Rihanna fans have been wondering when she'll finally release her long-awaited ninth studio album.
In a new Instagram post on Sunday, RiRi hinted at the elusive project. “Update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it,” she wrote, alongside a clip of a small white dog furiously bobbing its head to House of Pain’s classic hit “Jump Around.”
Of course RiRi made no mention of a possible release date for the album, nor did she tease any new music.
In December 2018, a fan asked Rihanna on Instagram when her next album would drop. The singer replied, “2019.” However, rather than release her follow-up to 2016’s Anti, she has instead signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and made strides with her Fenty line, which included the launch of the new Fenty designer label under the LVMH conglomerate.
Her frequently promised 10-track dancehall album has also not yet emerged, which was rumored to be in the works in July 2018. That year, new details surrounding the R9 LP also surfaced. Swedish DJ Alesso told Daily Star that Rihanna was working on an album that will reportedly feature production from artists like Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Diplo, and Martin Garrix.