Kiss It Better (Rihanna song)

2016 song by Rihanna

"Kiss It Better" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on March 31, 2016, as the third single from her eighth studio album, Anti. The song is a pop rock and R&B power ballad about wanting to make up with a lover.

"Kiss It Better"
Song by Rihanna
from the album Anti
ReleasedMarch 31, 2016 (2016-03-31)[1]
StudioJungle City Studios New York City, New York, United States[2]
  • Roc Nation
  • Westbury Road
  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Glass John
Rihanna singles chronology
"Kiss It Better"
"Needed Me"
Music video
"Kiss It Better" at YouTube

The song managed to reach number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 46 on the UK Singles Chart. Even though the song charted lowly in the US, it was still certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales and streams of over one million copies there. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song at the 59th Annual award ceremony in 2017.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Kiss It Better" was released on March 31, 2016. The video was shot in black and white and shows Rihanna in various angles, at some points nude. Different silks are used throughout the video.


  1. "Visuals For Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" Are Dropping Thursday". The FADER.
  2. Songfacts. "Kiss It Better by Rihanna - Songfacts".
  3. "Rihanna - Anti". Discogs.
  4. "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees |". Archived from the original on 13 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.