Rihanna starts work on eighth studio album

‘We In da Club’ producer DJ Mustard reveals he's "finally going in with Rihanna"

Rihanna has started work on her eighth studio album, according to producer DJ Mustard.

The man behind Bow Wow’s ‘We In Da Club’ also claimed that he’ll be behind the desk for at least one of the tracks on the new record.

Speaking to HipHop-N-More, DJ Mustard said: “I’m finally going in with Rihanna.”

When asked whether the music would be for her next record, he replied: “Of course it is”.

He added: “I’m just doing what I think she would like, and if she don’t like it we’ll just figure out something else in the studio, and I’ll just keep making beats ’till she figure it out. But she’s gonna get one.”

The as-yet-untitled record would be the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’.

It was recently revealed that Rihanna and Bruno Mars were 2013’s most-pirated artists, according to new analysis of peer-to-peer file sharing. Using data from Bit Torrent, the most popular method of illegally pirating music, industry analysts Musicmetric showed both singers were downloaded more than five million times during the past 12 months, beating Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake, who were both illegally downloaded around four million times since January this year. Neither Bruno Mars or Rihanna released an album this year, however, with their respective albums ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ and ‘Unapologetic’ both released during the final months of 2012.