Rihanna Leaves Def Jam Recordings, Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation
Jay Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam when he was the company's president. Since then, he's left to launch Roc Nation.
"Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label," Roc Nation says. "It is home to a diverse roster comprised of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, NO ID, Timbaland, Santigold, DJ Mustard and more."
Rihanna has been managed by Roc Nation and is now signed as an artist to the imprint, as well, according to Complex. The publication reports that Roc Nation has her listed as part of the roster, as noted above, and that Def Jam has her listed as a "legacy" act along with past Def Jam Recordings acts, including Slick Rick.
Jay Z and Rihanna have collaborated several times, including work on "Run This Town" and "Talk That Talk."