This Is Why Fans Are Convinced Rihanna’s New Album Is On Its Way

Rihanna has been busy over the past several years. The “Umbrella” icon has delivered her stunning line of makeup Fenty Beauty, a lingerie line — Savage x Fenty, and she’s hosted her annual event, The Diamond Ball each year. However, there is one that that has been seriously lacking from RiRi–new music.

Rihanna’s last album, ANTI was released back in 2016, so for an artist who used to release records back to back –fans are in desperate need for her ninth studio album which is being called R9. For the last couple of years, fans have been in the “Work” songstress’ mentions begging for new music, and she’s coyly said “soon.” Now, it looks like a new Rihanna album is finally on its way.

This is why fans are convinced Rihanna will release a new album soon

Typically, Rihanna only blesses us with her fashions, makeup, or lingerie on her social media platforms. But recently, the “B*tch Better Have My Money” songstress posted something on Instagram that had our spidey sense tingling. The Bajan legend posted the sweetest photo of her friend photo of her friend Jenn Rosales’ baby. At first glance it just seemed to be an adorable photo of the baby wearing headphone –but if you take a closer look, it reveals something even more interesting.

In the photo, the baby is seated on a music soundboard in a studio with headphones on his little ears. RiRi captioned the photo saying, “thank you @jennnrosales and @the_aa for blessing my day a lil mo.”

Rihanna has been teasing us about a new album for some time

Though Rihanna has been handling her business and being booed up with her billionaire bae –Hassan Jameel, she’s been teasing us about her new album for quite some time. She recently shared a video on her Instagram story. Though the sound on the video was muted –it was quite apparent that RiRi was vibing out to some music (probably her album) while sporting a colorful outfit and some shades. In Sept. 2018 she responded to a fan on IG saying, “I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, makeup, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. When the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it. But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me. #Navy4Life.”

Obviously, fans are beside themselves with glee about the possibility of R9 dropping any day now. One fan tweeted, “Rihanna is in the studio, and I am shaking.” Another Twitter user said, “@barbiesjoint it looks like the album is done. our power.”

When will Rihanna’s new album debut?

We have no idea when Rihanna will take pity on us and release R9. In early Feb. 2019, she commented on an US Weekly article which claimed the album was done. She wrote, “It ain’t done til it’s done sis.” 

In 2018, Rollingstone reported that RiRi is working on two albums –one danchall and the other pop. A source said, “[Rihanna’s team] have, no lie, 500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers,” an anonymous dancehall producer told the mag. “They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”

We’re ready for you to take our money sis.

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