"Work" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). Featuring guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation. "Work" was written by Rihanna and Drake along with PartyNextDoor, Allen Ritter, Rupert Thomas, R. Stephenson, Monte Moir, and Boi-1da; the latter is also the producer. The dancehall and reggae-pop song, contains an interpolation of "If You Were Here Tonight" (1985) performed by Alexander O'Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships.
"Work" received generally mixed reviews, with critics praising the song's production and musical style, however noted the track was "comfortable". The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks where it became Rihanna's fourteenth number one single and Drake's second. The song also saw success elsewhere peaking at number one in Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, South Africa, Belgium (Flanders) & Belgium (Wallonia) and the Netherlands and peaking within the top five of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany.
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