Rihanna has found a winning formula in her Eminem collaboration, "Love the Way You Lie." Naturally, for her next album, she's reportedly looking to the song's producer, Alex Da Kid, for new hits.
"We worked together about a year before 'Love the Way You Lie' in London, and obviously that song has helped the people around her and her label say, 'Oh, that's a big hit, we want another one,' " Alex explained to Billboard. "You know how the music industry is."
The "Lie" producer — who also produced B.o.B's "Airplanes" — said that the key to Rihanna's future success is all about finding the balance between Rated R edginess and the hit-making sound of the Eminem track. "I'd say it's like a mixture of her two sides," he said. "It's commercial, but at the same time, it's got an edge to it — it has substance."
Alex Da Kid isn't the only producer coming onboard for the album. Songwriter Sean Garrett has been in the studio with the Barbadian star and recently told MTV News that the new songs will reflect Rihanna's current, lighter state-of-mind. "I can definitely say that her album is definitely gonna be way more exciting, happy," Garrett said. "I hope she doesn't mind me saying this. I love Rihanna. She's fun, she's like a sister, and I tend to think she doesn't really take herself too seriously. And I think that's what this album is gonna be about."
The album will earn fans in the clubs too, if David Guetta has his way with it. "Well, you know, I'm a DJ, so I make beats that make you want to dance," Guetta told MTV News. "And I think she was one of the first to do that in that urban world, so you know, I think it would be good for her to do it again."
I really like pop and pop-rock. Kelly Clarkson is the best. Britney Spears is the second best. I'm also a fan of: Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez & The Scene, Miranda Cosgrove, Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Ke$ha, The B-52s, Orianthi, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne, Pia Toscano, P!nk, and I can't think of anyone else.
Rihanna this week becomes the first artist to amass five 3-million-selling digital hits in the U.S. (combining lead and featured credits). She scores with Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie,” which has sold 3,000,000 digital copies in the past 11 weeks. Rihanna’s four previous 3-million-sellers are: “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Disturbia” and T.I.’s “Live Your Life.”
Rihanna's new album, “Loud”, will be released on November 16.
Bryan Bedder, WireImage Rihanna is gearing up to release a brand new album, titled 'Loud,' which follows Barbados-born star's highly-personable 2009 smash effort 'Rated R.'
Rihanna recently announced that her new album was finished and ready for a Nov. 2 release, during a live chat on the official fansite Rihanna Daily.
And, judging from her exuberance, she's certainly excited about the upcoming release. As MTV reports, the singer recently called on her fans to "get LOUD everybody, get crazy, get excited, cuz I'm pumped. I'm just gonna be ME, cuz that's what u guys love the most, and that's what makes me feel best."
Rihanna also assured fans that they wouldn't be disappointed with her newest record, and that she took her overwhelming fan support into consideration when laying down new tracks on 'Loud.' "I made sure not to let you down with my music!," she exclaimed during the chat. "You guys are always defending me, so now you've got some great songs to justify it. I didn't want to go backward and remake [2007's] 'Good Girl Gone Bad.' I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna, and it's perfect for us."
The artist collaborated with songwriter Sean Garrett to put together her new album, and, according to Garrett, fans should expect to hear a much more light-hearted tone on her new album. "I can definitely say that her album is definitely gonna be way more exciting, happy," Garrett told MTV News. "I hope she doesn't mind me saying this. I love Rihanna. She's fun, she's like a sister, and I tend to think she doesn't really take herself too seriously. And I think that's what this album is gonna be about."
Garrett went on to point out that ever since the Chris Brown assault, Rihanna's life has taken a dramatic turn for the serious. With 'Loud,' though, the songwriter says fans should expect to hear something "very positive and very explosive. Heavy in the club."
MTV also reports that famed French producer David Guetta wants to collaborate with Rihanna, and would like to add his own dance club touch to her trademark sound. "Well, you know, I'm a DJ, so I make beats that make you want to dance," Guetta explains. "And I think she was one of the first to do that in that urban world, so you know, I think it would be good for her to do it again."
Although Rihanna hasn't released an official tracklist for 'Loud,' she has released 'Only Girl (In the World)' -- the first single off of her fifth studio album. As we found out when we listened to the new song, Rihanna has definitely taken a more upbeat tone with this Stargate-produced track, and seems to have returned to her dance music roots. Based on this single, then, Rihanna fans should expect to hear a much more effervescent new album this fall.
Rihanna Crafts Christmas Song, Notch Hot 100 Top Three with 'Only Girl'
R&B/Pop singer Rihanna, who is preparing for the release of her fifth studio album ‘Loud,’ recently crafted a holiday song to celebrate this year's holiday season. Titled "A Child Is Born," the song will be released on the upcoming "NOW Christmas Vol. 4" project.
The double-disc compilation set will drop October 12. Other tracks on the album include Lady GaGa's "Christmas Tree," Britney Spears' "My Only Wish (This Year)" and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
In other news, Rihanna’s "Only Girl (In the World)," leaped from 75-3 on the Billboard Hot 100 while debuting at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 249,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Only Girl" is Rihanna's eighth No. 1 on Digital Songs and her sixth to debut at the top, the most in each category by any artist since the chart launched in 2005.
Post by Late Winter on Sept 30, 2010 2:51:41 GMT -5
Jake posted some of this earlier, but the rest of the preview from Just Jared
I thought she said Who's That Chick wouldn't be on the album?
Rihanna’s LOUD Album — Exclusive JustJared.com Preview
“S&M” - It’s definitely a club banger and the naughtiest song of all! Here are some of the sample lyrics as best I heard them: “I may be bad but I’m perfectly good… There’s sex in the air. I don’t care, I love the smell of it… Sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me. I like it, come on, come on.”
“Only Girl (In The World)”: The whole room was dancing along! During the lyrics “hold me like a pillow,” L.A. hugged himself like a pillow, too. Funny moment!
“What’s My Name?” - It’s the second single off of Loud - listen to a bit of the track here! “Oh nah nah, what’s my name? …Hey boy, I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me. Oh boy, I wanna really be with you, you’re just my type… You’re so amazing, you took the time to figure me out..”
“Cheers” - The song samples Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You” and is so unbelievably catchy! Avril’s “yeahh, yeahh, yeahhh, yeahhh” are prevalent throughout. This song will be so huge in clubs, bars, and everywhere that serves alcohol. Everybody will be raising a glass! Sample lyrics: “Turn it around with a dollar round, there’s a party at the bar everybody put your glasses up… Cheers to the freakin weekend, I drink to that. Everybody put your glasses up. Don’t let the bastards get you down… Drinks on my mind and my mind on my money.”
“California King (Bed)” - A beautiful ballad! Lyrics include: “nose to nose, palm to palm, wrist to wrist, toe to toe…Feels like more than distance between us. In this California king bed, we’re 10,000 miles apart. I’ll be California wishing on the stars, my California king.” It’s L.A.’s favorite song off the album!
“Raining Men” - The fast and uptempo song features Nicki Minaj! There isn’t much of a chorus, but the song features a variation of the popular children’s phrase “eenie meenie miney mo”.
“Who’s That Chick” - Used for a Doritos ad - read more about the song here. There are two videos for this track!
“Fading Away” - A beautiful ballad that likely references her relationship with Chris Brown. The song includes the lines, “Ready for change, baby, Open up my eyes and finally realize you’re fading away. Too late… Running your mouth. So fed up, don’t press your luck today. What’s a girl to do when she’s crying inside?”
“Man Down” - The song starts off with sirens and sounds like a metaphor for deadening a relationship. Lyrics include: “I pulled out my gun… Ra pum pum pum pum. Oh mama, mama, mama, I just shot a man down in central station. Never thought I’d do it. Whatever ever happened to me. Why did I pull the trigger. What am I gonna do?”[/quote]
Discussing her new musical endeavors during a Radio 1 interview, Rihanna, in a truly classy act, decided to name drop some of her pop contemporaries.
"[Loud is] just the perfect Rihanna album. Every song is tailored to me. I wanted songs on there that were all Rihanna songs, that nobody else could do. I didn't want the generic pop record that Ke$ha or Lady Gaga or Katy Perry could do."
Post by Late Winter on Oct 2, 2010 17:00:28 GMT -5
I think it makes sense though with Madonna being much older and being in the business so long. They probably look to her for paving the way for most of them. I think with Britney taking such a beating in the media in the past, I think nowadays more people are more empathetic
People used to bash Britney all the time in her early years, now though it does seem to be the consensus of it would be bad taste to trash her. I don't know why Rihanna said that though. Now if this album under performs than it's going to bite her in the ass. If this album doesn't do as well as The Fame, Animal or Teenage Dream people will be laughing at her. She's also not coming off a huge era.
"Because my music - especially my live stuff - is very showy, a lot of people don't respect it as art. Because I'm young, soft-spoken and nice to people, they go ahead and assume things.' 'But everything I have ever done - even my movie - I helped to write. I'm the complete opposite of a puppet.'" - Britney Spears
"A lot of people dress like Lady Gaga now. I've just stepped off into a whole new look and style," Rihanna says calmly, phoning in just before a flight to London after a nonstop week of work and play in New York. "The whole shoulder pad thing, and the architectural look, is so sharp-edged and tough. I'm over that. I like floral prints now, which I never liked.
"Trends are boring," she adds. "It's boring to see everyone doing the same thing."
"I wanted songs that only I can do, not generic songs that everyone else could sing," Rihanna says. Her collaborations with Dean went a long way in this regard, no doubt in part because both are young, successful female pop hitmakers of color in a heavily male-dominated field.
I found this part interesting too
Turn on just about any mainstream top 40, rhythmic or urban radio station, and it's all but guaranteed to have had Rihanna in heavy rotation for half a decade. It's the first of those formats, however, where she's had the most success. Since "Pon De Replay," Rihanna has had 21 entries on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, and with six No. 1s, she's in a four-way tie (with Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga) for the most chart-toppers in its 18-year history.
This isn't an accomplishment that her label takes lightly, though Reid believes there's a catch. "She's clearly multiformat, but the challenge is, which format is hers? As a recording artist, you can have a hit and be a visitor to each format, but to have true artistic success you have to own it. I think she owns rhythm and top 40, but we do suffer a little because we don't have urban on lock. When you have a black girl from the islands, you want to have urban on lock. So one of the goals that we had was to not force that, but to try and make records we thought were hits and where she could shine."
"The challenge is complicated when you're making music that sonically appeals to a dance/top 40 audience," WQHT (Hot 97) New York PD Ebro Darden says. "When Rihanna makes music that fits the appeal of hip-hop, we play it."
Julie Pilat, assistant PD/music director for KIIS-FM Los Angeles, says that Rihanna's multiformat appeal "seems like more of a strength than a weakness," adding that the star is "welcomed with open arms wherever she goes."
Its intresting that they acknowledge that she doesnt have urban radio on lock. But she still has more of a hold on them then most artists, especially for one that isnt really R&B.
XFER: Well Ivan or whatever it is your name (lol) it's hard not to miss someone when we're so few. <3
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XFER: Ok Ivan, come back!
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Deleted: XFER, i am back. I have something that i think i can spend time posting here. IvanHoe Artists and Songs Chart is gonna be my main purpose here. not expecting people to read. Just me posting my ranking on all the artists i heard in my life. From famous
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Deleted: singer lady gaga to non famous singer Chris Wallace. From One Direction to Onerepublic.
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Pipa: So this station just popped up... www.whistlerfm.ca/ How does a city of 9,000 get a Triple A station, anyway?
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Mrs. KP: SO BUSY WITH COLLEGE.. My god!
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Pipa: Remember when this chatbox was the hip place to be?
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Billy Uranus: It's time to be hip for 2014.
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Mrs. KP: Wow has it been this long?!
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