Don't Stop the Music (Rihanna song)
""Don't Stop the Music"" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Tawanna Dabney and Michael Jackson with producers StarGate. The song was released as the album's fourth single on September 7, 2007 worldwide. ""Don't Stop the Music"" is a dance-pop and techno song that features various rhythmic devices used mainly in hip hop music. The song samples the line, ""Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa"" which is taken from Jackson's 1983 single ""Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"". For using the line, both Rihanna and Jackson faced a lawsuit from the Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who claimed that the hook originates from his 1972 song ""Soul Makossa"".""Don't Stop the Music"" received critical acclaim from music critics with many of them praising the sampling of the ""Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa"" hook into the song. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording, among other accolades and nominations. ""Don't Stop the Music"" reached number one in over ten countries worldwide including Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland. It reached number four on the UK Singles Chart and received a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The single also peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 3.5 million copies in the US.Anthony Mandler shot the accompanying music video for the song in Prague. It features Rihanna together with her friends sneaking into the back of a candy store where is a secret club. Other scenes include the singer partying with the people in the club. Rihanna performed ""Don't Stop the Music"" at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and the NRJ Music Awards in 2008. She also included it on the Good Girl Gone Bad, Last Girl on Earth, Loud and the Diamonds World Tour set lists. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized it as one of the most performed songs of 2009. English recording artist Jamie Cullum recorded a cover version of the song and released it as a second single from his 2009 studio album The Pursuit.