Is Rihanna finally releasing new music?

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With Rihanna returning to the stage for the first time in five years for Super Bowl LVII, questions have emerged concerning the singer’s long-awaited ninth album.  After releasing Anti in January 2016, the Grammy winner has been building anticipation for her next album for quite some time. The album has been delayed by other ventures like Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, which are multi-millionaires, and the birth of ASAP Rocky’s first child.

Fans have been referring to #R9 as the album for a while. While appearing on Graham Norton Show in June 2018, Rihanna confirmed that she was “in the studio and working on new music.”She teased at the time. “You’ll just have to wait and see.”For her May cover story, VogueThe pop star spoke out about how she was letting go the pressure to be the best. Anti creatively. “I’m looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before. I think this way suits me better, a lot better. It’s authentic,”She spoke highly of her new music. “It’ll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off.”

Rihanna also discussed with # R9 the reggae-influenced sound of 2019. Vogue. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,”She said. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks.”She shared it with her Ocean’s 8 costar Sarah Paulson in Interview magazine’s Summer 2019 issue that while she used to stay in the studio for three months straight, now she balances “fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next.”

She continued, “It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.'”

Rihanna told Entertainment Tonight in October 2020 that “everything”From the “timing”The album will be released on “touring”The Coronavirus pandemic delayed her recovery. Despite the quarantine, she made sure to make the most of it. “It’s helped a lot, and it’s forced me to figure things out and get creative and clever about it.”Fans “not going to expect”What they hear after listening to Rihanna’s new music, she explained to the Associated Press in September 2021. “Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear,”She said. “I’m really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I’m having fun and it’s going to be completely different.”

Rihanna revealed her pregnancy with ASAP Rocky and stated that her fans would still be in a position to hear any future music. “My fans would kill me if they waited this long for a lullaby,”She joked with us in an interview Entertainment TonightNew York Fashion Week, February 2022. Fans speculated that Rihanna’s long-awaited album might drop at the Super Bowl LVII halftime, or soon after it was confirmed in September 2022. Rihanna will make her first major comeback since May 2022 when she gave birth. Her supporters hope that #R9 will follow.

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