Rihanna Grabs The Big 1 From Mary J.

Rihanna Performing On MTV Movie Awards Number 1 single that is. Yep, according to Monster’s & Critics, Rihanna’s worldwide smash single, Umbrella, was originally intended for Mary J. Blige. Rihanna however says she loved the song so much when she first heard it that she was determined to get it. So determined that she confronted one of the song writers at the Grammy Awards and told him Listen, Umbrella is my song. Two days later the singer said she was told the single was officially hers. Now one can only wonder how Mary would have sounded singing this tune but I get the feeling she would have torn it up. But who cares what I think. Take our Monday morning poll and share your thoughts with us.

You can also check out Rihanna up top left and on the pages below performing her hit single at the MTV Movie Awards along with Jay Z.

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21 Comments

  1. I love Rihanna’s “Umbrella” but I wonder how would it sound if Beyonce makes a version of it… hmm..

  2. Mary J has that raspiness in her voice that she could have pulled it off but It would have had more of a soul induced feeling!

    But I am digging Rihanna’s version also. Loved the performance to. It was BANGIN!

  3. WHO CARES RIHANNA SUCKS AND SHE WON’T BE AROUND VERY LONG SHE’S MOSTLY SELLING ON HER LOOKS BECAUSE SHE CAN’T SING AND HER MUSIC IS HORRIBLE….MARY J IS WAY PAST RIHANNA.

    😆

  4. :thumbsdown: I don’t agree with that. Maybe her voice isn’t top notch but I wouldn’t say she can’t sing at all. She is entertaining also

  5. I can easily imagine Mary J singing that song and making it a hit. But I must say Rihanna did a good job with it. Plus the video sold me on the song and as much as I love Mary J, no one can deny how sexy Rihanna is in that video.

  6. OH By the way, I say no to the above poll. Why? B/c Mary is singing about to many mature things lately. That would be a step backwards and I think people would be like, “What the Hell is Mary thinking”

  7. I MEAN TO COMPARE RIHANNA TO MARY …WOW, LOL, ITS JUST TOO FUNNY.
    RIHANNA IS JUST TO DISPOPSALBLE AND WITH MARY LONNNNNNG CAREER I’LL ALWAYS GO WITH HER!!!

    FUN IS Y MUSIC IS IN SUCH STATE!!!!!!!!

  8. I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine Ms. Mary J. singing this simple song. :noway: Seriously, it’s too poppy, to simple and…blahhhh meant for a younger woman (way young) to sing, which is why Rihanna was blessed with it somehow. It fits her. 😆

    I love her new look, no matter how contrived I think it is; loved the performance but felt she could’ve done “more” with herself than holding that darn umbrella. 😆

  9. GEE stef don’t you think that that’s a little harsh!

    Today’s singers are basically “ENTERTAINERS” their are maybe 3 pure singers in my eyes Maraih,Christina Aguilar,Whitney.

  10. Mary would have obviously made the song far more emotional and soulful. The lyrics aren’t pop as someone said, they have simply been sung in a watered down neutered way. This is what White pop artists used to do with Black music back in the days. Take it, water it down and release it. Look at how Beyonce sung Dreamgirls in the movie and how Jennifer Hudson sang it at the end. Some people didn’t even realize it was the same song but it was. Jennifer’s version was just more heartfelt and soulful.

  11. [quote comment=”8134″]GEE stef don’t you think that that’s a little harsh!

    Today’s singers are basically “ENTERTAINERS” their are maybe 3 pure singers in my eyes Maraih,Christina Aguilar,Whitney.[/quote]
    It may seem harsh but it is true. Rihanna is cool but come on you guys. She is a dull singer and performer. She is compared to Beyonce but she doesn’t have Bee’s stage presense or voice and she lacks any signature style or anything to really make her stand out from the crowd. Mary has a die hard fan base of Black women who have her back and have had it for 15 years strong. Mary’s fan base is stronger and truer and more suportive. Rihanna and even Bee has a White pop fan base that will desert them in a hot minute for the next big thing. It’s cold out there today and you will see fewer and fewer artists lasting 20 years as Janet and Madonna and a few others have managed to.

  12. I think I disagree with Jumpy. Even though I LOOOVE Mary J Blige, I don’t think her [song] vocabulary is very strong.

  13. :noway: umbrella is NOT a mary j song…sorry. rihanna was right, thats HER song!

  14. by the way if mary wanted that she wouls have gotten so i dont know wats the point of rihanna braggin she got the song. Not that any producer in his good mind would choose her over mary.

    This song is too weak lyrically and soufully for mary it has no real meaning and u know mary is real.

    Thinkin bout it rihanna has alot of guts to put people dat she can be chosen over mary j.

  15. This girl performance @ the mtv awards was a mess she was stiff, lacked charisma, and she cant sing (which i didnt have hopes on).

    GOD, i dont what is so different from dat girl and cassie.
    it was such a disgrace.

    I CANT BELEIVE THAT IS COMPARED TO BEYONCE!!!!!!!

  16. I agree. She is not Beyonce by a long shot. She is just hot for the moment while Beyonce has truly made an impact on the industry. I can’t see Rihanna’s career even lasting ten years.

  17. :iagree: with Madame Zenobia all the way (that was my grandpa’s sister’s name)! This song is waaay to pop. I barely like the song, and to tell the truth if it was sang in a soulful way, i would not like it at all. It’s just not good enough for mary. Yes and i also agree her look is cute but contrived!

  18. Not to beat a dead horse.I wouldn’t compare Beyonce to Rhianna because in a sense there are no comparison just like i wouldn’t never compare e Mary to Kelly Rowland again because there’s is none

    For right know there are hardly any singers out right know i can see having any longevity.Far as Rhianna let’s keep in mind she’s young and just like that you grow and maybe Cirara with there music
    LOL Caria is just as entertaining as beyonce just putting it out there

    Lol Here in the past let’s say 10yrs how many singers have really grade “A” solid voices,like i said there’s Christina a,and miriah c

    Like i said beyonce,Caria ,Rhianna and a couple of others they have somethings in common their not great singers but good entertainers so stopping knocking the girl because Beyonki was in the same position they were in.Just like she went out got dance lesson (Beyonce) Rhianna ,Caria can do the same ,as well as the singing lessons those girls can to do the same.Like some pointed out Beyonce and Rhianna core fan base are basically white i personnaly don’t think it’s fare to compare both

    But keep in mind who’s the driving force behind her career JAY’Z he’s making her out to be the next Beyonce so don’t get mad at her.

  19. i love rihanna be she is no where near mary’s level. pretty girl but not the best vocalist.

  20. Sorry but I’m afraid Rihanna sucks for me. Definitely wouldn’t be spending my hard earnt money on her crap. I’d give it to a homeless guy on the street first. He’d probably buy dope with it but I’d still be happy anyway, than give my money to make a talentless girl richer. :noway: I don’t think so.

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