R ated R (Released November 23, 2009) The album R ated R marked a turn toward a more mature tone, as compared to her past work. It sold over 1 million copies in the United States, selling over 180,000 copies in its first week. Rude Boy , a lead single off the album, reached number one status and remained there for five consecutive weeks. The album itself was deeply personal and original, with themes to empower women and girls. The album has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States. It was a critical success at the time of its release, evidenced by the fact it reached number one status in eight countries worldwide. Collaborations

Top 200 Chart. A lead single, Only Girl (In the World) , won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, while another, S&M , became Rihanna’s tenth number one single—resulting in her being the youngest artist at the time to have ten number one singles. Overall, the album was a critical success. It featured several up-tempo music genres, including dancehall, R&B, and electro-pop. Collaborations

What’s My Name , featuring Drake Raining Men , featuring Nicki Minaj Love the Way You Lie (Part II), featuring Eminem

T alk T hat T alk (Released November 21, 2011) Rihanna employed an interesting method to promote this album by encouraging fans to complete games to unlock new information. Winning games also gave fans access to new singles. T alk T hat T alk sold over 1 million copies in the United States and more than 5 million worldwide, reaching number one spots in five different countries around the world. The album’s success highlighted her gamified promotion approach as a success at attracting new audiences worldwide.

Hard, featuring Young Jeezy Rockstar 101, featuring Slash Photographs, featuring will.i.am

Scan to watch the music video for Russian Roulette , one of the lead singles off the album R ated R

Scan here to watch the music video for Only Girl (In the World)

L oud (Released November 16, 2010)

Rihanna’s fifth album sold over 1.8 million copies in the United States and over 8 million copies worldwide. Within its first week, more than 200,000 copies were purchased and it was released to number three on the Billboard






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