A Girl like Me is the second studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released by Def Jam Recordings on April 10, 2006. For the production of the album, Rihanna worked with Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Stargate, and J. R. Rotem with label-mate Ne-Yo who wrote the album’s second single. A Girl like Me is a pop, reggae and R&B album influenced by Rihanna’s Caribbean roots. It also incoprates dancehall and rock elments and ballads, which music critics were ambivalent towards.