Rihanna is reportedly work, work, working on a new Caribbean dancehall album.
The music industry’s resident bad girl has not released an album since 2016’s “Anti”, but a new report from Rolling Stone suggests that is all about to change.
The 30-year-old songstress and her record label Roc Nation are said to be teaming up with top quality producers, including Boi-1da and Skrillex, for a new 10-track dancehall album.
“If the Rihanna album sells great numbers, faith will be restored in the [dancehall] genre as something to be invested in,” an unnamed producer told the publication of her upcoming ninth album.
Riri and her team are said to be examining 500 different records they will ultimately narrow down to the 10 best suited to the new project.
In May 2018’s Vogue the singer first revealed she was collaborating on a reggae album. She also told the fashion bible her favourite reggae artist of all time is Bob Marley. “I’m gonna sound like a real tourist when I tell you my top Bob songs,” she admitted, before revealing her top three… “Three Little Birds”, “No Woman, No Cry” and “Redemption Song”.
What’s more, several of Rolling Stone‘s sources say she is also crafting a separate pop album, which would mean she’ll have her 10th album out in the near future.
Rihanna’s last lead single was “Lemon” with N.E.R.D., which Pharrell Williams tweeted was nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Editing MTV VMAs this week.
And she made history in March 2018, when she became the first female artist to have over 2 billion streams on Apple Music.