We are starting our week with R&B vibes, by introducing on our website one of the best hits from Rihanna – the free Umbrella piano sheets.
Rihanna, by her real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a Barbadian artist, acting as a singer, producer, actress and businesswoman.
She has been producing R&B, pop, reggae and hip-hop music genre songs since 2003 when she entered the music world.
Not long after, she became one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 250 million records worldwide, 14 number-ones and 31 top ten singles in the US.
Going back to our song which we chose for today – Umbrella by Rihanna, we learn that the song was released in March 2007, as part of the artist’s third studio album named Good Girl Gone Bad.
The song features Jay-Z and it was written by Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kuk Harrell and Shawn Carter, with the production of Tricky Stewart.
These teams made a wonderful job, as the free Umbrella piano sheet music, once released, went straight to number on the 10 Best Singles of 2007 and it earned Rihanna several awards and nominations.
The song was released through SRP Studios belonging to pop, R&B and hip-hop music genres.
With a length of 4:36 minutes in its original version, Umbrella is the lead single off the album Good Girl Gone Bad and it topped the charts worldwide, in countries like Sweden, Canada, Australia, the US, the UK and many more.
Umbrella has also rock influences and the musicscape is based on the hi-hat, bassline and synthesizers.
It was written in the key of B minor and the lyrics are written in the common verse-chorus form, having also a bridge that follows the second hook, and the song ends in a fadeout.
The song has also a music video, released in April 2007.
The music video was directed by Chris Applebaum and it features the artist’s nude body covered in silver paint, and it has earned Rihanna many awards, like the Video of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
You can easily learn how to play Umbrella at your piano at home, as all the materials you need are now at your disposal through our website.