Rihanna Turns 30
For Rihanna’s birthday, we will be taking a look back on her historic legacy with some of her greatest music videos. You can watch these videos and build your own Rihanna music video playlist by using the Edge Music Network app or by searching this website.
Directed by Anthony Mandler
The imagery of riots, diamonds, wild stallions, and Rihanna floating in water makes the music video for “Diamonds” one of the most esoteric music videos ever made. The video highlights Rihanna’s rebellious, but solitary spirit.
Directed by Melina Matsoukas
The black and white music video for ROCKSTAR 101, shows Rihanna rocking out and dancing seductively in various costumes. Rihanna is featured in abstract clothing that includes a shaman priestess, 1950’s clothing, a chic latex outfit, and Slash. The video truly captures Rihanna’s elegant and abstract personality.
Directed by Dave Meyers
The video for “Where Have You Been” carries a strong Egyptian and Indian theme. Rihanna is shown busting out dance moves closely associated with Indian culture and even dances in an Eygptian setting. The significant amount of dancing in the music video has made it Rihanna’s most choreographed video. The video for “Where Have You Been” ended up receiving a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Choreography.