Can you believe that 14 years ago TODAY, Rihanna CHANGED THE GAME with ‘Umbrella!?
Entertainment Weekly ranked the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while Rolling Stone and Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The song has earned Rihanna several awards and nominations. In 2007, the song won two awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, when it was nominated for four. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, “Umbrella” also earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in addition to receiving nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song is also listed at No. 412 on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Fun fact… ‘Umbrella’ was WRITTEN for Britney Spears, but her team REJECTED it. The song was also PITCHED to Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige….BEFORE Rihanna KNOCKED IT OUT THE PARK!