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news - Wed 21 Nov 2012
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Rihanna rocks London

Read our review of her amazing 777 gig in the UK

There was crotch-grabbing and writhing around aplenty as Rihanna took to the stage of London's HMV Forum on Monday 19 November.

It was extra special to see the sexy singer away from her normal sell-out arena tours, inside a much more intimate and cosy venue instead.

Despite being tired at the start of the gig, RiRi still delivered the goods. Let's face it though, who wouldn't be tired when they're doing a mammoth run of consecutive gigs in different countries and different time zones?

RiRi's 777 tour played seven gigs in seven seperate countries over the course of seven consecutive days. We'd be jet-lagged up to our eyeballs, but Rihanna proved that the show must go on, and did so effortlessly.

She may have appeared not-so-energetic during the first couple of songs, but as the setlist progressed, RiRi really came into her own rocking the entire crowd.

Celebs like Alexandra Burke, Kylie Minogue, Rick Edwards and Pixie Lott were all in attendance to witness Rihanna power through almost 20 songs, introducing us to a couple of new album tracks alongside a race through her greatest hits to date.

The evening was euphoric, Rihanna's charisma and stage presence was undeniable and her energy and enthusiasm shone.

Rihanna beamed throughout the entire gig, clearly buzzing off the crowd, just as much as we buzzed off her. Highlights included the crowd-pleasing Where Have You Been and the hands-in-the-air We Found Love. Tender track Stay (off new album Unapologetic) was also a highlight, showcasing not only new music but also Rihanna's vocal ability.

It was one massive night, and we'd love to relive it again. Come back soon, Rihanna? Pretty please?!

Full setlist:

Cockiness

Birthday Cake

Talk That Talk

The Wait Is Over

Man Down

Only Girl In The World

Please Don't Stop The Music

S&M

Fresh Out The Runway

(Acoustic set)

Unfaithful

Take A Bow

Hate That I Love You

Take Care

Where Have You Been

Run This Town

Live Your Life

All Of The Lights

Stay

Diamonds

Umbrella

We Found Love

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