Rihanna has got some big shoes to fill. She’s currently working on her next album, and Def Jam has some big expectations for the project.
Label president Bu Thiam recently did a blog for Vibe magazine in which he talked about how he’s pushing Rihanna to create a masterpiece.
Thiam says he’s trying to get Rihanna not to filter her music. “Rihanna is coming along incredibly,” he said. “I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers. Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”
He seems to have created a dream team to help make that a reality. He added, “We got smashes from Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City. We’re definitely going in with Ne-Yo, The-Dream and other writers and producers that have always been a part of her creative process since day one. She’s great to work with and very hands on with every song that’s being written and produced. She has visual concepts for just about every song. It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time.”
There’s hardly a Rihanna song we don’t like, so we’re sure the next album will be amazing. But even so, Thriller is untouchable!