Rihanna isn’t afraid to push the envelope. Case in point: The pop star’s just-released artwork for her upcoming album Talk That Talk. On Tuesday afternoon (October 11), the singer unveiled two provocative shots for the standard and deluxe versions of the November 21 LP via her latest fan mission on Facebook.
In the image for the standard edition, Esquire’s 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive holds her hair with one hand and stares seductively. Her now-signature “initial” font is on the top left corner of the cover, while the title appears on her arm. Rih also shows off her bad girl side on the cover of the album’s deluxe edition, with a black-and-white headshot that has the 23-year-old beauty exposing some skin and blowing smoke out of her mouth.
Keeping the momentum going, Rih recently broke Madonna’s record for a solo artist achieving 20 top 10 singles in the shortest amount of time with the release of her Talk That Talk lead single “We Found Love.” In late September, the singer was spotted filming the clip for the Calvin Harris-produced dance tune in a cornfield in Northern Ireland.
Rihanna took to Twitter on Monday to tease the “Love” video, writing, “BTW #RihannaNavy saw the first cut for #WFL video today! Aw man, brace ya’self! Made me tear up like a lil bitch!!!”
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