Loud is the fifth studio album by world-class megastar Rihanna. The follow-up to 2009’s “Rated R“, “Loud” sees the Barbados-native return to the dancier grooves that inspired her early success.
While Rihanna was on set filming for the movie Battleship, she explained in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “Loud is, the word, the name of the album definitely reflects the attitude of it, it’s really sassy and flirty and it grabs your attention and that’s why I enjoy it. It takes you through a really really interesting ride. So colorful the album.”
Rihanna - Loud Album Cover
Rihanna - Loud Album Cover
Rihanna - Loud Track Listing
1. “S&M” - 4:04
2. “What’s My Name?” (featuring Drake) - 4:23
3. “Cheers (Drink to That)” - 4:22
4. “Fading” - 3:20
5. “Only Girl (In the World)” - 3:55
6. “California King Bed” - 4:12
7. “Man Down” - 4:27
8. “Raining Men” (featuring Nicki Minaj) - 3:45
9. “Complicated” - 4:18
10. “Skin” - 5:04
11. “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” (featuring Eminem) - 4:56
The album will be released in four separate editions: the standard edition, the deluxe edition, which also features a 30 minute DVD presenting “The Making of Loud”, and a jewel case/digipack package. There is also the couture edition featuring the deluxe edition of Loud, as well as a deluxe cover art lithograph, a box set with enhanced clear couture cover, a full-size photo book and the MP3 download of Loud on street date. The limited edition Ultra Couture Edition features a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Loud signed by Rihanna herself, as well as all the features of the couture edition. The album bears a Parental Advisory label.
The album’s lead single “Only Girl (In the World)” was released on September 10, 2010. The song has currently peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100 and number one on Canadian Hot 100, Australian Aria Charts and in New Zealand.
“What’s My Name?” was released as the second single of the album on October 29, 2010. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Rihanna her eighth number-one hit on the chart.
According to Rihanna, the current plan is to release “S&M” as the third single, with plans for an “unexpected” music video.
Overall the CD sounds pretty decent and will surely please her fans who have been waiting patiently for the singer to share her new experiences with them.
You can clearly feel her growth on the album, but it does not seem that she has found herself as an artist as yet. This is not her best work thus far but truth be told this is not her worst either.
Released November 12, 2010
Recorded February-August 2010
Genre R&B, pop, dance-pop
Label Def Jam
Producer StarGate, Sandy Vee, The Runners, Polow da Don, Sham, Mel & Mus, Tricky Stewart, Soundz, Alex da Kid
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