Diamonds (Megan Thee Stallion and Normani song)

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani song

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Megan Thee Stallion and Normani - Diamonds.jpg
Single by Megan Thee Stallion and Normani
from the album Birds of Prey: The Album
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
GenrePop rap
  • Louis Bell
  • MD$
  • Mike Arrow
  • Tayla Parx
  • Edgar Machuca
Megan Thee Stallion singles chronology
"Ride or Die"
Normani singles chronology
"Wild Side"
Birds of Prey singles chronology
"Joke's On You"
Music video
"Diamonds" on YouTube

"Diamonds" is a song by American rapper Megan Thee Stallion and American singer Normani. It was released on January 10, 2020, by Atlantic, as the lead single from the soundtrack to the film Birds of Prey.[1] The song samples "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" by Marilyn Monroe, making this the first song to directly sample the jazz classic according to the music blog Idolator.[2]

Background and composition

The collaboration was announced in December 2019.[3] The single art was unveiled and the song was released on January 10, 2020.[4] "Diamonds" was written by Edgar Machuca, Jule Styne, Kameron Glasper, Leo Robin, Louis Bell, Madison Love, Megan Thee Stallion, Mike Arrow, Normani, Santeri Kauppinen, and Tayla Parx; it was produced by Bell and MD$.[5] "Diamonds" is a pop and hip hop song with lyrics of female empowerment and moving on from a relationship.

Critical reception

Harper's Bazaar's Erica Gonzales wrote that "the high-energy track is a perfect fit for Megan's razor-sharp flow, while Normani gracefully interpolates Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in the melody".[6] Billboard called it "a gem of a song".[7] Madeline Roth of MTV described the song as "a total flex anthem".[8] Time named it one of the five best songs of the week.[9] XXL magazine also named it one of the best new tracks of the week.[10]

Music video

A music video for the song was released on January 10, 2020.[11]

The video sees the artists in a "dark" amusement house spliced with scenes of the film, including a sequence of Harley Quinn which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe's version of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.[12]

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.[13]


Chart (2020) Peak
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[14] 23
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[15] 16
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[16] 31
US R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[16] 12
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[17] 27

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various January 10, 2020 Digital download, streaming Atlantic [18]


  1. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion and Normani Share New Song "Diamonds": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "A Banger! Megan Thee Stallion & Normani Team Up On 'Diamonds'". idolator. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Saponara, Michael (December 19, 2019). "A Megan Thee Stallion and Normani Collab Is Happening". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion & Normani's "Birds Of Prey" Collab Cover Art Revealed". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Diamonds". Spotify. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Gonzales, Erica (January 10, 2020). "Normani and Megan Thee Stallion Kick Ass in Their New "Diamonds" Music Video". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion and Normani Beat up Bad Guys In 'Diamonds': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Roth, Madeline. "Normani And Megan Thee Stallion Unleash Their Inner Harley Quinns In 'Diamonds'". MTV News. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Vruner, Raisa. "The 5 Best Songs of the Week from Mac Miller to Selena Gomez". Time. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Seabrook III, Robby. "The 13 Best New Songs This Week". XXL. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion & Normani (Birds of Prey: The Album) – Diamonds [Official Music Video]". Retrieved January 11, 2020 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ Malone, Chris. "Megan Thee Stallion & Normani Prove That 'Diamonds' Are A Girl's Best Friend". Forbes. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "Diamonds by Megand Thee Stallion". Tidal. United States. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  14. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 20, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  15. ^ "Chart History Diamonds". Billboard. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Normani Kordei Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  17. ^ "Normani Kordei Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  18. ^ "Diamonds– Single by Megan Thee Stallion and Normani on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
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