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What Should Be Rihanna's Next Single?

Singer asks her fans whether she should release 'California King Bed' or 'Raining Men' next. Help her decide

February 28, 2011 4:10 PM ET
What Should Be Rihanna's Next Single?
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Earlier today Rihanna asked her 3.6 million Twitter followers a question: "I'm shootin a new vid in a cpl wks," she wrote. "I just need u to tell me, which song should I shoot? What is my next single?" Fans suggested every song from her newest LP Loud that hasn't been released already, but the two leading contenders are the acoustic ballad "California King Bed" and the more up-tempro "Raining Men," which features Nicki Minaj. Listen to both below and let us know in the comments which one deserves to come out next.

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Raining Men 

California King Bed 

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