Rihanna – California King Bed (Piano Cover)

Riivo J playing a piano cover of “California King Bed” by Rihanna. The song was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Priscilla Renea and Alex Delicata, and was produced by Harr and Jackson (under their stage name The Runners). Musically, “California King Bed” is a down-tempo ballad, which incorporates elements of rock music. “California King Bed” received mixed reviews from music critics, who polarized opinions concerning Rihanna’s vocal performance. The song managed to peak at number thirty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 after several weeks of fluctuating on the chart. However, the song achieved moderate success internationally, peaking at number one in Poland and Slovakia, while reaching the top five in Australia, Austria, Germany and New Zealand. An accompanying music video, directed by long time collaborator Anthony Mandler, portrays Rihanna singing about how she is desperate for her love interest to show her his real feelings. The creative director designed an eighteen feet long custom made bed for the video. The song was performed for the first time at the ACM Awards, along with Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles, as well as on American Idol, and NBC’s Today show. The song is also included on the set-list of the Loud Tour (2011). en.wikipedia.org

Digital music scores source: A. Delicata (Rihanna: California King Bed)

Rihanna- California king bed (Lyrics)

“California King Bed” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The song was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Priscilla Renea and Alex Delicata, and produced by The Runners, for Rihanna’s fifth studio album, Loud (2010). It was released on May 13, 2011 through Def Jam as the album’s fourth single. “California King Bed” is a rock song, and was featured in the 2011 “100 Years of Skin Care” Nivea Commercial campaign. “California King Bed” received mixed reviews from music critics, with some considering it Rihanna’s best vocal performance, despite considering the song a weak ballad. “California King Bed” achieved moderate success. It peaked at number one in Poland, while reaching the top five in Australia, Austria, Germany and New Zealand, and making into the top ten on several European countries. The single was certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). An accompanying music video, directed by Anthony Mandler, portrays Rihanna singing about how she is desperate for her lover to show his real feelings. The creative director designed an eighteen feet long custom bed for the video. Rihanna has performed “California King Bed” several times, including at the ACM Awards, along with Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles; American Idol, and on NBC’s Today show. The song was also included on 2011’s Loud Tour.

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