“Te Amo” (English: “I Love You”) is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). The song was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, James Fauntleroy II and Rihanna, with production helmed by Eriksen and Hermansen under their production name, Stargate. “Te Amo” impacted radio in Canada on June 7, 2010, and was released via digital download on June 8, 2010, in Australia, Italy and New Zealand, as the album’s third international and sixth and final overall single. “Te Amo” incorporates elements of music of Latin America and conveys Rihanna’s struggles as the object of another woman’s desires.
Music critics praised the song for its lyrics and for a less futuristic sound than other songs on Rated R. “Te Amo” peaked inside the top ten of national charts, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The song also attained top forty positions in Australia, The Netherlands and Slovakia. “Te Amo” was certified gold in four countries. The song’s accompanying music video was directed by longtime collaborator Anthony Mandler and features French supermodel Laetitia Casta, who tries to seduce Rihanna and eventually succeeds. Rihanna performed the song live at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend on May 23, 2010 in Bangor, Wales. “Te Amo” was also included on the set list of Rihanna’s Last Girl on Earth tour.