Just when your cold shriveled heart was about to prematurely call 2019 a total wash, a glimmer of hope appears on the horizon. Prepare yourself because the new Rihanna album is finished and coming soon.
According to a new report from Us Weekly, insiders have confirmed that Rihanna has finished recording her ninth studio album. The news comes following the confirmation that a record was on the way for sometime in 2019 by Ms. Fenty herself late last year on Instagram.
Other than confirming a vague time frame for the album's release, Rihanna has shared very few details about what to possibly expect. In a cover story for Vogue last summer, the Fenty mogul did reveal that she was in the process of working on a reggae album going on to later tell Rolling Stone that she was working on getting in touch with her Caribbean roots in her latest musical effort. It's a move that makes sense if you take a moment to step back and look at her discography. From "Rude Boy" to "Work," Rihanna has always had a soft spot for dancehall so it's not surprising she would want to take a deeper dive into the genre.
"Every artist, every producer, every songwriter in Jamaica or of Jamaican descent has been working on [Rihanna's album] and has little snippets of publishing or production credits on it," an anonymous source close to the project told Rolling Stone. It is also worth noting that Rihanna posted a photo of her with Grammy-nominated producer SOPHIE on the anniversary of her 2016 album ANTI, so it isn't too late to rule out that possibility as well.