Rihanna performs in Sao Paulo as part of her 'Loud' tour . (Sept. 19, 2011)
*Rihanna has announced that the name of the first single from her upcoming sixth album, tweeting, “NP: WE FOUND LOVE.”
Soon after the tweet was sent, it became a trending topic, to which the singer responded, “We in dis bitch! … ‘We Found Love’ is trending WORLDWIDE…!”
A rep for the singer confirmed to Rapup.com that the Calvin Harris-produced song will hit radio on October 11. Harris toured with Rihanna on a leg of her Loud tour earlier this summer.
“Calvin is the perfect fit for the Loud tour. He is going to bring something unique and fun for the fans,” Rihanna said at the time, according to JustJared.com.
Last week, Rihanna announced that her “GangstaR”-fied next album would be heavily influenced by club music, sharing on Twitter, “You KNOW how I been lovin Dubstep since Rated R.”
Collaborators for the forthcoming project began dishing details on the LP months ago. Back in July, producer Verse Simmonds, who worked on Rihanna’s reggae-infused hit “Man Down,” talked to MTV News’ Mixtape Daily about the album’s progress.
“From what I understand, she’s closing the album up now, and we did two records for her that she really, really loved, and I’m really excited about them as well,” Simmonds said. “They are records that we wrote and produced as the Jugganauts.” Simmonds admitted that he was “99.999 percent” sure that his Jugganauts’ contributions will make the final cut, adding that his tunes on the LP will not sound similar to “Man Down.”