Rihanna’s Ninth New Album R9: Release Date, Songs, Artwork And More

12 September 2018, 17:20 | Updated: 13 September 2018, 11:29

Rihanna's New Album Is On The Way
Rihanna's New Album Is On The Way. Picture: Getty

Rihanna's new album is set to be released in 2018 and here's all the latest news around the release date, tracklist, artwork and more...

Rihanna's last album was 'ANTI' all the way back in 2016, so we kinda deserve a brand new album from RiRi right?

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Rihanna & Kendrick Lamar At The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Picture: Getty

What is the title of Rihanna's new album?

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.

With Rihanna launching her Fenty Beauty brand over the last few years, many fans have been claiming that she may well name her new album 'Fenty', but right now your guess is as good as ours.

What's the release date for Rihanna's new album?

We know that Rihanna has been in the studio at various points across 2018, but so far she hasn't confirmed a released date for R9.

Ever since she released her album 'Rated R', Rihanna has mainly released her albums in November, although 'ANTI' was released in January, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that she drops her new album between now and January 2019.

Are there any collabs on Rihanna's new album?

When we caught up with Raye recently, she confirmed that she'd been writing songs for Rihanna's new album, but couldn't confirm whether she'd be making an appearance on the final release.

Other rumoured collaborators on the album include Cardi B, long-time collaborator Calvin Harris, A$AP Rocky and Diplo, who told iHeartRadio, “We talked a little bit because she’s writing a lot of new music right now for her next project and, hopefully, we can connect.”

When we caught up with The Chainsmokers in Ibiza earlier this year, they claimed that David Guetta has an upcoming collab with Rihanna, so could that potential track make an appearance on Rihanna's new album?

What's the artwork for Rihanna's new album?

With details around Rihanna's new album very limited right now, we don't have a cover for the release, but we wouldn't be disappointed if Rihanna used any of her recent Instagram pictures as the album artowrk because there are some fure options to choose from...

Is Rihanna releasing a double album?

Earlier in the year, a theory emerged that suggested Rihanna's new album could actually be a double album and if we're being completely honest, that news got us seriously excited.

Speaking to Metro, one source claimed, “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."

They went on to add that "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.”

Will Rihanna's new album be a Reggae album?

When Rihanna was promoting her Savage X Fenty line earlier this year, an interview she did with Vogue claimed that she's working on a Reggae album, much to the surprise of fans.

The Vogue article claimed, "With her next record—her ninth—Rihanna is moving the needle on her creative output all over again: She plans to make a reggae album."

They added, "Though it’s too soon to name a full list of collaborators, one early influence may be Supa Dups, the Jamaican-born record producer who has worked with such dancehall greats as Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and Elephant Man."

Rihanna hasn't spoken publicly to confirm or deny these claims and plenty of changes to the album may have occured by now, but an album full of Reggae songs would be a new angle for the 'Man Down' star.

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky At Paris Fashion Week 2018
Rihanna & A$AP Rocky At Paris Fashion Week 2018. Picture: Getty

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