Rihanna Announces New Album ‘Unapologetic’

Unapologetic

Less than a year after releasing Talk That Talk, Rihanna is back with her seventh album in seven years, Unapologetic.

The pop princess took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal the title, release date, and cover art, on which she strips down with nothing but black and white words scrawled across her naked body. A tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis, which she dedicated to her late grandmother, can also be seen.

“My NEW album ‘UNAPOLOGETIC’ will be released on NOVEMBER 19th WORLDWIDE #Navy,” she announced.

She earlier caused confusion by tweeting the trending topic #sideeffects, making some fans believe that the title was Side Effects. She later removed the misleading tweets.

The first single “Diamonds” currently occupies the No. 18 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album is expected to feature contributions from Stargate and Ne-Yo, who penned two songs.

RiRi, who leads the nominations at the American Music Awards, will kick off her “Diamonds World Tour” in March 2013.

What do you think of the title and cover art? Sound off below.



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108 Comments

  1. Shee

    I luv it!

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    Neickha Reply:

    @Shee, Love.

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @Shee, whore.

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    Shee Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, Why you calling me whore?

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    Shee Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, Why you calling me a w*ore?

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    :) Reply:

    @Shee, I think they were calling Rihanna one.

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    Shee Reply:

    @:), I think they call names at every fan of Rihanna. I observed tah there’s a battle between Riri’s and Nickis fans and I don’t know why. R & N they are friends in their lives and they have song together. They are both talented and beautiful womans. (sorry for my english, I’m not from USA)

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    Roman Empire Reply:

    @Shee,
    I was calling Rihanna a whore.. because she is one. But if you thought I was calling you a whore MAYBE the shoe fits.

    Shee Reply:

    @Shee, The shoe fits? This is some english idiom? And deffinitly I’m not a whore and Rihanna isn’t whore too.

  2. J Fresh

    #rihannareign

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @J Fresh, skank

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  3. jacq

    amazing.

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @jacq, she a stank pu$$y hoe, the girl gets around.

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    fair maiden rihanna gate Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, don’t minaj got cocks to blow??

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    Roman Empire Reply:

    @fair maiden rihanna gate, So you’re a fan of The Boys. I gotta correct you hoe, it’s:
    ‘Tell a hater yo, don’t you got cocks to blow? call me kangaroo Nick I’ll box a hoe’

    #Comecorrect

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    kyla Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, WELL ALL U HATERS NEED TO GET A JOB. OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE DRUNK WITH JEALOUSY BUT THATS NOT STOPPING RIHANNA CONQUERING THE WORLD AND SLAYING YOUR FAVES!! SO SIT YR TIRED BROKE AZZ DOWN!! LOSERS!!

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  4. TeamQUEENBEE

    screams Rihanna

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    :) Reply:

    @TeamQUEENBEE, Right! Lol.

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  5. DanceAgain

    of coarse emphasis on one eye…. gurl!

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @DanceAgain, i Just Noticed That . Gurl Byee With That Devil Shit . She something else

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    :) Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, An eye being covered isn’t a symbol for the devil.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @:), ok

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    maya Reply:

    @DanceAgain, course*

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  6. MOTHA

    Not Really into the album every year thing, but GAWD this girl is SEXY AS FUCK. LAWD!

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  7. mumi

    The new era, BITCHEZ!!

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  8. Cranberry

    Kween.

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  9. mumi

    Guns in the air!

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  10. me

    yessssssssssssssssssssss

    she cant be stopped

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  11. boom boom

    BADASS!

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  12. Billionaire

    This too #DOPE!!!! Love Rihanna!!!

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  13. KenBarbUK

    Loving It This Just Screams Rihanna Lool

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  14. boom boom

    BADASS

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  15. MaHJ

    Love!

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  16. KenBarbUK

    Those she have the tracklist on the album cause i can notice diamonds

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  17. NickiSlaysMe_

    Yes !! ;)

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  18. honest shade

    YES GAWD!!!

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  19. young ck

    love her or hate her this gurl gives good everything.

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  20. young ck

    love her or hate her this gurl gives good everything. love the cover

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  21. wonderland19

    Like this alot! Good job Rih’s creative team!

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  22. av

    Not too crazy about the album cover, but I’m sure the music will be great.

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  23. EyFresh

    Eye love it Robin!

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  24. BrunoBruno

    forever naked

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  25. Lance

    Actually, she just tweeted that the album title is “Unapologetic” not “Side Effects”…

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  26. nunu

    UNAPOLOGETIC

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  27. Megan

    Christina Aguilera too much..?

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  28. DSTROCK

    I actually liked “Side Effects” as a title better than “Unapologetic”. It gave this impression that those words like “Fun” “Love” “Happy” and “Fearless” were all side effects which I found to be kinda deep. *Kanye shrug* whatever though…

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  29. Diego

    Hope she finally gets a # 1 album after 6 tries she is very overrated and her record sales don’t equal all the hype she gets

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @Diego, who you telling ? Lol

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    Jay85 Reply:

    @Diego, YES!!!! lol, agreed

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  30. yep!

    this b*tch CANNOT BE STOPPED…dag!

    and Nicki wants to drop on the same day as RiRi…LOOOOOL…nicki cant be serious…

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    WhyYouMad Reply:

    @yep!, She did her first album the same way except for it was Kanye West and ended up going platinum before he did if I’m not mistaken (but even so she did VERY well).. besides Nicki announced hers first for this date… either way I’m getting both because I know they both will be great albums.

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  31. briyani

    :side effects:

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  32. lyric commander lee

    and here i thought the album was named 7 lol – side effects would be a good title too based off her current situation with chris and everything but unapologetic actually fits her “dont give a fukk” attitude so bring it on!

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  33. Duarte008

    Sorry but this looks like a mess. Something more like a terrible concept . Whatever’s i just like her music I’m not big fan of her. Sad to the idiots who fall for this terrible and tacky cover.

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  34. Ms Thing Honey Child Girl Boobie Gone Go Kill Youself

    this is hott.

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  35. Hmmm

    Sooooooo, she doesn’t know the name of her album? Mmmkay.

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  36. Speechless

    Ugly, predictable, boring and recycled from rated r. Try again bish.

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  37. Brass_knucklez

    Talk That Talk Rihanna Rihloaded: The Rih Up
    I’m bored with it already. In other words, it’s not a far deviation from anything she’s done in the past.

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  38. avant garde

    Very predictable.

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  39. MusicJunkie

    I wounder who’s gonna sell more ? Rih or nicki . The batyle of the gimmicks . Lol

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    Truth Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, Rihannas not a gimmick though she actually makes good music. Nicki cant make a good song to save her life though

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @Truth, having to change ya hair style after everytime ya album comes out ? Releasing a album every year to remain relevant ? Yea she’s a gimmick managed by a excellent team .

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    BITCHESSTAYPRESSED Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, Bitch are u mad she can afford a haircut? Have severel _/_/_/_/

    P.S I Getting both albums so i guess i support gimmicks:P

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @BITCHESSTAYPRESSED, You do . Stay pressed .

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    BITCHESSTAYPRESSED Reply:

    @RealIssh, Why yes,yes I do.Thank you for your concern.

    Stop! Reply:

    @Truth, So ,Champion , Marilyn Monroe , Save me, Moment 4 Life ,Im The Best, Right By My Side, Fire Burns , Fly ,Dear Old Nicki , Young Forever,Your Love ,Here I Am , Blazin ,Catch Me and countless others , arnt GOOD Songs???????? Bitch GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!

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    Looney Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, November 19 is Rihanna’s time.

    To purchase Nicki Garbaj’s CD is like sponsoring a theatrical clown on stilettos.

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  40. jay$$

    This looks homemade tho. She just threw random words on a picture.

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  41. Meme

    She forever will be glorified by me.

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  42. Miszi

    I like the cover a lot, it’s pretty simple but great anyways. Hope the album will be good, to be honest I didn’t enjoy “Diamonds”. It’s cool that it wasn’t another dance track though. Might grow on me.

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  43. #RihannaNAVi

    Can’t Wait! #R7 #Unapologetic

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  44. Deya

    i really like it

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  45. selle

    I love it. Can’t wait for this album.

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  46. MmmHmm

    CREATIVE!

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  47. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    Sounds corny to me.

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  48. Raj

    Goddamn, give us some time to MISS you!

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    RiGanja Reply:

    @Raj, no

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    fireball Reply:

    @Raj, i agree…damn shes going too fast many artist before her havnt even had that much damn

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  49. Nick

    This is really creative for an album cover. But, Rihanna makes this ‘illumanti’ or ‘devil’ thing mad obvious tho. She covered one eye, smh. Her body banging tho.

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  50. BlaccQueenBarbie

    SEXY!!! Its a true reflection of her personality!!

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  51. KingAB and C

    The writing on her body is dope! But this chick is getting very predictable… Hahaha, Her next step will be goin bald like amber rose, with only hair in the front to cover her forehead.

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  52. Dan

    I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, and I actually dig Rihanna a LITTLE bit, but why are artists so chicken-shit to release there albums before the week of Thanksgiving/Black Friday, or even the week after? For women as established as Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, they should be confident enough in their “status” to sell records no matter what week or month. My two cents…

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Dan, I AGREE, BUT WITH ARTIST WITH BIG HYPE AND MILLIONS OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS ONLY SELLING 250,000 THE FIRST WEEK, IS… EMBARRASSING.

    HOLIDAY SEASON IS THE SAFE BET. DON’T YOU AGREE? THEY ALL CANT BE ADELE & TAYLOR SWIFT. BEYONCE DON’T EVEN BRING IN THOSE NUMBERS ANYMORE.

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    maya Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Beyonce brought 310k in the first week w| “4″ so excuse you, she does brings those #’s in and that album was released in JUNE!

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    Mauri96 Reply:

    @Dan, I agree with BEDSTUYFLY. Albums just don’t sell as much as they used to.
    And I think its mainly because of digital singles and pirated albums.

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  53. Larry

    That cover is hideous

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  54. Kyle

    The cover is badass, not gonna lie. My favorite album cover of hers is “LOUD.” That was a beautiful face shot and she rocked that red hair like it was nobody’s business. This one would probably come in second. #Idig.

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  55. Jay

    DAMN Rihanna is sexy!!! I love that pic!!! Can’t wait for the album and video for Diamonds!!! :)

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  56. commanderofthedancefloor

    love it, cant wait for this album, it is going to be better than talk that talk, and hopefully it will be more like rated r.

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  57. RIHRIh ain't no whore as you think u know her personly

    I know people will say the cover should’ve been better then that Nice Cover if it the offically cover of her album

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  58. Christopher Harmon

    CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR IT MY GIRL. JUST CAN’T WAIT.

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  59. Christopher Harmon

    I will I have a copy?

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  60. @Jayrican18

    Hot as fukk! The Rated era is back!

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  61. KilliousBey

    She killed this cover. Even though it screams magazine photo shoot. It’s still the best of 2012.

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  62. jeez

    Every album every year? Wow. I hate it when people are saying “she can’t be stopped” when she can hardly sell 300k in a week.

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    mumi Reply:

    @jeez, so what??? Is it so important how many albums you sell in a week?? There are artists out there who sell 800k in a week but they have a drop of 90% the week after. Riri isn’t just an artist who sells in America, she’s wordlwide known and loved. She tops the charts all around the world and that’s what matters!

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    fireball Reply:

    @jeez, i agree..shes going too far next year shell probably release her 8th..she didnt even give time to promote or go tour for talk that talk…it was a here ya go buy and its done album

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  63. RiRi

    i want her to work with T.I. again

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @RiRi, Same

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  64. maya

    Horrible. It would’ve been better if it was just her & not all the words, looks amateur.

    I hate how she says “new era, new colors!” like wth? An album out EVERY year does not mean a new era because their is nothing new or surprising.

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  65. fireball

    she needs to slow down….her seventh already..we are not going anyway rih..take a break…she just released talk that talk not too long ago….she needs to find her true love and quit with the every year album thang..its annoying…shes only been in the game for seven years and already had her seventh album..i bet she didnt give time to promote talk that talk or go tour for it…this is what drives people away and they get bored…stop the bullshit rih

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  66. REM

    same old shit

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  67. cass

    She put out an album every year… So what? You don’t have to listen to it. Don’t go buy it then. The same people talking the same ish. Guess what? She still is succesful and will continue to be.

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  68. Asa

    Monica and Brandy aren’t even on their 7th yet.

    Bitch needs to slow her roll and find a real identity. Her sound manages to match current trends every year… go figure.

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  69. Ice

    Why are you complaining about getting new music on a regular basis? I can’t comprehend.

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    REM Reply:

    @Ice, she has nothing to sing about.. her music has no depth or true emotion to it

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  70. BOh.

    Rihanna and EMINEM are the best in the world!

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  71. kyla

    Rihanna is God!! FULL STOP!!

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