Last week we learned from Rihanna herself that she will be releasing new music this week. Today we get our first look at the artwork for Ri Ri‘s new single Diamonds which will debut worldwide this Wednesday morning. Diamonds will be the first single from Rihanna‘s forthcoming 7th album and, as I understand it, the track is a very upbeat song. As you can see from the single art below, Rihanna appears to be very addicted to diamonds … and she seems to be telling us that we may become addicted to her new song Diamonds. Click below to see the full size image of the Diamonds single artwork and read the full text of the just issued press release announcement.
Fresh off her buzzworthy headlining performance at Friday’s 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 global premiere on Wednesday, September 26th with an 8:00am launch at radio stations worldwide. An hour later, at 9:00am EST, “Diamonds” 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).
Despite what was previously reported, we do not yet know the title of Rihanna‘s new album … but at the very least, Diamonds should give us a pretty good feel for the sound of her new disc. It honestly feels like Rihanna releases new music almost every other day. For some people, that is a good thing … for others, notsomuch. I’m always up for hearing new songs and if they are great songs, I don’t care how frequently they get released. I think Rihanna has been over-saturating the market a bit much in the past few years and it looks like she has no plans to slow down. That being said, I’m interested in hearing Diamonds when it debuts this week, are you? And as for the single art, what do you think? Is it clever … or …?