Album: Pink Friday
Producer: J. R. Rotem
As two of the biggest female musicians on the planet, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have an unspoken chemistry, and it's never been more apparent than on "Fly." The narratives of ambition and success are so fitting for both of them, but it's how Rihanna navigates the sparkly soundscape of this record that truly kills. Already versed in performing over production absent of the grime and thud of hip-hop, you get the impression that Rihanna almost orchestrates Minaj's equally apt delivery over the pop-friendly number.