Who Owns It??? Melanie Fiona vs. Rihanna “Redemption Song”

- By Bossip Staff

Rihanna recently recorded the Bob Marley classic “Redemption Song” for iTunes with benefits going toward Haitian relief, but Melanie Fiona put up her own version on YouTube last week. Look under the hood to listen to them both and tell us “Who Owns It???”

You heard them both, so tell us, when it comes to “Redemption Song” covers… Who Owns It???

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  • KeepNit2Real


  • tb

    If I had to choose, I would say Melanie.

    Rhianna is so damn tone deaf. Witch can’t sing to save her life. It doesn’t make no sense that there are people out there who can actually sing and don’t get any shine but this ugly pig nose chick get all this shine like the the 2nd coming.

  • PraDaMaMa


  • MadeByChevy25

    I think Melanie came for RiRi… sorry RiRi.


    Leave it to Bob, niether one of them gave it justice…I’m jus sayin…

  • http://myspace.com/perfectmandesigns Mr. Perfect

    Melanie Fiona as of right now

  • rockyara

    Melanie Fiona was better.

    And she did it a cappella.

    Rhianna was trying too hard. As she always does.

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    None gave it justice but Melanie sounds better. she has a great voice.

  • Chitownfinest08

    not sure… Marley’s version!!!

  • Shay

    Both versions are beautiful, I love them both.

  • blackchiney

    Living in the Caribbean I must say nobody sings it like Bob but I must give it to Melanie she came close sorry Riri

  • Alrighty Then...

    Melanie did better…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozxBNowyxcU Haters will never get ahead in life!!!

    Melanie voice trumps anything Rihanna can ever do but BOB is the orignial so he’s better than them all!!!!

  • d

    lauryn’s version.

    rihanna ain’t got no business in any singing comparison

  • Babygirl~


  • Cameltoe

    Rihanna is better. Her island accent compliments it

  • shelly-chelle

    melanie, unlike rihanna she can actually sing!

  • Shay

    Both were good

  • PHE


  • The Brown Hornet

    Why even ask the question. Ri Ri can’t sing even with autotune…

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    No one can sing this like Bob Marley. Rihanna needs to take notes from Melanie. This is what a real singer sounds like. Any time you can sing a song acappella like that you know you got it going on.

  • Gmen

    Melanie Fiona

  • tmnola

    Melanie can out sing Rihanna on any song, including this song.

    Rihanna was not awful but Lauryn Hill and Melanie Fiona easily trumps any versions of Redemption Song.

  • BajanSparkle

    Melanie sounds better!! But I appreciated Rihanna’s performance because she sang it with a meaning, she sang it for the Haitian people with them in mind !!!God bless them!!

  • letsgo.gitit

    boo 2 both

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