-“Umbrella” was written by Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kuk Harrell & Shawn Carter (Jay Z).
-The song was written with Britney Spears in mind (her label at the time, Jive Records, rejected the song).
-LA Reid heard the song and said “That’s for Rihanna.”
-The song hit #1 on July 7th, 2007 and remained there for two weeks.
-As of June 2015, “Umbrella” has sold 4,470,000 digital copies in the United States, and is Rihanna’s sixth best-selling single in the country
And just for that extra bit of #tbt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBfHwUxHIk