Diamonds (song)

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"Diamonds"
Single by Rihanna
from the album Unapologetic
Released September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 3:45
Label
Writer(s)
Producer
Rihanna singles chronology
"Cockiness (Love It) Remix"
(2012)
"Diamonds"
(2012)
"Stay"
(2013)

"Diamonds" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was on her seventh studio album, Unapologetic. It was the first song off of the album. It was Rihanna's twelfth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Several rappers have rapped or made a remix to the song. They include Kanye West, Flo Rida and Eve.

Tracklist[change | change source]

CD single (RCA) (Sony Music)[1]
  1. "Diamonds" (4:07)
  2. "Diamonds" (Live) (3:51)

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[2] 46
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[3] 18
France (SNEP)[4] 2
Illegal chart entered Germany2 11
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[5] 42
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 72

Formats and track listing[change | change source]

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Unapologetic.[10]

Locations
Personnel
  • Songwriting – Sia Furler, Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
  • Production – Benny Blanco, StarGate
  • Recording – Mikkel S. Eriksen, Miles Walker
  • Recording assistant – Andrew "Muffman" Luftman
  • Vocal Production – Kuk Harrell
  • Vocal Recording – Kuk Harrell, Marcos Tovar
  • Assistant Engineering – Blake Mares, Robert Cohen
  • Mixing – Phil Tan
  • Mixing assistant – Daniela Rivera
  • Instrumentation – Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[106] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[107] Gold 15,000x
Belgium (BEA)[108] Platinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.*
Canada (Music Canada)[109] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[110] 4× Platinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[111] Platinum 10,916[111]
Germany (BVMI)[112] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[113] 4× Platinum 120,000*
New Zealand (RIANZ)[114] 2× Platinum 30,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[115] Gold 20,000^
Sweden (GLF)[116] 4× Platinum 80,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[117] 4× Platinum 120,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[118] Platinum 1,000,000[105]
United States (RIAA)[119] 5× Platinum 3,520,000dagger[120]
Venezuela (APFV)[121] 3× Platinum 30,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

dagger Since May 9, 2013 RIAA certifications for digital singles include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads.[122]

Radio and release history[change | change source]

Country Date Format Label
Canada[123] September 27, 2012 Digital download Def Jam Recordings
United States[7]
Australia[124] September 28, 2012
Austria[125]
Belgium[126]
Finland[127]
France[128]
Germany[129]
Italy[130]
Netherlands[131]
New Zealand[132]
Norway[133]
Portugal[134]
Spain[135]
Sweden[136]
Switzerland[137]
United Kingdom[138]
Italy[139] September 30, 2012 Contemporary hit radio
United States[140] October 2, 2012
Germany[8] November 5, 2012 CD single
United States[9] November 16, 2012 Digital remix single
December 18, 2012 Digital remixes

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