A feel-good pop anthem about celebrating success.

Rihanna is one of the most successful musicians of our time, with hit after hit and multiple chart-topping albums under her belt. In 2012, she released “Cheers (Drink to That)” as the sixth single from her fifth studio album, “Loud.” The song samples Avril Lavigne’s “I’m with You” and features an upbeat, party-friendly vibe that quickly became a fan favorite.

“Cheers (Drink to That)” was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Stacy Barthe, LP, and Avril Lavigne, with production by Harr and Jackson. The song was praised for its catchy chorus and optimistic lyrics, which encourage listeners to enjoy life and celebrate every moment. Rihanna’s powerful vocals and energetic delivery perfectly capture the song’s party atmosphere, making it a popular choice for clubs and bars around the world.

One interesting fact about the song is that it was originally intended to be a tribute to Avril Lavigne, with whom Rihanna collaborated on the song “Rock N Roll” for Lavigne’s self-titled album. The original chorus included the lyrics “I’m with Avril” instead of “cheers to the freaking weekend,” but was later changed to reflect the more general sentiment of the song. Another fun fact is that the music video for “Cheers (Drink to That)” features footage from Rihanna’s “Loud” tour, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of her life on the road. Overall, “Cheers (Drink to That)” is a fun and infectious song that captures the essence of Rihanna’s party-loving personality.

Fun Fact

“Cheers” is a cover of the 1982 hit song “I’m With You” by the band Thin Lizzy.

The song was included on Rihanna’s fifth studio album, “Loud”, which was released in 2010.

The song was originally titled “Drink to That” but was changed to “Cheers” to avoid copyright issues with Avril Lavigne’s song “Cheers (Drink to That)”.

The music video for “Cheers” features footage of Rihanna’s “Loud” tour and was directed by Evan Rogers.

About the Artist

Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Rihanna auditioned for American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.

Rihanna has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, and eight MTV Video Music Awards. She has sold over 250 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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