News: Rihanna Talks "Rated R" Follow-Up, Wants "More Energetic, Up-Tempo Pop Records"

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 10:15AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has already begun talking about how she would like her Rated R follow-up album to sound and revealed her aim to sway away from the prior release's dark tone.

According to the singer, she would like her fifth solo project to feature more of an energetic pop sound.

"Rated R, I love the sound of it, in terms of the bass," Rihanna explained in an interview. "I really like the bottom, the grime of it. But if I were to combine that with more energetic, up-tempo pop records, then I think that will be a happy marriage. And that's where we'll probably go next." (MTV)

Her current project has already passed the gold status mark in albums sold.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Rated R moved down eight slots to No. 35 with 20,800. Going into her 13th week, the video vixen's new project has moved 638,600 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Outside of music, the singer is reportedly putting together a new book.

Rihanna is writing a book - but it's not the tell-all we've been waiting for. The songstress is teaming up with Simon Henwood, the creative director for her Rated R tour, to pen a photo-heavy tome due out on June 29. The 144-page spread will feature steamy pictures of Ri Ri, which, for $38, can be all yours. (Huffington Post)

Additional reporting suggests a title has already been selected.

Rihanna "The Last Girl on Earth" written by Rihanna with contribution from Simon Henwood. With a format set to hardcover, the book is being categorized as "Music - Popular." And if you're wondering who Simon Henwood is, he is working on the campaign of Rihanna's 4th album, Rated R. Logo, album, videos, TV spots and world tour (including stage design, costumes and background visuals)! (Rihanna Daily)

No further details have been released as of now.

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