Rihanna attended the BBMA’s tonight and while many of the performances were a bit flat, hers was surprisingly great.
Rihanna is not known for the best vocals in the world but she can perform which makes her stand out amongst her peers.
Tonight, though, her vocals were awesome! She performed one of my favourite songs, “Love On The Brain” and according to Rolling stone she commanded the stage like Whitney Houston.
Rihanna performed her bluesy, emotional ballad “Love on the Brain” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. The singer recently wrapped the North American leg of a world tour in support of her eighth album Anti.
“I’m tired of being played like a violin,” Rihanna sang during her gut-wrenching solo performance. “What do I gotta do to get in your motherfucking heart?” The singer began in the dark, crooning into the microphone stand before commanding the stage like Whitney Houston – a storm of tour-de-force vocals singed by a lover’s betrayal.
Watch her accept the Billboard Chart Achievement Award below:
Way to go Ri!