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Hear Rihanna's new "Diamonds" single

Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, in Manhattan. (May 7, 2012) Credit: AP

Rihanna has a lot of faith in her new single “Diamonds” (Def Jam), naming her upcoming world tour after it and launching her upcoming seventh album with it.

It’s kind of a risk, considering the midtempo “Diamonds” doesn’t initially sound like a hit-you-over-the-head smash. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a massive hit, though, considering her track record and especially since its lyrics seem to declare a personal shift.

“I choose to be happy,” she sings early on, before declaring, “You and I, we’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky.” Apparently, love has moved out of the hopeless place.

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