Loud (album)

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Loud
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2010 (2010-11-12)
RecordedFebruary – August 2010
Genre
Length46:38
Label
Producer
Rihanna chronology
'Rated R: Remixed
(2010)
Loud 'Talk That Talk
(2011)
Singles from Loud
  1. "Only Girl (in the World)"
    Released: September 10, 2010
  2. "What's My Name?"
    Released: October 26, 2010
  3. "Raining Men"
    Released: December 7, 2010
  4. "S&M"
    Released: January 21, 2011
  5. "Man Down"
    Released: May 3, 2011
  6. "California King Bed"
    Released: May 13, 2011
  7. "Cheers (Drink to That)"
    Released: August 2, 2011

Loud is the fifth studio album by Rihanna. It was released November 12, 2010. This record produced several hit songs, including number one hits Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name? and S&M. The album received mostly positive reviews from the music critics. The album has sold over 3 milion copies and was 5th on the Billboard 200. The album was more upbeat and happy compared to 2009's Rated R and features a more dance-pop and R&B sound. Several rap artists made an appearance on the album including Eminem, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Track listing[change | change source]

Loud
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "S&M"  
4:04
2. "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake)
  • StarGate
  • Harrell
4:23
3. "Cheers (Drink to That)"  
4:22
4. "Fading"  
3:20
5. "Only Girl (in the World)"  
  • StarGate
  • Vee
  • Harrell
3:55
6. "California King Bed"  
  • The Runners
  • Harrell
4:12
7. "Man Down"  
  • Sham
  • Harrell
4:27
8. "Raining Men" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • Melvin Hough II
  • Rivelino Wouter
  • Timothy Thomas
  • Theron Thomas
  • Fenty
  • Onika Maraj
  • Mel & Mus
  • Harrell
3:45
9. "Complicated"  
  • Stewart
  • Dean
  • Harrell
4:18
10. "Skin"  
5:04
11. "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" (featuring Eminem)
4:56
Total length:
46:38
Notes

Release formats[change | change source]

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Loud adapted from Allmusic.[8]

Musicians
Production

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[70] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[71] Gold 15,000x
Belgium (BEA)[72] Platinum 30,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[73] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[74] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[75] Platinum 30,000^
GCC (IFPI Middle East)[76] Gold 3,000*
Germany (BVMI)[77] 3× Gold 300,000^
Hungary (Mahasz)[78] Gold 3,000x
Ireland (IRMA)[79] 5× Platinum 75,000x
Italy (FIMI)[80] Platinum 60,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[81] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[82] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[83] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Russia (NFPF)[84] Gold 5,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[85] Gold 30,000^
Sweden (GLF)[86] 2× Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[87] 2× Platinum 60,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[88] 6× Platinum 1,800,000^
United States (RIAA)[89] Platinum 1,800,000[90]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[91] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*
Worldwide 8,000,000[92]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Edition Label
Australia[93] November 12, 2010 CD, CD+DVD Standard, deluxe Universal Music
Germany[94]
Ireland[95] Digital download Standard
Netherlands[96] CD
France[97] November 15, 2010 CD, CD+DVD Standard, deluxe
New Zealand[98]
Portugal[99]
Philippines[100] MCA Music Phils.
United Kingdom[101] CD Standard Mercury Records
Mexico[102] November 16, 2010 Universal Music
United States[103] CD, CD+DVD, digital download Standard, deluxe Def Jam Recordings
United States[104] CD+DVD Deluxe (Couture edition)
Poland[105] November 19, 2010 CD Standard Universal Music
Brazil[106] November 30, 2010
Indonesia[107] December 2, 2010
Japan[108][109] January 19, 2011

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