Today, Rihanna has revealed a new music video for her single “Needed Me.” Rihanna is known for experimenting with different genres of music and “Needed Me” is no exception. The song was created from a mash-up of two songs Rihanna had been working on. One of the songs included the lyrics, “I did that, I don’t know how that feel” which became Rihanna’s inspiration for the song. She then decided to write a duet with an unknown artist and ended up collaborating with American singer/rapper, Future on “Needed Me.” Rihanna co-wrote the lyrics of the song based around these two lines.
While Rihanna is known for having many popular songs, “Needed Me” is Rihanna’s most successful song on the Billboard Top 100 since her 2013 hit single “Diamonds.” Rihanna has done another experiment with this video by adding a new genre to Rihanna’s arsenal. Rihanna hasn’t released an EDM (electronic dance music) song yet, and with Rihanna and Fortuna’s connection, Rihanna may be trying another genre she hasn’t explored yet. Rihanna released her first studio album in 2005 and has been known as the “Queen of Pop” since her second studio album in 2007 produced the number one singles Umbrella and Take A Bow. Rihanna often experiments with different styles and genres of music, but her wide range of success is what makes Rihanna a true diva.