Loud is the upcoming 5th studio album by Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna, scheduled to be released on November 16, 2010, on Def Jam Recordings. Recordings began in February 2010 for a period of six months, concluding in August 2010.The news came up in June 2010 that Rihanna is recording for her fifth studio album which is set to be released at the end of 2010, soon after the North American leg of her Last Girl on Earth Tour finishes and that it aims to rival Michael Jackson's Thriller. Taio Cruz, Alex da Kid, Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo, Rico Love and Timbaland have all claimed to have worked on the album. On August 12, 2010, Rihanna said that her fifth album would be "strong, fun and sassy".Rihanna shot the cover art for the album on August 26, 2010 in the Hamptons. On August 27, 2010 the release date of the album was announced to be November 2, 2010 but it was later scheduled for November 16, 2010. On September 4, 2010 Rihanna spoke about her new album. "I made sure not to let you down with my music! You guys are always defending me, so now you’ve got some great songs to justify it.” she said. She added “I didn’t want to go backward and remake ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’. I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna, and it’s perfect for us”. She also told “I’m done recording the whole album”. On September 7, 2010 she declared the name of the album to be "Loud".
"Only Girl (In the World)",a dance record was reported to be released as the lead single from the album. The report's sources told "Looks like no more dark music, back to Umbrella Rihanna". The song premiered on September 7, 2010 on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and on September 21, 2010 will be sent to US Mainstream and Rythmic Radio. On September 4, 2010 Rihanna revealed “Only Girl is a bigger sound than ‘Rude Boy’”. It is to be released on iTunes on September 21, 2010. At the same time she spoke about her second single. She told “[It] will be even bigger than Only Girl.” Speaking of "Cheers" a source told "What I heard blew me away: It's upbeat, happy party music. I think on her last album, listeners liked the darker stuff, but they didn't love it. This is a return to the fun stuff." oh and i posted the song at the end :)