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21 August 2012, 09:03
One of the 'You Da One' star's songwriters says fans can expect some big songs on her new record.
Rihanna's brand new album will feature "big stadium songs" according to prolific American songwriter Claude Kelly.
The 'We Found Love' singer has been working on the follow-up to her 2011 record 'Talk That Talk' for the past several months, and US writer Claude says fans can expect some huge sounding songs, to fit in with Rihanna's status as a "worldwide" superstar performing arenas and stadiums across the globe.
"Rihanna's a worldwide superstar at this point and she's performing in stadiums and arenas now, so I wanted songs that reflected her audience," the 'Domino' songwriter revealed to US station Kempire Radio this week. "When I was in London she was performing at a festival in front of like 30,000 to 40,000 people.
"So I didn't want small songs that only worked on radio, so I tried to do anthemic big stadium-themed songs," he explained.
Rihanna arrived in Tokyo, Japan last week ready for her performance at Summer Sonic Festival 2012 over the weekend.
View a picture of Rihanna during her recent Mediterranean holiday break below (Credit: Getty):
The 'You Da One' star has also opened up about her relationship with Chris Brown in the latest episode of Oprah's Next Chapter with US chatshow host Oprah Winfrey.
The Bajan singer says the two have become "very close friends" again and adds that they will always love each other.
Rihanna's upcoming album will be her seventh studio record and is tentatively expected to launch before the end of the year.