Rihanna Enlists Hit Makers For New Album

In Rihanna‘s world, a new year isn’t only a time for fresh starts but for fresh music.

Indeed, as has always been the case with the star, just as fans are digesting one LP, she announces that its follow up is on its way.

So it should come as no surprise that despite releasing ‘Talk That Talk’ in November 2011, she has contacted Brit producers Chase’N’Status, in a bid to kick off a brand new project.

Details below…

Seeing as ‘Talk’ has only sold around 650k since November and has failed to spawn another #1 single after ‘We Found Love’, we’re not surprised Fenty is so eager to overshadow it with a new LP.

Of course, while this album is likely to suffer a similar fate if released too soon, we’d actually welcome the project if it featured material worthy of the singer’s enormous hype. But we doubt it will.

Because, if the last few years have proven anything, it is that Fenty has no real interest in creating a ‘Bedtime Stories‘ or ‘Dangerously In Love‘, or even attempt to.

This, being they very reason she churns out projects at the rate she does, confusing reinvention with knee jerk marketing decisions.

Either way, here’s to hoping this new album hits shelves before 2013. For if it doesn’t, it may find itself consumed by the monster Beyonce’s new campaign is shaping out to be. And that’s the last thing she needs.

Your thoughts?



  1. February 23, 2012 at 8:09 am
    Steffon says:

    Her time is running out as an artist. No one will be checking for her when she’s 30. I like Rihanna but I’m just tired of her ass. She needs to take a break. Damn a year would not hurt.

  2. February 23, 2012 at 8:13 am
    bREEZYLIKEY says:

    she want to overshadow fortune she cant bear the fact that cb has a # 1 album and we dare you fortune is indeed going to be another #1 album she just have to hunt for her number one in the hopeless place where she found her love

  3. February 23, 2012 at 8:14 am
    MissImpartial says:

    I thought that she wanted to release TTT the single and shot the video. She has 14 singles on the album so why doesn’t she release another single?? As for Birthday Cake that song is trash.

  4. February 23, 2012 at 8:14 am
    KD says:

    Sam would you kindly stop mentioning Beyonce in every single Rihanna post it is extremely irritating and creates unnecessary stan wars…but I’m sure you already knew that you sneaky b******.

    P.S. The album has sold over 2million copies WW (lets not forget this).


  5. February 23, 2012 at 8:19 am
    wrong says:

    So its quantity over quality now? smh

  6. February 23, 2012 at 8:32 am
    aishaaguilerakeys says:

    AGAIN?! Riri; I love ur music, I’ve always bought ur albums since GGGB-yes, not singles, but ALBUMS-, but u need to give it a rest. From one album a year you’re going to two every six months.

  7. February 23, 2012 at 8:32 am
    Jay Jay says:

    Love rih but yeah I’m getting tired of her. Only artists I’m really checking this year are Ciara, Beyonce, Brandy, Chris Brown and Usher.

  8. February 23, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Teyah says:

    I remember back in the 2000s decade, haters were mad when Beyonce released an album or movie every year. Now Rihanna is the new Beyonce of the 2010s decade and she’s not going to take a break lol. Well not after Rated R flopped and almost made her irrelevant. Her last two albums sound like it was rushed. She needs to take her time and make an AMAZING album! Like Rated R and Good Girl Gone Bad. By the time she hits 27, people will be over her.

  9. February 23, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Cockiness says:

    i’m sorry but when did they say rihanna is working on a new album now…..this blog would go out of it’s way to make up stories…smh

    @KD Co-sign

  10. February 23, 2012 at 8:39 am
    MISHKA says:

    Well, she makes it clear she wants to break Mariah Carey’s record before falling off for good.

    She should use her money and invest in some counselling and a social life because this can NOT! be life. Releasing an LP every november? How many colors of wigs does she think she has left?

    Princess Frog, s________t down. For your own good.

  11. February 23, 2012 at 8:43 am
    aishaaguilerakeys says:

    I don’t see anything wrong w/ her last album, TTT. I constantly have it on replay.

  12. February 23, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Kingphoenix says:

    Death at Rihanna being the new Beyonce…i wont even go there…But Rihanna is so scared to lose momentum it looks like she will do just about anything.smh. Good luck.

  13. February 23, 2012 at 8:53 am
    Lax says:


  14. February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am
    zania says:

    I don’t think she is working on a new album. Whoever said Birthday Cake is trash, is a fool, millions of people love that song. I don’t know why Def jam didn’t release it on itunes, it would’ve mashed records. I live near one of the biggest cities in the country and they play Birthday cake every Hour on three major urban stations, the song is a smash in urban city. I think Def Jam under estimated urban response to the song. I know I love it.

  15. February 23, 2012 at 9:02 am
    DMWN says:

    It’s only when your latest album doesn’t do the business the label hoped for that you rush into the studio to record a new one. Seems to me the folks at IDJ must not be that happy with Rihanna’s returns. Either that, or she’s just afraid that if she takes a break her audience will be gone when she returns. Either way, the rate of which she rush releases albums are beginning to make them interchangeable with each other.

  16. February 23, 2012 at 9:18 am
    Those That Cannot Do, Stan says:

    DefJam didn’t release it on iTunes because unlike Rihanna they’d rather have long term success by not doing something stupid than a quick burst of success followed by long term consequences. Of course look at the lyrics…Rihanna loves her quickies.

    Ugh, well not shocking, considering how little she puts into her music it’s not weird she could step right up to dish out another 12-16 tracks every year. Mess, smh.

  17. February 23, 2012 at 9:19 am
    nicoyuki says:

    I don’t remember Bey ever putting out back to back albums but Riganna we as fan really want to do your best. And rushing into a new album is not a good idea. Their are a lot of songs on TTT that would be a hit with the urban crowd. Like do yo thang or cockiness and what happened to talk that talk. We need those songs. Also I happen to think BC would do good if DJ would of made it a single

  18. February 23, 2012 at 9:21 am
    kimberly says:

    I am really checking for Chris Brown. This guy suffered too much the last few years. I am going to buy his singles and his album coming. I am not checking for this girl that only uses controversy to market her music she should invest some time into her talent. If she has a great input in her songwriting and her tour productions and lets wrap it. If she had more control in her career then she would not be able to release an album everyyear. the songs are handed to her. the producers work and the album is set, promotion is structured whilst she is at the club. She does not even know what her singing notes are. she is taught how to sing a song and that’s it.

    Chris Brown baby lets roll.

  19. February 23, 2012 at 9:35 am
    I'm s*** and I know it! says:

    NO!!!! I’m tired of this girl now, please take a break Rih and when you do, don’t be posting pictures of it on Twitter!!!! She also needs to lay off dubstep, she f***** up that Saxon tune wid her sloppy vocals and wack lyrics!

  20. February 23, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Songscribe says:

    good for her but first release TTT as a single and i will be o.k. @K.D thanks for that comment, stanwars are sickening. Sam please its been a month since talk that talk sold over 2 million. you are hell bound

  21. February 23, 2012 at 9:41 am
    RosaRubbel says:

    I also heard she’s working on a new album, but I don’t believe it. She has tons of hits on ‘Talk That Talk’. Why should she already work on a new album? She hasn’t even released ‘Where Have You Been’…

  22. February 23, 2012 at 9:50 am
    I stan for rih says:

    Take a break riri

  23. February 23, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Jenna says:

    Sam you are SO F***** DUMB. They said NOTHING about a new album. They CLEARLY said they talked to her during the LOUD TOUR WHICH WAS BEFORE TTT . Are you f****** retarded?

  24. February 23, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Lax says:

    Rih on Itune

    Take Care #23
    WFL #34
    B Cake # 61
    P O C #62
    YDO #82
    TTT #91

  25. February 23, 2012 at 10:17 am
    NAYAH82 says:

    Beyonce doesn’t release albums back to back…That’s a lie.
    Sam please stop creating drama by mentioning Bey’s name on a Rih Post.

    DIL- 03

  26. February 23, 2012 at 10:22 am
    UGh says:

    this b**** can’t be serious

  27. February 23, 2012 at 10:30 am
    Trisha24 says:

    Bring it on Rihanna

  28. February 23, 2012 at 10:46 am
    PaigeJ says:

    Is this true? If so I’m not surprised. She’d want to release a new album in the midst of this whole Chris Brown situation. By the end of the year I bet they will be back together. I actually feel sorry for CB’s girl Karrueche cause all Rihanna seems to want to do is prove tes a bad b**** and have any man she wants and if that means CB she’ll stop at nothing to get him. If Chris knows what good for him he’d stay with Karrueche cause she’s much more lowkey and drama free. Chuck up the deuces to Rih Chris cause the h** is nothing but drama. That’s what her whole career has been based off ever since 09. Smh.

  29. February 23, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Bey Fan says:

    well no one should be surprised….. TTT was just leftovers from Loud.

    I like Cake….it’s not gonna smash like ppl think. But its a great club banger….

    What happened to TTT??? I think the video for that would be HOTTTTT…..

    And Im still upset that You Da One didn’t do as good as We Found Love….its a much better song…ughhh…

  30. February 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    pleaseshutup says:

    I’m incline to believe no matter what Rhianna puts out, you clowns will eat it up. I agree with one of the above commenter saying that Rhianna is being fed what to sing, nothing that she does have her input, she’s feeding off what is givenunto her. Again Beyonce puts out music every 2/3 years.

  31. February 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    mobwife says:

    @bREEZYLIKEY @PaigeJ

    I am very conflicted about Rihanna at this point. I was hoping that she and Chris could move forward pass the past but these collaborations might not serve him as much as they will her. I cannot lie though, I LOVE the remix to TUTM it’s hot like FIRE. I’m however, very upset about the way the biased media has been carrying on. It’s simply been disgusting! I hope things settle down and Fortune tears up the charts!

    **CB is the best! If not young Mike Jack then who? Right nobody! :-)#TBAlwaysBaby

  32. February 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Beat. says:

    Of course Rihanna will release an album out this year. Probably in November again to get the Black Friday sales like last time…. Well at least I hope she gets those Black Friday sales this time.

    Rihanna really needs to take a few years off, work on an album slowly so that it’s good. Rated R was perfect but both Loud and Talk That Talk are rushed albums. Def Jam wanted to save her from flopping so they had to release Loud and now Talk That Talk. I still don’t know why they released a new album because Loud was still selling well WW every week. Talk That Talk should’ve been a Loud re-release.

    Now it’s just very clear that her label only wants hits and they don’t look at the quality of the song anymore and she really needs to watch out before she gets overexposed. And yes she has been releasing albums back to back and never really suffered from overexposure but just seeing You Da One failing hard makes me guess if it’s starting. Her label made a deal with radio stations to play it and when that deal was over, every label paid the song dust.

    I just want to see how they will work everything out. As of now, the only real big hit there is left on Talk That Talk is Where Have You Been.

  33. February 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Twitter: @dirtypeaches says:

    I mean, I wouldn’t expect anything less from a flop.

    Why is she a flop? Here’s the reason: Eleven #1’s don’t mean s*** if you can’t sell albums.

    If her and her team didn’t fear irrelevancy, she’d probably be able to take a nap, but I guess that’s too much of a risk. They have to get a check too. SMH, poor thing.

    I actually rooted for her all throughout the ‘Rated R’ era, but now she’s making a mockery of herself trying to make it seem like she’s an artist, a singer or an entertainer. She has no depth, very little personality and uses publicity to keep her name afloat.


  34. February 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Connor Evans says:

    To be honest, I like that Rihanna releases albums every year. In today’s climate, you need to be ahead – or you’ll get lost in the Top 40 storm. I’d certainly rather have an album every year a la Rihanna, than an album every four years a la Madonna. Of course, Rihanna’s albums don’t scratch the surface that Madonna’s albums do, but she still creates hot, catchy tunes and, at the end of the day, isn’t that what we turn to her for? Rihanna knows she is not John Lennon, or any other legendary pop liberator, and she doesn’t try to be! She releases fun, catchy, dance-urban-pop. After all, that is what’s gotten her this far!

  35. February 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Morgan says:

    Rihanna girl you need to take a break. Im sick of her releasing so much stuff at once. She neds to take 2 years off and come back strongeer with something good and dynamic.

  36. February 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    @CBDani says:

    The-Dream Talks On Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” Remix With Chris Brown

    Chris Brown and Rihanna have caused a lot of controversy recently by remixing each other songs, “Turn Up The Music,” and “Birthday Cake” respectively.

    The-Dream, who produced Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” with beatmakers Da Internz, spoke to The Boombox about his role in putting together the remix to the track. He said he was asked to, “and fully at the end of the day my job is to, not only as a songwriter, but as a friend with most of the people I spend time with, Rihanna being one of those friends, is having her back,” he continued, “not only that, practicing what we was taught as kids, and that’s to forgive. However someone chooses to forgive is entirely up to them.”

    He says that if Rihanna can forgive Breezy, those around her should support her decision, “I just felt like if she’s to that point, I don’t consider her insane, she’s a very smart girl. The fact that I respect her and that she’s smart, to me, means that I should respect whatever her decisions are. One of her decisions was, ‘I think I want to put Chris Brown on the record.’ Cool! Let’s go.”

  37. February 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    Theman says:

    She needs a break period…

  38. February 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    Theman says:

    Beyonce has nothing to d with anything, and her last album was supposed to be this big event and well….. Get over it Sam. That whole bringing up Beyonce in a Rihanna thread is not happening.

  39. February 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Grammy dammy sammy says:

    What is she possibly gonna sing about, how much of a freak she is? Like we havent already established that. Well i dont really blame, she’s a popstar not an artist. Her job is to sing on “fun” songs that are perfect for weekend nite outs n billboard top spot and she treats it just that -a job. She needs a new batch every year, thing about “fun” hit songs is they run outta steam in no time. Anyways cant knock her hustle,she has d perfect fanbase, better milk em while it’s still fresh.

  40. February 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Lax says:

    Rihanna should keep doing what she love doing and
    let those who dislike her and her music go and bump themselves.
    Her album “loud” sold over 6 million and had 3 hits and the grammy’s
    did not give her jack s***.
    Billboard gave her 18 nods and she had more singles, then anyone and
    they gave the biggest of the awards to others, she need to keep doing
    what ever it is that make her happy and to hell with the nay sayers and
    dam doubters because she already know that there are many who she
    will never be able to please so hey fukkkk you and the horse you rode
    in on.
    It matter a dam if her music is generic as long as it is selling that is all
    any of the musicians want out of a album are a single and since it seem
    she can’t get a #1 in the US there’s nothing else left to do but keep right
    on trying in hopes that she will strick gold in the US Since she seem to
    always sale better outside of the us.

  41. February 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Lax says:

    Rihanna and her team already know that the Media is like a DOG

  42. February 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    it is not official.

    bunch of lies 😡

  43. February 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) says:

    Rihanna and Katy perry need to dissapear. Sorry but they are too horrible and ridiculous. They can ask Britney to finally go too. We just need real talent

  44. February 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Lax says:

    Rihanna & Katy don’t need to dissapear those who are
    not moved by them are dumb asses for clicking on to
    their post and trying to s*** talk them in the first place.
    If you don’t like them then beg for that gun to be removed
    from your air head so you can breath and move the hell
    on down the road. Rihanna and katy make music and
    there are those who caters to them and if you don’t like
    them and you are tried of seeing them then Knock yo
    eyes out the socket or move on down the road and keep
    it cute.

  45. February 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Lax says:

    Perhaps Rihanna should cut her visit to the UK Short and
    get back State Side Because it’s being Reported that
    Chris have did a drive by on a chicks Iphone down in
    Miami and snatched the chicks phone and drove off.
    He and Tyga was riding together and just leaving a
    club down there. Poor Chris just can’t seem to get a
    dam break for nothing.

  46. February 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    JER says:

    Again, WHAT does BeYAWNce have to do with Rihanna’s new album?

    And FOR THE RECORD, “We Found Love” is Rihannas some 25th single and the biggest hit of her career. On her 6th album. I’m still waiting for BeYAWNce to turn out her biggest hit on her 6th album. AND i’m waiting for BeYAWNce’s album to debut at #1 with some ACTUAL competition, not outselling #2 by 200k copies. puleaze. BeYAWNce’s biggest hits are behind her on Album #4. BeYAWNce has 8 Undeniable Hits. The rest are subject to INTERPRETATION as they fizzled out or flopped or fell off the charts. Rihanna is in the legendary lane. BEYAWNce is off the beaten path. Rihanna doesn’t have to have press releases, awards created for her, a hundred products endorsements, her name put on songs she didn’t write. Rihanna does RIHANNA and doesn’t GIVE. A. F***. BeYAWNce is a fake ass b**** always worried bout what people are gonna think of her lyin ass Houston trash. The public has seen thru her this past year and she AND Sasha both have seats on the legendary seating chart of the public. Rihanna still rides.

  47. February 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    Mb92 says:

    I love TTT, Loud, and Most of Rated R, And i dont feel Rihanna was trying to sell many albums with TTT. She released every song on the album to VEVO which says alot if you ask me, And she seemed to just have fun with the single choices. To be honest, if handled right, TTT could’ve had consecutive #1’s

  48. February 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:

    she most likely will release an album later this year hopefully in december because she plans on touring next year for both albums instead of this year so she does have a break because she doesnt have to do anything except support this album!!!

    also i would be really happy if she starts working on the next album now because then that means 9+ months working on the album!! it could also just be a rerelease of talk that talk which i like that idea better than a brand new album because talk that talk is still selling good world wide 2.5 million sold and it has several songs that need the singles treatment!

  49. February 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Animal Forever says:

    Take a break already!!

  50. February 24, 2012 at 2:35 am
    Rihanna the Queen says:

    Keep Hating while she keeps ruling the charts year after year. Lmaooooooooo! We are still gonna be checking on RiRi till shez 60, that gurl is the black Madonna, write it down and get back to me when shez 60! Yeah i said it! As for those of you tryna use Fist Brown to shade Rih pls don’t make me laugh, Breezy’s Album went #1 but till date its been unable to sell a million copies and its like a year innit? TALKthatTALK has sold over 2.2Million copies Worldwide in 3months and has outsold beyawnce’s 4lop which would be a year old in few months. Now keep talking and show just how stupif you are.

  51. February 24, 2012 at 2:52 am
    Rihanna the Queen says:

    *stupid* #typo.

  52. February 24, 2012 at 3:24 am
    KD says:


    You are a typo.

    Achieve something with your life before you get such a big ego. Your faves successes are not yours boo.

  53. February 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
    RIH4LIFE says:

    if Beyonce drops an album it may sell more out the gate than RIRI bt in the long run Rihanna sales both locally and especially internationally will b greater.. T

  54. February 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    minaj says:

    i love beyonce but beyonce doesnt have any personality , lik wtf we had to hear about her miscarriage through that song glory i mean i understand keeping your personal life private but if you really want to relate to your fanbase let us know your real i partially blame matthew for making beyonce so stiff . Rihanna relates with us and she makes no bones about not being perfect and she doesn’t care what people say she doesn’t proclaim to be the best singer she’s doing what she loves and that’s making music

  55. February 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    BLAH says:


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