June 17th, 2010
03:41 PM ET
Talk about high standards.
For Rihanna’s next album, Def Jam A&R exec Bu Thiam is expecting the Barbadian pop star to pull off a record of legendary proportions.
“I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers,” Thiam said in a blog post on Vibe.com. “Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’”
Hmm…ok. And how exactly will she pull that off? With help from the likes of Ne-Yo, The Dream, Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City, Thiam said.
“It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time,” he added.
Do you think Rihanna can pull Thiam's dream off?
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