Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Album May Reportedly Drop This Week
Here’s another addition to Rihanna‘s confusing ANTI merry-go-round: The singer’s 8th album will reportedly drop this week. According to Billboard sources, it will be a surprise release before this Friday (January 29). (It seems like 2016 is continuing last year’s trend of hyping up “surprise” releases instead of letting them actually be a surprise.)
These sources claim Rihanna’s follow-up to 2012’s Unapologetic was meant to be released last May or June, but it was constantly being pushed back ever since the popstress’ “American Oxygen” single reveal last Spring. In came in the endless string of rumored release dates, which ultimately led to the Rih’s AntiDiary.com campaign with Samsung.
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After dropping a handful of buzz songs, apparently ANTI will now sonically stray away from the “BBHMM” aesthetic. This is made clear with “Work” — the island-influenced Drake-featured collaboration released today (January 27) that the Bad Gal calls ANTI‘s “first single.”
Earlier this week, she posted a possible confirmation selfie rocking crown-like headphones with the caption: “listening to ANTI.” Rihanna is also set to kick off her world tour with guests Travi$ Scott, Big Sean and The Weeknd beginning February 26.