Rihanna



“Needed Me” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna from her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). It was written by Rihanna, Brittany Hazard, Charles Hinshaw and Derrus Rachel together with its producer DJ Mustard and its co-producers Twice as Nice and Frank Dukes. The song impacted the urban radio stations on 30 March 2016, as a follow up single from Anti together with “Kiss It Better”. Afterwards, Def Jam released “Needed Me” to mainstream radio.

“Needed Me” is a mello dubstep-flavored electro-R&B song, that contains a downtempo and loose production with synthetic sounds, and elements of electro bubble. The song’s lyrics discuss romantic rejection with some critics identifying a feminist overtone. “Needed Me” received generally favorable reviews, with some music critics deeming it “a female anthem”. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Rihanna’s 29th top 10 single on the chart.

The song’s accompanying music video was directed by film producer Harmony Korine and premiered on April 20, 2016, in celebration of 420. The video is set in Miami and depicts Rihanna with a gun, riding on a motor bike, before attending a strip club where she kills a man. The video was compared to Harmony Korine’s film Spring Breakers. Rihanna included and performed “Needed Me” on the Anti World Tour.

Barbadian singer Rihanna has released eight studio albums, two compilation albums, two remix albums, one reissue, and 58 singles (including thirteen as a featured artist). Since the beginning of her career in 2005, Rihanna has sold over 200 million records, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has released seven Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified platinum and multi-platinum albums in the United States, that have totalled sales of over 10 million copies in the country. Fourteen of Rihanna’s singles have reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving her the fourth most number-one singles on the chart. She is the only artist that produced number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart from seven consecutive albums.

Rihanna made her chart debut in June 2005 with “Pon de Replay”, which reached the top five in twelve countries. It was followed by the release of her debut studio album, Music of the Sun (2005), which reached the top ten in Canada and on the US Billboard 200. Rihanna’s second studio album A Girl like Me (2006) produced four singles including the chart-toppers “SOS” and “Unfaithful”. The former became Rihanna’s first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned a platinum RIAA certification.

Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rihanna’s third studio album, peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified two-times platinum in the United States and six-times platinum in the United Kingdom. The album’s lead single “Umbrella”, became a massive commercial success, peaking at number one in fifteen countries, including on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed atop the chart for seven consecutive weeks. Seven further singles were released from the album and its reissued version, including the international hits “Don’t Stop the Music”, “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia”.

Rihanna made guest appearances on numerous singles, including “Live Your Life” with rapper T.I., and “Run This Town” with Jay-Z and Kanye West. Rihanna’s fourth studio album, Rated R (2009), spawned five singles including the commercial success “Rude Boy”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five straight weeks. Rihanna collaborated with American rapper Eminem on “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010; the song was a worldwide success, reaching number one in more than twenty countries globally. It was certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA for shipping more than five million copies. Rihanna’s fifth studio album Loud (2010) produced seven singles including the commercially successful hits, “Only Girl (In the World)”, “What’s My Name?” and “S&M”. The album was certified platinum in the United States and six-times platinum in the United Kingdom.

Talk That Talk (2011), Rihanna’s sixth studio album, included “We Found Love”; it became a worldwide success, peaking at number one in 29 countries. It remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks, becoming the singer’s longest-running chart topper in the country. Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012) became Rihanna’s first number one on the Billboard 200 and features the international successful singles “Diamonds” which topped the charts in over 20 countries worldwide and “Stay”. “FourFiveSeconds”, a collaboration with West and Paul McCartney was released in January 2015. It reached number one in Australia and New Zealand. She released her eighth album, Anti, the following year; it peaked at number-one in Canada and the United States. Its lead single “Work” topped the charts in Canada, France and the United States.



Discography

Artist: Rihanna
Title: Work (feat Drake)
Album: Anti (Deluxe)
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Needed Me
Album: Anti (Deluxe)
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Stay (Mikky Ekko)
Album: Unapologetic
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Diamonds
Album: Unapologetic
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: We Found Love
Album: Talk That Talk
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Cockiness (Love It)
Album: Talk That Talk
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: What’s My Name?
Album: Loud (Explicit)
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Cheers (Drink To That) (Explicit)
Album: Loud
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Rude Boy
Album: Rated R
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Te Amo
Album: Rated R
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Artist: Rihanna
Title:  Umbrella (JAY-Z)
Album: Good Girl Gone Bad
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Disturbia
Album: Good Girl Gone Bad
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: We Ride
Album: A Girl like Me
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Kisses Don’t Lie
Album: A Girl like Me
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Pon De Replay
Album: Music Of The Sun
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Willing To Wait
Album: Music Of The Sun
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Pon de Replay (Rmx)
Album: 3 CD Collector’s Set
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Take A Bow
Album: Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Rude Boy (Explicit)
Album: Rated R: Remixed
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Artist: Rihanna
Title: Russian Roulette
Album: Rated R: Remixed
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Studio albums

Anti (2016), Unapologetic (2012), Talk That Talk (2011), Loud (2010), Rated R (2009), Good Girl Gone Bad (2007 (US)), A Girl like Me (2006 (US)), Music of the Sun (2005 (US)).

Compilation albums
Vinyl Box Set (2016), Coffret 4 CD (2011), 3 CD Collector’s Set (2009).

Remix albums
Rated R: Remixed (2010 (US)), Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes (2009 (US)).

Reissues
Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008 (US)).

Extended plays
Don’t Stop the Music (5 Track) (2007), Don’t Stop the Music (Hit Pack) (2007).

Singles

As lead artist

“Pon de Replay” 2005, “If It’s Lovin’ that You Want” 2005, “SOS” 2006, “Unfaithful” 2006, “We Ride” 2006, “Break It Off” (featuring Sean Paul) 2006, “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z) 2007, “Shut Up and Drive” 2007, “Hate That I Love You” (featuring Ne-Yo) 2007, “Don’t Stop the Music” 2007, “Take a Bow” 2008, “Disturbia” 2008, “Rehab” 2008, “Russian Roulette” 2009, “Hard” (featuring Jeezy) 2009, “Wait Your Turn” 2009, “Rude Boy” 2010, “Rockstar 101” (featuring Slash) 2010, “Te Amo” 2010, “Only Girl (in the World)” 2010, “What’s My Name?” (featuring Drake) 2010, “Raining Men” (featuring Nicki Minaj) 2010, “S&M” 2011, “California King Bed” 2011, “Man Down” 2011, “Cheers (Drink to That)” 2011, “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris) 2011, “You da One” 2011.

“Talk That Talk” (featuring Jay-Z) 2012, “Princess of China” (with Coldplay) 2012, “Birthday Cake” (featuring Chris Brown) 2012, “Where Have You Been” 2012, “Cockiness (Love It) Remix” (featuring ASAP Rocky) 2012, “Diamonds” 2012, “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko) 2013, “Pour It Up” 2013, “Loveeeeeee Song” (featuring Future) 2013, “Right Now” (featuring David Guetta) 2013, “What Now” 2013, “Jump” 2014, “FourFiveSeconds” (with Kanye West and Paul McCartney) 2015, “Towards the Sun” 2015, “Bitch Better Have My Money” 2015, “American Oxygen” 2015, “Work” (featuring Drake) 2016, “Needed Me” 2016, “Nothing Is Promised” (with Mike Will Made It) 2016, “Sledgehammer” 2016, and “Love on the Brain” 2016.

As featured artist

“Too Good” (Drake) (2016 Album Views). “This Is What You Came For” (Calvin Harris) (2016 Album TBA). “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (Shakira) (2014 Album Shakira). “The Monster” (Eminem) (2013 Album The Marshall Mathers LP 2). “Bad” (Remix) (Wale) (2013 Album The Gifted). “Take Care” (Drake) (2012 Album Take Care). “Fly” (Nicki Minaj) (2011 Album Pink Friday). “All of the Lights” (Kanye West) (2011 Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy). “Who’s That Chick?” (David Guetta) (2010 Album One Love).

“Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem) (2010 Album Recovery). “Run This Town” (Jay-Z featuring Kanye West) (2009 Album The Blueprint 3). “Live Your Life” (T.I.) (2008 Album Paper Trail). “Just Stand Up!” (among Artists Stand Up to Cancer) (2008 Album non-album single). “If I Never See Your Face Again” (Maroon 5) (2008 Album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long). “Roll It” (J-Status) (2007 Album The Beginning).



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