Music of the Sun is the debut album of Barbadian R&B singer-songwriter Rihanna, released August 30, 2005 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. Rihanna worked with several producers for the album, mainly Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers who produced and penned most of the tracks on the album. Musically, the album incorporates the genres of caribbean music because of her background. The album was released to mixed reviews with some critics calling her as yet another R&B act and others calling the album a great Caribbean influenced album.
Music of the Sun peaked at number ten on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart—later being certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), following sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Internationally, the album debuted at number seven in Canada on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album also managed peak in Countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany and New Zealand. The album yielded two singles, including the album's lead single, "Pon de Replay", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and the second single "If It's Lovin' that You Want", which was less successful, reaching the thirty-sixth position on the Billboard Hot 100; including an unreleased third single, "Let Me." Worldwide, the album sold over two million copies.
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