Rihanna 7th Studio Album “Unapologetic” 3rd December 2012

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FIRST SINGLE “DIAMONDS” HITS #1 iTUNES IN 27 COUNTRIES AND TOP 5 IN 55 COUNTRIES – HER FASTEST RISING SINGLE EVER – TIES HER ALL-TIME HIGH DEBUTS AT HOT 100 AND HOT 100 AIRPLAY

 

“DIAMONDS” ROCKETS TO #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT R&B SONGS CHART!

 

RIHANNA – #1 PERSON ON FACEBOOK & FORBES’ #1 SOCIAL MEDIA ARTIST – SET TO LAUNCH NEW SOCIAL EXPERIENCE SITE:WWW.RIHANNA7.COM

 

Worldwide superstarRihanna - the “#1 Person On Facebook” with over61.7 million Likes – has once again ignited record charts around the world with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date, with first-week postings at #1 iTunes in 27 countries and Top 5 iTunes in 55 countries.  Now, Rihannaannounces the global release of her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years: UNAPOLOGETIC arrives in stores worldwide on Monday, November 19th. And in Malaysia 3 Dec 2012.

In the U.S., “Diamonds” debuted this week at #16-bullet on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Rihanna’s previous highest debut, last year’s worldwide #1 smash, “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris).  “Diamonds” amassed 41.5 million total audience, her biggest first-week audience ever on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart where it debuted at #28-bullet, tying her previous highest debut, last year’s “You Da One.”

Now, as Billboard unveils its new, updated methodology and tallying formulas, “Diamonds” leaps to the #1 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, aided by strong multi-format airplay and digital downloads.

In the UK, “Diamonds” has earned Rihanna her 6th #1 single on both the  iTunes and the national chart, topping a summit of 27 countries where the song has also reached #1 at iTunes including France, Spain, Australia and Germany. “Diamonds” is her fastest growing airplay hit in the UK, France and Germany.

Following Rihanna‘s award winning social media marketing campaign last year, UNLOCKED, and as Forbes’ and Billboard’s #1 Social Media artist, she continues her digital media domination with #R7, launching on Monday, October 15th. #R7 is an interactive gaming experience where fans visitwww.Rihanna7.com and explore this site to “RIHveal” exclusive content and prizes. Each week fans are assigned weekly trivia questions. When answered correctly, fans have a new mission to exclusive Rihanna announcements and “RIHwards,” bringing fans closer to her 7th album, UNAPOLOGETIC.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time.  Forbes namedRihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.8 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 61 million Facebook fans, and over 26 million Twitter followers.  In addition to her 11 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 22 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

 

Rihanna Bio:

Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, “Pon de Replay,” and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., “S.O.S.” in 2006; “Umbrella” in 2007; “Disturbia” in 2008). However, it was the singer’s third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she exhibited a certain star quality as a young child, often winning beauty and talent contests. Because she lived on the fairly remote island of Barbados in the West Indies, however, she never foresaw the sort of stardom that would later befall her.

That stardom came courtesy of a fateful meeting with Evan Rogers. The New Yorker was vacationing in Barbados with his wife, a native of the island, when he was introduced to Rihanna. Rogers had spent years producing pop hits for such superstars as *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Laura Pausini, and Rod Stewart, and he offered the talented Rihanna a chance to record. Along with Rogers’ production partner, Carl Sturken (the other half of Syndicated Rhythm Productions), Rihanna recorded several demos that sparked the interest of the Carter Administration — that is, the newly appointed Def Jam president Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. This led to an audition, and Rihanna both received and accepted an on-the-spot offer to sign with Def Jam.

Come summer 2005, Def Jam rolled out “Pon de Replay,” the lively leadoff single from Music of the Sun. Produced almost entirely by Rogers and Sturken, the song synthesized Caribbean rhythms with urban-pop songwriting. “Pon de Replay” caught fire almost immediately, climbing all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and contesting the half-summer reign of Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” atop the chart. The debut album spawned one other hit, “If It’s Lovin’ That You Want,” which also broke the Top 40. Rihanna’s follow-up effort, A Girl Like Me, saw even greater success and spawned three sizable singles: a chart-topper (“S.O.S.”) and two Top Ten hits (“Unfaithful,” “Break It Off”).

Rihanna’s third album, 2007′s Good Girl Gone Bad, continued her success while signaling a change of direction. Whereas her past two albums had been imbalanced — often weighed down by faceless balladry and canned Caribbean-isms — Good Girl Gone Bad was a first-rate dance-pop album, stacked with several chart-topping singles and boasting collaborations with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, and StarGate. The lead single, “Umbrella,” shot to number one, as did “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia.” Its success turned Rihanna into one of the planet’s biggest pop stars.

Rated R was released in 2009 during the wake of a physical altercation with romantic interest Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to felony assault. The album’s lead single, “Russian Roulette” — written with Ne-Yo — was one of the year’s most controversial singles, and it set the tone for the singer’s new, dark direction. Rated R peaked within the Top Five of the Billboard 200, while another one of its singles, “Rude Boy,” topped the Hot 100. Rated R: Remixed was released in the spring of 2010 and featured ten tracks from the album revamped for the dancefloor by Chew Fu.

Loud, Rihanna’s fifth studio album, followed in November and was led by the StarGate-produced “Only Girl (In the World).” That song, as well as the follow-up singles “What’s My Name?” and “S&M,” all topped the Billboard Hot 100. In November 2011, shortly after Loud’s “Cheers (Drink to That)” entered the Top Ten, the singer released Talk That Talk. The single “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris earned the top spot in the Hot 100, and the album peaked at number three.