2018 was Rihanna’s year and there’s no doubt about that. Her makeup brand made a smashing entry in the beauty industry and broke the internet with its sales. But it doesn’t stop here, the queen plans to make yet another year, hers.
Rihanna announced the possibility of an album in 2019.
On Friday, responding to a fan who commented on an Instagram post asking “But when is the album dropping Robyn? Can we have a release date for that?”, the singer said simply “2019”.
No further details were mentioned but that was enough to get us all excited and happy!
Her vocal producer Kuk Harrell teased the new album earlier this week, promising it’s “incredible” and “amazing” before adding that “that’s all I’m going to say”.
Her last album, ANTI, released in 2016 which was her eighth studio album. Rihanna announced this year that she was back in the studio, but little else is known about the album, including collaborations or track listings.
Her vocal producer, Kuk Harrell, teased in a live Instagram video that the upcoming album, referred to as R9, “is amazing. It’s incredible.”
ANTI was nominated for best urban contemporary album and best recording package at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as receiving multiple names for songs on the album. The album represented Rihanna’s second no 1 debut and eighth album.
The singer starred in Ocean’s 8 earlier this year, playing a hacker who works with a team of seven other women to steal jewels from the Met Gala. Rihanna was also offered the Super Bowl halftime show for the 2019 game but turned it down to support Colin Kaepernick, who has been shut out by the NFL after he took a knee to protest police brutality in the United States.