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Good Girl Gone Bad

Album by Rihanna
2007, 12 tracks, 46 mins 37 sec


Apr 26, 2019

Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad Was Undeniably A Badass Good Record

Among the eight studio albums that Rihanna has released, Good Girl Gone Bad ranks up there as one of the most memorable for me, and probably one of the best as well, because it had several solid hits in it. The album is not as cohesive though as there would be high points (“Umbrella”, “Don’t Stop the Music”) and then low points (“Rehab”, “Good Girl Gone Bad”). Coming from her first two albums, “Music of the Sun” and “A Girl Like Me”, this next collection was obviously a transition album for Rihanna. After breaking into the mainstream with her trademark Caribbean sound, I think she didn’t want to be pigeonholed into that type of music and decided to embark on a more ambitious musical journey by incorporating R&B, rap and urban music into her sound – and collaborated with a host of different producers who helped her achieve that diversified sound I found in this album. It was Rihanna like I’ve never heard her before and as I listened to the album, I became aware of the possibilities that she could do vocally and artistically and these were eventually accomplished later by her on her succeeding albums. In the process, she became one of the biggest stars in the international music universe with her combination of pop, R&B, reggae, and dance music. It was this easy fusion of different musical styles into a style all her own, that Rihanna was able to embark on a hit-filled journey which started when she decided to break her own rules.

Written by @tonyfabelous from Fabelousity




Album Info

"Good Girl Gone Bad"



  • Jan 01, 2007


  • Dance-Pop
  • Pop
  • EDM
  • Contemporary R&B


  • Def Jam
  • SRP


  • The Carter Administration (exec.)
  • Carl Sturken (co-exec.)
  • Evan Rogers (co-exec.)
  • Kuk Harrell
  • Hannon Lane
  • The-Dream
  • Ne-Yo
  • Neo Da Matrix
  • Makeba Riddick
  • Justin Timberlake
  • J.R. Rotem
  • StarGate
  • Tricky Stewart
  • Shea Taylor
  • Timbaland


Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by singer Rihanna. It was released on May 31, 2007, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. Rihanna worked with various producers on the album, including Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "Dream" Nash, Neo da Matrix, Timbaland, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers and StarGate. Inspired by Brandy Norwood's fourth studio album Afrodisiac (2004), Good Girl Gone Bad is a pop, dance-pop and R&B album with 1980s music influences. Described as a turning point in Rihanna's career, it represents a departure from the Caribbean sound of her previous releases, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006). Apart from the sound, she also endorsed a new image for the release going from an innocent girl to an edgier and more sexual look.
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