Sunday, July 31, 2016

VIDEO. At the Stade de France, Rihanna honors the victims of Nice – Ouest-France

As for the diva Beyoncé less than ten days ago, the stadium had been placed under tight security after the attacks, with more controls bags and body pat-downs.

The context has not deterred the fans, men and women between 20 and 40 years from all over France and some of which were waiting since the early hours of the day for cheer the singer of 28 years.

Rihanna, moved, has dedicated his song “Diamonds” to the victims of the attacks. “I know you have suffered traumatic events recently, including here” , has she launched the stadium before interpeter the song on a stage adorned with blue-white-red . The touching moment was filmed by a journalist of Le Parisien.

An almost full stadium

The first part ensured by rapper Big Sean, who wore a vest visor bullets removed late in the set to finish shirtless sulphurous Barbadian singer opened the show, dressed all in white, with “Stay” tube of his penultimate album, to the cheers of an almost complete stadium.

“RiRi” , as it calls itself, interpreted the securities in its eighth and final album, “Anti” , mixed with several tubes picks in his discography.

The rapper Drake, who sings a duet “Work” and whose presence was expected by fans, is not finally come.

The most played song streaming in 2016

Rihanna, wearing a sequined black tulle combination, has only sang the song which holds the record for the most listened song streaming worldwide in 2016 according to Nielsen.

“Anti” , more than a million copies have been sold worldwide since its release in January (source: Nielsen) is darker and less formatted than his previous albums, with surprises like the recovery “Same Old Mistakes” Australian band Tame Impala or a sample of Florence and the machine “Goodnight Gotham “.

More than 50 million albums

a nod to the audience before the concert in Paris, the star with over 50 million albums released in the night from Friday to Saturday a clip of “Goodnight Gotham” shot in Paris with his french fans at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

As part of his world tour “Anti World Tour” , which began in March in the US, the singer had planned four concerts in french stadiums, Nice July 15, then in Lyon, Lille and Paris.

A few hours after the attack of 14 July the authorities announced the cancellation of the concert of Rihanna and the Nice Jazz Festival. The star had paid tribute to the victims at the concert in Lyon.

For Rihanna, the next step of this ninth tour that will end in November in Abu Dhabi will be Sweden, August 2.


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