Rihanna Announces 'Unapologetic' Album, Debuts Cover Art: Photo
Rihanna goes topless once again, this time on the cover of her upcoming "Unapologetic" album, which drops November 19. The singer announced her seventh studio release on Twitter Thursday (October 11), posting the album cover and later announcing the title and release date.
She originally tweeted, "Find the #albumtitle in #allBLACKeverything on the #cover" and posted a photo with the hashtag #SideEffects, but deleted those tweets and later announced the official album title. "My new album 'Unapologetic' will be released on November 19 worldwide," she wrote before retweeting dozens of fan reactions to the artwork and title.
"Side Effects," along with the words in white -- "Diamonds," "Love," "Chalice," "Fearless," and more -- may be the titles of Rih's new songs, but a track list hasn't been officially announced yet. Her first single, "Diamonds," was already released last month and hit No. 1 on the revamped R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. It also jumps 29-23 on Pop Songs and dips 16-18 but retains its bullet on the Billboard Hot 100.
Covered in words like "Victory," "Fun" and "Faith," Rihanna stands topless on her new album cover, showing off her new chest tattoo and staring straight ahead, the word "Love" scrawled in white lettering across her face.
Rihanna has released her last albums in three straight Novembers -- "Rated R" in 2009, "Loud" in 2010 and "Talk That Talk" last year -- so it was expected that this debut would drop in November as well.
The 24-year-old singer scored four American Music Awards nominations when voting booths opened to the public on Tuesday, pitting her against Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for Artist of the Year. She is also nominated for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B, and Favorite Album - Soul/R&B for "Talk That Talk."