Rihanna official music video for the song ‘Russian Roulette’. ‘Russian Roulette’ is a song performed by Rihanna. Written by Barbadian R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist Rihanna, “Russian Roulette" is a song taken from her fourth studio album ‘Rated R’ which was released in 2009. The song ‘Russian Roulette’ premiered on radio stations on October 20, 2009 and was released as the album's lead single on October 26, 2009 through Def Jam Recordings. It was written and produced by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo along with Chuck Harmony. "Russian Roulette is a mid-tempo pop-song that has strong shades of R&B ballad characteristics. The lyrics to the single relate to an abusive romantic relationship that was forced to an abrupt end. "Russian Roulette" received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many praising Rihanna's vocal performance and the song's lyrics. The song received commercial success, reaching number two on UK Singles Chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song ‘Russian Roulette’ features on Rihanna’s fourth album ‘Rated R’ which also contains the hit tracks "Hard" (featuring Young Jeezy), "Wait Your Turn" , "Stupid in Love", “Rude Boy”, "Photographs" (featuring will.i.am) and "Te Amo”. . She has collaborated with artists of all different styles including Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Fall Out Boy and even Elton John – citing Beyoncé, Madonna and Whitney Houston as major influences on her sound along with diverse influences such as Bob Marley, Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys.
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