The Queen of Pop is back and sounding once again like her amazing self.
No sooner had world-class megastar Rihanna wrapped up the final show of her sold-out "Last Girl On Earth Tour" in Chicago late August, than she turned her attention to her brand new fifth studio album - LOUD.
LOUD, set to arrive on November 15th, has been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance grooves of her earlier records. Setting the scene for Loud is the first lead single, 'Only Girl (In the World),' which was an instant add to ZM and the Edge. The up-tempo track is produced by Stargate, the Norwegian team whose career has been intertwined with Rihanna (and her fellow Def Jam hitmaker Ne-Yo) since 2006, including "Unfaithful," "Don't Stop the Music," "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne- Yo), "Take a Bow," and her most recent #1 global smash, "Rude Boy."
Prior to "Rude Boy," 2009's "Russian Roulette" also made chart history for Rihanna - as her 12th Billboard Hot 100 career hit, placing her second (after Beyonc) among female Hot 100 artists in the decade since 2000. After "Rude Boy," Rihanna was back on the charts as featured artist on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" - which hit #1 on the Pop Songs Radio Airplay chart, and tied Rihanna for the most #1's (six) on the chart, with Mariah Carey, Beyonc and Lady Gaga.
Tracks: 1. S&M 2. WHAT'S MY NAME? Featuring DRAKE 3. CHEERS (DRINK TO THAT) 4. FADING 5. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) 6. CALIFORNIA KING BED 7. MAN DOWN 8. RAINING MEN feat NICKI MINAJ 9. COMPLICATED 10. SKIN 11. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE feat EMINEM(Part II)
Recording information: Burst HQ, Milwaukee, WI; Cahuenga Pass Studio, Los Angeles, CA; East West Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Effigy Studios; Electric Lady Recording Studios, New York, NY; Glenwood Studios, Burbank, CA; Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; No Excuses Recording Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Platinum Sound Recording Studios, New York, NY; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; The Bunker Studios, Paris, France; The Hit Factory, Miami, FL; The Village, Los Angeles, CA; We The Best Studios, Miami, FL; Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Camilla Akrans.
Loud, Rihanna's fifth studio album, is a significant change of pace from 2009's platinum Rated R. While much of Rated R was a cathartic and dark, Loud is relatively lighthearted and geared for dancefloors. It's led by the sleek, euphoric, and up-front "Only Girl (In the World)," produced by StarGate. The album also features collaborations with Timbaland, Taio Cruz, Alex da Kid, Drake, Sean Garrett, and Ne-Yo.
Rihanna is one of the best singers out there at the moment. I am a big fan for her music but loud was good but didn't totally do it for me. I do really enjoy her songs on this album and i like that she makes her music her own. Out of all of her albums i personal fav is R Rated. But would still recommend this album to every1
Rihanna is a great artist, i'll agree to that. But i believe that she can probably do much better than this album. 'Good Girls Gone Bad' was her best album so far in my opinion, and 'Loud' probably one of her worst ones. Don't get me wrong, I still really enjoyed it, but it just seemed too much the same, while some of her other songs on her other albums were different and fresh.
Her hair is, her videos are, here personality certainly is, but are you? LOUD rihanna's latest album that will have you falling for this barbados girl all over again! This will be the summers biggest cd with many great artists featuring on the cd you can please everyone with this cd!