Last year, NPR Music ran an audacious headline: "Rihanna Is The 21st Century's Most Influential Musician." Millions and millions of fans the world over agree, and while we try to avoid overt expressions of pop favoritism, we think they’ve got a strong case. It’s for that reason and a dozen others that we were thrilled to welcome Gina Delvac of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend back to the show to discuss the legendary career of one Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty. As we all await her ninth studio album (R9), join us for a virtual* blunt-smoke-laced tour through the hit songs that defined her early sound, and a delectable deep dive into her most recent album, ANTI.
*Zero blunts were enjoyed at the time of recording.
Rihanna - Pon de Replay
Rihanna ft. Jay-Z - Umbrella
Rihanna - What’s My Name
Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
Rihanna - Cheers (Drink to That)
Rihanna - You Da One
Rihanna - B*tch Better Have My Money
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work
Rihanna ft. SZA - Consideration
Rihanna - Needed Me
Check out Jenny’s original NPR article “Rihanna Is The 21st Century's Most Influential Musician” here: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/15/638551793/rihanna-is-the-21st-centurys-most-influential-musician
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