Rihanna Top Songs: Umbrella And Other Big Hits

Some of Rihanna's biggest hits

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Rihanna attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
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Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is among the most popular performers of her time. Her singles and album sales totaled 33.5 million, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. 

Rihanna Top Songs

Here are 8 of Rihanna’s top sings over the years: 

Pon De Replay (2005)

Before Pon De Replay shot her up to fame in 2005, Rihanna wasn’t nearly the pop phenomenon she’d become. However, the newcomer’s mastery of the right dancehall-lite pop beat allowed it to serve as a springboard rather than a defining moment.

Umbrella ft. Jay Z (2007)

Rihanna’s biggest hit to date is Umbrella featuring Jay Z! It was Rihanna’s first number one hit in the UK, and it lasted at the top for a whopping 10 weeks. This may sound unbelievable, but Britain was beset by torrential rain and floods during those ten weeks, with the press pinning it on the “Rihanna Curse.”

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Recording artists Jay-Z and Rihanna attend Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Pre-GRAMMY Brunch 2015 at Private Residence on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For Roc Nation)

What’s My Name ft. Drake (2010)

Once Drake contributed a verse to this No. 1 single, Rihanna’s on-again, off-again romance with Drake has provided plenty of tabloid material. The remix of “What’s My Name?” was initially cut off Rihanna’s 2009 album Rated R. However, the remix eventually surfaced on 2010’s Loud.

Only Girl In The World (2010)

Rihanna really stretches her voice with this one. However, with Europop piano lines and a thumping progressive house rhythm from producers Sandy Vee, StarGate, and Kuk Harrell, this was perhaps the track that cemented Rihanna’s status as the queen of the EDM period.

Love The Way You Lie ft. Eminem (2010)

Eminem and Rihanna provide bold performances as lovers disillusioned and damaged by their own blend of fear and tenacity, describing the love-hate games that lock people into all sorts of destructive romantic relationships.

We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris (2011)

The single We Found Love debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. We Found Love took a two-week hiatus from the top spot before reclaiming it and remaining at the top of the Official Singles Chart for another three weeks. As a lifetime compilation, the song featuring Calvin Harris has sold over 1.41 million copies.

Diamonds (2012)

Rihanna’s fourth million-seller single, Diamonds, was released in 2012. In its first week, the single sold more than 133,000 copies. By May 2013, the track had sold over 7.5 million copies across the world, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Work ft. Drake (2016)

Work is the lead track from Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti, and features Drake. With 2.056 million streams in one week, the song set a new record for the most streams in a single week. By June 2016, the song, which was released in January 2016, had sold 1,595,404 copies.   

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List Of Rihanna Songs

Rihanna has a total of 52 lead singles,18 singles as a featured artist, 4 promotional singles, and 2 charity singles. Here is a complete list of all her lead singles and featured songs as of November 2021:   

Rihanna Lead Singles

  1. Pon de Replay (2005)
  2. If It’s Lovin’ that You Want (2005)
  3. SOS (2006)
  4. Unfaithful (2006)
  5. We Ride (2006)
  6. Break It Off Ft. Sean Paul (2006)
  7. Umbrella Ft. Jay-Z (2007)
  8. Shut Up and Drive (2007)
  9. Hate That I Love You Ft. Ne-Yo (2007)
  10. Don’t Stop the Music (2007)
  11. Take a Bow (2008)
  12. Disturbia (2008)
  13. Rehab (2008)
  14. Russian Roulette (2009)
  15. Hard Ft. Jeezy (2009)
  16. Wait Your Turn (2009)
  17. Rude Boy (2010)
  18. Rockstar 101 Ft. Slash (2010)
  19. Te Amo (2010)
  20. Only Girl (In the World) (2010)
  21. What’s My Name Ft. Drake (2010)
  22. Raining Men Ft. Nicki Minaj (2010)
  23. S&M (2011)
  24. California King Bed (2011)
  25. Man Down (2011)
  26. Cheers (Drink to That) (2011)
  27. We Found Love Ft. Calvin Harris (2011)
  28. You da One (2011)
  29. Talk That Talk Ft. Jay-Z (2012)
  30. Princess of China Ft. Coldplay (2012)
  31. Birthday Cake (Remix) Ft. Chris Brown (2012)
  32. Where Have You Been (2012)
  33. C*ckiness (Love It) (Remix) Ft. ASAP Rocky (2012)
  34. Diamonds (2012)
  35. Stay Ft. Mikky Ekko (2013)
  36. Pour It Up (2013)
  37. Loveeeeeee Song Ft. Future (2013)
  38. Right Now Ft. David Guetta (2013)
  39. What Now (2013)
  40. Jump (2014)
  41. FourFiveSeconds Ft. Kanye West and Paul McCartney (2015)
  42. Towards the Sun (2015)
  43. B*tch Better Have My Money (2015)
  44. American Oxygen (2015)
  45. Work Ft. Drake (2016)
  46. Needed Me (2016)
  47. Kiss It Better (2016)
  48. Nothing Is Promised Ft. MikeWillMadeIt (2016)
  49. Sledgehammer (2016)
  50. Love on the Brain (2016)
  51. Lemon Ft. N.E.R.D. (2017)
  52. Believe It Ft. PartyNextDoor (2020)
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  1. Roll It by J-Status (2007)
  2. If I Never See Your Face Again by Maroon 5 (2008)
  3. Live Your Life by T.I. (2008)
  4. Numba 1 (Tide Is High) by Kardinal Offishall (2008)
  5. Run This Town by Jay-Z Ft. Kanye West (2009)
  6. Love the Way You Lie by Eminem (2010)
  7. Who’s That Chick? by David Guetta (2010)
  8. All of the Lights by Kanye West (2011)
  9. Fly by Nicki Minaj (2011)
  10. Take Care by Drake (2012)
  11. Bad (Remix) by Wale (2013)
  12. The Monster by Eminem (2013)
  13. Can’t Remember to Forget You by Shakira (2014)
  14. This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris (2016)
  15. Too Good by Drake (2016)
  16. Selfish by Future (2017)
  17. Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Ft. Bryson Tiller (2017)
  18. Loyalty by Kendrick Lamar (2017)