Could Rihanna be gearing up for a surprise album drop?
It’s been quite a bit of time since superstar Rihanna released new music. It’s been two years in fact since released her album Anti in 2016. Though she hasn’t shied away from music as she has collaborated with Calvin Harris, Future, “Loyalty” with Kendrick Lamar, smash hit “Wild Thoughts” with DJ Khaled and current hit “Lemon” with N.E.R.D.
Now the speculation is that Rihanna is gearing up to release not one, but two new albums.
Pop Crush reveals that a source close to the star told Metro.co.uk that one album is meant to be radio friendly while the second is meant to be more of what Rihanna wants to put out despite its marketability.
“Rihanna wasn’t happy with how her last album performed, even though she loved how it turned out, she knows she needs a new project full of smash hits to avoid two back-to-back flops. She’s currently recording two albums: one full of chart-friendly songs, and another made up of moody and experimental tracks, and is considering releasing a double disc if she feels the songs won’t mesh well on the same album.”
While Anti may not have been her most well-received album, to say it didn’t do well isn’t fair. Anti hit no. 1 on the Billboard charts and produced two of the biggest singles of 2016 with “Work” and “Love on the Brain.”
However, if this is merely speculation, Rihanna seems to have her hands full with her other endeavors at the moment.
Fenty Beauty has surged passed other, more established brands to become one of the hottest makeup companies with immediately sold out launches.
She just released her latest collaboration with athletic company Puma and is set to launch her Savage x Fenty lingerie line.
Listen: N.E.R.D & Rihanna Lemon