Umbrella

~ Song

Wikipedia

"Umbrella" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It features American rapper Jay-Z, who co-wrote the song with its producers Tricky Stewart and Kuk Harrell, with additional writing from The-Dream. The song was originally written with Britney Spears in mind, but her label rejected it. "Umbrella" is a pop and R&B song with hip hop and rock elements, referring to a romantic and platonic relationship and the strength of that relationship.

Entertainment Weekly ranked the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while Rolling Stone and Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The song has earned Rihanna several awards and nominations. In 2007, the song won two awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, when it was nominated for four. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, "Umbrella" also earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in addition to receiving nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song is also listed at No. 412 on Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song serves as the lead single to the album, and was released worldwide on March 29, 2007 through Def Jam Recordings. "Umbrella" was a commercial success, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the United Kingdom, where the song's chart performance coincided with the excessive flooding and large amounts of rain, it was one of the most played songs on radio in the 2000s decade. It managed to stay at number one on the UK Singles Chart for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest run at number one for any single of that decade, and is also one of the few songs to top the chart for at least 10 weeks. The single was one of the highest digital debuts in the United States at the time and remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

The single's accompanying music video was directed by Chris Applebaum and features, among all, Rihanna's nude body covered in silver paint. The video earned Rihanna a Video of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and Most Watched Video on MuchMusic.com at MuchMusic Video Awards. Along with countless amateurs, "Umbrella" has been covered by several notable performers from a variety of musical genres, including All Time Low, the Baseballs, Biffy Clyro, Manic Street Preachers, McFly, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, and Vanilla Sky. Rihanna performed the song at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, 2008 BRIT Awards and was the closing song of the "Good Girl Gone Bad Tour" (2008), the "Last Girl on Earth" (2010), and the "Loud Tour" (2011). It was included in the "Diamonds World Tour" (2013), and the "Anti World Tour" (2016). Umbrella is a playable track in 2012 video game Just Dance 4.

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Relationships

composer: Kuk Harrell
Christopher Stewart (Producer, C. "Tricky" Stewart)
The‐Dream (US singer, songwriter & RnB producer Terius Youngdell Nash)
lyricist: The‐Dream (US singer, songwriter & RnB producer Terius Youngdell Nash)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/song/mt0005167411 [info]
Wikidata: Q155447 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Rihanna:Umbrella [info]
later translated parody versions: Sateenvarjo (parody of Umbrella)
later translated versions: Paraply

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
2008-10-23 Umbrella (live, 2008-10-23: La Boule Noire, Paris, France) cover and live Amanda Palmer 6:35
2008-12-15 Umbrella (live, 2008-12-15: Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA, USA) cover and live Amanda Palmer 5:57
2009-12-19 UMBRELLA (live, 2009-12-19: Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea) cover and live 티파니 3:19
Let It Go / Umbrella (medley) (live @ BBC Radio 1) cover, live and partial Jess Glynne 3:27
Medley: What's My Name? / Umbrella / Only Girl in the World cover and medley Urban Method 3:10
Singing in the Rain / Umbrella cover Glee Cast feat. Gwyneth Paltrow 3:03
Umbrella cover Vanilla Sky 4:03
Umbrella Amanda Palmer ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay‐Z ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:36
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:35
Umbrella Rihanna 4:36
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:14
Umbrella Rihanna 3:46
Umbrella Rihanna & Jay-Z 4:16
Umbrella Rihanna 4:14
Umbrella Rihanna feat. T.I. ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna 4:13
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:15
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jeezy 4:17
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:08
Umbrella Rihanna 4:16
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:00
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna 4:08
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay‐Z 4:15
Umbrella cover Leo Moracchioli 4:09
Umbrella cover Kidz Bop 3:34
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:13
Umbrella (intro) partial Rihanna 0:14
Umbrella cover Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Casey Abrams 2:59
Umbrella (live, 2007-12-06, Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK) live Rihanna 5:57
Umbrella cover The Baseballs 3:07
Umbrella cover and live Unicante 3:17
Umbrella cover The Baseballs 3:05
Umbrella cover The Baseballs 3:07
Umbrella cover The Baseballs 3:06
Umbrella cover The Baseballs 3:08
Umbrella cover and instrumental Boules de Feu 3:19
Umbrella (live, Radio 1's Live Lounge) cover and live Biffy Clyro 2:58
Umbrella cover Shael Riley 3:55
Umbrella cover JLS 4:21
Umbrella cover Harambee 4:08
Umbrella cover Manic Street Preachers 3:35
Umbrella cover The Madpolecats 3:57
Umbrella cover Susan Wong 4:09
Umbrella cover All Time Low 3:50
Umbrella cover Scott Simons 3:41
Umbrella (by Rihanna) cover Boyce Avenue 3:51
Umbrella cover Manic Street Preachers ?:??
Umbrella cover Sabrina 3:54
Umbrella cover Jazz Rhythm Case 3:24
Umbrella Rihanna feat. JAY-Z 4:36
Umbrella cover Joy Autumn 4:18
Umbrella (part of a “MoS: One R&B” DJ‐mix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:46
Umbrella (live, 2007-12-06, Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK) Rihanna 5:57
Umbrella (intro) Rihanna 0:14
Umbrella Rihanna feat. JAY-Z 4:33
Umbrella Rihanna ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna 4:18
Umbrella Rihanna feat. JAY Z 3:15
Umbrella Rihanna 6:09
Umbrella Rihanna ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna feat. JAY Z 4:32
Umbrella Chris Brown feat. Rihanna ?:??
Umbrella Rihanna feat. JAY Z 4:17
Umbrella Rihanna 4:16
Umbrella Rihanna feat. Jay‐Z 4:15
Umbrella - (VYBZ Remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:08
Umbrella (acoustic) Rihanna 4:39
Umbrella (acoustic) Manic Street Preachers 3:27
Umbrella (acoustic) cover Biffy Clyro 2:57
Umbrella (acoustic) Rihanna 4:37
Umbrella (acoustic) cover Manic Street Preachers ?:??
Umbrella (Alex K vs. Karlston Khaos mix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 2:57
Umbrella (BBC Radio 1 live version) cover and live Biffy Clyro 2:57
Umbrella (Dancehall remix) Rihanna & Elephant Man 4:16
Umbrella (Grand Slam mix) Manic Street Preachers 5:10
Umbrella (Grand Slam mix) cover Manic Street Preachers ?:??
Umbrella (instrumental) Rihanna 4:17
Umbrella (instrumental) instrumental Rihanna 4:17
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction club remix) Rihanna 7:56
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction radio edit) Rihanna 4:25
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction remix) Rihanna 7:56
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush club remix) Rihanna 9:11
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush club remix) (part of a “Ultra Dance 09” DJ‐mix) Rihanna 8:30
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush club remix) Rihanna 9:11
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush radio edit) Rihanna 4:41
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush radio edit) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:42
Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush radio edit) Rihanna 4:42
Umbrella (Lindbergh Palace mix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z ?:??
Umbrella (Lindbergh Palace remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 3:53
Umbrella (Reggae remix) Rihanna & Collie Buddz ?:??
Umbrella (remix) Rihanna feat. Lil Mama ?:??
Umbrella (remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z & Chris Brown 4:14
Umbrella (remix) Rihanna 4:02
Umbrella (remix) Rihanna feat. Chris Brown & Jay-Z 2:49
Umbrella (Rock mix) Rihanna 4:29
Umbrella (Rock remix) Rihanna ?:??
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel club remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 3:37
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel mix) Rihanna 6:04
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel radio edit) Rihanna 3:59
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 3:58
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel remix) Rihanna feat. JAY-Z 6:28
Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emmanuel radio edit) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:02
Umbrella (Seamus Haji and Paul Emanuel radio edit) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:02
Umbrella (Seamus Haji club remix) Rihanna 3:27
Umbrella (Seamus Haji mix - DJ mix) Rihanna 5:04
Umbrella (Seasmus Haji & Paul Emanuel radio edit) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 3:59
Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace dub) Rihanna 6:46
Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace radio edit) Rihanna 3:53
Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 7:52
Umbrella (Travis Barker remix) Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 4:21
Umbrella (Urban Noize remix) Rihanna 3:52
Umbrella [TRVS remix] Rihanna 4:33