reply:

    @SIGH, CORRECTION: Willow Smith sounds like RIHANNA!

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    fair maiden rihanna gate Reply:

    @:), right

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  132. REAL

    NO Accent. Thats what makes her stand out. Song isn’t bad and just cause its rihanna dont make it hot cause its not nor is it a good first single. ..Now she sounds like WILLOW SMITH.

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  133. Felipe

    I totally like this Rihanna better

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  134. TheOnlyOne

    Sounds like Sia wrote AND sings it…which is a good thing I guess. Not a fan of Rihanna songs except her Rated R album, but I like this. Dance music…but for once it doesn’t sound generic

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  135. Corey

    I have to agree a little it sounds like something that Willow Smith should sing…And they made it seem like she made a more mature song like she did when she first started like Unfaithful or something…It’s a alright little song its w/e, I kinda excepted more from all the hype around it. But of course its gonna be a hit because she is Rihanna. Idk maybe it will grow on me the more i hear it but for right now its ehhh w/e nothing special i still luv u tho RiRi 2nd fav. artist :)!

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  136. Alicia Thornton

    wow RiRi i Love the song,i listen to this song abt 10 times n more since it cum out,love u RiRi dats a #1 Hit ppl

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  137. JustSayin..

    its ok…

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  138. bar

    THIS SHIT RITE HERE SOUNDS HORRIBLE LIKE A RECYCLED BEAT THEY GOT OUT OF THE TRASH AND THREW HER AUTO TUNED VOICE ON IT LMFAO SHE SOUNDS LIKE A FAILED WILLOW SMITH SMFH #EPICFAILLLLLLLLLL

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  139. nice

    I like this song it`s nice clean and up lifting it’s the kind of song u listen to on the way home from school r work it will put a smile on your face . Good job Rihanna sometime simple is good .

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  140. Hugh

    Amazing. Her best first single. Well done Sia!

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  141. rihluv

    I’m a huge Rihanna fan but am I’m the only one who is kind of disappointed by this track?

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    Realist Reply:

    @rihluv, yeah you’re the only one

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    fair maiden rihanna gate Reply:

    @rihluv, silly fake fan

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    Rihluv Reply:

    @fair maiden rihanna gate, STFU Being a fan doesn’t mean you have to love all the material an artist releases.

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    Kim K Reply:

    @rihluv, agree she is hella annoying now

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  142. yasss

    She sounds super different on this…like she isn’t using her island accent on this. Sounds like Lana Dey Rey mixed with Katy Perry and Willow Smith if that makes sense lol…I actually like this alot.

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  143. boom boom

    the critics are praising this shit, all over the place.

    only Queenhianna.

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  144. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    I don’t see this as being the huge mega hit that were her previous singles. Maybe more like another Russian Roulette.

    Lol at her tryna sound like Sia. Bitch we know you can’t sing this sh!t live.

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    k down to the c up town boyieee Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, Salope Shut Your hater azz up

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  145. WRTW?

    This sounds like Rihanna feat. Lana del rey and Willow Smith

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  146. DanceAgain

    Sounds like a hit… makes me think of my ex tho

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  147. meisha

    I hope she drops her album the same day as nicki that would be great Queen Rihanna!

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  148. Illuminati

    100% HIT

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    Kim K Reply:

    @Illuminati, lol

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  149. Travis Lee

    Hit!! Great work Riri!!!!

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  150. k down to the c up town boyieee

    I know alot of people who have heard this song and IT a Good/Great song that you can dance to. Work it RihRIh and I like this song

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  151. concerned reader

    Gr8 writing from Sia! Does anyone else hear SIA’s vocals during the chorus in the background?!

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  152. sana ne

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  153. maya

    Sounds a bit different than the usual she puts out, its a really cool sound. I can hear Jay spitting a verse on this.

    Stargate is amazing tho, they need more credit!

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  154. maya

    oh wait, Sia wrote this? No wonderrrrrrrr it sounds great & different lol!

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  155. Andre

    Godspeed!

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  156. sammme

    Great)))Adore Riri

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  157. neika

    this song is going to b a mega hit for 2013, u go girl with that beautiful voice of yours,i truly love this song.rihanna….diamond is a boom!!!!!

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    Kim K Reply:

    @neika, this diamond is a CZ

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  158. kiki gor

    Pathetic….no competion, weak voice as well. She knows haself. Devil wkn thru her big time…in return .that rubbish called fame.dnt want it, dont need it.money aint everythin….shes changed soooo much.

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  159. Dleigh

    If Rhianna has any talent it is NOT evident in this song. This kind of thing happens to celebrities quite often. They live in a bubble where everyone tells them constantly how great they are and there are no genuine friends around to tell them the truth about anything. This song will go down on my list of Top 10 Most Annoying Songs EVER. The sad thing is that I usually kind find something likable about just about everything I hear. Not this. I think Rhianna can and has done much better than this.

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  160. HASAN

    Hasan yea Hasan Yea Hasan Yea In Da Club ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeeeaaahhh :P

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    Asllan Reply:

    @HASAN, You Are Awesome man, you made my day

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    Hasan Reply:

    @Asllan, Ur Welcome Bitch

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  161. Thomas kingi

    Wihe mann know what to do ,
    when Rihanna is abuse(pisshh!!!pisshh!!!)
    Exciting typical da company lose,
    creepimg she gets away laughing(hahahaha suckers!!)
    Critical Jay-z billion doolar dreams,
    Rihanna spent on booze drunking(ooppss)
    ((boff!!! boff!!! pisshh!!!boff!!! boff!!! pissh!!! boff!!! boff!!! pisshh!!! boff!!! boff!!! pisshh!!! pisshh!!!)

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  162. Anonymous

    SMH…. You people don’t know what music is.

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