This Is What You Came For” is a song by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, featuring Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song was released on 29 April 2016 through Sony Music and Westbury Road. Featuring influences of house music, Harris co-wrote the song with Taylor Swift (formerly credited with the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg), and produced the song singlehandedly. Rihanna and Harris had previously collaborated on her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk, which included the international chart-topper “We Found Love”, which was written and produced by Harris. He played the final version for Rihanna at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival.
The single debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rihanna’s 21st top-five song and Harris’s second. It also reached number two on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, became the 12th number one for Rihanna and Harris’s tenth on sister chart Dance/Mix Show Airplay. and became Rihanna’s 25th and Harris’s fourth chart-topper on the Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. It topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland and reached top 10 positions in Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland.
“This Is What You Came For” received mixed reviews from critics; while some praised them for creating a catchy track, others labeled it as boring, and cited Rihanna’s vocals as overprocessed. A music video for the song premiered on 17 June 2016 and features Rihanna in an open cube with images projected on the inside walls.