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It's been 12 years since Rihanna released her debut single, Pon de Replay.
" Pon de Replay " is the debut single recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, from her debut
studio album Music of the Sun (2005). It was written and produced by Vada Nobles, Alisha Brooks, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers. Her debut single, the song was released on May
24, 2005 as the lead single from the album.
After signing with Def Jam, Jay Z and his team did the A&R for Rihanna's debut album and spent the next three months recording and completing her debut album. She worked
with different producers to complete her debut studio album, primarily Rogers and his
production partner Carl Sturken.
It is a dance-pop , dancehall and R&B song that features elements of pop and reggae. The lyrics revolve around Rihanna asking a DJ to turn the volume of her favorite songs up
louder. The name means "play it again" in Bajan Creole, one of Barbados' two official
With several songs to pick as a lead single, "Pon de Replay" was chosen because it seemed liked the best song suited for a summer release. In May 2005, her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was released which charted successfully worldwide, peaking in the top five in fifteen countries, including at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart. The song became a big club hit in the United States, peaking at number-one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs.