Rihanna Continues Relentlessly Teasing New Album

Rihanna has a new one in the works for 2019. Here's another update on that, complete with no actual info but plenty to be stoked about. Rihanna's f*cking back!


Image via Getty/Caroline McCredie/Fenty Beauty by Rihanna


This year is indeed bringing us the first new collection of Rihanna music since 2016's excellent Anti.

And though this particular teaser doesn't actually include much in the way of actual teased music, it's cause enough for celebration. Over the weekend, Rihanna seemingly fans a quick glimpse behind the curtain as sessions continue for her currently untitled album that may or may not include involvement from Supa Dups and Skrillex.

🚨 #R9: Rihanna shared a video of her working in the studio 🚨 pic.twitter.com/TEf4wfxgfc

— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) January 7, 2019

Rihanna announced a 2019 release window for the new album back in December. In response to a fan inquiry on a Fenty-related post, she confirmed only that "2019" would be the year. Shortly after, iHeartRadio hopped into the hype party with a blue check boost:

🚨 #R9 alert: Rihanna confirmed on Instagram that her new album is dropping in 2019 🚨 pic.twitter.com/oSPfEqbhA9

— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) December 22, 2018

🚨 New music from @rihanna is coming soon 🚨

— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) December 25, 2018

This year will also presumably include the release of the tentatively titled Guava Island, a new film from "This Is America" and Atlanta director Hiro Murai starring Donald Glover and Rihanna. Aside from the few details that emerged thanks to a PHAROS attendee, not much is known about the production, including whether it's actually a Donald Glover project or another cinematic entry within the Gambino canon.

Anyway, I can't let this wrap without once again mentioning the raw magic of Rihanna's Tame Impala cover. Here's to hoping Kevin Parker comes through for some R9 sessions.

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