"Only Girl (In the World)" aims squarely for dancefloor domination, as the pop star pours her heart out to one man over a full-throttle production by Norwegian hitmaking duo, Stargate. "Want you to make me feel/Like I'm the only girl in the world," Rihanna belts on the chorus. "Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love/Like I'm the only one who knows your heart." Stargate is also responsible previous Rihanna singles "Please Don't Stop the Music," "Hate That I Love You" and her most recent No. 1 hit, "Rude Boy."
If "Only Girl" is any indication, Rihanna's "Loud" will be a departure from the edgier fare of her last album, 2009's "Rated R," which has sold 975,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Alex Da Kid -- the producer/songwriter behind Eminem's current No. 1 "Love the Way You Lie," which features Rihanna -- said the pop star's new material is "like a mixture of her two sides. It's commercial, but at the same time it's got an edge to it -- it has substance."
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Rihanna echoed that sentiment during her chat with fans. "I'm gonna miss the Rated R era too, but NOTHING compares to the album I just made," the singer said, adding, "I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna, and it's perfect for us."
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