Videography

Pon de Replay

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2005
Director: Little X
Description: The video is set in a nightclub and features Rihanna and her friends dancing on a platform while performing belly dance moves.

If It’s Lovin’ that You Want

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2005
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: It was shot on the coast of Malibu, California. Rihanna dances, walks along a beach and rides a jet ski with her friends

SOS (+Nike version  & +Agent Provocateur version)

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2006
Director: Chris Applebaum
Description: Three videos for the song were released. All of them feature various dance sequences.

Unfaithful

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2006
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The video features Rihanna in a dangerous love triangle. She struggles to choose between her husband and her lover and shows regret for cheating on the former.

We Ride

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2006
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: This video was filmed in Miami and the Florida Keys. It features Rihanna hanging out with her friends and going to a club.

Umbrella

Artist(s): Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Year: 2007
Director: Chris Applebaum
Description: The video features several dance sequences and shows Rihanna nude, covered only in silver paint. It won the Video of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

Shut Up and Drive

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2007
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: It was shot in a junkyard in Prague, Czech Republic. The video makes references to several sports cars

Hate That I Love You (+ Spanglish version)

Artist(s): Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo or David Bisbal
Year: 2007
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: It features Rihanna’s and Ne-Yo’s characters meeting their respective romantic interests.

Don’t Stop the Music

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2007
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The video was shot in a nightclub in Prague, Czech Republic. It shows Rihanna and two friends sneaking into the back of a candy store where there is a secret club.

Take a Bow

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2008
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The music video was shot in Venice, Los Angeles and features Rihanna breaking up with her boyfriend.

If I Never See Your Face Again

Artist(s): Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna
Year: 2008
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The video was shot in Castaic, California and features Adam Levine’s and Rihanna’s characters seducing each other

Disturbia

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2008
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The music video was shot in Los Angeles and portrays Rihanna in various locations, such as a prison cell and a gas chamber.

Rehab

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2008
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: Shot at Vasquez Rocks Park in Los Angeles. Justin Timberlake makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Live Your Life

Artist(s): T.I. featuring Rihanna
Year: 2008
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: It features Rihanna as a cabaret singer performing in a bar.

Run This Town

Artist(s): Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West
Year: 2009
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The aplocalyptic video was shot in Queens, New York.

Wait Your Turn

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2009
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The black-and-white video was shot in New York City. Its theme is inspired by clips of old-school hip-hop videos.

Russian Roulette

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2009
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: In the video Rihanna is seen interviewing her love interest, while sitting at a table, with a revolver between them. American actor and model Jesse Williams makes a cameo appearance.

Hard

Artist(s): Rihanna featuring Jeezy
Year: 2009
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: The video was shot in Los Angeles. In it, Rihanna is seen commanding an army while wearing stylized military costumes.

Shy Ronnie

Artist(s): The Lonely Island featuring Rihanna
Year: 2009
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Description: Clyde (Rihanna) and a redheaded nerd named Shy Ronnie (Andy Samberg) perform for a classroom full of children. The video was shot as a skit for Saturday Night Live, and was nominated for anEmmy Award for Best Original Music and Lyrics.

Rude Boy

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: The Caribbean inspired video features Rihanna performing various 1990s dancehall moves, such as the Bogle. It also makes references to some artists including M.I.A. and Salt-n-Pepa.

Rockstar 101

Artist(s): Rihanna featuring Slash
Year: 2010
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: Rihanna impersonates Slash in this rock-inspired music video.

Te Amo

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: French supermodel Laetitia Casta  makes a cameo appearance in the video and is featured as Rihanna’s lesbian love interest. It was shot in Vigny, Val-d’Oise, France.

Love the Way You Lie

Artist(s): Eminem featuring Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Joseph Kahn
Description: Actors Megan Foxand and Dominic Monaghan play the main roles in the music video. Notable scenes include Rihanna and Eminem performing in front of a burning house.

Who’s That Chick

Artist(s): David Guetta featuring Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Description: Two versions of the video were released for a Doritos campaign, titled Day Version and Night Version. David Guetta makes a cameo appearance in both versions.

Only Girl (In the World)

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The video was shot outside Los Angeles. It features Rihanna standing on a hillside with life size flowers placed near her.

Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde

Artist(s): The Lonely Island featuring Rihanna
Year: 2010
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Description: The skit was also shot for Saturday Night Live. It features the return of Shy Ronnie and Rihanna, who appear together as ‘Ronnie and Clyde’, a parody of American thieves Bonnie and Clyde.

What’s My Name?

Artist(s): Rihanna featuring Drake
Year: 2010
Director: Philip Andelman
Description: The video was shot in Manhattan, New York City. It portrays a romantic encounter between Rihanna and Drake in a grocery store along with other romantic scenes.

S&M

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: It portrays softcore sadomasochist acts and fetishes.

All of the Lights

Artist(s): Kanye West featuring Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Hype Williams
Description: The video has strobe-lit images and visual references to Gaspar Noé’s 2009 film Enter the Void. American hip hop artist Kid Cudi is also featured in the video.

California King Bed

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: It was filmed on a stage in West Hollywood. Rihanna’s creative director Ciarra Pardo designed an 18 feet (5.5 m) long bed specially for the video.

Man Down

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Anthony Mandler
Description: The video was shot in Kingston, Jamaica. It features Rihanna shooting a man in a train station.

Cheers (Drink to That)

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Evan Rogers and Ciara Pardo
Description: The video is footage of Rihanna during her 2011Loud Tour and contains scenes of Rihanna performing her concerts during the tour.

Fly

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Nicki Minaj featuring Rihanna
Description: It was shot in January 2011, however, it premiered in August that year. Both Rihanna and Minaj wear apocalyptic clothes.

We Found Love

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: The video was shot in County Down, Northern Ireland. It represents Rihanna’s love-hate relationshiprelationship with her boyfriend, played by British model Dudley O’Shaughnessy.

You da One

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2011
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Description: The video was filmed in London. It contains references to the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.

Take Care

Artist(s): Drake featuring Rihanna
Year: 2012
Director: Yoann Lemoine
Description: The video shows Drake’s and Rihanna’s characters in a romantic relationship.

Where Have You Been

Artist(s): Rihanna
Year: 2012
Director: Dave Meyers
Description: The video was choreographed by American hip hop dancer Hi-Hat. It features Rihanna performing various dance moves in muddy rivers, flower-covered hillsides and desert landscapes.

Princess of China

Artist(s): Coldplay featuring Rihanna
Year: 2012
Director: Adria Petty and Alan Bibby
Description: Scenes were filmed at the Taiko Center in Los Angeles. It features Rihanna and Chris Martin playing star-crossed lovers while kneeling in the desert, forehead to forehead.

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