In an interview with i Heart Radio at their annual music festival in September, Rihanna confirmed "Diamonds" as her new single and said that it would first be played on American radio beginning September 26.She described it as an easy-going, but optimistic song that is "happy and hippy" rather than dance-oriented and said that the song "gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it.On October 11, 2012, Billboard unveiled new methodology for the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, newly factoring digital download sales and streaming data into the 50-position rankings, along with existing radio airplay data monitored by Nielsen BDS.
By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide and became one of the best-selling singles of all-time.The song has been covered by various recording artists, including Josef Salvat, who released his own cover of "Diamonds" as a single. He then applied timbre and used audio software to create ghostly accompaniment lines.According to Blanco, he and Star Gate wanted to deviate from Rihanna's usual sound and produce as though the song would be for a rapper such as Kanye West: "It's the one that we weren't thinking Rihanna ... Eriksen described Blanco's style as "unorthodox, as he almost never plays the keyboards but throws in weird samples and alters them to the right pitch to go with the song." After the song was completed, they wanted to play it to Rihanna, but Blanco was skeptical about the reaction towards the song because of its slow sound.A murderer Our love, his trust I might as well take a gun and put it to his head, get it over with I don't wanna do this Anymore Whoa, oh oh Anymore I don't wanna do this anymore I don't wanna be the reason why And every time I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside And I don't wanna hurt him anymore I don't wanna take away his life I don't wanna be..."Diamonds" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012).
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized it as one of the most performed songs of 20.