Rihanna Readies Sophomore Album

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rihanna.jpgThe release date for Barbados-born singer Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, A Girl Like Me, has been pushed back two weeks to Tuesday, April 25. A limited edition of the project will be housed in a special digipak featuring five collectible postcards and album covers.

As they did on Rihanna's 2005 debut, Music of the Sun, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers handled the majority of production on the new offering, whose lead single SOS is featured in a Nike ad campaign. The cut was released exclusively last month through Nikewomen.com.

Other songs expected to appear on the album are Dem Haters, No Looking Back, Don't Lie and Selfish Girl. Rihanna's labelmate, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, penned the second single, Unfaithful.

Music Of The Sun bowed at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 404,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album spawned the hit single Pon De Replay, which reached No. 2 on the Hot 100.