RIHANNA – “Where Have You Been” (New VIDEO) & Is Rihanna Talented or Is It Just Hype Monday 30 April, 2012

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There has been a huge debate over the internet for sometime now about Rihanna’s ability as an artist. Is she truly talented or just a fancy marketing gimmick packaged together by Jay Z…Let’s do a quick breakdown….
Rihanna’s #1 Hit, “Umbrella” was gimmicky, but it was catchy and extremely popular. The style was new and that “A, A, A” verse was eventually copied by many others in R&B and Hip Hop. The ballad “Murderer” definitely proved Rihanna had the vocal pipes and the title of this song sort of was the beginning of that ‘bad girl’ image. Fast forward to “Man Down”, which was a ‘commercialized’ reggae pop song, but again, Rihanna killed it on the vocals. (READ MORE after the Video)

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The industry is all about formulas, and Rihanna, in a sense, is the black ‘Pat Benatar’, which seems to be working for her. Even before Jay Z knew what to do with her, Rihanna had a large young audience gravitating towards her after the release of her first hit “Pon De Replay”. I continue to write about her because I like her edginess and versatility (R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Dance, Electronica). I think the chick has talent and can really blow, unlike her counterparts who truly are just marketing gimmicks, (Britney Spears -pop and Miley Cyrus – country). Rihanna has won five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and six Grammy Awards…Was is all just hype? The question still remains, does Rihanna possess real talent or not? Here was her latest video…you be the judge.

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  • Urbanlegendsmagazine

    I think Rihanna is a POP artist period. And pop artist usually do well because bubble gum music transcends across all genres opening the artist to a larger audience. I think she still needs to grow as an artist. Or just grow up period. She is definitely entertaining, but maturity will make her even bigger.