You’re Not Going to Expect What You Hear: Rihanna Confirms Upcoming Album ‘R9’, Fans Excited

You’re Not Going to Expect What You Hear: Rihanna Confirms Upcoming Album ‘R9’, Fans Excited

  • It's been over five years since Rihanna dropped ANTI and fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up album from the island queen
  • Riri has been focused on building her Savage X Fenty empire, leaving fans to speculate when she would be releasing new music, calling the ghost album R9
  • Rihanna has finally confirmed that she is cooking up some magic in the studio and her new sound will be rather 'experimental'

Christmas appears to be around the corner for Rihanna stans. The Barbados beauty confirmed that she is in the studio whipping up some new music and getting ready to serve nothing but fire!

Rihanna has left fans thirsty for new music since her release of ANTI almost six years ago. Her fans even decided to name the album themselves to lessen the anticipation, calling it R9.

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Rihanna, Confirm, Upcoming Album R9, Experimental, New Sound
Rihanna has told fans to prepare for her new music with a brand new experimental sound. Image: Getty Images
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Miss Riri has girl bossed her way to the top, turning her Savage X Fenty brand into a billion-dollar empire, reports Forbes. The volume.3 fashion show is set to premiere this week with a star-studded list of models showcasing the designs.

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Expect the unexpected

Just days ago, Riri confirmed that fans have been holding on to a dream that is about to become a reality. In a chat with Associated Press on the red carpet, Rihanna said that her new music will be nothing like the sound her fans are used to. To put it in her words:

"You're not going to expect what you hear."

Rihanna further explains her new sound saying:

"Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not gonna be what you hear. I’m really experimenting and music is, like, it’s like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want and I treat music the same way."

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Complex reports that Rihanna is just having fun with making this album. As exciting as the news of the project may be, Riri is yet to confirm a release date.

Read what some fans had to say about the announcement:

@Jayhunxho17 commented:

"RiRi about to start spitting bars."

@ocold3go wrote:

"I'm down for it, I could honestly hear a Rihanna x Carti song, I feel like that'll be a really good collab."

Rihanna super excited as she meets Nigerian singer Tems at an event

Some days ago, reported that American superstar, Rihanna, met Tems at an event in the US and shrieked in excitement.

The Fenty boss made sure to hug the Nigerian singer and they even discussed for several minutes before they parted ways.

A video showing the beautiful moment stirred sweet reactions from Nigerians in the online community.


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