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Rihanna's new album: What can we expect?

Last night Rihanna tweeted to her fans (and EW confirmed) that November 23 will see the release of her first album since 2007’s R&B smash Good Girl Gone Bad. In her words: “The wait is ova.”

So once we get ova the wait, what kind of album can we expect to hear? We know Justin Timberlake—who worked with her on “Rehab”—is a producer on her new record, and it looks like their collaboration has been fruitful if their supposedly cozy public behavior is any indication.

Timberlake talked about RiRi’s new album at the Emmys: “It’s a little more grown up. It’s got some edge to it.” Also collaborating with her are Drake, Ne-Yo, Akon, and even one of the All-American Rejects.

Any surprise guests? Well, after they gelled so well on “Run This Town,” we wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out Jay-Z or Kanye stopped by the studio at some point to spit a verse for her still-unnamed album.

And when we talked to fellow Caribbean sensation Sean Kingston a few weeks ago, he mentioned he had submitted three songs for Rihanna’s new disc, telling us, “Everybody liked the songs, so we’ll see where it goes.”

Who else would you love to see taking a bow with Rihanna on her latest record? Any of the existing collabs strike you as weird? And do you think she can top the ubiquitous smash that was “Umbrella”?

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Originally posted October 14 2009 — 2:31 PM EDT

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