Rihanna has recorded material for her seven studio albums and has collaborated with other artists for duets and featured songs on their respective albums and charity singles. After signing a record contract with Def Jam Recordings in February 2005, Rihanna began to work with producers [1 ] Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, who co-wrote and co-produced 12 out of the 15 songs on her 2005 debut album, . Music of the Sun Award-winning songwriter [2 ] Diane Warren co-wrote the title track, [2 ] while [3 ] Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Deniece Williams co-wrote the song "Willing to Wait". Sturken and Rogers co-wrote and co-produced 9 songs out of 16 on Rihanna's 2006 album [4 ] . A Girl like Me The album's lead single " [5 ] SOS" was written by Evan "Kidd" Bogart and J. R. Rotem. It contains a sped-up [5 ] sample of " Tainted Love", written in 1965 by [6 ] Ed Cobb, who was credited as a co-writer on "SOS". [7 ]
Rihanna's third studio album
was developed by songwriters and producers with whom she had previously collaborated as well as different artists. Sturken and Rogers co-wrote and co-produced 2 songs out of 13. Good Girl Gone Bad Different writers and producers, including [8 ] Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Timbaland and Norwegian production team StarGate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen) significantly contributed to the album, writing and producing a total of nine songs between them. " [8 ] Don't Stop the Music", the third single to be released from Good Girl Gone Bad, contains a sample of Michael Jackson's " Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and attributes to Jackson as a co-writer. The album was re-released in 2008 and featured new songs written by then-boyfriend [8 ] Chris Brown and Maroon 5. [8 ] , Rihanna's fourth studio album, presented a new creative direction for the singer. Rated R [9 ] Shaffer Smith, "Tricky" Stewart, Hermansen and Eriksen produced tracks for the album, as well as Chase & Status and Justin Timberlake. The lyrical content cast an ominous, dark and foreboding tone over [10 ] Rated R, which critics noted as a step away from her more care-free persona of past albums. [11 ]
Rihanna's fifth studio album
saw the singer return to her Loud dancehall roots. StarGate composed three tracks for the album—" [12 ] Only Girl (In the World)", " What's My Name?" and " S&M". Fellow Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle co-wrote the reggae-infused song " Man Down". [13 ] The singer's sixth studio album in as many years, [14 ] , incorporated predominantly Talk That Talk dance-pop songs. Tracks were produced by Calvin Harris, Dr. Luke and StarGate. The album's lead single " [15 ] We Found Love" was written and produced solely by Harris. Dr. Luke co-wrote and co-produced three songs for the album: " [15 ] You da One", " Where Have You Been" and " Fool in Love". The lead single from Rihanna's seventh studio album, [15 ] , is entitled " Unapologetic Diamonds".
co-wrote the song "
on the song "
", on which she appeared as a featured vocalist. Minaj is credited as a songwriter under her birth name Onika Maraj.
Indicates single release
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