Rihanna's New Album Aimed to Be 'Timeless' Like 'Thriller'

June 17, 2010 07:38:11 GMT

Def Jam puts high expectation on Rihanna, hoping she could make phenomenal music in her next record like Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

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The recording process of Rihanna's next studio installment "is coming along incredibly," so Bu Thiam revealed. Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City, Ne-Yo and The-Dream are some of the people mentioned by the Vice President of Def Jam to be involved in the effort.

He shared to 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." He added, "She's great to work with and very hands on with every song that's being written and produced. She has visual concepts for just about every song. It's already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time."

With the bar set high, it is no wonder then if "there is a big writing camp with 50 other producers writing for Rihanna's next album." Earlier this year, Taio Cruz revealed about what he knew concerning the Barbadian songstress' record, adding "They have hired out 20 to 30 different studios and had everyone in there collaborating, switching people around. Each person did about six or seven songs. It doesn't normally work like that but she's a huge artist."

And, one of the acclaimed music makers who is ready to hook up with Rihanna is David Guetta. "We['re] thinking of doing something together," Guetta told MTV at the recent Activision E3 party in Los Angeles. "We just have to make sure it's OK with her schedule and my schedule, 'cause ... this is what happens. Unfortunately, it's not only about the music anymore, it's also about schedules, which is really boring but, you know."

Giving a tease on what he will be crafting, the French DJ stated, "Well, you know I'm a DJ, so I make beats that make you wanna dance. -- And I think she was one of the first to do that in that urban world, so you know, I think it would be good for her to do it again."


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posted by Dequan on Aug 30, 2010
I Like rated r bt i think u should bring something wild and rihannish to us bt wateva u bring i wud like it
posted by Me on Jul 10, 2010
Rated R is one of the best albums i'v heard in years. From start to finish. But for her next album, please create something colorful since Rated R was such an introspective album.. Add Some funny sounds and expressions, fun lyrics, some jazz maybe. Im looking foward to it. Dont dissapoint us.
posted by Me on Jul 10, 2010
I think rihanna should go into a different sound. I loved all her albums. But she should do something more fun, uptempo beats, creative, funk n rock, maybe a little futuristic, but please dont use too much of auto tune. Add some politics. Mockery. Satire. Give us another disturbia hit. Or you could go back in time,and recreate a sound with some new sounds and catchy lyrics. . . Id like some ballads as well.
posted by max on Jun 23, 2010
timeless like thriller? i don't think so... the thing is that music standards have dropped, no wonder we have people like rihanna and lady gaga all over the place selling their so called "music"... they're both examples that you don't need talent to sell albums
posted by Allana on Jun 18, 2010
you is much beautiful Jistin
posted by crazy celeb gurl on Jun 17, 2010
i am fans of al of u but katy pery but some clothes on and usher alot of people hate u cause we love taylor swift get ur black ass and apologize like a fuckin man k love the rest of u byue
posted by jacey on Jun 17, 2010
you rock
posted by mees on Jun 17, 2010
"think big" is the best approach, but keep your feet on the ground and stay realistic, ri!

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