New Music: Rihanna – ‘California King Bed’ + ‘Man Down’

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Rihanna keeps the hits coming with “California King Bed” and “Man Down,” two more gems on her fifth album Loud (Nov. 16). The red-headed songstress puts her vocal skills to the test on the rock-tinged ballad “Bed,” which her boyfriend Matt Kemp calls one of his favorite songs off the project.

Meanwhile, RiRi picks up the pace on the dark “Man Down,” a collaboration with fellow Bajan Shontelle where she channels the island flavor of her native Barbados. “When I was writing my part, we were in the studio together,” the “Impossible” singer told Rap-Up.com of the rum-pum-pum track. “She really works hard. We were at one of her concerts and she literally got straight off the stage, walked right onto the studio bus, and went straight to work.”

“California King Bed”

“Man Down”

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90 Comments

  1. Oreka

    DAMN LEAKERS !! >:O

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  2. Giamma

    Gems indeed!

    Both tracks are EPIC!

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  3. who cares?

    FUCK But I’m still buying

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  4. who cares?

    I’m STILL BUYING!!! WHO’s WITH ME? LOL

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  5. jeremydante

    DAMN- her whole shit is out.

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  6. Beystanbish

    I’ve heard all the songs. No need to buy this damn album. smh leaks

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  7. Haha

    LMAO all this chicks ish is just gettin’ leaked left and right. LOL. Aint even like she can perform this live!

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  8. Oreka

    my deluxe edition is on the way. so i’m with you lol get #LOUD! >:D

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  9. LOL

    The whole damn album done leaked she just need to put it out now and let it flop

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  10. RihannaLover

    Leaks suck!!! “Man Down” is my fav track!!! I haven’t heard reggae music in a while so it’s definitely on repeat! I already pre-ordered Loud and I haven’t listened to any of the ballads!!!:-*

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  11. Rap*

    Stupid people. The album comes out this friday in europe…so of course it will leak before. DAMN@ people thinkin it wouldnt leak.

    Anyways….dope tracks…She kills Bed.

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  12. whatever

    CKB is Epic HOT…MD is GREAT…GOOD JOB Rih

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  13. RiRiStan

    agree with Rap*

    everyone’s album leaks. in fact, rihanna’s album leaked later than most. get over it.

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  14. sagb

    theyre okay..

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  15. RihannaLover

    Leaks suck!!! Man Down is my fav tracks!!! I haven’t heard reggae on the radio in a while! She has cured my withdrawal symptoms! I pre-ordered my copy and I haven’t listened to any of the ballads that leaked! I want to be surprised!!!:-*

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  16. whatever

    Wow like the album wouldn’t leak after it was release. LOL It’ll hit the internet anyways like EVERYBODY’s music does.

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  17. smh

    well damn her whole album is gonna be leaked before the album comes out nov. 16th lol

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  18. Sweetbaba

    Poor Riri everytime I go on any urban website leading up to her album release all her songs are being leaked and then people hate on her when her sales are low.

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  19. jp

    CALIFORNIA KING BED THE BEST!!! AND I’M SURE HATERS THERE ARE SUPPORTERS OF LADY GAGA AND OTHER RIVALS OF RIHANNA BUT FOR SURE THEY’RE IN LOVE WITH THE TRACKS. OHYEAAAAAH.

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  20. rightnow

    haha, she sounds adorable in man down towards the end when she got really Caribbean lol

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  21. P

    THEY WANT TO RUIN RIHANNA BECAUSE THEY CAN’T ACCEPT THE FACT THAT SHE IS AT THE TOP OF TODAYS MUSIC INDUSTRY! AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE SAYING THAT SHE CAN’T SING HER SONGS LIVE,WHAT ABOUT LADY GAGA? THINK ABOUT IT!

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  22. back2basics

    love the two leaks

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  23. greg

    well this happens to almost every artist.. ciara, keri, ne yo, mariah carey and etc. so im nt surprised at all.. ri ri have some good music out bt i kno her album sales will still be really high,… ima still buy loud no matter what.. so as for ciara too

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  24. Virginia's Finest

    Ri’s whole album has leaked. That’s nutz man. It always happens. But Ri will make it back up, espically from touring n shit lyk dat. Artist always do. Jus look how many of her songs r on TV shows nowadays. She’s must b getting some paycheck from all of dat.

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  25. nemo

    i wuz soooo caught up into these songs that i just realized that these were LEAKS!!!!! OH GOD!!!! I DONT CARE…THIS MAKES ME WANT TO BUY THE ALBUM EVEN MORE!!!

    LMFAO AT THE HATERS THO:Haha AND LOL…GO HOME, YALL SOUND PRESSED! LMFAOOOO

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  26. Sam

    I can see the hair on Rihanna Pu**y in that picture above.

    California Bed is a rip off of Fergie – Big Girls Dont Cry

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  27. bajan cajun

    MY GURL RIRI JUST SHUT IT DOWN WIT DESE TWO SONGS…LIKE WOOOOOOOOW!!!!SHE JUST KEEPS THE HATERS LOOKIN LIKE FOOLS, AND KEEPS PROVING THAT SHE HAS TALENT OUT DA ASSHOLE…AND MAN DOWN…LET ME NOT EVEN GET STARTED ON THAT SONG…BUT THESE LEAKS MIGHT JUST HURT HER SALES…FINGERS CROSSED THAT THEY DON’T, CUZ GOD KNOWS THE HATERS LOVE TO SEE A GOOD PERSON FAIL

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  28. Kera

    MAN DOWN IS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

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  29. u betta

    these songs made me SOOOO happy and now i feel SOOOOO BAD, her whole album LEAKED a week before it was due!! im still gonna support her but, if leaks never existed her sales would be so much higher

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  30. jrifkid

    MAN DOWN WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. bajan

    Mannnnnnnnn DownNNNNNNNNNNN~!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. rihannito

    FIIIREEEEEEEEEE

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  33. Nathan

    PEOPLE, THIS IS 2010. OF COURSE YOUR ALBUM IS GOING TO LEAK! THE ALBUM IS RELEASED IN 3 DAYS TIME (EUROPE) SO I’M ACTUALLY SHOCKED IT DIDN’T LEAK BEFORE NOW. SHE’S LUCKY IT ONLY JUST LEAKED!!

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  34. Rum pu pum pum

    Woahhhh MAN DOWN is FIRE!!!! One of Rihannas best songs hands down. She took it way back to her roots.

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  35. bab boy

    Yow mi really on business about the song dah mini ya rock it look good mi love ut

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  36. carl

    The album was sooo boring. I’m sorry it was a snooze.

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  37. u betta

    carl^^^^^ idk what to say to…u just can’t be pleased then…idk what was boring about…i’ll wait

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  38. Manjeo22

    Man down is the shitttttttt!!!!!

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  39. Raheem T

    with or without leaks man i’m def gonna cop this shit for real. kudos riri you did it again!

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  40. justme

    Hey guys got Rihannas album already.. It has already leaked in full.. sorry riri

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  41. Giamma

    Loud leaked and it’s FIREEEEE!!!

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  42. tehe!

    to the people who said they not gon buy it cz it leaked LOL u full well know your cheap A#$ wasn’t gunna buy it in the first place lol u full well know you get your stuff from limewire! LOL cheap cheap cheap loool

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  43. Diamond Girl

    Lick pure shot! Cyan stop Rih..Gone a lead!! leak away.. Makes me only wanna buy it more!!! That Rihanna reign won’t Let up!!! keep on haters!!!!!

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  44. tehe!

    they said the album leaked! where tho? lol i’m stilling buying it btw

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  45. Jake

    @tehe I got it But im not sure its safe to say where from but i hurd all of the tracks and they are all fire!!! and tatally worth the wait

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  46. ItsOscarYO

    “Man Down” is the best! My favorite off of “LOUD”! OMFG. It’s so good!

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  47. tehe!

    yea your right… the suspense is killing me.. oh n btw in coloured girls rihanna got mentioned as the biggest thing in music right now =] tehe! slayed lol

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  48. loulou

    @ sam big girls don’t cry wasn’t this good lol atleast it’s a gr8 rip off! cz the song is fantastic!

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  49. kevin

    i’ve heard following songs only 1 time each: cheers, complicated,s&m. and the following snippets: man down,skin,fading, california king bed,raining men,lthwyyl part 2 i haven’t heard.i over played only girl. the 2nd single wmn i played 1 time.

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  50. Luisfer

    Damn!!1
    I didn´t want it to leak… anyway!

    I´m still buying it!!!!
    Get ready to get LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LET UP

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  51. nenen

    I love Man Down Im getting the album!!

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  52. LOUD

    Fading Away is now my favorite track on the album.

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  53. ahhh

    Hands down MAN DOWN is her best song ever like this is the Rihanna I fell in love with all this pop shit is starting to become ughh to me in my opinion if she keep that reggae sound she could be bigger than wat she is now thumbs up for man down is my new favorite song beside skin lol but man down I fucks with it IM A CRIMINAL BOOM!

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  54. risguy

    O were all buying theres no denying. These leaks wont stop the navy from supporting the Only Girl on the world!!!! Love you Rihanna!!!

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  55. Antonios World

    FIRE. LOUD – MUST BUY!!!

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  56. Adam

    those are amazeballs !

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  57. Orane

    I love Man Down!!!! Its on replay. I already pre ordered the album

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  58. Robert

    cant wait for the album to come out!!!

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  59. loveriri

    RIHANNA’S THE BEST
    THESE NEW SONGS ARE F*CKING GOOD
    HATERS YOU CAN KILL YOURSELF

    A real rihanan fan love rihanan from the beginning till now and fuck the people who says i miss the old rihanna. please if she won’t change NOBODY would love her.

    rihanna do your thing your amazing!

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  60. SalCapone

    I’m actually happy this has leaked.well not for her to have low album sales,i wish her the best! but at least listening to these songs in their entirety has made me actually want to buy the album.already have it pre ordered so lets see how this plays out Haters & Fans!!!

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  61. Fan Ov A Fan

    EPIC PEIC FU***** EPICCC!!!
    OMFG I LOVE MAN DOWN
    CALIFORNIA KING IS OK
    BUT OMG MAN DOWN IS AMAZING
    IM SOOOOO BUYING HER ALBUM !! :D

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  62. JJJUU

    California King is a runners Production (I heard the “aaahh” fresh air.) they are my fav producers, I also love Rihanna’s voice

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  63. MusicMusic01

    lol at the ppl who think the leaks are going to effect the album sales. LEAKS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING FOR AGES NOW. any real fan would buy it even though it leaked, for support. I mean look at Drake’s album and how it leaked WAY before it was due out and he still sold half a million on his first week.

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  64. Giamma

    Can’t get enough of them!

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  65. Risha

    Inlove! RiRi :)**** <3

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  66. king

    she is the best

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  67. Kyle

    It’s usually typical for most of an albums tracks to leak a week before its release. If its a month or two before though, then THAT’S A PROBLEM. Anyway, I really like “California King Bed.”

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  68. Rihanna Baby

    RiRi bitches!!!!! Remember that!!!!!!

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  69. I guess!!!

    Lol…. Rih is about to snatch these pop and r&b singers wigs… 
    Can’t  wait for hers and Bey’s

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  70. Elle Michelle

    “Man Down” will be on repeat!

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  71. @Raydeeohcity

    “Man Down” is. the. shit.

    Her voice maybe hit or miss (miss most of the time) but i love her carribean accent when she talks and when she sings with it.

    Her one tone sounds a lil more authentic and heavier. Just like “Wait Your Turn”. I been playin this one over n over.

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  72. MB92

    Well i dont think theses leaks will have too much of an effect since her album is only 6days away, but then again word spreads fast

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  73. doubline

    man down,california king bed,bigest tune in the album,RIHANNA IS BACK,BIG TIME

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  74. doubline

    am ganna buy 4 copies when this album comes out and three out as xmas gift to my friends,love this songs and love rihanna,she is amazing

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  75. alicia keys a homewrecka

    I’m feeling Man Down! Sape Pase!

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  76. love45

    Man down. OMG RIH. This is amazinnnnnnnnnnnnng. You go gurl!!!!!

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  77. Ted

    Man down – that’s what classics are made of.

    Tired of the same old female singers on the radio talking about the same old things – but she’s making her own way….I respect her, especially after her groundbreaking last album. Songs like Te Amo, Fire Bomb, The Last Song, Cold Case Love, Russian Roulette – these are SONGS. And although she’s going in a different direction for this album, she keeps that integrity.

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  78. BarneyMosby

    she’s still bitter over the beating. don’t blame her. not. one. bit. man down has such depth, and i really dont root for her career to be honest, but she did her thing.

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  79. Sibby

    Feels redundant to even say it but these songs are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

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  80. MaZ

    Man Down is hot!

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  81. iambengtan

    i love the California king its very relate-table,riri is only th only girl in the world..\

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  82. Peggy Sue

    MAN DOWN…Rum papa pam, Rum papa pam…This should have been her first single. IT’S BLAZIN’

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  83. Barneyy

    i LOVEEE!!!! <3 <3 CALIFORNIA KING BED wow!!! <3

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  84. Benjamin .k. idun

    oh my God this song is nice.quality music.rum papapa pam thats were i like most.this son remind of the legend Bob and lucky Dube.jay bless.rihanna you have done well.keep it up.how can i download it on my phone?.one love.

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  85. B.A alotaibi

    I love Man Down Im getting the album!!

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  86. c.legall

    I think she is amazing from being abuded to happiness it explains in her songs exspecially her
    song only girl awesome i give her 3 thumbs up

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  87. Fiamma

    I LOVE YOU

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  88. aeconfidential

    This has to be one of the dumbest songs I have ever heard…the lyrics are horrible and cheesy.

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