Fresh off her buzzworthy headlining performance at the massive iHeartRadio Festival, and her spectacular opening performance at the 2012 MTV VMA’s - where she won the night’s biggest award, Video Of The Year for “We Found Love,” - worldwide superstar Rihanna opens the next chapter of her reign as this century’s Queen of the Billboard Hot 100 with her new single “Diamonds.” “Diamonds” will make its globallaunch this week on radio stations worldwide. Then will go up for sale at iTunes Music Stores worldwide. Just weeks ago, Live Nation announced the Rihanna Diamonds World Tour 2013.
“Diamonds” is the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming seventh studio album on Island Def Jam, details to be announced in the weeks and months ahead. “Diamonds” was produced by Norwegian hitmakers Stargate, whose track record of worldwide Top 10 hits with Rihanna stretches back to 2006’s “Unfaithful,” and includes “Don't Stop the Music,” “Take A Bow,” “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In the World),” and “What’s My Name” (featuring Drake), and “Talk That Talk.”
Live Nation’s Rihanna Diamonds World Tour 2013 is slated to open at the Niagara Center in Buffalo on March 8, 2013, with North American dates scheduled through May 4th at the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. (Please see tour dates below.) Tickets for most venues go on sale Friday, September 14th through September 21st (check local venue).
Rihanna made history as “We Found Love” became her 11th number 1 hit on the Hot 100, and her 20th Top 10 hit. She collected her 20 Hot 100 Top 10 singles faster than any other solo artist, as reported by Billboard.com, and placed Rihanna second only to the Beatles. In the ‘20-and-over’ Top 10 hits race, Rihanna enters a very rarefied field as just the fifth woman to earn the honor.