Album Intro

No sooner had world-class megastar Rihanna wrapped up the final show of her sold-out 'Last Girl On Earth Tour' in Chicago, than she turned her attention to her brand new fifth studio album on Def Jam Recordings. 'Loud' 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)'. The uptempo 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.'
"Loud" follows-up "Rated R" (November 2009). Previously, the double-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad (May 2007) contained the Grammy-winning global #1 hit (it stayed at #1 for a record 10 weeks in the UK) 'Umbrella' (featuring Jay-Z), then 'Shut Up and Drive,' 'Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded' (January 2009) continued the hits with the #1 'Take A Bow,' 'Disturbia' and 'Rehab.' Good Girl Gone Bad was the third album release in less than two years by Barbados native Rihanna, who turned 22 on February 20th. It followed-up 2006's A Girl Like Me, which contained the back-to-back hits, 'S.O.S.' and 'Unfaithful'; and her debut from 2005, Music Of the Sun, featuring the world-wide smash, 'Pon De Replay.'

Talk That Talk
Rihanna follows 2010’s Loud, still riding high on the charts, with Talk That Talk. The singer's sixth studio album features the euphoric, Calvin Harris-produced “We Found Love” -- already a number one single in several countries. Once again, Swedish songwriting and production team Stargate is involved, as is Jay-Z, who appears on the title track.