[artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] has ditched her clothes (and her short hairdo) for the cover art of "Only Girl (in the World)."
In the photo, which surfaced on Rap-Up.com, the Barbadian pop singer is seen crouched down in a field, wearing nothing but jewelry and holding a rose-embroidered dress that is bright red; her hair is long and wavy and a similar shade.
"Only Girl (in the World)" is the first release from the singer's fifth album, Loud. Earlier this week, Rihanna chatted with fans about the album's direction, saying, "I made sure not to let you down with my music! You guys are always defending me, so now you've got some great songs to justify it. I didn't want to go backward and remake [2007's] Good Girl Gone Bad."
In addition to the cover art, the singer's official website has been revamped to showcase her most recent tattoo, which says "rebelle fleur" (French for "rebel flower"). The New York Post reported that the singer recently shot advertisements for her debut fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, at New York complex Chelsea Piers with the help of Frank Ginsberg.
This isn't the first time that Rihanna has stripped down for a photo shoot. Last year, she wrapped her bare torso in barbed wire for the cover of her single "Russian Roulette" and posed topless for the cover of "Wait Your Turn."
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