Rihanna will reportedly release new album ‘Anti’ this Friday (November 27).
Fans have been speculating that the singer may release new album ‘Anti’ by the end of the month after she launched a new website for the record on Thursday last week (November 19). Today Consequence Of Sound (via Teen Vogue) reports that the album will be streamed on Tidal from Friday, with a wider release planned for December 4.
The singer posted a new video on Instagram alongside a link to antidiary.com last week. The website features the phrase “Patience. You’ll hear her voice when it’s time” on the homepage and links to an Instagram account called “iamthekeyholder” featuring drawings of young Rihanna in cities around the world. Keys are believed to be hidden at each location, which unlock more images.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 22, 2015
Additionally, the Samsung logo is displayed on the website. It was recently reported that Rihanna had secured a $25m (£16m) deal with Samsung that will see the consumer tech giant sponsoring ‘Anti’, as well as the accompanying tour.
Rihanna recently pulled out of a schduled live date as she worked on finishing the album. She decided against performing at the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and was replaced on the bill by Ellie Goulding.
Rihanna officially launched her eighth studio album in September at an exclusive gallery party in LA, during which the star revealed both the ‘Anti’ title and the accompanying artwork.
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Rihanna revealed that she has not finished work on her new album but promised she will deliver “something great” for fans eager to hear new music.
Speculation has been rife about the singer’s forthcoming album, with singles ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘American Oxygen’ both released earlier this year, as was her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
Speaking to NME, she was asked for a status update on the album fans had dubbed ‘R8’ in the absence of any concrete information. “It’s not done!” she said. “To me, it’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment.”