Rihanna performing live at the O₂ Arena in London for her 2011 Loud Tour.
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0:02:37 Only Girl
0:10:16 Shut Up And Drive
0:14:47 Man Down
0:34:19 Raining Men
0:40:35 Breakin' Dishes
0:56:07 Hate That I Love You
1:00:13 California King Bed
1:07:52 Interlude + What's My Name
1:11:26 Rude Boy
1:21:21 Please Don't Stop The Music
1:25:43 Take A Bow
1:33:24 Love The Way You Lie
1:42:48 We Found Love
Loud Tour Live at the O2 is the second live video album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna first released on December 13, 2012 through Def Jam Recordings. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc release features her concert at The O2 Arena in London as part of the Loud Tour (2011), in support of her fifth studio album Loud (2010). The set list also features songs from her previous releases including Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and Rated R (2009). The video album was directed by Nick Wickham and produced by Ciarra Pardo and Emer Patten.
In November, 2010, Rihanna released her fifth studio album Loud. Recording sessions for the album began in February 2010 and continued for six months, overlapping with her Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010—11) and filming for her debut feature film Battleship (2012). Rihanna and L.A. Reid assembled a group of songwriters and record producers at several recording studios in Los Angeles for two weeks to write songs for Rihanna; they wrote approximately 200 songs, eleven of which were included on the album. Upon its release, Loud received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Rihanna a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the lead single "Only Girl (In the World)". It became a huge commercial success and produced seven singles that attained chart success.
To further promote the album, Rihanna embarked on her third worldwide and fourth overall tour entitled Loud Tour (2011). The tour was officially announced on February 9, 2011, when North American dates were revealed. The tour was described as an "all new production, costumes and stage design creating a visual and audio event with the once in a lifetime excitement her fans around the world have come to expect from one of the brightest stars in music today." During an interview with Ryan Seacrest after Rihanna performed "California King Bed" on American Idol, April 14, 2011, the singer spoke about the tour's development. Rihanna addressed rumors about a special performance to be included on the setlist in order to fully incorporate her fans into the experience.
Apart of North America, during the tour Rihanna performed two legs in Europe and one in South America. Loud Tour Live at the O2 was filmed at the O2 Arena show in London. During the tour, Rihanna performed 10 shows in London's O2 Arena. Via her official Twitter account, she announced that she is to film the final three outsold shows of the Loud Tour in London (held from December 20--22, 2011) for a live DVD, "Big news Navy! You've been begging for it & Rihanna heard you! The last three dates of the LOUD Tour at the O2 in London will be filmed for a concert DVD coming out in 2012 !". On November 19, 2012, Rihanna released her seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012) in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition of the album contains a special footage from the Loud Tour entitled First Look: Loud Tour Live at the O2 Arena Rihanna posted the official trailer for the video album on her official YouTube channel, December 6, 2012. Loud Tour Live at the O2 was released in DVD and Blu-ray disc formats in Germany on December 14, 2012, and is set to be released in Portugal and Spain on December 17, 2012 and the following day in Canada, Italy and the United States. The video album was directed by Nick Wickham and produced by Ciarra Pardo and Emer Patten. The editor of the video was Guy Harding.