Rihanna reveals `Loud` album title

New York: Rihanna unveiled her new single Only Girl (In the World)` on Tuesday shortly after announcing the title of her fifth studio album, `Loud`, on her official fansite.

"Yes it is called `Loud`," the pop star told fans while appearing on Ryan Seacrest`s morning radio show on Tuesday. "Get loud everybody. Get crazy. Get excited. `Cause I`m pumped. I`m just gonna be me."

"Only Girl (In the World)" aims squarely for dancefloor domination, as the 22-year-old pop star whose hit songs have included "Umbrella" and "Disturbia" pours her heart out to one man over a full-throttle production by Norwegian hitmaking duo, Stargate.

"Want you to make me feel/Like I`m the only girl in the world," Rihanna belts on the chorus. "Like I`m the only one that you`ll ever love/Like I`m the only one who knows your heart."

The R&B singer hit the headlines last year when her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her and was sentenced to five years probation before she released a new album, "Rated R."

Producer Stargate is also responsible for previous Rihanna hit singles "Please Don`t Stop the Music," "Hate That I Love You" and her most recent No. 1 hit, "Rude Boy."

If "Only Girl" is any indication, Rihanna`s "Loud" will be a departure from the edgier fare of "Rated R," which has sold 975,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Alex Da Kid -- the producer/songwriter behind Eminem`s current No. 1 "Love the Way You Lie," which features Rihanna -- said the pop star`s new material is "like a mixture of her two sides. It`s commercial, but at the same time it`s got an edge to it -- it has substance."

Rihanna echoed that sentiment during her chat with fans. "I`m gonna miss the Rated R era too, but nothing compares to the album I just made," the singer said, adding, "I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna, and it`s perfect for us."

Bureau Report

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