Stay – Rihanna

stay rihanna

Words and Music by

Mikky Ekko and Justin Parker

Stay Rihanna

Copyright © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Limited and Kkids And Stray Dogs

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Stay Rihanna

In this module, we will explore how the power of inversions and voice-leading was used to create such a powerful chord progression in “Stay”. Then you will learn how to use these concepts to infuse some of that emotional power into your own creative work.

“Stay” was recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna on her seventh studio album, Unapologetic in 2012. It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, The song speaks of temptation and the inability to resist true love. Upon the release of Unapologetic, “Stay” charted on multiple charts worldwide. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rihanna’s 24th top ten on the chart. It also charted number one on the US Pop Songs chart and 16 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The song has sold over 10 million copies making it one of the best selling singles of all time.

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