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RiRi sheds her darker tone, but not the sex and drinking.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though most of the messages are simply too mature for young kids rather than overwhelmingly negative, a couple of tunes -- like "S&M" and "Cheers" -- contain troubling lyrics about potentially dangerous behaviors.

Positive role models

On this album, Rihanna leaves her problems with former flame Chris Brown even farther in the past, returning to her lighter side.


One tune discusses S&M, while another tells the story of gunning a man down.


Some pretty sexy songs; for example: "No heels,
no shirt,
no skirt,
all I'm in is just skin / No jeans,
take 'em off, wanna feel your skin."


A couple of f-bombs.


A few product references, including Jameson whiskey and Ray-Ban.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The song "Cheers" is all about drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album shows Rihanna in typical form, singing mostly about things that aren't necessarily negative -- but are just too adult for younger ears. The explicit version of the album includes a few f-bombs, and even the clean version features some eyebrow-raising lyrics about sex, substances, and violent situations.

What's the story?

R&B darling Rihanna is back with LOUD -- her first new record since Rated R, her dark musical response to the violent relationship she had with former flame Chris Brown. The new album finds Rihanna in a much better place, returning to the fun, light outlook she displayed before the troubles with Brown. That said, much of the subject matter in Loud is still too adult for young tweens and teens, including some steamy references to sex and drinking, along with one song that chronicles a shooting.

Is it any good?


RiRi's more positive outlook on life is reflected throughout this record in more upbeat rhythms, some of which have a fun island flair that reflects her Caribbean roots. Combined with her ever-solid vocals as well as guest spots by Nicki Minaj and Eminem, the album gives Rihanna fans a fresh take on the style they've come to love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this CD differs from Rihanna's previous record, Rated R. Comparing the songs on both albums, how do you think Rihanna has changed in the past few years?

  • Does Rihanna seem to have a more positive or negative outlook now? Why?

Music details

Release date:November 16, 2010
Label:Def Jam
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written bySalimullah January 31, 2011

Love it~!

Love it....this is real music! <3
Kid, 11 years old January 14, 2011

Good, but not Great

I love Rihanna but most of the songs get old after you listen to them alot. Only Girl is probably my favorite track
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old December 26, 2010
Some of these songs i'm addicted to like "What's my name?" and "Only girl"