Only released this morning and already Bajan pop princess, Rihanna’s, newest single Diamonds has reached number one status.
Rihanna Daily.com stated that the lead single from her upcoming seventh studio album is now number one in: Poland, Bulgaria, Norway, Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Cyprus and Venezuela.
This afternoon Rihanna took to her Twitter account to thank those who participated in Diamonds’ release.
“I just wanna send blessings to everyone who was a part of making this day a special one for me! I won’t ever forget this day, so thanks to u,” she wrote.
In just seven years Rihanna has recorded a surplus of hits and received numerous awards. Last year she created history when We Found Love gave her, her eleventh No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and it seems that everything she touches turns to gold … or in this case diamonds. Rihanna’s next album will reportedly drop in November and it is believed it would be titled 7 Wonders. Critics as well had their say on the 24-year-old’s potential chart topper.
MTV called it a “slow-churning pop tune” in which “Rihanna flexes a bit of her vocal muscle.”
Chart Rigger, “Thank God Rihanna has chucked the generic dance thump of many of her previous singles (though I still dig ‘We Found Love’) and switched up the sound for her lead offering from her 723rd album… The mid-tempo beat reminds me of slower ’70s disco like Love To Love You Baby’ for some reason.”
Huffington Post said that “It’s not a dance song, except in the sense that every Rihanna track eventually turns into a club-ready sing-along”.
Rolling Stone lauded the track, saying its “production mainly stays out of Rihanna’s way, letting the pop star build hooks with layers of her voice”. (KC)