Within the last couple of years, Rihanna has blessed her fans with new makeup, a lingerie collection and most recently a luxury fashion line with Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton (LVMH). Still, some remain unsatisfied and have mercilessly pressed the "Work" crooner for a new album.
Rihanna hinted at what listeners can expect when she eventually drops her forthcoming studio album in a May interview with The New York Times, confirming her ninth project will have a reggae sound. With the launch of her global line complete, it appears the 31-year-old has retreated back to the studio to resume production on what she says fans have named this record R9.
Rih posted a video to her Instagram stories Sunday, confirming she was in the studio by moving the camera to show a soundboard and microphone.
"Behind the scenes of 'where's the album'" the Barbados-born crooner captioned. Given the "ZZZ" emoji and the 5:40 a.m. timestamp that accompanied the photo, either our favorite Avon lady had a late night recording session or is an early riser.
🚨 Rihanna is in the studio! 🚨 pic.twitter.com/ZppwNMeoYR— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) June 2, 2019
honestly Rihanna petty enough to name her new album “where’s the album” cause that’s all we’ve been tweeting her— bяí™️ (@baddboybribri) June 2, 2019
fans asking about rihanna— ege the dramaqueen 🅴 (@egeaydiniz) June 2, 2019
what is the
release date of
new album pic.twitter.com/06zBYAEGr9
Rihanna is so sick of us. She's going to give us the album just like this when she's done. pic.twitter.com/GvbOpzDRDo— Mary Wilson (@MaryWilsonTV) June 2, 2019
Take all the time you need, Rih (but not too much).