Rihanna - Rated R

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Album Review

Release date: 23 November 2009

Rihanna - Rated R

Album review: Rihanna - 'Rated R' (Mercury)

Her torrid personal life firmly behind her, the R&B vixen comes out all guns blazing

Before we begin, let’s get this straight: this is not a record about Chris Brown . It is a record influenced by Chris Brown, but it’s not about him. In a recent interview with Radio 1, Rihanna explained that going into the studio “was my peace and… my place to vent.” See that possessive adjective? This album is as much about her and not about him as its title suggests. Lead...

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  • Dec 3, 2009

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Rihanna - Rated R: Wikipedia Album Entry

Rated R is the fourth studio album by Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna, released November 23, 2009 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. The album's first single "Russian Roulette", written and produced by Chuck Harmony and singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, was released on October 20, 2009. The album sold 181,442 in its first week of release in the U.S., making it her highest selling week ever. It is Rihanna's first album to come with a Parental Advisory warning label. However, in the UK, only the edited version of the album was released. The album has already been certified Gold in three countries, the UK, Australia and Poland.

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