Fresh off her spectacular opening performance at the 2012 MTV VMA’s, Rihanna is set to release her new single, “Diamonds”. “Diamonds” will make its premiere on Wednesday, September 26 with an 8:00am EST launch at radio and will be made available via iTunes® at 9:00am EST.
Toronto - September 25, 2012 - Fresh off 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 premiere on Wednesday, September 26 with an 8:00am EST launch at radio. An hour later, at 9:00am EST, “Diamonds” will be available on iTunes®.
“Diamonds” is the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming seventh studio album on Island Def Jam/Universal Music Canada; album details will be announced in the coming weeks and months. “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.”
Rihanna’s Video Of The Year at the MTV VMA’s capped a near year long campaign in support of her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011) which is double platinum in Canada. The album’s string of hits spanned over a year, starting with the #1 smash, “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris).
The recipient of six Grammy Awards®, seven Billboard Music Awards, a Juno Award (Good Girl Gone Bad - Int’l Album of the Year 2008) and multiple MuchMusic Video Awards, Rihanna has sold over 1 million albums and over 3 million digital singles in Canada.
Just weeks ago, Live Nation announced the Rihanna Diamonds World Tour 2013 which includes the following Canadian dates:
March 17 - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
March 18 - Toronto,ON (Air Canada Centre)
March 25 - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
March 27 - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
March 30 - Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
April 1 - Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
May 2 - Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)