Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Song "Umbrella" Surpasses Billion Views on YouTube

The song was released in 2007 and sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks.

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Rihanna and Jay-Z have earned an elite status on YouTube.

The official video for the pair’s 2007 collab has now surpassed one billion views on the platform since it was uploaded in 2009. “When the sun shines, we’ll shine together/ Told you I’ll be here forever,” RiRi sings. “Said I’ll always be your friend/ Took an oath, I’mma stick it out to the end.”

Hov is seen briefly in the beginning, backed by a group of women wearing hoodies and sunglasses. Rihanna is then seen in a myriad of scenes: dodging water, her whole body painted in silver, and dancing with umbrellas.

The song sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released, and maintained that position for seven weeks, making it one of the Anti singer’s most successful songs. It’s also one of Jay’s biggest songs, only outshined by his 2003 collab “Crazy in Love” with Beyoncé, which sat at No. 1 for eight weeks.

After “Umbrella,” Rihanna and Jay-Z appeared on multiple songs together, like “Run This Town” with Kanye West in 2009, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” with Bono and The Edge in 2010, and “Talk That Talk” in 2011.

Watch the video for “Umbrella” up top.

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