‘Pour It Up’ singer Rihanna is preparing to release her next album with Roc Nation after leaving Def Jam, it has been reported. The 'What Now?’ singer was already being managed by Jay Z's record label but has now returned to sign a new deal. Her profile on Roc Nation's website has also been updated, which lists her as one of their big name acts. No surprise there really, she is world famous.
When Rihanna first signed her record deal with Def Jam in 2005, aged just 17, the then-label-president was Jay Z himself. Confusing eh? She is essentially moving to stay with the man who gave her her first break.
Since Jay Z left to set up his own label, Roc Nation, in 2009, Rihanna has stuck until now with Def Jam and produced all seven of her chart conquering albums with the label, including 2011's 'Unapologetic'.
Rihanna had already left her former manager Marc Jordan and signed with Jay's Roc Nation management team back in 2010 but is only now moving to the label. Also under the label are Calvin Harris, DJ Mustard, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rita Ora and Jay Z himself.
The Def Jam website now lists Rihanna under its ''Legacy'' section, along with acts such as Amerie, Ashanti, and Public Enemy.