While fans will have to wait for new music, Rihanna has announced plans for a photo book.
Rihanna, a “stunning visual narrative,” offers an exclusive, inside look into the world of the pop icon. The 504-page hardcover book, which weighs 15 pounds, contains 1,050 photos and 11 special inserts, wrapped in a custom-designed black carton with a carrying handle.
According to a press release, the book “showcases intimate photographs of her life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur,” including her childhood in Barbados, worldwide tours, fashion, and private moments with friends and family.
“I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. I’m very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed,” said Rihanna in a statement. “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.”
The large-format edition of Rihanna arrives Oct. 24 Phaidon. There are also three limited editions, including a Fenty x Phaidon edition with tabletop bookstand ($175), Luxury Supreme edition with cast-resin tabletop bookstand ($5,500), and Ultra Luxury Supreme edition with 2,000-pound marble pedestal, which has already sold out. Cardi B is one of 10 owners of the latter. She paid $111,000 during an auction at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball last month.
This is not Rihanna’s first foray into publishing. In 2010, she released her 144-page self-titled photography book Rizzoli Publications.