Loud (Deluxe)

Album by Rihanna
2010, 11 tracks, 52 mins 44 sec


May 31, 2019

The 5th Time and She keeps Slugging Away

Robyn Fenty popularly known as Rihanna, a name that will ring a bell to the ears of any music lover in all the corners of the world. Over the years, she climbed up the ladder and is currently considered as one of the world’s most influential recording artistes of all time. Rihanna is more popular for her versatility in different genres of music. This moment, she's doing reggae and somewhat amazingly good at it, the next moment, she's back in her R&B sphere and lording all of her majesty over it. She's also popular for her countless controversies, especially in her music videos. She has a way of always making people talk whenever she releases visuals to her music and it's safe to say she enjoys these controversies, because she never seems to stop giving people something to talk about. As a young lady, the Barbadian singer arrived on the music scene in 2005 when she moved to the US. Def Jam immediately signed her and immediately released an album in the same year, titled Music Of The Sun and also another album the following year, that one she titled A Girl Like Me. With both albums being a success as they both made it to the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 chart. Enter 2007, she released another album, Good Girl Gone Bad and it was at this point that she caught the attention of the whole world with the hit track "Umbrella" off the same album in which she featured veteran rapper, Jay Z, who blessed this track with his swag, pristine, and boss like lyrics and flows. This track was so massive it didn't only sweep us off our feet but also swept in a Grammy award for her in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Two years down the line, she released another album Rated R and on the 12th of November 2010, and after that she released her fifth studio album and titled it Loud. This album served as my baptism into the realm of Rihanna Stans. An epitome of perfection this album was. I could listen to all of the tracks for a week non-stop, without hitting the next button on any track. Of course, I have my favourites, but I can boldly state that there isn’t a terrible song on this album. One of the strong points of this album was the collaboration. It featured great and successful artistes like Drake, Nicki Minaj and Eminem. She had Eminem on a track that served as a sequel to a song that was a commercially successful all around the world on his Recovery album "Love the Way You Lie, Pt. 2". Previous collaboration between both of them had been successful, fans had no single doubt when they saw the collaboration on the track list and as expected it was a good song through and through. Riri sang her soul out and Eminem in his unique style, brought venom into the track. The collaboration with Nicki Minaj, whom had also grown into a powerhouse in the industry, was commercially successful as they both brought gave their best to the upbeat track. Loud debuted at number 3 in the US Billboard 200 chart, having sold 207,000 copies, which was a record first week sale for Rihanna as at that time. Loud ranked as Billboard magazine's ninth-most successful album of 2011 on their year-end charts and was also certified 3× platinum in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was said to have sold a massive sum of 3 million copies world wide as at 2011. If this is not a massive hit and a successful album, I don't know what is.

Written by @OBP from Omobaba Pension




Album Info

"Loud (Deluxe)"



  • Nov 12, 2010


  • R&B