Russian Roulette is an R&B pop song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, for her 2009 fourth studio album, Rated R.
Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony handled the writing as well as production, with additional production from Girl Wonder.
The song’s subject matter centers on an abusive romantic relationship that ended abruptly. Coming moments after her breakup with Chris Brown, it indeed seemed the song was a response to the domestic violence case between the former lovebirds.
Def Jam Recordings released the track on October 7, 2009 as the album’s lead single, receiving generally positive reviews from critics.
The single topped the US Billboard Dance Club Songs, UK R&B Chart and charts in 7 other countries.
It has also bagged a double platinum certification in the US, while still copping a single platinum certification in Australia, Sweden and Italy.
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