Rihanna Storms Jingle Bell Ball 2011 With Closing Performance

3 December 2011, 22:20 | Updated: 3 December 2011, 23:27

The 'We Found Love' star closed the opening night of this weekend's Capital FM event at London's O2 Arena in style.

Rihanna performed an explosive set as she headlined day one of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball 2011 in London this evening (3rd December).

The Bajan star took to the O2 arena stage sporting her new blonde hair style and was dressed in a short white t shirt, denim hot pants and chequered loose skirt.

Ri-Ri opened with an impressive version of  'Only Girl (In The World)', in which she screamed "come on Jingle Bell Ball" and swaggered around the stage.

The Loud' singer then gave a saucy rendition of her January 2011 single 'S&M', before heading straight into Drake collaboration 'What's My Name?' 

After leading the Jingle Bell Ball audience through the critically acclaimed single, Rihanna then took things down a level with a stripped back rendition of ballad 'California King Bed'.

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"Thank you London for letting me rock out. Thank you Capital," she shouted, before leading into her final performance of the evening and telling the crowd: "If you know the words sing along".

The O2 Arena all stood in unison as Rihanna launched into the opening lines of recent chart-topper 'We Found Love', with the audience enthusiastically jumping up and down as the Calvin Harris produced track broke into full flow.

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The audience was showered with an explosion of confetti and streamers as Rihanna bowed out from the stage, bringing an end to the first night of Capital's Jingle Ball Ball 2011.

Come back later to watch Rihanna's performance at this year's Jingle Bell Ball.

Rihanna's Jingle Bell Ball setlist was:

'Only Girl (In The World)'
'What's My Name?'
'California King Bed'
'We Found Love'

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Capital FM will be coming live from the Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 Arena all weekend. Keep checking Capitalfm.com for all the latest news, photo galleries and interviews from this year's festive spectacular.

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