The release of one surprise Beyonce album.
The Weeknd’s unexpected meteoric rise to “mainstream.”
Janet Jackson’s comeback.
Nene Leakes‘ departure from The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta.’
Two Drake mixtapes.
Three seasons of ‘Scandal.’
What all of the above have in common? They all occurred between the time that is now and the release of Rihanna‘s last studio album ‘Unapologetic.’
Indeed, a lot has happened since the Westbury CEO released the Urban Contemporary effort in the November of 2012 and watched it become her first #1 offering on the Billboard 200.
Since then, anticipation for its follow-up has risen and fallen as fans found themselves teased with unconfirmed release dates, three buzz singles and the big budget videos that accompanied two of them.
For any other artist the album’s delay would spell trouble. For Rihanna? It won’t.
Find out why below…