Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by Barbadian singer
Rihanna, released on May 31, 2007, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP
Records. Inspired by Brandy Norwood's album Afrodisiac (2004), Good Girl
Gone Bad is a pop, dance-pop and R&B; album with 1980s influences. It
marks a departure from the Caribbean sound of Rihanna's previous
releases. Critics gave it generally positive reviews, praising its
composition and Rihanna's new musical direction, though some criticized
the lyrics. The album received seven Grammy Award nominations at the
2008 ceremony; the single "Umbrella" won in the Best Rap/Sung
Collaboration category, and later came in at number 412 on Rolling
Stone's updated 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The album debuted
at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, reached number one in
Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and had sold over 9 million
copies worldwide as of 2017. It spawned five singles, including
"Umbrella" and "Don't Stop the Music".
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Today's selected anniversaries:
French Revolution: The Revolutionary Tribunal, a court
instituted by the National Convention for the trial of political
offenders, was suppressed.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 Mw struck Balochistan in the
British Raj, now part of Pakistan, killing between 30,000 and 60,000
An organized mob of police and government-sponsored
paramilitias began burning the public library in Jaffna, Sri Lanka,
destroying more than 97,000 items in one of the most violent examples of
ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century.
American physician George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the
country who performed late-term abortions, was shot and killed by Scott
Roeder, an anti-abortion activist.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable, literary or poetic) The substance formerly supposed to
fill the upper regions of the atmosphere above the clouds, in particular
as a medium breathed by deities.
2. (by extension) The medium breathed by human beings; the air.
3. (by extension) The sky, the heavens; the void, nothingness.
4. (uncountable, physics, historical) Often as aether and more fully as
luminiferous aether: a substance once thought to fill all unoccupied
space that allowed electromagnetic waves to pass through it and interact
with matter, without exerting any resistance to matter or energy; its
existence was disproved by the 1887 Michelson–Morley experiment and the
theory of relativity propounded by Albert Einstein (1879–1955).
5. (uncountable, colloquial) The atmosphere or space as a medium for
broadcasting radio and television signals; also, a notional space
through which Internet and other digital communications take place;
6. (uncountable, colloquial) A particular quality created by or
surrounding an object, person, or place; an atmosphere, an aura.
7. (uncountable, organic chemistry) Diethyl ether (C4H10O), an organic
compound with a sweet odour used in the past as an anaesthetic.
8. (countable, organic chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds
containing an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrocarbon groups.
9. (transitive, slang) To viciously humiliate or insult.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
A theory is only as good as its assumptions. If the premises are
false, the theory has no real scientific value. The only scientific
criterion for judging the validity of a scientific theory is a
confrontation with the data of experience.