Sia blows away her performance of “Diamonds”
By now, we’re intimately acquainted with the song “Diamonds.” We’ve definitely played Rihanna’s original from her No. 1 album Unapologetic a zillion times and had the Kanye West remix repeatedly on repeat. We even saw The Jonas Brothers toss their hat into the ring with their “Diamonds” cover. However, there’s one more rendition that you simply MUST hear: Austrialian singer/songwriter Sia’s version. After all, she did write the tune for Rihanna, so it’s hardly a surprise that she was FLAWLESS in her performance of the track.
Watch Sia perform Rihanna’s “Diamonds” after the jump.
Appearing at the Norwegian-American Achievement Awards in New York with producer Stargate, Sia decided to show off some of the master beatmaker’s work by singing “Diamonds,” and she absolutely cleaned the floor with it. Sia sings it so organically it’s like she gave birth to it, which she basically did. Which is almost surprising considering she had a busy year: Besides writing for Rihanna’s Unapologetic album, she also cowrote and sang on both David Guetta’s “Titanium” and Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones,” and cowrote “Blank Page” for Christina Aguilera. We sincerely owe so much of our pop year to her. Sia, we see you, shining bright like… OK OK, you know where I’m going here…
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