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With Rihanna set to release her seventh studio album 'Unapologetic' on 19th November, Capital takes a look at who's involved and who you might expect to see pop up on RiRi's next record.
Rihanna has unveiled the artwork for her new album 'Unapologetic'. It's released on 19th November.
Rihanna's new album will be preceded by the single 'Diamonds'. The track is set to be given its first play on Capital FM on 26th September.
The 'You Da One' star was pictured visiting a number of different recording studios during her stay in London back in June as she began writing and recording new material for her seventh outing as a solo artist. Picture: Goff
In earlier July it was reported by The Sun that RiRi has tasked N-Dubz star Fazer to produce some songs on her new album after being impressed by his work on debut solo single 'Killer' and Tulisa's song 'Young'. Could the 'I Need You' rapper also be contributing some guest vocals to the record along the way?
During a visit to Capital FM to promote his new album, Ne-Yo revealed he has recently been back in the recording studio writing and producing some material for Rihanna's next release, though he has yet to confirm whether he will reunite with her and feature on one of the songs, as he did on Rihanna's 2007 single 'Hate That I Love You'.
RiRi's Roc Nation label boss Jay-Z has teamed up with the Bajan pop princess several times before, on tracks like 'Umbrella', 'Run This Town' and most recently, the titular track from her 2011 album 'Talk That Talk'. The two share a close friendship having worked together for the past five years so perhaps a fourth team-up could be on the cards for Rihanna's seventh studio offering?
During Rihanna's recent trip to London to start recording the follow-up to 'Talk That Talk', Labrinth told Capital he is due to get into the studio with the 'We Found Love' star sometime in the near future, and suggested he might have some "hot songs" on her next record.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman told The Sun he is hopeful the long rumoured collaboration with Cheryl and Rihanna will hopefully be happening soon, after Cheryl previously admitted she would love to work with the Bajan pop star. Could the much hyped duet end up on Rihanna's seventh studio outing?
Rihanna and Calvin Harris worked together on several track for 'Talk That Talk', including her hit singles 'We Found Love' and 'Where Have You Been'. After the success of their team-ups in the past, and with Calvin's stock never higher in the music industry, it seems highly possible RiRi might be giving the 'Let's Go' singer a phone call about album seven at some point soon.
While talking with Capital about his involvement with Rihanna's seventh album, Ne-Yo revealed that 'Where Them Girls At' producer David Guetta will also be working on her next record, after the two previously teamed up on his track 'Who's That Chick?'.
'Domino' star Jessie J has been outspoken about her admiration for Rihanna and recently admitted she is keen to team-up with A-listers like RiRi and Beyonce on her next record. If talks run smoothly, could the British singer-songwriter end up with a feature credit on the Bajan star's new album?
Close friends Rihanna and Katy Perry have both spoken often about their desire to work together on a song at some point down the line and, although they have always said it would have to happen at the right time, what better time than while Rihanna is back in the studio working on a new record?
Rihanna joined the Barbz Queen herself Nicki Minaj last year to record a collaboration on Nicki's 2011 single 'Fly'. The two artists have openly complimented each other so what are the chances Nicki returns the favour on Rihanna's new album?
Coldplay's 2011 album 'Mylo Xyloto' saw the traditionally indie band task pop princess Rihanna to join them on vocals for their 2012 single 'Princess Of China', and the song proved one of the record's standout tracks. One Coldplay wrap their current world tour perhaps Chris Martin will find time to get in the studio with RiRi and give the fans what they want?
Drake has previously told Capital he would work with Rihanna again "anytime" and would even like to work on a whole album with her at some point down the line. It seems a fair bet that Drake could easily be in the running for a featured artist role on Rihanna's next offering.