Music of the Sun

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Music of the Sun
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2005 (2005-08-30)
Genre
Length46:43
Label
Producer
Rihanna chronology
Music of the Sun
(2005)
A Girl like Me
(2006)
Singles from Music of the Sun
  1. "Pon de Replay"
    Released: May 24, 2005
  2. "If It's Lovin' that You Want"
    Released: September 13, 2005

Music of the Sun is the first studio album released by Barbadian singer Rihanna. The album was released on August 30, 2005 by Def Jam and SRP with the singles "Pon de Replay" and "If It's Lovin' that You Want. The album features a wide range types of music, including dancehall, reggae and R&B as well as elements of hip hop and Latin and features guest appearances from Vybz Kartel, Kardinal Offishall, J-Status and Elephant Man.

Singles[change | change source]

  • "Pon de Replay" (2005)
  • "If It's Lovin' That You Want" (2005)

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Pon de Replay"  
  • Nobles
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
4:06
2. "Here I Go Again" (featuring J-Status)
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
4:11
3. "If It's Lovin' that You Want"  
3:28
4. "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" (featuring Vybz Kartel)
4:20
5. "That La, La, La"  
  • Full Force
  • D. Emile
  • Johnny Nice
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
3:45
6. "The Last Time"  
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
4:53
7. "Willing to Wait"  
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
4:37
8. "Music of the Sun"  
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
3:56
9. "Let Me"  
3:56
10. "Rush" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
3:09
11. "There's a Thug in My Life" (featuring J-Status)
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
  • E. Jordan
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
3:21
12. "Now I Know"  
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
  • Fenty
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
5:01
13. "Pon de Replay Remix" (featuring Elephant Man) (bonus track))
  • Brooks
  • Nobles
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
  • Nobles
  • Rogers
  • Sturken
3:37
Total length:
52:20

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Music of the Sun are adapted from AllMusic.[2]

Musicians[change | change source]

Production[change | change source]

  • Johnny Nice- Mixed by

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2005-06) Peak
position
Australian Hitseekers Albums (ARIA)[3] 18
Australian Urban Albums (ARIA)[4] 26
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 45
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 7
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 98
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 93
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 31
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 38
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 35
US Billboard 200[13] 10
US R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 6

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (CRIA)[15] Platinum 80,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[16] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[17] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 623,000[20]

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

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Canada[21] August 30, 2005 CD Universal
United States[22] Def Jam
Germany[23] September 5, 2005 Universal
United Kingdom[24] August 19, 2005 Mercury

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2015-08-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Rihanna – Music of the Sun – Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. October 16, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  3. "ARIA Urban Album Chart - Week Commencing 3rd October 2005" (Follow the link to the PDF, then scroll down to "ARIA Urban Album Chart - Week Commencing 3rd October 2005", or press CTRL+F and paste this into the search box and press enter to find it straight away.). ARIA. October 3, 2005. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  4. "ARIA Hitseekers - Week Commencing 3rd October 2005" (Follow the link to the PDF, then scroll down to "ARIA Hitseekers - Week Commencing 3rd October 2005", or press CTRL+F and paste this into the search box and press enter to find it straight away.). ARIA. October 3, 2005. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  5. "Austriancharts.at – Rihanna – Music of the Sun" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  6. "Rihanna Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  7. "Dutchcharts.nl – Rihanna – Music of the Sun" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  8. "Lescharts.com – Rihanna – Music of the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  9. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  10. "Charts.nz – Rihanna – Music of the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  11. "Swisscharts.com – Rihanna – A Girl Like Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  12. "Rihanna | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  13. "Rihanna Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
  14. "Loud – Rihanna | Billboard.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  15. "Gold & Platinum: December 2005". Music Canada. December 1, 2005. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  16. "Japanese album certifications – Rihanna – Music of the Sun" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 2005年10月 on the drop-down menu
  17. "Lates Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope New Zealand. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  18. "BPI – Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. May 12, 2006. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "Rihanna" and select "Search by Artist") on October 6, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  19. "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. January 1, 2006. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  20. Trust, Gary (June 23, 2015). "Ask Billboard: Rihanna's Best-Selling Songs & Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  21. "Music of the Sun: Rihanna". Amazon.com. August 30, 2005. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Music-Sun-Rihanna/dp/B0009XFJ0O
  23. "Music of the Sun". 5 September 2005 – via Amazon.
  24. "Music Of The Sun by Rihanna on Amazon Music - Amazon.co.uk". www.amazon.co.uk.