The book, which marks the multifaceted artist's first visual autobiography, will be published by Phaidon and boasts 504 total pages comprised of more than 1,000 photos.
"I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images," Rihanna said in a statement announcing the book, which arrives in a large-format trade edition Oct. 24. "I'm very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed. We've been working on the book for over five years and I'm really happy to be able to finally share it with everybody."
In collaboration with The Haas Brothers, Rihanna is also dropping three limited edition versions of the book: the Fenty x Phaidon edition This Shit Is Heavy, the Luxury Supreme edition, and the Ultra Luxury Supreme edition.
While the Ultra Luxury Supreme is already sold out, This Shit Is Heavy is available from Oct. 10 and the Luxury Supreme edition is out Nov. 20. A pre-release book party (tickets required) hits the Guggenheim Museum in NYC Oct. 1. Hit the book's official website for more intel.
Interestingly, the book will reportedly feature an image the shows an early version of a tracklist for her Anti album. Said tracklist included the song "Same Old Love," which ended up being used by Selena Gomez. It also featured "Lemon," which ultimately landed on N.E.R.D.'s NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES album.
It has been revealed on Rihanna’s new coffee table book that she was planning, back in 2014, to release Same Old Love as part of ANTI. She ended up scrapping this version of the tracklist. pic.twitter.com/XNyicHSLQi— Selena Gomez Charts (@SelGomezCharts) October 7, 2019
As for the next era in the musical sector of Rihanna's multi-medium approach to art, the last we heard about the tentatively titled R9 was that she's "still got an album to finish." That update came last month when Rihanna was asked about the possibility of being a part of the next Super Bowl halftime show, to which Rihanna joked that the lack of an album would result in an instance in which fans "are gonna have my neck."