Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded

The album, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, is the re-release of the original hit album by Rihanna in 2007.

Reloaded was released in June 2008 and contains three new songs. They are "Disturbia," "Take a Bow," which was written by Ne-Yo and his Stargate production team, and “If I Never See your Face Again” featuring the band Maroon 5.

Good Girl Gone Bad was Rihanna’s third album and has become an international hit. Just in the US alone, over 2 million copies have been sold.

It was nominated for six Grammy awards, including Best R&B Song, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for “Hate That I Love You” featuring Ne-Yo, Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Stop the Music,” Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The album won in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella,” which features rapper Jay-Z.

Recently, the album was nominated for three additional Grammy awards, including Best Pop Collaboration with Vocal for “If I Never See Your Face Again,” Best Dance Recording for “Disturbia,” and Best Long Form Music Video for the DVD of Good Girl Gone Bad Live tour.

This album has a mixture of trendy techno beats with some R&B and pop added to it.

It’s difficult to choose which song is the best because almost all the songs in this album are really good.

I like “Shut Up and Drive” because it has a bit of rock music to it. Also, Rihanna’s eighth single from her album “Rehab,” which Justin Timberlake had co-written and provided background vocals for the song, plus “Good Girl Gone Bad,” and “Lemme Get That.” In the track, “Question Existing”, Rihanna shows a vulnerable side of herself by being very candid about what her personal life is like after becoming famous.

If you have not yet bought the original album, Good Girl Gone Bad, I would definitely recommend buying Reloaded instead. For me personally, out of the three new songs in this album, both “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia” are worth it.

In fact, iTunes is no longer selling the album Good Girl Gone Bad, but instead has replaced it with the Reloaded version.

After selling more than 11 million copies of her latest album worldwide, it goes to show that Rihanna’s career has been permanently established and won’t be fading away anytime soon.

Reviewer's Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Reviewer: Bridget Campos

Originally posted on January 25, 2009

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