When Is Rihanna Releasing New Music As New Song & Music Video 'Confirmed'

23 September 2021, 16:46

Rihanna teased new music is on the way.
Rihanna teased new music is on the way. Picture: Getty/YouTube

Rihanna has teased new music is on its way after confirming she could be dropping a new song ‘soon’, but when exactly will she release her new album?

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Rihanna has given fans the hope we’ve all been dying for after revealing she’s thinking of dropping a new song!

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for R9 and some new bops from the songstress as she’s been keeping busy with her beauty and clothing businesses; Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin and Savage X Fenty, so some new music would be the cherry on top!

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‘Rihanna is coming’ even started trending on Twitter after the 33-year-old hinted at a new track, and now it's been reported that a music video is also allegedly in the works!

So, when will Rihanna actually release new music? And when did she drop her last album?

Here’s what we know…

When is Rihanna releasing new music?
When is Rihanna releasing new music? Picture: PA

When will Rihanna release new music?

It’s fair to say fans have been gearing up for new music from the Barbados-born queen for a serious amount of time now, but her latest post has given fans a new wave of hope that it’s more imminent than we thought!

Taking to Instagram to share a compilation video celebrating her last album, ‘ANTI’ spending five full years on the Billboard 200, she penned a heartfelt message to her Navy, thanking them for their support.

She wrote: “Grateful to the most High for putting die hard supporters in my circle #Anti #WomensHistoryMonth congrats to everyone that contributed to this era, thank you team [sic].”

One fan took one for the team and asked what we were all thinking, writing: “Celebrate by releasing a song !!,” and Riri replied with the best news we’ve heard all year tbh.

The ‘Work’ songstress said: “I think I should soon,” adding in a separate comment, “just 1 tho lol [sic].”

Despite there being no official release date for the new bop (or more?!) just yet, Riri is known to surprise fans with new music without an announcement, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for new Rihanna coming any day now!

She even teased that she's been working on an entirely new sound with her upcoming album as she told 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.”

When will Rihanna release a new music video?

Rihanna is said to be secretly filming a music video this summer.
Rihanna is said to be secretly filming a music video this summer. Picture: @badgalriri/Instagram

To add more fuel to the song rumours, this tabloid revealed that Riri has been secretly making a music video and is apparently set to film it in July!

A source told the publication: "Rihanna has been secretly working on new music for a long time and her ninth album has finally come together. She has kept fans waiting for a long time — and the pandemic slowed things up even more.

“The project is still tightly under wraps but Rihanna will be filming a new music video in Los Angeles in July."

British director Raja Virdi is said to be the mastermind behind the new project, with the insider adding: "Raja has been brought on board by Rihanna and her team, and he will be flying out to oversee everything.

“Rihanna met him during a project she did with Westminster University fashion students in January last year and she wanted him to be the brains behind the video. All the details about the shoot and the new music are being closely guarded — but she never disappoints.”

Rihanna told fans she may drop a new song 'soon'.
Rihanna told fans she may drop a new song 'soon'. Picture: Instagram

When was Rihanna’s last album?

Riri last dropped an album back in 2016 with ‘ANTI’, which featured huge tracks such as ‘Work’ featuring Drake, ‘Love On The Brain’ and ‘Needed Me’.

However, she has gone on to release some featured tracks since with PARTYNEXTDOOR, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller.

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