The follow-up to 2016's 'Anti'
Rihanna seems to have confirmed that her new album will officially drop in 2019.
The singer’s last album was 2016’s ‘Anti’, which spawned singles ‘Kiss It Better,’ ‘Needed Me’ and Drake collaboration ‘Work’.
Posting a picture of a new Fenty product launching on December 26, one fan asked: “But when is the album dropping Robyn? Can we have a release date for that?”
Rihanna replied to the comment with a simple: “2019”. You can see the interaction below.
Earlier this week, Rihanna’s vocal producer gave an update about the forthcoming LP. Kuk Harrell worked on ‘Anti’ and also co-wrote her hits ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Only Girl (In the World)’.
Describing her new record as “incredible”, Harrell was answering questions from Rihanna’s fans on Instagram. “R9 is great. R9 is amazing. It’s incredible, And that’s all I’m going to say,” he wrote.
Previous reports heard a source reveal that Rihanna wasn’t happy with how ‘Anti’, her last record, performed.
“Even though she loved how it turned out, she knows she needs a new project full of smash hits to avoid two back-to-back flops,” the source previously stated.
“She’s currently recording two albums – one full of chart-friendly songs, and another made up of moody and experimental tracks – and is considering releasing a double disc if she feels the songs won’t mesh well on the same album.”