Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s ‘Stay’ celebrates nine years since its release

In January 2013, ‘Stay’ arrived, one of Rihanna’s most heartbreaking ballads and with it she managed to conquer the hearts of all her fans. It was co-written by Mikky Ekko, who accompanies him in the duo, and Justin Parker.

The song is a pop and R&B ballad, with piano and guitar chords. The lyrical plot refers to the temptation and failure to resist true love. The song received positive responses from music critics. And it’s a unity in complimenting vocal performances and emotions.

‘Stay’ reached number one in Canada, Denmark, South Africa and Israel and reached the top five in sixteen countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rihanna’s 24th single to enter the top ten on the chart, surpassing Whitney Houston. It is currently the second most played song on Spotify’s ‘Unapologetic’ album, after ‘Diamonds’.

The music video for the song, directed by Sophie Muller, features Rihanna in a different light appearing naked in a bathtub filled with murky water while acknowledging her vulnerability.

On the other hand, Mikky Ekko is in the bathroom, filling everyone who watches the audiovisual with emotions that have already exceeded 999 million views on YouTube.

The video premiered on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the US, while he performed the song in the UK on ‘The X Factor’ and at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

The song was covered by Demi Lovato, so critics said Lovato’s voice was perfect for it, thanks to the high notes that Lovato achieves in her version of the song.

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