Rihanna performs 'What's My Name' on the Late Show with David Letterman

Last night Bajan siren Rihanna performed her No. 1 Billboard smash “What’s My Name” on the  Late Show with David Letterman. In a hot Dolce & Gabbana polka dot getup and her new long red hair, she belted out the pop love song. Rihanna’s doing well using her island culture for mainstream success  and sounded pretty good. She’s not known for powerful vocals, but she’s no slouch either. Check out the performance and let us know what you think.

Rihanna’s LOUD is in stores now. Have you gotten it yet? Will you?

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  • Damon

    Rihallah!!!!

  • Couchtime With Jill

    I have her first two CDs, but I haven’t decided about this one yet. I might just download a few of the hits on iTunes. But I do love Rihanna, I saw her live when she first came out and she was awesome – and was 100% definitely NOT lip-syncing.

  • Teaza

    Love the song and I’m loving her new energy! I’m hoping Man Down is her next single!!!

  • Raf

    Did Mondo desing her clothes?

  • Justin

    That ain’t hair- that’s a weave.
    I’m tired of people talking about her “hair”- it’s not it’s a weave. that makes her look like a Caribbean Jessica Rabbit.

  • Guy Mann

    great energy,and really funky sound,..love it ! Need More !!!!

  • raquel deras

    Loved her performance!!!! Love her new song! Long hair or short rihanna is an inspiration for all woman!

  • Monz

    Love this new sound. Love the energy and she really sounds great. I’m loving Rhi Rhi going back to her Caribbean roots but still trying hard not to bruk out

  • Dylan

    Not known for powerful vocals? You need to do your research Brad. RiRi has given very powerful performances. With very strong and very good vocals. Youtube Rihanna Russian Roulette live. Especially her AOL live sessions one.

  • tabitha

    I love rihanna’s music and i definetely love this song..she has a great sound!!!..was that d-woods form danity kane as one of her backup singers?

  • Amy

    Hey:) i love the song:) wat do you think on making a song with me in it:) why don’t you think of coming to catalina island and i have a studio and lil wayne came and made his song here and so did rihanna and T.I see you if you ocme to the isalnd:)(::)(::)(::)(::)(::)

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