Rihanna Confirms New Album for 2019

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R9 is coming.

Nearly three years since her final album, it seems as if Rihanna will launch her ninth studio album in 2019. Taking to Instagram, RiRi instructed a fan that the look ahead to an ANTI follow-up might quickly be over.

On Friday (Dec. 21), she responded to a fan who commented on a Fenty Beauty publish. “But when is the album dropping Robyn? Can now we have a launch date for that?” requested the fan, to which she replied, “2019.”

Her vocal producer Kuk Harrell additionally teased the album earlier this week. “R9 is nice. R9 is superb. It’s unimaginable, And that’s all I’m going to say,” he stated in response to a fan on social media.

RiRi has reportedly been engaged on two albums, a pop-oriented album and a dancehall undertaking. The pop album supposedly options manufacturing from high hitmakers together with Boi-1da and Skrillex, whereas Rolling Stone reports that she has 500 data for the dancehall disc, which explores her Caribbean roots.

“She’s presently recording two albums – one filled with chart-friendly songs, and one other made up of moody and experimental tracks – and is contemplating releasing a double disc if she feels the songs gained’t mesh effectively on the identical album,” says one other supply ( NME).

R9 will mark the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was licensed 3x platinum.