Pop Queen Rihann An Overview

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With the ascent of “work” by Barbadian pop queen Rihanna was able to collect 14th song to take the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 100 list, breaking her tie with Michael Jackson for the third-most number one singles (Thomas). Through countless successes as a solo female artist, she holds 8.5 billion views on YouTube and had sold over 215 million digital tracks worldwide (Roc Nation). Before releasing the album title ‘Anti” under the Westbury Road Entertainment (Owned by Rihanna) and Roc Nation Record, the leading single “Work” was released on streaming service provided by Tidal on January 27, 2016. According to Nielsen Music, "Work" had sold over 126,000 downloads and the eighth studio “Anti” album generated 4.7 million streams (Caulfield, Gary). To a new listener, Rihanna’s “Work” full of slangs with offbeat and repeats the lyrics simultaneously (Billboard). Some criticized that she spoke gibberish but Rihanna’s “work” vocal quality is known to be a unique with a distinctive tone. It’s a chilled song that makes you want to be in tropical, soaked with touches of the Caribbean flow. One of the remarkable facts is that the song Work is a dance hall/ reggae pop genre originating from Jamaica. (Billboard) The lyrics were written by Jahron Braithwaite (PartyNextDoor) a Jamaican native, Rihanna and Drake. It was also produced by a Jamaican Canadian named known as Matthew Samuels (Boi-1da), Allen Ritter and Sevn Thomas. Allowing her to be a widely_____. Inspired and sampled by…

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