Rihanna Releases ‘Russian Roulette’; Album ‘R Rated’ Out Nov. 23LISTEN TO “Russian Roulette” HERE.

Pop superstar Rihanna’s fourth studio album, “Rated R,” will be released November 23, her label, Island Def Jam, announced today. Additionally, Rihanna released the album’s first single, “Russian Roulette,” on “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” this morning.
The Anthony Mandler-directed video, which Rihanna was seen shooting last weekend in New York, will premiere on ABC in primetime.
“Rated R” is the follow up to 2007’s multi-platinum, “Good Girl Gone Bad.”
“Russian Roulette” was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the #1 hit “Unfaithful” (2006, from “A Girl Like Me”), their Top 10 duet “Hate That I Love You” (2007, from “Good Girl Gone Bad”), and #1 pop/ #1 R&B “Take A Bow” (2008, from “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded”). In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna’s new album include the team of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake, All-American Reject Tyson Ritter, and more.
Justin Timberlake spoke with MTV News recently about the new album. “I think she’s got, like, a million people writing songs for her, but the ones that we worked on she’s grown up a little bit and she has things that she can say,” he explained. “So that’s what we tried to do — craft things that are that of a young woman.”
“She broke onto the scene so hard with the last record — to have that many songs on the charts is impressive,” he continued. “I think that the smartest thing she’s doing is not trying to emulate what she did but move forward … I’ve heard some of the stuff on the record and it’s awesome.”

LISTEN TO “Russian Roulette” on Rihanna’s site HERE.

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Anonymous at: October 20, 2009 at 5:00 PM said...

CNT WAIT!!!!! Rihanna is the best!!!!


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