Rihanna to ‘shine bright like a diamond’ in Abu Dhabi concert

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Rihanna is set to return to Abu Dhabi for her “Diamonds World Tour,” in October, organizers announced on Thursday.

Flash Entertainment, in association with Live Nation Global Touring, will bring chart-topping Rihanna to the city on Saturday October 19.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time for her sales of 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks.

Forbes recently tagged Rihanna as the world’s number one social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, which is the most ever for any female artist.

She also has over 27 million followers on Twitter and over 63 million Facebook fans.

The “Diamonds World Tour” is the Barbadian pop-star’s fifth concert tour and was launched to support her seventh studio album “Unapologetic.”

Writing for Billboard magazine in March, commentator Mick Stingley noted that Rihanna “shined” during her performance on the tour.

“Her interplay with her dancers was a treat… With five costume changes, set changes and the glitz of video and flashing lights, the artist put on a fantastic show and was in excellent voice, her laryngitis clearly over.

“Rihanna is arguably the biggest pop star in the world. At only 25 she has recorded seven albums in less than ten years and sold millions around the world; she’s more than a household name, she’s a brand,” he concluded.