New Song: Rihanna – ‘Russian Roulette’ / Album Titled ‘Rated R’

Published: Tuesday 20th Oct 2009 by Sam
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‘The wait is finally over’, according to Rihanna’s PR folk (although I’m a little confused though, as no one told me I was waiting on anything). In any case, Rihanna’s brand new single ‘Russian Roulette’, the first from new LP ‘Rated R’ (due November 23rd) made it’s worldwide premiere moments ago. As a sceptic of Rihanna’s artistry and longevity, I’d be lying if I said I went into listening to this expecting it to be any good.

Unfortunately, true-to-form, Ms. Fenty did not live up to her hype (which is surprisingly off-the-charts this time, for what reason I don’t know). The Ne-Yo penned track sounds as if it’s trying to sound ‘epic’, but falls kinda short. Ballads really aren’t her forte, so it baffles me why they didn’t go with something more her (i.e. uptempo, sing-songy).

In the interest of fairness, Ms. Fenty’s vocals, in parts, do sound better. Mind you, I’m not convinced we’ve heard the last of her sheep-bleating (I’ve still got many a prayer meeting to attend before that ever happens). That said, off the hype alone, I imagine this will do pretty well. Hell, I’ll probably be humming this one once the Def Jam promo machine is done (ever heard of the phrase: “eat sh*t enough times and you’ll begin to like the taste!”). Errr…welcome back Ms. Fenty…

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Full album press release after the jump!The Wait Is Ova: Official Press Release

THE WAIT IS OVA!!! RIHANNA’s NEW ALBUM – RATED R – HITS MONDAY, NOV. 23rd
“Russian Roulette,” first new single pick –written by Ne-Yo – launches worldwide Oct. 20th on radio and on official Rihanna website.
“Russian Roulette” video to premiere on ABC-TV.
Long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s worldwide multi-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad.
(October 20, 2009 – New York, […]

 

THE WAIT IS OVA!!! RIHANNA’s NEW ALBUM – RATED R – HITS MONDAY, NOV. 23rd

“Russian Roulette,” first new single pick –written by Ne-Yo – launches worldwide Oct. 20th on radio and on official Rihanna website.

“Russian Roulette” video to premiere on ABC-TV.

Long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s worldwide multi-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad.

(October 20, 2009 – New York, NY) The wait is ova – for one of the most hotly anticipated new albums in recent history, as multi-platinum, award-winning Def Jam recording artist Rihanna announces the completion of her fourth original studio album, Rated R, scheduled to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on Monday, November 23rd.

Rated R’s first single pick, “Russian Roulette” will be launched at 11:23am EST on October 20th worldwide on http://rihannanow.com. The “Russian Roulette” video, directed by Anthony Mandler, will premiere in prime-time on ABC.

“Russian Roulette” was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the #1 hit “Unfaithful” (2006, from A Girl Like Me), their Top 10 duet “Hate That I Love You” (2007, from Good Girl Gone Bad), and #1 pop/ #1 R&B “Take A Bow” (2008, from Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded). In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna’s 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 (May 2007), which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” (featur ing Ne-Yo), and “Don’t Stop the Music.” Good Girl Gone Bad spent 98 total weeks on the Soundscan chart, 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 (January 2009) – which continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take A Bow,” and the #1 “Disturbia.”

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

 

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  1. L October 20, 2009

    i agree with everything you just said, the song is beyond boring. such a disappointment. I actually prefer the promo song “The Wait is Ova”.

  2. Pinkpop October 20, 2009

    she’s quite bitchy this time… and all this promo doesn’t fit for a ballad. Next. Rihanna is so over.

  3. joe October 20, 2009

    lmfao sam you are toooooo funny!!! LOOOOOOOOL>> i was in hysterics..

  4. Travis October 20, 2009

    Yeah this song just doesnt do it for me. I was expecting a more uptempo song just from all the promotion going behind it.
    It’s only a matter of time before she destroys this song live.

  5. number1k9 October 20, 2009

    I feel like it isn’t a bad song, but better as a second or third single. Since it’s a ballad. And the single cover, doesn’t really go with the song to me. It’s edgy in a very different way rather than barbwire, to me.

    I also wish Ne-Yo didn’t have her do the whole part where it fades and repeats, “trigger, trigger, trigger…” cause that is kinda annoying.

    Any who I still am anticipating hearing the entire album! So I think it was a decent move by Def jam and Rihanna’s people. But I would have made the world premier of the song to iTunes, not on Ryan Seacrest’s show, but it is kinda funny to do it the day after Gaga premiered her official copy of “Bad Romance”

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    @number1k9

    If you haven’t hear Amerie’s “Pretty brown,” with Trey Songz listen to it, such a HOT song!

  6. whystillinbusiness October 20, 2009

    She will come with a hyped up video to try in resurrect this familar song.. She did the typical and came out with a Love Gone Bad song. I understand why they came out with a ballad cause Rihanna cant sing and move together for some reason.. But still not a excellent choice for a first single coming from a chick that dont have talent. Her studio enhanced voice sounds the same. I see her standing in one place, making funny faces, going down on her knees while singing this semi live (backtracking playing while singing)..

  7. Tori October 20, 2009

    Its a good song just not first single worthy. I agree Sam she sounds better, but is that really a compliment? Also are her performances going to push this song over the top. In the past the songs were so catchy that you didn’t care that she just stood there, but now will it be enough. By the way I think Pink would have murdered this song.

  8. SnijanaFleur October 20, 2009

    LMAO @ Sam

    I like where Rih is taking it. It’s a strong single. I could do without that shot at the end though [My poor heart :-)].

  9. KIKI October 20, 2009

    Oh good God!! I knew this would sound horrible.. Oh well, what can u expect from this chick? I will have my earplugs handy from now on..ugh

  10. whatever October 20, 2009

    sam you are right about everything but you need to hold on the voice bit until you hear her sing it live..i have a feeling she is gonna butcher it…cant wait for gma!!

  11. mis. October 20, 2009

    Sam you are a Legend! lool. i just love your comments on Rihanna because they are so true.

  12. DrewFoxx October 20, 2009

    hmmmmmmmmm…. The song is ok, but not the 1st material… I dont know. Tricky said that he worked with Rihanna on A MONSTER SONG he also said that it was a club banger!!! She should have realsed that song as a 1st single… Maybe this could be hit.

  13. SF October 20, 2009

    Sam u soooo wise I 100% agree
    this chick ain’t got no talent at all so why she even try a ballad?

  14. afan October 20, 2009

    This song is not the best. This songs sound a much like unfaithful to me. I really don’t know what all the hype was about when they let a song like this come out as her lead very disappointing. I was expecting a much edgier song. They even have JT hyping her album. Even if it wasn’t much more edgier than i expected, this song don’t do nothing for her hype. This album sounds very disappointing from Rhianna and her team

  15. Yours Truely October 20, 2009

    Chris-1
    RiRi-0

    RiRi vocals have improved alot….. yup! now if we could only get “B” to take some acting classes!

    It sounds like she picked up from rehab and this is part II or something. I’ve listened to this song a few times now, its not a bad song at all and I get the metaphor she is singing about but I’ll rather bob to Chris “transform ya” she won’t be a flop though

    B is going to drop that new video w/Lady GaGa just in time to compete w/all the Nov releases this is going to be a interesting battle in Nov

  16. yaboistatus October 20, 2009

    im not coming on here to hate, im coming to give my oppion and this is how i feel, i have really grown to like rihanna since gggb came out and so i was really waiting for this to come to hear the gr8ness she was going to bring because most of rihanna songss are some gr8 songs.now with that said as i clicked to listen to the song from beging to end i am disapointed, i feel this is not first single material, however it is a good song but i think that its not the “OMG” i was looking for so i will have to hear more off the album befor i say i will buy it. i also feel like alot of people are being fack and are LOVING IT AND THINK ITS THE GR8EST THING IN THE WORLD only because of the chris brown situation witch is why the promo was sooooooo high but all i can say is do ya thing rihanna and im glad u back and yeah.

  17. bobs October 20, 2009

    THIS S*** IT HOT!!!!! OMG. s***. Love it.

  18. Dawon October 20, 2009

    I like it but mediocre at best!

  19. TMM October 20, 2009

    Gaga will murder her with the album sales !

  20. Airon October 20, 2009

    I know I dig Ri’s new single. To me everybody is missing the uniqueness in “Russian Roulette”, its such an interesting song. Plus it has so much meaning behind it. I guess its not for everyone.

  21. hihihihihi October 20, 2009

    SAM F*** U

    YOUR WHISPER B****** JANET CIARA CASSIE SUGABAES COULD NEVER PULL OF A SONG LIKE THAT: RIHANNAS VOICE IS STROGN THAN THOSE H***. IMAGINE JANET BREATHY WHISPERS OR CIARA BUT U THINK THEY ARE BETTER AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH M***********

    RIHANNAS VOPICE IS POWERFULLER THAN THOSE HOERS COULD EVER BE F*** U LIL B**** WHO HATES ONF EMALES

    THIS SONG HAS GREAT LYRICS AND SOUND STRONG AND RIHANNA SOUNDS POWERFUL AND STRONG WHICH UR WHISPER H*** NEVER COULD ::::JANET CALL ON ME I DIDNT UNDERTSNA ONE WORD AHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

    F*** U AND IF THIS HITS ‘1 I WILL LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH SOPOOOO HARD AT U:

    LISTEN TO UR WHSIPERERS JNET AND CIARA AND UR BREATHYSOUNDING CHRIS BEATER AND SUCK ON SOME D***

    RIHANNA HAD SO MANY ISSUES IN HE RLIFE AND U STILLT RY TO BREAK HER DOWNM BUT SHE DOESNT GIVE A F*** BC SHE STILL LOKKS BETTER THAN U AND DOESNT TALK IN THAT WACK ACCENT AND ACTUALLY DOES HER WORK NOT LIKE U::::REVIEW IN ABIT:::::MOTHERFUKER RWVIEW UR S***

    RIHANNA WILL STRIKE AGAIN AND I WILL LAUGH AT UR FLOPS JANET

  22. KD October 20, 2009

    LOL Sam, it seems that we are the only sane ones left.

  23. Jmoore October 20, 2009

    She is sooooo over rated…now that new Chris Brown video looks like he is gonna bring that fiyah…Rihanna, not so much!

  24. Meechy05 October 20, 2009

    It so amazing how these radio stations are being payed to play this wack song rhianna come better hun im really upset she picked this as a first single. And it amazes probably not a word but rhianna is not the first to do deep songs kellz had some deep songs on simply deep now come the f*** on rhi does it and getz praised this s*** is whack and this is coming from a fan very dissappointed ….

  25. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    I KNOW RIHANNA STANS ISNT COMING FOR JANET. B**** SIT YO UGLY WACK NASTY FAT ASS DOWN. JANET LOOKS BETTER THAN RIHANNA AND SINGS AND WHISPERS BETTER THAN RIHANNA. JANET BEEN FLOPPING FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS YET YA GURL STILL CANT AND WILL NEVER WILL OUTSELL JANET ENTIRE CAREER SWEETIE.

    WHEN RITARD FLOP CAUSE OF LADY GAGA IMA LAUGH MY ASS OFF B****. NOW MAYBE CHRIS SHOULD HAVE KILLED HER ASS. JANET NEVER GOT HER ASS BEAT BY ANY OF THE DUDES SHE WAS WITH LET ALONE WITH ONE HAND WHILE OL DUDE WAS DRIVING UNLIKE RIHANNA BIG HEADED ASS. LOOKING LIKE CHUCKY AFTER HE WAS THROWN IN DA DAMN BLENDER.

    JANET IS A ICONIC B**** AND A LEGEND AND YOU WILL RESPECT THAT. NOW HOW ABOUT RIHANNA OUTSELL JANET IN TOURS, SINGLES, ALBUMS, AMONG OTHER THINGS B****.

  26. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    DEAD DEAD DEAD@ RIHANNA STANS WANNA SHOW OUT.LOL

    RIHANNA SOUNDS LIKE A DYING TRANSEXUAL ASS B**** ON THE MIC.

    TILL SHE CAN SING LIKE JANET.

    SCREAM
    TRUST TO TRY
    ALL FOR YOU
    BLACK CAT
    WHAT ABOUT
    RHYTHM NATION
    MISS YOU MUCH
    I GET LONELY
    VELVET ROPE
    TOGETHER AGAIN

    THAN B**** WE CAN TALK. SO SIT YO WACK UGLY FLOPPED ASS DOWN B****.

    DEAD@ H*** COMING AFTER A 43 YEAR OLD WOMAN. IT ONLY SHOWS YOU B****** FEAR JANET AND STILL SEE HER AS A THREAT BABY.LOL YESSSSSSS U BETTA BE PRESSED B4 THE GAWDS THAT CAME B4 U.

  27. Bj October 20, 2009

    wow, powerfuller??? haha nice
    if your gonna attack anyone
    make sure your grammar is on point, for the fact that basically everything you said will be blown off because of your signs of ignorance…man stans these days are over the top..but moving on…i was totally expecting something like this, not a ballad per se, just a song that wouldnt meet the hype, its not bad, album filler at best, i cant see myself flipping through the radio and hearing this but i could be wrong..on vocals, yes they have improved, but im still not a fan of them..with that said…lets see how the rest of the album holds up to the hype

  28. RT October 20, 2009

    LOVE HER OR HATE HER SHE’Z GOT U TALKIN, AS 4 THOSE WHO DNT LIKE HER 4 WATEVA YA REASON MAY BE, Y DNT U TAKE A BREAK 4RM UR LONG SAD LIFE OF HATING AND STEP YA GAME UP, GET YA MONEY, FIX UP!!!!!! COS SHE IS ON HER GRIND!!!

  29. Ace October 20, 2009

    I’ll keep this short and simple. No it wasnt what we expected but if she had done the expected then lord knows we wouldve been chopping her left and right. However I love the song, I think the direction is hot, and I know the video is going to be hotter. Rihanna has evolved a lot over the last 5 years and Im looking forward to this new album. I think we’ll get the bangers the ballads and everything in between. To doubt Rihanna is to doubt Jay-Z…and I dont doubt the power of ROC NATION. Rihanna is going to come hard so just watch out. And dont be surprised if we have another single by mid November

  30. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    YET YOU READ IT. CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION. END OF STORY.

  31. Dawon October 20, 2009

    WOW SEAN 2009 AINT PLAYING…LOL…I dont know what hihiihiihi was hearing but to say Rihanna has a strong voice is JUST IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

  32. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    DAWON

    DONT GET ME WRONG. I LIKE RIHANNA NEW SONG. I WAS ORGINALLY WAS COMING ON HERE TO SPREAD LOVE TO RIHANNA STANS/FANS CAUSE HER VOCALS HAVE IMPROVED. BUT SINCE THEY WANNA COME FOR MUSICAL ROYALTY, LEGEND, ICON, QUEEN JANHOVA. THEY CAN SUCK MY D*** TILL THEY FALL IN LOVE WITH ME.

  33. hihihihihi October 20, 2009

    ^^HAHAHAHAHAHh U WANNA SAY HER VOICE I THIN???? ASHHHAHAHAHAHHAHA SAY WHAT U WANT BTU EHR VOIC EIS LOW AND STRONG:::::THIN IS CIARAS VOICE::::AHAHAHAH
    THIN IS JANET OR CASSIE BRBRITNEY
    HER VOICE IS OBVIOUSL STRONG DUMMIE

    @sean2009 :DEAD@ I GET SO LONELY:::::PLZ ANYBODY CAN SING THAT WHISPER QUIET AS HELL SONG::::AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA WHAT A DUMMI U ARE
    AND ALL 4 U::::AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH OMGG NOT ONE LONG NOTE OR NOTHIGN AHAHAHAHAH OR TOGETEHR AGIAN AHAHAHAHAHAH RIHANNA WOULD SMASH THOSE WHISPEREING SONGS BUT LET JANET TRY THIS LONG “HEAAAAAAAAAART” SHE WOULD FAIL THAT OLDIE CHICK:::::THE ONLY LEGEND THAT FLOPPED 4 TIMES:::MARIAH AND MADONNA ARE LAUGHIN
    AND THAT B**** ONLY BECAME AN ICON BC OF MICHAEL
    RIHANNA STILL LOKKS BETTER BEATEN UP THAN JANET AKA I HAD A NOSEJOB WHEN I WAS 16 (SHE SAID IT HERSELF IN AN INTERVIEW)

  34. yesyes October 20, 2009

    since when did all the nutjobs invade this site?

    :O

  35. DrewFoxx October 20, 2009

    After listening the song for a few times… this is one of her best songs ever

  36. lyric_lee October 20, 2009

    I HEAR CASSIE WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS SONG – ITS WIERD – HER ACCENT IS COMPLETELY GONE – AS FOR THE SONG IS KINDA DULL – SHE RULLS AT THE UPTEMPOS SO I GUESS IT WAS A SHOCK THAT IT WASNT EXP WITH THE BARBWIRE AND EVRYTHING – MAYBE THIS IS A BUZZ SINGLE OR SHES SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST

  37. true October 20, 2009

    the song is not that bad its her vocals really, she has improved but if you picture beyonce singing the hell out of a song like this there a differents, at the moment i’m not even feeling beyonce or rihanna. i just want some real R&B to come back the music is missing sometthing these days

  38. Gaga for GaGa October 20, 2009

    Dear Def Jam

    I hope your staffers who are undoubtedly reading the blogs to get a feel for the audience’s reception of Rihanna’s new single: Russian Roulettte.

    I truly hope in your tally and in interpreting the data you collect you DISCOUNT the numerous and repetitive posts made by BEYONCE STANS and Matthew WORLD ENTERTAINMENT PAID BLOGGERS…

    This song is GREAT, its fresh, unexpected, bold, interesting and a fantastic lead single to generate anticipation for the upcoming album.
    You all did the math correctly, don’t listen to these PAID BLOGGERS and BEY STANS (sheeple) and rush release a second single, let this song do its magic becuase MAGIC is what it is.

    Good job. Rihanna, Neyo and the whole team.

    Kudos!

  39. Adam October 20, 2009

    It’s a great song. People weren’t ready for it, like when Britney did Slave 4 U, it’s different and an evolution. Props to her for not just picking a generic rnb/electro/pop song for the lead. We got enough of that on the radio, nothing wrong with variety.

  40. GeeMan October 20, 2009

    I must say to be honest I was not expecting this kind of song from Lady Fenty. It is a smash on first listen no but I can see this climbing to the top with the right push and marketing. I must say I wanna take a listen to this edgy new sound from this ever growing artist. Good luck Rhianna the world is watching.

  41. jeffrey October 20, 2009

    Rihanna is all Auto_Tune, Janey might not be a whitney or mariah but she can sing and dance her ass off, Rihanna is all in the studio, Please never bring up Janet in this s***, Janet is ICON, rihanna has a long wayy to go to be respected as a serious artist

  42. lyric_lee October 20, 2009

    OMG EVERYONE NEED TO HEAD OVER TO KELLY-ROWLAND.NET – TRUE FANS YOU ARE NOT READY FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE
    OMG EVERYONE NEED TO HEAD OVER TO KELLY-ROWLAND.NET – TRUE FANS YOU ARE NOT READY FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE
    OMG EVERYONE NEED TO HEAD OVER TO KELLY-ROWLAND.NET – TRUE FANS YOU ARE NOT READY FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE

  43. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    LOL@ THE JANET HATER CAN ONLY COMING FOR 2 OUTTA THE 8 THAT I NAMED.LOL B**** YOU BEEN SLAYED IN THE PROCESS BABY.LOL YESSSSSSSSS GWAL. LETS NOT GET ON RIHANNA SINGING “HERO” HA HA DEAD DEAD DEAD. LETS NOT GET ON RIHANNA SINGING PERIOD.LOL HA HA H AH HA HA HA CHILE TORNADO P**** BOOM. YOU CANT BE SERIOUS WHEN IT COMES TO THE QUEEN OF DANCE AND SHADE BABY LOVE.LOL

    YOUR PRESS LIKE PRESS ON NAILS.LOL DEAD AT ALL JANET HAS TO DO IS WHISPER CHILE.LOL HA HA HA AND SHE STILL SLAYS RITARDED FLOP.LOL

  44. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    TO THE JANHOVA HATER.

    JANET JUST SOLD OUT THE 02 ARENA LESS THAN AN HOUR.LOL

    WHO GON CHECK HER BOO?

    GOGGLE IT BABY DOLL.

  45. sean2009 October 20, 2009

    TILL YO 9/12 LOOKIN B**** CREATE A VELVET ROPE.LOL THAN WE CAN TALK.

    OH BABY HER NAME IS 9/12 CAUSE SHE LOOKS HOW GROUND ZERO LOOKED THE DAY AFTER 9/11. MUAH.

  46. pucci October 20, 2009

    I actually like this song, though I do prefer the song from the promo commercials better.

  47. tia October 20, 2009

    yeah this doesnt do it for me….not that i’m a fan but i do enjoy a few of her songs…..i kind of hate it…it sounds like a buzz single, nothing that deserves a video just something to get us by till the real single comes out

  48. sosicc_witswagga October 20, 2009

    very very interesting cover i like it.. i like the guitar rifts i like the beat its cool i love it i wana c the video.. 2 the person that said it sound like unfaithful not at all.. her vocals have improved

  49. Julez October 20, 2009

    i could care less about this song, its wack

    and the grape juice needs a player that doesnt automatically start playing, shits annoying.

  50. Tasha October 20, 2009

    Love this song! And even though there may be some people on this site who don’t at least ur not saying the song is about suicide like some of the other sites! Kudos for that. I mean, did anyone contemplate that the song is really about a metaphor of a relationship and whether or not she will pull that trigger meaning will she go through with this relationship…..THINK PEOPLE!!! You can see my heart beating means she is afraid to take this step…..afraid maybe that if she continues the relationship she won’t survive it! Not afraid of killing herself! I swear my people…THINK SOMETIMES!

  51. diva2 October 20, 2009

    This song will have to grow with me. I expected better from her team and def jam. Looking at her photo shoots i wonder how the video will be. Rihanna seems to be in a darker stage now. Well her vocal are not the best and def jam knows not to have her in any competitions, especially with lady gaga because she will surely flop flop flop and they will lose money.

  52. Phillip Brown October 20, 2009

    Good Girl Gone Bad spent 98 total weeks on the Soundscan chart, 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 (January 2009) – which continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take A Bow,” and the #1 “Disturbia.”

    Did everyone see that part in the press-release, I had no idea that album sold that many copies.

  53. Laura October 20, 2009

    Gosh Sam, for a music blogger and i am sorry to say that, but your musical tastes don’t go very far. Put Beyonce’s CD down for a while and try to be a little less narrow-minded and expand your musical culture. Let’s end here the comparison between the two of them but then maybe you would recognize that this is a good song.

    You are correct when you say she’s not the best singer in the world, but she knows it too and based on that song she works on it.

    This song is definitly a great song, with a good production and most importantly powerful and intelligent lyrics, something which seems lacking in all your favorites singer’s songs.
    EVERYONE, and i mean everyone, was expecting Rihanna to come back with a club-oriented track but she took the risk to impose her style, her rythm. And that is interesting because it’s becoming very rare theses days.
    Say what you want, but she also try to explore different kind of sounds and doesn’t stick to RnB or to what she did for GGGB.

    And one last thing, don’t put some artists down because you don’t like them personnally. You will just seem less believable in what you say after.

  54. hihihihihi October 21, 2009

    RIHANNAS HAS WORLDWIDE HITS AND SONGS THAT ARE TOP 10 ALL OVER THE WORLD:::::JANET ONLY HAD SCREAM AND TWO OTHER WHO DID THAT:

    RIHANNAS HA SMROE WOLDWIRDE HIT SIN 4 YEAR THAN JKANET HAD IN HER WHOLE CAREER:

    uMBRELLA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ANY SONG FROM JANET:

  55. ruffnsweet October 21, 2009

    This is a very good song. Vocals and all. If not one of her best ballads. Oh and yeah… Suck d*** Sam. LOL:>

  56. Meechy05 October 21, 2009

    Ok I had to listen to the song on my earphones instead of on the radio and im actually digging the song now

  57. Dawon October 21, 2009

    Ok after listening a couple times. I’m starting to like the song…But when these Rihanna stans try to come for Janet and Beyonce…they need a reality check!

  58. bobs October 21, 2009

    I guess I just don’t understand why people think Janet Jackson has a voice? She whispers through every single song w/ tons of modulation. Maybe in the 80s. Love Janet, but I have to say Rihanna is a better singer. Let’s not forget she’s never even left the charts. She had #1 with TI (and she sings most of the time.) and #2 w/ Jay Z (again singing more than Jay Z.) Very smart to release a ballad, because we’ve been listening to uptempo Rihanna for awhile. This will shoot straight to #1 like everything else.

  59. Laura October 22, 2009

    Oh please, Janet is an icone. Her influence in RnB music is huge if she’s not considered as one of the first R’nB singer. Like her brother, she one of the first of what we call now “performers” – artists who sing and offer visual aspects at the same time. She is an amazing dancer and have excellent albums. Anyone who pretend to know or like Rnb should have listen to at least 2 of her album : control, Rythm nation.

  60. REMY October 25, 2009

    I think this is a great song! I can’t understand why so many negative comments, but I assume the negative comments will be posted while the people that like it are out picking it up to help it go platinum.

  61. the truth November 16, 2009

    Well, i can smell the hate in the air can’t you, i mean come on how can you knock rihanna for trying somthing new but prise lady gaga and her stupid new song “Bad romance”. For real all of you need to get to get in to some REAL MUSIC and give her a chance.

  62. Smileyy December 26, 2009

    I think your everyone who doesn’t like this song is lame this is a amazing song and who ever can’t see thatshouldnt be writing anything

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