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Editors’ Notes

Between the release of Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R, Rihanna became the most-watched pop star in the world. A theme of lost love is evident in “Fire Bomb,” “Photographs” and “The Last Song.” Even the less personal songs have a brooding aura, exemplified by the terror and vulnerability of the lead single, “Russian Roulette.”

Customer Reviews

Dissapointed. . .what happened here?

I have been a fan of her past work (if you consider her not writing any of her previous songs work) but this album is not up to her past standards. I feel that the album is almost a facade. The whole "I'm so hard" thing and I'm so gangsta attitude, and her use of the n-word are absurd. I don't belive any of it. These types of songs on the album have no substance and will no doubt be forgotten like so many other songs that get their play on the radio and then are not remebered. I also don't feel her, or the emotions she is potraying in the rest of her songs (with the exception of Russian Roulette which is a scary thought) and I wish that the songs were not so over-produced, and that she would seriously consider taking some more voice lessons. All in all, I don't think that it is a very memorable album, and I strongly advise her to maybe sing what she is feeling or write SOMETHING rather than try to remake herself into this even edgier and harder image. Lastly, this has nothing to do with her music, but for those of you who say Chris Brown hit her first and she's a h** anyway are really just ignorant. That was Chris Brown on that night (I don't believe the whole that wasn't me, thats not who I am thing, I mean, do other people who go to jail get to say that) and he had NO RIGHT to hit her, bite her, strangle her, punch her, and bash her head against the window until blood comes out under any circumstances. It's a scary thought that grls these days not only believe that they need to be super skinny, sexually promiscous,and peppy 24/7, but now girls are the main force behind daying Rihanna deserved it and shouldn't have hit him first and is this and that anyway so it doesn't matter. I am a teenage girl, and it truly hurts me to see this much ignorance in my fellow female counterparts.

rated R....for "Re-think, b4 buying,

not good, her last album was too good to end like this, its almost like christina aguilera's album after "Strip"... too slow and depressing, don't let the cover and name fool you this is not good.

Rated R for Really Really Good!

Finally the Wait is Ova!!!
Rihanna has claimed that she is a very unique artist, and there is no one like her.
She made the smart choice by changing her style(i mean we can't expect her to have the same kind of records GGGB deserves to be original and so does Rated R), and with the dark vibe her music has more emotions and meaning. She shows her vocal skill even more than any of her albums, and it is filled with a lot
of possible singles. Congrats Rihanna, keep living your like and make more amazing music!


Born: February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, "Pon de Replay," and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., "S.O.S." in 2006; "Umbrella" in 2007; "Disturbia" in 2008). However, it was the singer's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she exhibited a certain star quality...
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