Robyn Fenty known to the world as Rihanna is a global icon. Ever since her very first single ‘Pon de Replay’ in 2005, Bad girl Riri has had us hooked and wanting more. Rihanna has released eight studio albums, and with rumours of a ninth album on the way, we have decided to take a look at her top features since the release of her Anti(8th) album in January 2016.
“Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled ft. Bryson Tiller & Rihanna
‘Wild thoughts’ was such a nostalgic bop that ushered us all into the summer of 2017. In sampling ‘Maria Maria by Santana ft. The Product G&B and teaming up with Bryson Tiller and Rihanna, DJ Khaled provided us with an anthem and mood we can jam to any day!
‘Loyalty’ by Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna
Loyalty won a Grammy award for Best Rap/Sung performance earlier this year and rightfully so. Kendrick Lamar is a musical genius, and in this collaboration with Rihanna, we were tastefully reminded of a virtue we all need.
‘Lemon’ by N.E.R.D ft Rihanna
N.E.R.D made a comeback this year after seven years of silence and boy was it lit! Right from the opening line ‘the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off’, Lemon delivers on a bright, racially relevant, and catchy bop. Plus, we got to listen to Riri drop some bars. Win!
This is What You Came Here For by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Calvin Harris teamed up with Rihanna for yet another hit. Calvin always delivers on awesome beats and Rihanna doesn’t let us down with excellent vocals and fun. No matter how repetitive, this song is such a jam, and we cannot help but sing along on top of our lungs whenever it comes on.
By Iyenani Zabadi