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Rihanna gets real on 'SNL'

Recording artist Rihanna signs copies of

Recording artist Rihanna signs copies of "Rihanna: Rihanna" at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. (Oct. 27, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Rihanna showed how she has grown into one of the best live pop acts around on "Saturday Night Live." Not only did she transform "What's My Name" into a funkier, less-synthesized number, but she channeled a new confidence and a renewed sense of fun. This version of "What's My Name" beats the recorded version easily, even without the Drake cameo. And the less-dancey, more-rock-ish version of "Only Girl in the World" is another improvement. Good for RiRi.

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