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Rihanna Performs 'Redemption Song' on Oprah

Rihanna Performs 'Redemption Song' on Oprah

Rihanna belts out her own rendition of Bob Marley‘s classic “Redemption Song” during The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday (January 20).

Tomorrow, the 21-year-old songstress will be performing at the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, airing Friday at 8PM ET/PT. Also signed up to perform from London are Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, and U2‘s Bono and The Edge.

FYI: RiRi rocked Viktor & Rolf on Oprah‘s show!

Rihanna Performs ‘Redemption Song’ on Oprah
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  • Jenn

    Love Oprah.

  • swifty

    Rihanna doe not sound good live. :-(

  • Nahla

    Her voice is cracking.

  • twisted

    Great skin but she looks like giraffe.

  • H.

    still an overexposed ho.

  • i heart that

    At least it’s for a good cause.

  • rap it up

    Yep, she sucks live.

  • meiko

    Her hair is out of control

  • Jen


  • tom

    A great song reduced to rubble. Everything about her is horrible. Her hair, that dress, her voice. She can not even talk very well.

  • jj fans

    She need to change her name to Wig-hanna.

  • Juno

    I wonder why they chose Rihanna to sing this? There are so many great artists who could have done justice to this classic.

  • tal


  • issie

    Alicia Keys would have rocked it.

  • jeff

    Not that good. But great message the song sends.

  • powder

    Rihanna has nice eyes and skin but she looks like tranvestite.

  • kali

    Love the song, just not this version. Hope they raise a lot of money for charity.

  • mariposa

    I miss the old Rihanna. Her hair is awful and so is her new CD.

  • Redhead

    I donated to the Red Cross.
    Agree, this rendition is not very good.

  • Sweet Pea

    She’s a cutie pie despite being overrated and untalented.

  • atari

    Her hair is a freakin mess…





  • Inaru

    Amazing song, underwhelming rendition. Rihanna can more or less carry a tune is the timbre of her voice that is unappealing,

  • who?

    pretty much the same post as yesterday. they should just put up one with all the information on how to donate.

  • lennie

    Oprah looks like a dwarf

  • michaela

    I donated to Doctors Without Borders. I want to know how much Rihanna is giving from her own pockets.

  • Status quo

    I agree with many of you, they should have had another artist sing that. It’s quite possible that they chose her because she is from the Caribbean AND she is very popular right now. However, I was underwhelmed….she is probably a nice girl but sometimes…you just have to learn to say, I think Alicia Key should do it..

  • bajan


  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …`that live performance sound horrible. seriously, that was really bad. i will no longer co-sign rihanna until she gets her shiit straight.

  • lipscious

    how much are these so called “generous” celebrities are donating out of their pockets?

  • nursedatingsite

    That is so touching

  • Cammie

    The song is #10 on it has made alot of money for Haiti..which is great

  • Tealeaf

    I think Bob Marley would be happy she was singing the song for Charity…Some of you people are so shallow..when it comes to charity

  • mickey

    Rihanna is so vapid.

  • Tealeaf

    @Status quo:

    For your Shallow reason Alicia Keys should of done it..Get over it Alicia Keys didn’t do it…The Haitian person who gets food from the moeny raised..won’t say I enjoy this Bread but I wish Alicia Keys would sang the song….

  • mickey

    She killed that song and I don’t mean that in a good way…I mean she murdered it. Bob Marley surely is rolling over in his grave. RUINED IT. All the soul and life completely drained from the song. It sounds like that mess she normally sings. Horrible. That was painful to listen to.

  • Ocean

    I don’t think people are disputing that something which raises money for charity is a good idea, but that doesn’t mean they have to say they like the way she sang the song. Both points are valid.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @Status quo: ..ahahahaha … shut up, assbag. ahahahahahahaha.. the haitians don’t care.
    @lipscious: …ahahahahaha much you donating?! …nada. ahahahahahaha..
    @Ocean: performance sucked, but it’s for a good cause.. so.. who cares?

  • Naima

    Bob Marley is rolling in his grave. How can anyone allow this talentless moron to ruin such an amazing song? I can’t wait until she goes away.

  • serena1994

    her outfit was terrible, her hair was…weird, she doen’t sound so good live, i wish alicia keys sang this xd

  • AutumnM

    “Redemption Song” is a great song sang and written wonderfully by the legendary Bob Marley. I happen to like Rihanna, but really she did not move me with this rendition. She just doesn’t have the voice for these kinds of songs. Maxwell’s performance was much better and more touching!

  • enoughalready

    And she has talent?

  • yo sista

    she is 22 now.

  • eeejuts

    Why would Bob Marley roll in his grave because his song is being sung to benefit people in dire need. He was a generous soul.
    Yes, Alicia Keyes may have done better, perhaps Nelly Furtado would have done well too. So what?!
    Those people aren’t, Rihanna is. Deal.

  • El

    she’s a product not an artist. and there you have: soulless redemption song.

  • ELLA

    F**U RIHANNA IS #1

  • Mikki

    It’s a nice thought but she is not an inspiring artist at all and doesn’t do a song like this justice AT ALL.

    It’s a normal reaction for ppl to get pissed when one of their favorite, classic songs is butchered by a non-singer. She needs voice lessons to control her breathing and learn phrasing or something. Not sure what the problem is but her voice GRATES.

    I wouldn’t even spend 99cents on this, although I am glad some people are. I’ll just donate to Red Cross.

  • firemandatingsite

    She always looks good

  • megan

    loved it!!!