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Rihanna: Barbados Arrival, New Album Details!

Rihanna: Barbados Arrival, New Album Details!

Rihanna returns to her homeland via Barbados airport on Wednesday (June 16).

Earlier in the week at the Staples Center, the 22-year-old “Rockstar” singer and Travis Barker joined Eminem on stage for their “Love the Way You Lie” collaboration.

Vice President of Def Jam Bu Thiam shared a little about Rihanna‘s upcoming album. He told Vibe, “I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers. Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s Thriller. We got smashes from Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City. We’re definitely going in with Ne-Yo, The-Dream and other writers and producers that have always been a part of her creative process since day one.”

FYI: Rihanna is wearing Betsey Johnson sunglasses, available at Nordstrom!

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  • JJ

    LMFAO at the bar being Thriller. Keep dreaming.

  • JillyRo

    Keep dreaming is right. She’s no Michael. She can’t sing or dance.

    And seriously how can we MISS any of these people if they NEVER GO AWAY!!! This includes Beyonce!! After this album Rhianna needs to go away for a LONG TIME. Sheesh what is it with celebs nowadays, so much over-exposure!! Then they wonder why they face backlash..have they never heard that less is more sometimes!!

  • mickey

    ugly chick.

  • hotlanta

    Great skin but she needs a new stylist.

  • Karen

    I love Rihanna and all but dont lie dude… She has never made an album with all hits and never will. And to compare it to MJ! OH PLEASE STOP!!

  • curious

    I sort of like Rihanna’s outfit but her hair just doesn’t work.

  • Lily

    I hate it when labels are like ” get ready, her new album’s gonna be as epic as Michael Jackson’s Thriller album “.
    It’s getting annoying.
    Michael Jackson is the one and the only one.
    His album is the best selling record for a reason : the guy worked real hard on his albums. And he didn’t fel the need to release an album every year.
    Nowadays I feel like labels are milking their artists to death : Lady GaGa, Rihanna and even Britney Spears. That’s sad.

  • Magic

    Sometimes she looks like Michael Jackson.
    That’s the closest to Thriller she’ll get.

  • Donovan

    What bothers me is the fact that it’s all bout making hits! I think because nothing is really selling that well now, it makes labels think everything has to be a hit. Where’s the art?

  • Tori

    That hair is just god awful…seriously ..she needs to stop doing w/e the
    f-uck she’s doing to it
    1.it’s not cute
    2.she’ll be bald in no time

    “the 22-year-old ‘Rockstar’ singer”

    and 3 she does not sing rock…SHE’S NOT A ROCKSTAR!!

  • tal

    love her so much! stuning

  • chrissy

    no one was checking for rihannas album cuz no one checked on rated r! and CHECKED OUT of her fan base after that. shes definitely fallen off ppl radar with her latest effort, that statement was simply a ploy to get ppl interested and talking.., but after delivering RR, statements such as that with rihannas name in it no longer will get ppl interested, but get them to laugh, b/c we know better and shes given us ample opportunities to see she has no talent.

  • dancer

    Love her necklaces but she really does look like a dude.

  • dancer

    Love her necklaces but she really does look like a dude.

  • triumph

    @Donovan: ITA – this one does not make art. She’s just a cute face they prance around to make”hits.” She’ll be discarded in a few years for the next cute face.

  • salut

    Those shoes are fierce but this girl really does dress like a clown.

  • Seriously?

    That’s a woman?

  • Justice

    Who is styling this blind lady?
    Knock if off!
    Show some compassion for the sight impaired!

  • Connie in Des Moines

    She turning into Beyonce she want go away.

  • Top Gun

    Best skin in the business.

  • Top Gun

    Now go get some Rogaine, RiRI. You’re going bald.

  • GROSS

    GROSS.

  • G.ROSS

    CIRCU.S. TRA.N.NY

  • blue crush

    Is that a wig?

  • Lawton

    Her next CD will be titled “Send in the Clowns.”

  • bajan

    WELCOME HOME RI, TO THE LAND OF SEA AN SUNSHINE AN FLYING FISH.

  • justkaren

    labels need to stop it with the “it’s gonna be the next Michael Jackson…” anything tactic. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN IDIOTS!!! There will NEVER be another MJ and there certainly will never, EVER be another “Thriller.” Just get over it and MOVE ON!!!

  • justkaren

    labels need to stop it with the whole “it’s gonna be the next Michael Jackson…” anything tactic. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN IDIOTS!!!! There will never, EVER be another MJ and there will never be another “Thriller.” so get over it and MOVE ON!!!!

  • KellStar

    Girl must be home for Crop Over. Let’s see ya wuk pon top a wuk!

  • kitt

    only a gay man would fuvk her

  • lola

    WTF is wrong with these label people? See, all of the “Rihanna Haters” were telling everyone on the blogs that Rated R would flop and that she would start fading away but so many tried to hype her up just because of her raunchy and fashionista image! Rihanna has seriously only sold a little over 2 million worldwide of this album, and that doesn’t compare to her last, which sold 6 million! The only singles that did well worldwide were “Russian Roulette” and “Rude Boy” and “Hard” only did good in the US. Rockstar 101 and Te Amo barely got on the charts worldwide! They did horrible.

    I’m still amazed though that she was able to even sell that much this time around. I don’t understand why people are so stupid to buy someone’s album just because of his/her look and catchy tunes. It frustrates me that these labels will put all their time and money into on artist but don’t even take the time to do the same for the rest of their artists on their label, especially Def Jam. It’s taking a long process but Rihanna is finally reaching her 5 year mark, the maximum amount of time for a successful gimmick artist to last, and she will fade away soon enough.

  • http://happytoo.com happy girl

    Well, it may happen but that is a hard act to follow. Michael was a genius. And also, nowadays people put out albums like they change socks so the albums are not good and are overproduced. In Michael’s day, he took a couple of years off to make an album and that time and reflection showed. She just promoted an album and tour, why would she put out ANOTHER one? Greedy producers wanting a hit from 1-12. Ridiculous. I bet Aretha Franklyn or Led Zeppelin did not thing about hits when they were making albums. They thought of quality. I feel sorry for these young girls being over produced by greedy Producers. Get some rest Ri, don’t listen to them. Take your time and do like a Caribbean sound album. That would be cool.

  • bajan

    @KellStar: LOL

  • http://happytoo.com happy girl

    She must have such a nice house in Barbados. Jealous.

  • Randi

    That statement is setting her up for failure. Thriller? Get real.

  • lovelarah

    DISGUSTING!
    Does this fool of a record exec realize music is an ART FORM?
    Setting out to make an album of hits is the wrong way to go…i’m positive that is not the way Micheal made thriller it just ended up that way- that is why it’s so good.

  • M

    I believe she can do it. Maybe this album will change people’s opinions about her. I even have some ideas for the album.

  • saywhat..

    Failure, it’s going to suck I can see it now. It’s all about the money not the art form.. besides most of the true artists never get seen because of twits like her.

  • Jasmine

    She looks like Fantasia Barrino, and that is NOT a good thing!

  • Tamyn South Africa

    Is this Def Jam dude high on crack…Rihanna has some hot tracks but she can never make an album of thriller proportions!!!!!!! And please can she change this hair!!!!!

  • Adriana

    CAN”T WAIT!!!!!!!!!! Rihanna is a hit maker and I think she can do it. Rated R was amazing, but had deeper cuts that just weren’t commercial enough to be hits (and really weird promotion), but it was her best album. If she can top Rated R and Good Girl Gone Bad put together, then I can totally see her album being all killer and no filler from beginning to end. I can’t wait until her collbaoration with David Guetta comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SFg

    “Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”

    She’s the right person NOW so yes it can work…!!

  • Toni

    She or anyone else will never hit thriller status. Heck no one has even hit Invicible status these days and that was his lowest selling album so who thinks they can make an album like Thriller. Just as someone said before, thriller wasn’t made right after and put out right after Off The Wall, Michael took time, dedication, and he actually wrote and co produced Thriller which many artist today can’t seem to do. Thriller was made to be the biggest selling album and that was Michaels goal, but in the process he thought about the art of music and no just about the money. Also if she wants to sell or have a Thriller type album, she needs to go away for a while and take a break longer than a couple of months. Have people miss you and want you back and maybe just maybe she can sell as much as dangerous Invicible or HIStory, but never Thriller. That will never be achieved again.

  • music will be reborn

    its actually quite ridiculous that artist like rihanna who are constantly played on radio and promoted sell so little compared to the artists of yesteryears i know the music industry has changed alot recently but thats no exuse. even gaga has sold more than any one of rihanna’s albums

    if she really wants to make a true album she should quite working with every producer in the world, pick up a guitar or sit at the piano and write songs from her heart, write lyrics that express who she is what shes experienced…. and if shes really serious prove she can promote an album without being half naked in every promo shot and music vid

  • music will be reborn

    its actually quite ridiculous that artist like rihanna who are constantly played on radio and promoted sell so little compared to the artists of yesteryears i know the music industry has changed alot recently but thats no exuse. even gaga has sold more than any one of rihanna’s albums

    if she really wants to make a true album she should quite working with every producer in the world, pick up a guitar or sit at the piano and write songs from her heart, write lyrics that express who she is what shes experienced…. and if shes really serious prove she can promote an album without being half naked in every promo shot and music vid

  • HA HA HA

    To all the haters -> shes wearing, touching, eating everything you cant afford so stfu

  • waffle bowl

    She could never make a Thriller, because unlike Michael, she has no talent. And announcing that they want this album to be the next Thriller is basically setting it up for failure. Every time an artist gets a big head about their success and says their next album will be an all-time classic comparable to whatever iconic album, the exact opposite usually turns out to be true. So if I were that Def Jam vice pres, I would’ve kept my mouth shut about the album altogether.

  • ++Logan++

    LOVE her pants

  • FLaaKaa

    I love her new look , with that face and body she looks good in everything with everything ♥♥Love her

  • foxxy

    MJ really? on what planet.

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