Rihanna’s New Album Is Reportedly Dropping Before 2020— Get All The Details

By Peyton Blakemore

September 8, 2019

Y'all, we might be getting a Rihanna album before the end of the year!

On Saturday (September 7), two French music insiders — journalist Steven Bellery and CULTUREBIZ director Jason Moreau — tweeted that Rih Rih's long-awaited album is dropping in just a few months. "New album of @rihanna in December," both Steven and Jason wrote following France’s Universal Music Group's Open Session. While UMG, has yet to confirm the album's release date, it's possible December release makes sense, given the fact that Rihanna's been working on the album for over a year.

Back in June, the singer turned business mogul teased fans with a behind-the-scenes video of her working on the forthcoming project. In response to her fans three-plus years of questioning about the whereabouts of her eighth studio album, Rih Rih decided to show them what really goes into the making of a Rihanna project. "Behind the scenes of 'where's the album?'" she hilariously captioned a video of her looking exhausted as she laid on her back in a music studio. The Instagram Story post additionally featured the "ZZZ" emoji and a timestamp that read: "5:40 a.m."

Prior to her sharing an inside look at her recording session, the 31-year-old singer spilled details about the highly-anticipated album. While previewing her Fenty fashion line in Paris, Rihanna confirmed to T Magazine, that she is, in fact, working on a reggae album. "Yeah," she simply responded when asked about the year-long rumor.

While Rih was mum on further details regarding the album's sound and its features, she did reveal that she's pretty locked-in on one album name. "So far it’s just been R9, thanks to [my fans] the Navy," she explained. "I’m about to call it that probably, 'cause they have haunted me with this 'R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?' How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?"

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