Details Emerge on Rihanna’s New Album

Music

Vibe / October 20, 2009

Rihanna got her fans excited on Tuesday (October 20), when she debuted her brand new single, “Russian Roulette.”

The new single is the first from her forthcoming album, the recently announced Rated R.

According to her label, Ri Ri has worked with Tricky Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Chase & Status, and Stargate on the album, but for the single, she linked up with Ne-Yo, who wrote and produced “Russian Roulette.”

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Rihanna has already shot a video last week in New York City with director Anthony Mandler, with whom she has a long relationship. He’s previously worked with her on videos for “Unfaithful,” “Shut Up and Drive,” “We Ride,” “Hate That I Love You,” “Take a Bow,” “Disturbia” and “Rehab.”

The clip is set to premiere in prime time on ABC, but the date was unknown at press time.

Also on Tuesday, the single cover was unveiled, featuring a nearly topless Rihanna, which fits the apparent theme for the new album.

Rated R is slated to drop November 23.