Rated R is the fourth studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on Novem by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. Recording sessions for the album began in March and took place at recording studios throughout United. Conceived after Rihanna's assault by her then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, Rated R is primarily a pop, hip hop and R&B album; it features a foreboding and. Listen to Rated R on Spotify. Rihanna · Album · · 13 songs. Based on Rated R, Rihanna's artistic aspirations are currently loftier than her abilities. Then again, her tenacity in the face of the. With three hit albums under her belt – and a reputation as an artistic chameleon – she seemed unstoppable until tragedy struck. With media headlines obsessing. Conceived after Rihanna's assault by her then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, Rated R features a prominently foreboding and angry tone, in terms of musical and. from the outset of Rihanna's fourth release "Rated R". It is evident that Rihanna is going on a different journey with this one. With a far more aggressive. Rated R is the highly anticipated follow up to 's Australian triple platinum album "Good Girl Gone Bad" which provided a procession of smash hit singles. Between the release of Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R, Rihanna became the most-watched pop star in the world. Her violent altercation with boyfriend Chris. Rated R Tracklist · Mad House Lyrics · Wait Your Turn Lyrics · Hard (Ft. Jeezy) Lyrics · Stupid In Love Lyrics · ROCKSTAR (Ft. Slash) Lyrics.