Rihanna has been an active part of the pop music world since releasing her first single in 2005. After releasing her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007, the singer became an undeniable sensation. Since then Rihanna has sold over 190 million records worldwide, solidifying her role as one of the most influential performers in the industry. Known for her creative performance style, Rihanna has delivered a number of amazing performances over the years. The list below is comprised of 5 most memorable performances Rihanna’s since 2005 to 2015. Diamonds X Factor 2012
Thought by many fans to be her best performance yet, Rihanna performed the hit song live on the X Factor UK stage on November 25, 2012. The singer delivered a flawless rendition of the chart topper as water poured from the ceiling. The performance, which was well received by critics as well as fans, marked the first rendition of “Diamonds” on UK Television.
“Disturbia” MTV Video Music Awards (2008)
The MTV Video Music Awards are generally known for delivering creative, unforgettable performances. In 2008, Rihanna opened the show with the debut of “Disturbia.” The singer performed the song surrounded by a group of zombie backup dancers while delivering a slightly eerie interpretation of the lyrics.
“FourFiveSeconds,” Grammy Awards (2015)
Taking the stage with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, the trio performed their hit collaboration, “FourFiveSeconds” at the 57th Grammy Awards. The appearance marked the first time the song was performed live. The performance, which mirrored the music video for the song, was generally well received by both fans and critics.
“Umbrella” MTV Movie Awards (2007)
One of her earlier performances, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards performance of Umbrella is one of the singers more indelible performances to date. The song, which features Jay Z, was the lead single on her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad. Surrounded by backup dancers with pink umbrellas, the singer delivered an energetic and memorable rendition of the chart topping song.
“We Found Love/ Stay” on X Factor UK finale 2012
Another X Factor appearance to make the list is the performance of “Stay” and “We Found Love” on the finale of the popular UK series. Months after wowing the audience with her brilliant rendition of “Diamonds,” the singer returned to the show to deliver yet another crowd pleaser, stunning the audience with powerful and emotional renditions of both songs.