Rihanna’s latest single, Russian Roulette, is officially a hit. Released to radio less than a week ago, the single will debut at #35 on on this week’s Billboard Pop Songs chart. Few songs chart off of pure (radio) airplay alone, however with demand so high for new music from the singer, most radio stations, Pop and R n’ B, have jumped on board and given the new single immense promotion. Russian Roulette will be available for download on iTunes November 3rd, and that’s when you will more than likely see the single jump all the way into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart- possibly even landing the #1 position.
In other Rihanna news, the singer’s “Rated R” CD cover debuted online yesterday. I didn’t believe this was really the cover so I didn’t post it. Universal however confirmed via newsletter that indeed this image of the singer, looking like she just got socked in the eye by the class bully at recess, is indeed the official cover.
Lastly, we have more images of the singer shooting her album photo shoot in Germany earlier this month.