Rihanna Gives Fans Glimmer Of Hope With Talks Of New Music


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Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII performance brought the biggest sliver of hope her fans have had in years for a new album. While the only new material she debuted at that performance was her second pregnancy, now, even she agrees it’s time for something new.


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Rihanna returned to the stage for the first time in five years to headline the Super Bowl halftime show and absolutely killed it! On top of that, she announced her second pregnancy, and showcased her baby bump on stage at the start of the performance, giving us all goosebumps.

Fans had hoped she'd be announcing a new single following the performance, but it's looking like we may have to wait a little longer than anticipated for R9 after she revealed in a new interview that there's no set release date for new music.

Speaking on Good Morning America ahead of her Super Bowl show, Riri said: "They are waiting," acknowledging that her fans are wanting "more", before adding, "I'm excited to actually put new music out but I don't have any updates for you on that yet."

 “I want it to be this year,” she told British Vogue of her next album in a new cover story. “Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year.” Sure, her fans have been saying just that for years but hey, just a few months ago, Rihanna was shooting down hopes of new music at the Super Bowl, so this is progress! 

At the moment, Rihanna hasn't revealed the name of her brand new album, but social media has been referring to the project as #R9 as it's going to be Rihanna's ninth studio album.

As fans have referred to it as R9 for so long, the singer is now struggling to think of a more fitting name. In an interview with the New York Times, she said: "So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy. I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this 'R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?' How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?"

According to Capital, Rihanna has also confirmed a Reggae album is in the works on numerous occasions, explaining to Vogue: "I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album. 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."

 After being asked why she chose reggae to be the base of her album, the 33-year-old added: "Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood. It doesn’t matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves. It’s always the same high. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work.”

During her interview with Vogue for their November issue, RiRi said: "We always went into the music this time around saying that we were going to do two different pieces of art.

"One was gonna be inspired by the music that I grew up listening to. The other one was gonna be the evolution of where I’m going next with music.”

She most recently revealed that we can expect an entirely new sound from her in her new project, with the Savage X Fenty star telling AP: "You're not going to expect what you hear. Put that in your mind.

"Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear. I'm really experimenting. I'm having fun, and it's going to be completely different.”

In other news, Rihanna graced the March cover of British Vogue, while her 9-month-old son makes his magazine debut. "Rihanna Reborn," says the March cover, which shows the singer walking along the shore.

Rihanna reflected on being a mom saying she couldn't believe it, " Essentially, from one person I became two. You walk into the hospital as a couple and leave as a family of three."

The singer adds: "You're just going through the motions, and even then you're so paranoid. Because you're like: they trusted us to come home with this baby? This new life? With us?" She laughs: "No doctors, no nurses, we're just… going home?"

 






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