Posts Tagged ‘Diamonds’

Mandatory Mashup: Rihanna vs Britney Spears – Beautiful Diamonds (DJ DigiMark Mashup)

by: Taj | January 16th, 2013

DJ DigiMark has just released another EPIC mashup that is hands-down one of my more favorite mashes that he’s put together! This one brings Rihanna’sDiamonds” and Britney Spears’ Femme Fatal album track “Drop Dead Beautiful” together into a perfect union! Mark uses the Peter Rauhofer remix of “Diamonds” as a backdrop for the mash and got very creative with the play on words in his production. You would almost swear that Brit and Ri-Ri where actually in the studio together singing back and forth from one another at the 1:45 mark of the song! Take a listen…

PS…. You can download this remix on DJ DigiMark’s official Facebook page:

Sia Performs Rihanna’s “Diamonds”…

by: Taj | November 29th, 2012

As most of you may already know, Rihanna’s current #1 hit “Diamonds” was written by the amazingly talented Sia. As much as I love Rihanna’s version of the song, I have been hoping and praying for a Sia demo version to surface because the song sounds like it was crafted for Sia’s own voice. While the studio demo has yet to surface (as far as I’m aware of) we did recently get the next best thing – Sia performing a flawless live rendition of the track! So what are you waiting for? Take a listen to Sia’s take on “Diamonds“…

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Video Premiere: Rihanna – Diamonds

by: Taj | November 9th, 2012

After patiently waiting for Rihanna’s music video for her latest single “Diamonds” I’m sorry to report to you that while the video was released today… I kept fell asleep halfway through clip because it’s so ridiculously boring that I can’t give you a proper review. Just watch it for yourself and write a review of your own in the comments section if you disagree or if you’re suffering from a nasty case of insomnia, just  watch right before bedtime – It should do the trick!

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New Music: Rihanna – Diamonds

by: Taj | September 26th, 2012

Rihanna’s new single “Diamonds” is finally here and despite the tacky, drug centric artwork – the song itself is actually a beautiful and pretty mature record for Rihanna… Probably because Sia had a hand in writting this ‘gem’. I think the dance diva actually has a chance to break the 4-on-the-floor mold and score a huge hit with this mid-tempo ballad! Check it out and tell me if you’re feeling the ‘all grown up’ Rihanna

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Rihanna Unveils “Diamonds” Artwork & Details…

by: Taj | September 24th, 2012

Whether you’re ready for it or not… Rihanna is ready to drop a new single on us your titled “Diamonds” this week and the pop princess has already started spinning the wheels of the hype-machine by unveiling the artwork and details about the new tune. I for one could probably use a break from Ri-Ri but she’s definitely generating some excitement among her ‘Navy’ leading up to the song’s Weds release date!

As you can see from the official artwork posted above, “Diamonds” will be a song about smoking blunts. OK, maybe not nut seriously… What is up with Rihanna’s obsession with being pop music’s “I’m not a role-model” artist lately? This artwork will definitely drum up some controversy and buzz but it just does not get me excited to hear the song it’s associated with at all! I’ll reserve judgement about the song till I hear it but I hope it’s better than packaging.

Speaking of the song… “Diamonds” was produced by Stargate – The production team responsible for her songs “Unfaithful,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Take A Bow,” “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “What’s My Name” and “Talk That Talk“. Rihanna recently described the new single as a “laid back… Happy, hippie record“.

I’m hoping the song does well for Rihanna… Not to be a pessimist but in the past when she’s chosen “laid back” records as lead singles… They didn’t fair to well for the “We Found Love” singer. As a matter of fact, most of her mid/down-tempo records don’t do well for Rihanna lately. I guess we’ll have to wait till Weds to find out if her modern day “hippie” music soars or bores…

New Rihanna Single In 3 Days!!

by: Taj | September 13th, 2012

Last week Rihanna announced her new Diamonds world-tour which left many of us to wonder why she chose the random title… This week the mystery is one step closer to being solved. Apparently Ri-Ri has a new single titled “Diamonds” rumored to be set for a Sept. 17th release date (in just three days) and a new album to follow in November. At first I wasn’t going to post about this rumor until I had some solid proof, but after Rihanna tweeted this pic (above) which seems to feature lyrics lifted from the rumored song… I think it’s safe to assume that there is some truth to the rumblings!

As much as I love Rihanna, I was really hoping she would take a longer break between albums this time around but I guess we’re just going to have to get use to the idea that she has a whole new batch of material that will be played to death on radio coming our way just around the corner. Brace yourselves…