She bailed on Boston. She bagged Baltimore. Fortunately she managed to recover in time for a show in Philadelphia on March 14th, making the Friday stop at the XL Center Hartford her third concert of the tour. It appears the time off suited her well. When the lights went out at the darkness was pierced by the deafening screams of a sold-out crowd of 16, Rihanna fans. Seconds felt like minutes as the anxiety and excitement were raised to a fever pitch, when suddenly she appeared.
After a brief bout with laryngitis, Rihanna returned to the stage last week, giving the Cut exactly seven days to pore over her seven Diamonds World Tour looks. How serendipitous! She seems upset she missed the papal conclave. Shine Bright Like a: dark, dark room. Great to Instagram and send to your frenemies.
Rihanna has dominated global charts with 'Diamonds', the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be release from 'Unapologetic' her 7th studio album. The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. In addition to her 12 Hot 1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.
It's hard not to be cynical about the kind of show that will be put on by a performer who makes more headlines for public spats, tweeting notes on a Thai sex show and posting an illegal snap with a protected animal , than her own gigs. But she's also released seven albums in seven years, won six Grammy Awards and has a Twitter following of more than 30 million people. Rihanna kept grabbing her crotch during her performance at Perth Arena. Credit: Matthew Tompsett. So I wanted to be impressed with the two hour show put on by Rihanna for the Australian premiere of her Diamonds World Tour , but I just wasn't.