| February 14, 2013
Jessie Ware – Diamonds (Rihanna Cover)

If anyone can revitalize Rihanna’s ubiquitous pop anthem “Diamonds”, it may just well be Jessie Ware, who took on her “favorite pop song of 2012″ on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today. The versatile, velvet-voiced UK star’s take on Rihanna’s 12th Billboard 100 chart-topper transforms the single into a softer, more heartfelt ballad. With a reserved musical and vocal accompaniment that lets her singing shine through, this is a refreshing effort – affirming yet again that Jessie Ware can cover and do justice to more genres than many can do to just one. Check out the live session above.