Monday, September 26, 2016

Wikipedia article of the day for September 27, 2016

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 27, 2016 is Diamonds (Rihanna song).
"Diamonds" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna (pictured), digitally released on September 27, 2012, from her seventh studio album, Unapologetic. The song was written and produced by Benny Blanco and StarGate and co-written by Sia Furler. A mid-tempo electronic and pop ballad, it features heavy synthesizers, orchestral sounds and electronic rhythms. "Diamonds" topped music charts in over twenty countries, including the United States, where it became Rihanna's twelfth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, tying her for fifth place for total number one singles on that chart with Madonna and The Supremes. The song was certified five-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song's music video was praised by critics for its imagery, depicting Rihanna in scenes representing the elements of earth, air, water and fire. The singer performed "Diamonds" on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and The X Factor and included it on the 777, Diamonds and Monster Tour set lists.

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