The song premiered on September 26, , during the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and was digitally released the following day as the lead single from Unapologetic. The song's lyrics serve as a departure from the themes of unhealthy relationships that were on Rihanna's previous singles and contain a prominent concept of love. By May , it had sold over 7. The song's music video was shot by director Anthony Mandler , a frequent collaborator of Rihanna's, and depicts her in four environments that represent the elements of earth, air, water, and fire. The video received positive reviews and was praised for its imagery. Some critics believe that the heavily tattooed man intertwined with Rihanna's arm in the video resembles Chris Brown. The official remix of "Diamonds" featured rapper Kanye West and was released on November 16, The song has been covered by various recording artists, including Josef Salvat , who released his own cover of "Diamonds" as a single. In , American songwriter and record producer Benny Blanco met with Norwegian production duo StarGate at a recording studio in New York City to write new songs, including one for Rihanna. But that's how it always happens like with me".
How does he compare with other African stars?
Diamond Platinumz latest songs in 2019 - 2020
In the video, Smith is dressed down in jeans and a T-shirt in an empty house where they do a choreographed dance solo. They are also seen in a rainstorm beneath lightning that makes the sky glow, their white shirt drenched through. Smith was originally planning on releasing this album back in June, but ended up delaying and renaming it due to the Covid pandemic. The 17 songs on the album were written over the last two years, and its unexpected delay this year made Smith revamp the whole project. But these unprecedented times gave me the room and space to fall in love with these songs all over again. After it all I still believe love is the answer. And with love in our hearts and kindness in our words and actions, we sing on. Newswire Powered by.
So how big is a billion views on YouTube?
A bare-chested Diamond Platnumz was surprised by his record producers last week when they rocked up at his house with a cake iced with YouTube's logo to mark a milestone for the Tanzanian pop star. As he was filmed getting dressed, the year-old was proudly told by his team that he was the first sub-Saharan African singer to get one billion views on his YouTube channel. A post shared by Wasafi Classic Baby! Over the last 10 years, the award-winning musician has popularised "bongo flava" - a uniquely Tanzanian offering: romantic melodies with an urban beat influenced by traditional taarab music from the East African coast. It is difficult to assess the real significance of the one billion figure, given that Diamond Platnumz has more followers on Instagram than he does subscribers on YouTube - 9. DJ Edu says Instagram is more of an influencer of lifestyle and new platforms such as TikTok, which allows a second copyright free use of songs, are a great way of getting younger fans. More importantly for musicians in Africa, over the last decade YouTube has allowed them direct access to an audience, rather than relying on TV stations. Diamond Platnumz still languishes behind some North African stars, who have huge followings in the Middle East.
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