By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated October 20, 2009 at 02:44 PM EDT
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Rihanna announced today via press release that her next album, due Nov. 23, is titled Rated R. Labelmate Ne-Yo wrote and produced the lead single, “Russian Roulette,” which she plans to debut on her official site today at 11:23 AM Eastern time. A video for “Russian Roulette,” directed by Anthony Mandler, will later premiere on ABC. This is the singer’s first solo release since her February assault at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Check back here at 11:23 for our take on “Russian Roulette.” (UPDATE: Hear “Russian Roulette” and read our snap judgment.) Til then: How much are you looking forward to Rihanna’s return? What do you hope “Russian Roulette” sounds like?

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