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Rihanna Working On New Album, Says Diplo

Published: Thursday 31st Aug 2017 by Sam

Rihanna may be on a hiatus of sorts, but it doesn’t mean she’s not working.

Quite the contrary.

Because, according to a notable name, the Bajan sensation is baking new music.

Dive below for details…

The tea was poured by Diplo, who recently hit headlines when he and the model traded “nice-nasty” jabs over a collaboration he wants that she doesn’t seem as keen on.

Nevertheless, he assures that all is well and that the pair are in a great place. So much so that they are indeed in discussions – now that work is underway for the follow-up to 2016’s ‘ANTI.’

His verbatim statement was:

“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.” [Source]

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Writing, like live singing, has never really been her forte. But, hey, we welcome all growth.

As for the creation of “R9”, it certainly provides a blank slate to do-over everything that was wrong with the pre-release of ‘ANTI.’

Sure, she was able to finesse her way to securing a couple of hits, but there’s no erasing the messiness surrounding ‘FourFiveSeconds,’ ‘American Oxygen,‘ the ‘ANTI Diary’ and everything else that preceded ‘Work.’ There’s also that slap-in-the-face Platinum plaque and half-empty stadiums on her tour.

All that aside, she’s smartly clawed back some of her commercial clout by being a part of ‘Wild Thoughts’ – one of this year’s biggest hits.

Will she be able to leverage this towards the success of her next LP? Also, what will her album sales look like in today’s climate? Will her Stream Queen status work in her favor or highlight how few are (arguably) willing to purchase her product?

 So many questions. Are the answers on the horizon soon? Stay tuned!

In the meanwhile, what are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. DanYiel Iman August 31, 2017

    I just can’t & won’t take her tones SERIOUSLY!!

  2. Jjfan1814 August 31, 2017

    Y’all always come through with a thesis and an essay when it comes to Rih. The struggle is REAL

    • Jeezy August 31, 2017

      Listen did you read the thesis? lmaoooooooooooo

  3. Jeezy August 31, 2017

    SAM IS HILARIOUS!!!!!

    HE HATES RIHANNA SOOOOO MUCH! Look at this long ass post lol

  4. ThatMessJuice.Flop August 31, 2017

    I’m sensing a flop. I just cannot imagine her topping Anti

  5. Francis August 31, 2017

    ‘FourFiveSeconds’ wasn’t 1st on the Billboard Charts, but it was a major hit for Rihanna, worldwide!

    The ‘Anti’ launch wasn’t the best, but she dealt with it and winned! I want an album in the lane of ‘Rated R’ or ‘Loud’, though that’s not her next step. At least she needs to do a proper promo campaign, the Loud era was on point!

  6. JOHNVIDAL August 31, 2017

    If Rihanna is a songwriter then Celine Dion is too. Just please! lol

    • Jasmine August 31, 2017

      LOL You always find a way to bring up Celine Dion in all your comments as if people still think about Celine. She is a legendary singer but has not exactly been relevant or a hot topic in over 15 years.

      • JOHNVIDAL September 1, 2017

        Stay on topic. Celine sells with her French albums NOWADAYS with just France and Canada what Rihanna sells worldwide at 30 years old btw. Next.

      • Jasmine September 1, 2017

        Celine is old enough to be Rihanna’s mother and they have zero in common. You are The one who should “stay on topic”

  7. Meme August 31, 2017

    A model who stay outcharting the singers, go figure. And you’re right, writing has never been Rihanna forte and she never claims to be writer. She does a great job crediting and actually paying the creative who work hard on helping her craft her work. If only other singers would pay the artist they continuously steal from and stamp their name on it as if they’re original.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 1, 2017

      Stop being delusional. She does like Beyonce. Celine or Whitney never did. Different times…

  8. Achooo! August 31, 2017

    I hope she took the time to master her stage presence and dance moves during her “break”. At this point she has no excuse since she arrived in 2005. She been in the game too long to be mediocre with amateur performances.

  9. Suicide Blonde August 31, 2017

    I don’t know, there is something off in the music industry and female artists these days, from Madonna to Mariah to Beyoncé and Rihanna, all of them seems uninspired these days, they try to make quality music but something is lacking, I mean their most recent offerings have not been bad, far from it but still there’s something missing, people praise them not matter what they do but for me, there’s something missing. Does anyone else feel that way about them as well?

  10. Danyboo August 31, 2017

    So Anxious!!!
    But after this album please adopt a little african baby or sumn!!!

    • Fancy BISH August 31, 2017

      lol 👼🏽

  11. Girlbye August 31, 2017

    Rih Rih has endless hits to come… o see it, and although Anti wasn’t recieved well, that album has some of her best work! And vocals!

  12. Cbeylive August 31, 2017

    Four five seconds is double platinum….

  13. DJ August 31, 2017

    Please don’t come for Rihanna! She has earned her place in the music industry. Haters just mad she’s winning!

    • Fresh navi August 31, 2017

      haha. she’s coming for rihanna when rihanna has outsold every female artist who has released in the last two years besides beyonce. But go off sis and lets talk about the fact that in terms of the Hot100 not even f****** beyonce can touch Rihanna, she’s outcharted outstreamed and out #1 all these b****** but per usual sam lives in his world of delusion which is why is site is virtually dying as the days progress.

    • Jasmine August 31, 2017

      She has way more fans than haters though so why give any attention to the haters?

  14. Fresh navi August 31, 2017

    Haha. It’s so funny we’re talking about Rihanna’s commercial viability as if the Anti era didn’t do better than Ariana’s, Katy’s, Lorde’s, Lana, Lady Gaga’s, Kesha et al….. Like out of all the female artists i just name not one of them had a hit like work and not one of them has outsold Anti. The only three artist that did better than Rihanna in the last two years is Ed, Beyonce and Drake. So if youre questioning Rihanna’s commercial viability the music industry must be f****** dead sis. Also speaking of messy Rollout you praise and stan nicki minaj yet she released three singles that later flopped and became promo track now your girl is featured on about 9238u32894y3 songs this year and only like 2 of them became top 10 be more convernec about nicki, she hasnt sold plat since her debut PF you stupid vile bitttch samantha

    • Jasmine August 31, 2017

      I agree with what you said but I would add that in 8 short years Rihanna has sold 230 million records. How many artists can do that? Rihanna’s formula has been quantity over quality and it has worked in her favor. Yes Adele and Beyonce outsold her with their last albums but Rihanna has been putting out albums almost every year so when you add up the total volume of sales Rihanna brings in it is very impressive.

      • JOHNVIDAL September 1, 2017

        Not when Adele has just sold as many albums with two releases as Rihanna could only dream of in 4 lifetimes LOL Are you guys serious?

      • Jasmine September 1, 2017

        Of course i am serious. If we are looking at sales i am not going to turn a blind eye to Rihanna selling over 230 million records. Record labels look at total dollars an artists brings in which is why Rihanna is considered one of the best selling artists of all time. Yes Rihanna is black and we all know you JohnVidal only cares about the sales of white and lightskin artists (Celine, Adele, and Mariah) bit realistic people look at sales regardless of skin color.

      • Jasmine September 1, 2017

        Of course i am serious. If we are looking at sales i am not going to turn a blind eye to Rihanna selling over 230 million records. Record labels look at total dollars an artists brings in which is why Rihanna is considered one of the best selling artists of all time. Yes Rihanna is black and we all know you JohnVidal only care about the sales of white-looking artists (Celine, Adele, and Mariah) but realistic people look at sales regardless of skin color.

  15. Fresh navi August 31, 2017

    I’m actually more concerned about the commercial viability of TGJ, you know since they steal posts from Shady Mus Facts, and Pop Craaaaave. Rihanna stays producing hits. EVERY single from the Anti Era besides AO is platinum. BBHMM, NM, KB, – 1x Plat, Work – 6xplat, FFWS 2x Plat, Anti 2 xPlat but go off samantha. Have any of the girls i just mentioned acheived this. the best perfoming is katy perry and she has only ONE plat single this era i’m crying at how stupid you look when you TRY to come for my fave

  16. Vampire Leader August 31, 2017

    You would have thought Rihanna f***** your boyfriend and Dad at the same time. Rihanna surpassed all the people you “stan” for, yet you seem to belittle her the most. Compared to her “peers” they are peasants. Rihanna runs that #1 spot when shes ready…back to back…if Decpacito wasnt there, Wild Thoughts would be number one. She rarely does features compared to the rent-a-b****** you make seem like they are hot s***. No, they are just s***. So misleading.

    Even when she switching up wigs, these b****** look like great value imitations. Even knows better, she keep that blonde in tact. But Rihanna bust out the rainbow and f*** up every b****** day when she wants. Any color, and “genre”, always drippin swag, and always shining with that “it” factor.

    I bet a million dollars that if you met Rihanna youd wanna play hop scotch in her p****, you c***. Youre officially a SPAM blog.

    • Electrikblue August 31, 2017

      Damn he struck a nerve for you. Like you’re going nuts Over a blog stop idolizibg people go do something yourself

      • Your Mother August 31, 2017

        You do something with yourself cause why you worried about what he wrote? He is 100% correct! This blog is biased and Sam is a hater.

  17. Meteorite August 31, 2017

    Everybody talking about new music except Xtina

  18. Lil’n’RiRi September 1, 2017

    Literally Sam lick my grandmas c*** for assuming the worst for the worlds queen… EVERYONE KNOWS RIHANNA IS THE ONLY POP MEDIA QUEEN TO MAKE IT THIS LONG IN THIS 2017 ENVIRONMENT AS FAR AS STREAMING… LIKE SHES STILL A QUEEN… I KNOW THIS, YOU KNOW THIS… TELL SAM

  19. Just the Facts September 1, 2017

    Oh Sam. The b**** cheaper you are! Anti was way better and way more successful than you wrote it to be. You’re dillusional. This write up makes you sound bored, stale and salty. Next time, don’t bother. Give it to Rashad.

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