Not really. I think she continues to record with them because they give her hit-worthy songs.
Her whole record isn't comprised of just them though, so it really isn't that bad.
They do recycle their sound a lot with her though. I'd like them to try something different for her next album.
No! If Stargate is giving her the best he can do, there's no issue about that. Maybe it's just that, Stargate's best works are given to Rihanna! He knows that Rihanna could turn anything into a hit (when I say this, I include moderate hits, not just big hits).
Stargate has had, I think 4 #1(not sure about the #) songs from Rihanna alone.
Originally posted by Disturbia
'Diamonds' at X-Factor and 'Stay' on SNL are mediocre, the others are really bad. Especially, the one [Stay/We Found Love] from yesterday.
This is not trying to shade either one of them. I like most of Rihanna's music and I like most of Stargate's work with her. With that said people often times criticize(d) Gaga and Perry for their over reliance on Red One and Dr. Luke. Recently we found out Rihanna is working with Stargate again for her 7th studio album(8th, if you count GGGB:R). That will make 6 albums that Stargate has produced songs on for Rihanna. He has produced Unfaithful, We Ride, Don't Stop The Music, Hate That I Love You, Good Girl Gone Bad, Take A Bow, Cry, Wait Your Turn, Stupid In Love, Rude Boy, Te Amo, Only Girl, What's My Name, S&M, Talk That Talk, Drunk On Love, and Roc Me Out. He has produced more hit songs with Rihanna than Gaga has with Red One.
Anyway, I'm not shading Rihanna or Stargate. I'm just curious whether people think that she should move onto other producers now that (by this fall) they will have worked together on 6 albums and spawning tons of hits? Or should they just continue working together making music and hit songs?
Personally, I'm getting kind of tired of Stargate. I didn't really like his work on LOUD other than WMN and I found his stuff on TTT to be subpar.
This whole post is full of wrong info.
Music Of The Sun
9. Let Me
A Girl Like Me
4. We Ride
Good Girl Gone Bad + Reloaded
3. Don't Stop the Music
6. Hate That I Love You (feat. Ne-Yo)
12. Good Girl Gone Bad
14. Take a Bow
2. Wait Your Turn
4. Stupid In Love
8. Rude Boy
11. Te Amo
2. What's My Name? (feat. Drake)
5. Only Girl (In the World)
Talk That Talk
4. Talk That Talk (feat. Jay-Z)
8. Drunk On Love
9. Roc Me Out
All the tracks above are all produced by StarGate.
So this means they've worked with her on all her 6 albums.
And for your info StarGate is a production duo
Stargate is a Norwegian record producing and songwriting team, composed of Tor Erik Hermansen (born 14 October 1972) and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (born in 1972), based in New York City. The team's genres include R&B, pop and hip hop. StarGate was established in Trondheim, Norway.
And no, i don't think Rihanna is reliant on StarGate. They just make good such good tunes together.
I'm hoping that, one day, Rihanna will release a album that consists of 2/3 produced tracks by StarGate.