Throwback Thursday: Rock in Rio 2011

We are back with our weekly “Throwback Thursday” posts. Today we are going to look back at Rihanna’s Rock in Rio 2011 performance. The show took place on September 23rd, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro and was a part of her highly successful LOUD Tour.

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Rihanna took Rock in Rio, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, by storm. Rihanna performed at the World Stage (Palco Mundo) and the setlist included her 18 biggest hits.

1. “Only girl in the world”

2. “Disturbia”

3. “Shut up and drive”

4. “Man down”

5. “S&M”

6. “Raining Men”

7. “Hard”

8. “Run this town/Live your life”

9. “Unfaithful”

10. “Te Amo”

11. “Hate That I love You”

12. “Callifornia King Bed”

13. “What’s My Name?”

14. “Rude boy”

15. “Cheers (I drink to that)”

16. “Don´t Stop the Music”

17. “Love the Way You Lie part II”

18. “Umbrella”

Rihanna’s set was full of energy and interaction with fans. Starting with energetic hit ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ and ending with timeless record ‘Umbrella’, Rihanna delivered a performance to remember. The visuals, the energy and the vocals brought Rihanna positive reviews from not only fans but also critics around the world. If the crowd singing along with her during ‘California King Bed’, ‘Love the Way You Lie part II’, and ‘Umbrella” do not give you chills, I do not know what will. 

Brazil and Rock in Rio love Rihanna so much she was invited to headline the festival again. She is performing in City of Rock, Rio de Janeiro on September 26! Make sure to visit our site for photos and videos from her performance. For now, relive her magnificent performance from 2011.

Come back next week for new Throwback Thursday!