Ahead of the release of her fourth studio album, Keke Wyatt continues to bless us with covers of music by her favorite singers. If you've been following the #KekeCovers series, she's so far sprinkled her vocals on Rose Royce/Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down," the Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston classic "I Will Always Love You" and Beyoncé's GRAMMY winner "Love On Top." Now she's taking on Rihanna's Unapologetic single "Diamonds" for her latest installment and uses the opportunity again to showcase her powerhouse vocals and give us peek inside her studio.
Keke starts off her version as smooth as the original, but what easily sets her apart from Rihanna is her effortless climb to belting out the chorus. RiRi could never, but Keke can do it in her sleep and, quite frankly, we knew she wouldn't disappoint before we even pressed play on the video. Keke also makes good on her cover by layering her own vocals in the background to fully own the track and remind you why her voice is one of a kind.
Our R&B diva ripped Rihanna's single out of her own hands with this rendition. Of course, Wyatt brings a different vibe to "Diamonds" than the Bajan rebel does, but we can appreciate both styles that keep us swaying and singing along.
Keke's much anticipated Rated Love is now available for pre-order on Amazon or iTunes and officially drops on April 22nd. Before we get more covers sung in the key of Keke, watch her version of "Diamonds" right here to see how bright she can really shine.