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Where: LG Arena, The NEC, Birmingham  LG Arena, The NEC Venue information
When: FRIDAY, 07/05/2010, doors at 18:30, starts at 19:30 

Music superstar and Grammy Award winner Rihanna will be embarking upon a full UK arena tour in May 2010.

Having released her fourth studio album - one of the most hotly anticipated new albums in recent history- Rated R, Rihanna will be returning to the UK to wow fans nationwide with a full UK arena tour. The long-awaited follow-up to her 2007 smash Good Girl Gone Bad which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” (featur¬ing Ne-Yo), and “Don't Stop the Music.” Good Girl Gone Bad went 5x Platinum in the UK, earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world, and spun off the CD+DVD package Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (January 2009) – which continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take A Bow,” and the #1 “Disturbia.”

Rated R’s first single pick, “Russian Roulette” was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the #1 hit “Unfaithful” (2006, from A Girl Like Me), their Top 10 duet “Hate That I Love You” (2007, from Good Girl Gone Bad), and #1 pop/ #1 R&B “Take A Bow” (2008, from Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded). In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna’s new album include the team of Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and more. Incl Will:iam

Rihanna also teamed up with Jay-Z on the first single off his latest album ‘The Blue Print 3’ (released in September this year via Roc Nation) which reached number 1 in the UK singles chart. The rapper also joined Rihanna at her Nokia album launch performance recently to perform the track to an ecstatic, packed out Brixton Academy.