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Reid left it to Jay-Z and his team to close the deal which resulted in a six-album record deal with Def Jam. The album was a commercial success, charting in the top 10 in 13 countries. Its lead single, "SOS", was an international success, charting in the top five in 11 countries. The song appeared on J-Status' debut album The Beginning, released in several European countries only.She waited in Jay-Z's office until three in the morning to get lawyers to draft up a contract because he wanted to prevent her from signing with another label. Around that time, Rihanna had already begun work on her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad.Rihanna's demo was shipped out to Def Jam Recordings, where Jay Brown, an A&R executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo. Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia, her first to reach this chart position.Brown played the demo tape for rapper Jay-Z, who had recently been appointed as president and CEO of Def Jam. 10 on the Billboard 200 and received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of over 500,000 units. A second single, "If It's Lovin' that You Want", was not as successful as its predecessor, but reached the top 10 in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. 5 in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it sold 115,000 copies in its first week. In early 2007, Rihanna appeared on the single "Roll It" with Jamaican band J-Status and fellow Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle.Rihanna extended her fusion of pop, dance and R&B on her next four studio albums, Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011) and the Grammy Award-winning Unapologetic (2012).All four releases incorporated experimentation of various musical styles and consolidated Rihanna's international chart success, Unapologetic being her first number-one album in the US.
It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single "Work".
The DVD and Blu-ray release featured Rihanna's concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, held on December 6, 2007 as part of the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour.
The release also contained a special documentary that presented Rihanna discussing her experiences during the tour.
1 single there since Wet Wet Wet's single "Love Is All Around" spent 15 weeks at the top in 1994.
The songs "Shut Up and Drive", "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo) and "Don't Stop the Music" were also released as singles, with the latter becoming an international hit.
Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 20, and Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world twice (20).