Diamonds free piano sheet music by Rihanna
About the song
"Diamonds" is a song from the famous Barbadian artist Rihanna.
The singer recorded it throughout the year 2012 at the Westlake Recording Studios, in Los Angeles and at the Roc the Mic Studios, in New York City.
The Australian songwriter Sia met with producer Benny Blanco with the intention of composing a song which would be different from everything else that Rihanna worked on before, but one that would resemble Kanye West's.
According to the record producer:
"It's the one that we weren't thinking Rihanna ... that turned into the Rihanna record ... But that's how it always happens like with me".
The writing for the lyrics took only 14 minutes.
Rihanna recorded the song with Marcos Tovar, while Kuk Harrell was the one to produce the vocals. Sia was assisted by Tor Erik Hermansen, Benjamin Levin and Mikkel S. Eriksen into writing the lyrics.
"Diamonds" was released on September 27th, 2012 as the first single from the album "Unapologetic". It initially appeared on the television show "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show". The electronic and pop song uses electronic rhythms, heavy synthesizers and orchestral sounds while the main theme of the lyrics is love.
The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and it was released via iTunes on November 14th, 2012.
The song received music critics' acclaim who offered it four stars out of five. It has been described as "laid-back track" and that it
"finds Rihanna doing one of her throatiest, most impassioned vocals to date".
"Diamonds" was ranked at number one by Complex magazine on their list of "The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure Songs of 2012". It was placed at number six by Black Entertainment Television on their list of "50 Best Songs of 2012", while E! Online ranked it at number five. "Diamonds" was nominated for "Best Song" at the 2013 edition of MTV Europe Music Awards and also for the "Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice" at the BET Awards, held in the same year.
Rihanna offered a live performance of the song at the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show", in 2012. Other live performances were also offered during the "777 Tour", as well as on the 2013 "American Music Awards", at "The X Factor UK" and also on the "Diamonds World Tour".
"Diamonds" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the US Rhythmic chart, the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the UK Singles Chart and many others. The song was an international hit, reaching number one in Portugal, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium and numerous other countries.
The single sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone, where it was certified four times platinum as well as in Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and five times platinum in Australia.
"Diamonds" is by far one of the most successful songs of the past years and of Rihanna's main hits. Enjoy it's free piano sheet posed below.
|Released:||September 27, 2012|
|Genres:||Electronic and pop|
|Labels:||Def Jam and SRP|
|Writers:||Sia Furler, Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen|
|Producers:||Benny Blanco, StarGate and Kuk Harrell|