Rihanna Confirms UK Release Date Of New Song 'Diamonds'

28 September 2012, 07:54 | Updated: 28 September 2012, 08:05

The 'We Found Love' star has announced when fans will be available to download the first single from her seventh studio album.

Rihanna has confirmed that her UK fans will be able to download her new song 'Diamonds' this weekend.

The 'You Da One' star unveiled her latest single earlier this week, and made it available to download around the world on Wednesday (26th September).

However, the UK was one of the only places still awaiting a release date, which has now been announced as Sunday 30th September.

The track is the first to be taken from the Bajan star's as-yet-untitled seventh studio album and the follow up to 2011's 'Talk That Talk'.

The song was produced by Benny Blanco and penned by Australian singer-songwriter Sia.

After the track was played for the first time on Capital, fans immediately took over Twitter to heap praise on the song calling it "beautiful".

The 'Umbrella' singer admitted she was overwhelmed by the strong support as she headed back to New York from a short stay in the UK. 

She also paid tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away earlier this summer.

She tweeted: "NY without #GranGranDolly !!! Can't stop thinking about her...my beautiful diamond in the sky!"

Meanwhile, Rihanna is also set to embark on a new 'Diamonds' world tour, which will initially take place across North America in early 2013.