Those who feared Rihanna‘s new LP would drop in 2016 needn’t worry.
For, Def Jam‘s CEO Steve Bartels recently sat down with HITS Daily Double to give an interview which spilled a number of positive pieces of information about the project.
With new albums expected by the end of 2015 or in early 2016 from West, Ocean, Bieber and Rihanna—who’s now a Roc Nation artist but will still be worked by Bartels’ team—the veteran exec talked to HITS about the new acts on his label, his team and how his background as a DJ helps make him a better record company head.
Industry murmurs have hinted that the project may drop before the September 2015 Grammy 2016 nominations cut off point.
This is yet to be confirmed.