Early Christmas Present: Brandy Shows Love To Rihanna By Singing A Snippet Of “Diamonds” For Fun (And Kills It)

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December 24, 2012 ‐ By
Photo Credit: Dan Jackman/WENN.com

Photo Credit: Dan Jackman/WENN.com

Serious question though: How many people have been somewhere doing something and randomly thought it was a good time to blurt out, “Shine bright like a dia-mond”  just because?

Yeah, you’re not the first person to do so. I even saw a guy in the train station playing the bongos and singing the song for money (he wasn’t good though…), and it seems that celebrities who are supposed to be Rih’s competition seem to love to sing the song from time to time as well. Before a recent show, the singer was videotaped, or videotaped herself, singing a snippet of the chorus. Without much effort, Brandy managed to do an awesome job. Her voice has really matured and finally hit its peak. I’m not about to be mean and say that it sounds better than Rihanna’s original version of the track, because that song was made for her and works for her voice, but I can’t help but wonder what the track would have sounded like had it been B-Rocka’s to work with first. It probably wouldn’t have been as popular (hey, I’m just saying), but I’m sure it would have been just as fab. Check out the clip, as it’s only a mere 22 seconds, but it’s definitely one you’ll replay over and over m’dears. And the smile she showed off at the end is too cute by the way. Enjoy!

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  • Kaori

    I hate that song but Brandy made is sound a little better.

    I suggest everyone YouTube Jessie J singing “We Found Love”. She puts Rihanna to shame on that.

    • mariah

      u told the whole truth on that!!!

  • NeaJ

    I wanted to hear more!

  • NeaJ

    I wanted to hear more!

  • Theatrechic

    This may come as a shock but Rihanna can’t sing. Shhhh dont tell anyone

  • Bea

    In my opinion, there’s no comparison. Both sang the songs differently. And their voices don’t sound the same. Rihanna’s rendition is a Pop song. Brandy’s was R&B. Both sing it well, just in different ways!

  • Bea

    In my opinion, there’s no comparison. Both sang the songs differently. And their voices don’t sound the same. Rihanna’s rendition is a Pop song. Brandy’s was R&B. Both sing it well, just in different ways!

  • Space Is The Place

    First this broad wants to be Whitney Houston, now she wants Rihanna’s fame. The thirst is real, Brandy.

    • Just saying!!

      What are you talking about? Have several seats.

  • bluekissess

    Brandy is so pretty.

  • okayokay

    Sounds way better than rihanna. Well then again anyone sounds better than rih. Lol

  • Bobby

    I never heard the original by Rhianna….lol

    • Kaori

      That’s because Rihanna sings it. Rhianna is someone else.

      • So Irritating

        You are such a troll

        • Kaori

          Here’s the thing – You never make comments that are germane to the articles. You just obsess over what I type, telling me that I am a ‘troll’ because you don’t like my comments. You, little lady are what a ‘troll’ is. I’ve ignored you for about two months now, but you continue to stalk my comments. At this point, I think it is safe to say that you may have a problem, because you can’t seem to stop vying for my attention.

          ALLOW ME TO EDUCATE YOU – “Rhianna Hannah Louise Kenny professionally known as Rhianna, is an English R&B singer.”

  • Tameka Mullins

    Loved it. WIsh she had sang the whole song.

  • S. Michele

    She is so underrated…

  • Dee

    If the author won’t say it, I will. It was better than RiRi’s version.

  • Rayna

    To the author of this article, Victoria, it wouldn’t be mean to say that Brandy sounded better than Rihanna’s original work. It’s an opinion. Nothing wrong with having an opinion at all. I love Brandy’s 22 second rendition and she makes her own. Rihanna does a good job, obviously because it is her song after all. But, Brandy gives it an amazing R&B sound & I love it!

  • Meyaka

    Beautiful

  • mochaaa

    She was great.