"We Found Love" was met with mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song's composition and Rihanna's vocal performance, however, some critics felt that the lyrical content was sparse and came second to Harris' production. "We Found Love" was a major commercial success. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number one single of 2011 and of the 2010s decade thus far as well as surpassing "Umbrella" as her longest running number one single. It became Rihanna's eleventh song to top the Hot 100, placing her in third place amongst female recording artists amassing the most number one singles. "We Found Love" topped the charts in twenty-five countries including Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It also attained top five positions in Australia, Belgium and Czech Republic and peaked in the top ten of charts in twenty-nine countries worldwide, becoming one of the most successful songs in 2011 and 2012. Worldwide the single has sold 6.9 million copies making it one of best selling singles of all time.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 in Huntington, New York, United States) is a pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model and entrepreneur. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States.
Toni Michelle Braxton-Lewis (born October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland) is an American R&B/adult contemporary singer, songwriter, and actress who was popular during the 1990s and the new millennium with hits like "Un-Break My Heart", "You're Makin' Me High", "He Wasn't Man Enough" and "Breathe Again". She has won six Grammy Awards. The RIAA named Braxton as one of the top selling R&B artists of all time.
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States) is an American actress and pop singer. She gained fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana, which began in 2006 and ended in 2010. Cyrus recorded music for the soundtracks Hannah Montana (2006) and Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), released by Walt Disney Records, which helped establish her as a teen idol. In 2007, Cyrus signed to Hollywood Records for a solo career. She went on the Best of Both Worlds Tour the same year; the tour was eventually turned into a high-grossing concert film entitled Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008).