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Rihanna’s hiatus from music is finally coming to a close.
It has been officially three years since the world has been blessed with music from our favorite bad gal. Rihanna reminisced on her platinum certified album Anti on its 3rd birthday, which was just three days ago, thanking her fans for their “continued support and enthusiasm.” However according to sources from Us Weekly, the Anti singer is all done recording her long-awaited ninth studio album.
Back in July 2018, it was rumored that Rihanna had about 500 songs to choose from for her follow-up to the Anti album which would be dancehall influenced. Then anonymous sources from Rolling Stone confirmed the talk to be true, and that the Roc Nation artist and her label have been working on songs with top tier Jamaican producers for over a year. One Jamaican producer said,
“[Rihanna’s team] have, no lie, 500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers…They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”
It comes with no surprise that the Barbados-born star is bringing back the reggae flavor to her highest-anticipated album. She has had quite a few hits that resembled the dancehall vibes with tracks such as “Work,” “You Da One” and “Man Down.” In an interview she did with Vogue in May last year, Rihanna said that her favorite reggae artist was Bob Marley.
There is no exact release date for Rihanna’s album. But with the confirmation of its completion, it should not be long till fans are vibing out to some new RihRih in the summer heat.