Rihanna And Jay-Z’s ‘Umbrella’ Joins Videos With Billion Views On YouTube

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh February 22, 2024 10:24 PM EDT

As of Thursday, February 22, 2024, the music video for Rihanna‘s Umbrella featuring Jay-Z has received over one billion views on YouTube, after it was first uploaded 15 years ago.

The late-2000s time capsule begins with Jay-Z rapping in front of a curtain of falling sparks, accompanied by a group of models wearing black hoodies and sunglasses.

Rihanna, 21, takes control, using umbrella props to skillfully evade sprays of water and execute dance in a variety of locations. At one instance, we see the future Fenty Beauty creator painted silver from head to toes.

“When the sun shines, we’ll shine together. Told you I’ll be here forever. Said I’ll always be your friend. Took an oath, I’mma stick it out to the end,” Rihanna sang on the award-winning song.

Umbrella debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007 and stayed there for seven weeks. It remains one of Rihanna’s most successful singles on the charts to date.

Recently rapper and husband of Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, has opened up about the Diamond hitmaker’s next album. According to A$AP Rocky, Rihanna has been busy putting together her much-anticipated album.

In a video posted on X, fans took photos of the Grammy-nominated rapper as he was asked about Rihanna’s ninth studio album, which she has been teasing for several years.

“She’s working on it!” A$AP said with a wide smile as he walked away. This, of course, elicited instant yells of delight from those assembled around him.

In December, while at a Fenty x Puma event to promote her brand’s collaboration with the athletic wear firm, the nine-time Grammy winner used her experience to dodge queries about the follow-up to her most recent album, 2016’s Anti.