Microwave music maven Rihanna may have passed on putting out new music last year (due to insurmountable competition), however it appears the star is looking to make quite the splash in 2014.
For, in a move few could have anticipated, film house DreamWorks have announced that the 25-year-old is piecing together a concept album based around their animated movie ‘Home’ – which will hit stores in November.
As at writing, the release will serve as the first new material from the model since 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’.
The revelation came courtesy of DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who made the announcement during the company’s fourth quarter and full 2013 year earnings results moments ago.
While few other details were divulged, it was confirmed that Rih will also perform new songs in the film.
Formerly titled ‘Happy Smekday!’, ‘Home’ is based on Adam Rex’s book ‘The True Meaning of Smekday’ and features the voices of Roc Nation Riri, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.
‘Home’ hits US theaters on November 26th.
One has to wonder if this is being released as well as or instead of a traditional album. Because if indeed Ms. Fenty plans to roll out two LPs this year, she’d be braver than we’d ever give her credit for. After all, she often struggles to sell one album (beyond a certain level), hence we can only imagine the uphill battle attached to peddling two.
Oh the struggles of a singles artist.
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