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Good Girl Gone Bad earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world.
RIHANNA’S RETURN
Rated R Will Bow Nov. 23, with first single, “Russian Roulette”
She’s back… and none the worse for wear, apparently.

After a tumultuous year, including a well-publicized dust-up with boyfriend Chris Brown, Def Jam recording artist Rihanna has completed her fourth studio album, Rated R, which will hit the physical and digital marketplace on Monday, Nov. 23.

The album’s first single, “Russian Roulette,” will be launched this morning at 8:23 a.m. (PT)/11:23 a.m. (ET) at www.rihannanow.com. The video, directed by Anthony Mandler, will premiere in prime-time on ABC.

“Russian Roulette” was written and produced by labelmate Ne-Yo, whose track record with Rihanna includes the #1 hit “Unfaithful” (from 2006’s A Girl Like Me), their Top 10 duet “Hate That I Love You” (from 2007’s Good Girl Gone Bad), and #1 pop/#1 R&B “Take a Bow” (from 2009’s Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded).  Other producers and writers on the new album include the team of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake and more.

Rated R is the long-awaited follow-up to Good Girl Gone Bad, which featured a string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy-winning #1 hit “Umbrella”  (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” and “Don't Stop the Music.” 

Good Girl Gone Bad earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world, and spun off the CD+DVD package Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded earlier this year—which continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia.”

Good Girl Gone Bad was the third album release in less than two years by the 21-year old Barbados native, and Jay-Z discovery, the follow-up to 2006’s RIAA platinum A Girl Like Me, which contained the back-to-back hits, “S.O.S.” and “Unfaithful”; and her 2005 RIAA gold debut, Music of the Sun, featuring the world-wide smash, “Pon De Replay.” 

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