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It's time to take a look at just what Ms. Fenty has been up to... and take some educated guesses about where she might go on her NEW album! Bring it on Rihanna...
In October 2015 Rihanna attended an exhibition for the artist Roy Nachum in NYC where she unveiled artwork for the record and finally confirmed the title of her eighth studio album.
The outlandish singer revealed RiRi had reached out to her and she's penned a couple of tracks. She told the Mirror, "I’m a really big Rihanna fan and I think she’s such an incredible artist. She’s my favourite pop girl, she’s the real deal. I’ve actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna’s new record. It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks."
Rihanna's been signed on to advise contestants from all four coaches' teams this year - will we see RiRi performing some brand new songs on the show? She MAY even take inspiration from the contestants themselves for her new record. The Voice confirmed, "We landed Rihanna to be the key advisor to all the coaches this fall. This is one of music's true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers." Picture: Splash
In late March Rihanna surprised us all with a brand new song, her next release from the album, which has fans foaming at the mouth for more. Picture: Getty
At a press conference in March RiRi said she has worked hard to create "soulful" and "heartfelt" songs that she'll still be proud to perform later on in her career. Bring it on, lady! Picture: Getty
Judging by the new music video for 'FourFiveSeconds'... Rihanna's going back to the nineties with her fashion style, could she do the same with the sound for 'R8'?
We already know he features on Rihanna's lead single 'FourFiveSeconds', but Kanye have had an even bigger involvement on the production side of the record?
Rihanna looks totally natural in the behind-the-scenes footage from her 'FourFiveSeconds' video. Does this hint that Ms. Fenty is opting for a more natural sound for album eight?
Rihanna's AMAZING first drop is called 'Four Five Seconds' and features two HUGE guest artists - Kanye West and The Beatles' legend Paul McCartney. It was definitely worth the wait!
According to PopJustice, the singer has registered a new cut called 'A Night', which credits both Florence Welch and Paul Epworth as co-writers on the top-secret track! Fans reckon its a rework of the band's song 'Only For A Night'. What do you think? Picture: PA
In December Rihanna dropped an Instagram teaser for a new song rumoured to be called 'Kiss It Better'. Could this be her new single? Hit the link below to give it a listen. Picture: Getty
The 'We Found Love' superstar tweeted this week to vow that she'll be revealing the news before anyone else... no matter WHAT you hear! Picture: Getty
She's teamed up with both of these stars in the past... and it's always amazing!
A source told The Sun that Rihanna is “desperate to get Sam involved”. HOW exciting! Picture: PA
The Bajan star has had a BIG smile on her face recently... when will we hear some new music Rihanna?!
RiRi's back in that studio, and may EVEN have hinted at an album title when she posted the hashtag #R8. It's a little 'on the nose', but we quite like it. How about you?
Rihanna's taken her time with this one, taking much of 2013 to relax or quietly work on new material. But rumour has it an announcement may be on the cards this summer. Picture: Getty
We can DEFINITELY imagine the Breaking Bad star tkaing on a role in one of RiRi's videos for the new record. MAKE IT HAPPEN! Picture: Getty
Sounds like the 'Let Me Love You' star could well be on #R8... watch this space!
While it's believed RiRi was laying down vocals for a track from his new album, we can't help but wonder if he returned the favour for her next record while they were there.
It's believed RiRi may even drop two records in 2014, her new studio album AND a concept record for new animation Home... which features Rihanna as the lead voice actor! This could be the best year YET for the #Navy!
It's clear from Rihanna's Twitter posts lately that she's ABSOLUTELY smitten with her family's new arrival. Picture: Instagram
Their huge 2013 team-up is still a favourite at the moment, so fingers crossed the rap superstar returns the favour on RiRi's next. Picture: Instagram
It's what the fans have wanted for AGES... and the ladies have often said they would love to do it. Could now be the time? Picture: 1 OAK NYC Facebook
The 'Happy' star seems to be on EVERYONE'S list of producers they want for their next record. And they're good pals so WATCH. THIS. SPACE! Picture: Getty
The pair have a serious string of hits behind them together, including 'Umbrella' and 'Talk That Talk'. Bring it on for #R8 guys!
Considering their last team-up 'What's My Name?' is STILL a clubbing regular, it wouldn't be the worst idea! Picture: PA
It's been confirmed that Rihanna has reunited with Erik Hermansen, one half of Norwegian producing duo Stargate, for her new album. After they worked together on hits like 'Diamonds' and 'Don't Stop The Music'... this is VERY good news! Picture: PA
DJ Mustard has confirmed he's been called in to work on #R8 and has promised fans her new music is going "straight to the club". Sounds promising! Picture: PA
The Scottish singer has confirmed she's been writing tracks for RiRi's next so here's hoping they make the cut. This could be incredible...