AMP Music Minute Year In Review: Adele, Rihanna, The Throne (Jay-Z And Kanye West)

rihannalayed AMP Music Minute Year In Review: Adele, Rihanna, The Throne (Jay Z And Kanye West)

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[photogallerylink id=116102 align=right]In her newest single, “You Da One” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] sings that “You da one that I dream about all day/ You da one that I think about always” but when it comes down to it, this year Rihanna was “Da One.”

2011 started off rocky for the Bajan singer after a public break up with LA Dodger, Matt Kemp. She bounced back rather quickly throwing herself into her work and buckling down while on tour to get her 6th studio album Talk That Talk on shelves by late November.

Ri- Ri also tried her hand at acting for the very first time and will be featured in the 2012 film Battleship, which currently has no release date. She took the film very seriously and got into the role of the rough and tumble naval soldier who is “just one of the guys” as Rihanna put it.

As of late, the singer has had to deal with a good amount of adversity, she ended the year on a somewhat sour note. Rihanna has wound up sick off and on for the last few weeks due to a strenuous touring schedule that has had the singer on the road for the majority of the last 2-3 years. Not to mention her zealous partying hasn’t helped too much since she’s been under the weather. But some of Rihanna’s toughest adversity came from outside sources.

Dutch magazine, Jackie printed an article calling Rihanna a heinous racial/sexist slur that sent the singer into a tizzy on Twitter. We think she handled it rather well. Hopefully Rihanna has thrown in a good few months of rest and relaxation in her 2012 schedule.  Still, she certainly set the new year off right with her newest video for “You Da One” Check it out!

“You Da One” by Rihanna

  • How do you think Rihanna did this year? Do you think she should slow down in 2012? Tell us your thoughts below.

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