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Posted by: Ryan. Aug 8 2013, 07:32 PM

I thought I might as well open this new thread as we know Rihanna has been possibly working on new tracks such as the song Nicky Romero has been working on which is confirmed below. Also, we now possibly have confirmation that Rihanna's 8th studio album is scheduled for release this autumn, most likely in November.

According to MTV.it: (translated by Google)

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Riri is planning to release a new album later this year.The new material will be worked in the next few weeks and will probably be materialized in November in the eighth disc of her career (!).

http://news.mtv.it/musica/rihanna-nuovo-album-in-arrivo-a-novembre-2013/
Furthermore, here is confirmation on MTV.com that Nicky Romero has been working on a follow-up to 'Right Now' which he co-produced with David Guetta:

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MTV News caught up with Nicky Romero at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium, where he informed us that his professional relationship with Rihanna is far from over. "We actually produced the record called 'Right Now' on her album Unapologetic. So I made that one together with David Guetta and now we're working on a follow-up."

The production on the track will be "out of the box," he told us, adding quickly with a smile, "In a smooth way."

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1711661/nicky-romero-rihanna-track.jhtml

Posted by: Jack Aug 8 2013, 07:34 PM

Lets hope she gets out more than two successful singles this time! Her lead singles are usually always killer so I anticipate this greatly.

Posted by: *Tim Aug 8 2013, 07:36 PM

I hope she flops* so she can finally take a freakin' break! Releasing an album every year isn't what she should be doing especially when the material is getting worse. Loud>>>Talk That Talk>>>>>>>Unapolegetic

*Not really of course but there's gotta be soemthing to stop this woman from releasing albums right?!

Posted by: Silver Rocket Aug 8 2013, 07:44 PM

The last era really was the pits, I really hope for better this time.

Posted by: Calum Sandé Aug 8 2013, 08:31 PM

I really hope she can find a way to redeem herself with this album (obviously NOT going to happen), because the last two albums have been an utter mess. Only really about 3 highlights on each (more-so Unapologetic which had the fantastic What Now, Lost in Paradise and Love Without Tragedy). She really needs to take time out after this album and come back in a few years with a Greatest Hits, and songs up to the standard of the Loud era. sad.gif

Posted by: Liаm Aug 8 2013, 08:38 PM

There was nothing wrong with Talk That Talk and Unapologetic, it's just unfortunate that she's Rihanna and she had SO much to live up to with the perfect run of Good Girl Gone Bad/Rated R/Loud, which only had about 6 or 7 below average tracks (if that!) between them for me, ultimately they fell flat. Unapologetic is a lot better than Talk That Talk overall for me, Stay, Diamonds, Lost In Paradise, Pour It Up and Love Without Tragedy are amazing but TTT only really has We Found Love and Where Have You Been as huge highlights.


But he needs a proper Only Girl/We Found Love style dance smash this time around, Right Now just wasn't good enough and that's why they didn't bother with it as the lead single. Diamonds was flawless but I wouldn't want her to make a habit of that style of song as lead singles.

Posted by: Calum Sandé Aug 8 2013, 09:00 PM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Aug 8 2013, 09:38 PM) *
There was nothing wrong with Talk That Talk and Unapologetic


QUOTE(Liаm @ Aug 8 2013, 09:38 PM) *
TTT only really has We Found Love and Where Have You Been as huge highlights.


So there obviously was something wrong with it then...?

Posted by: Liаm Aug 8 2013, 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Calum Sandé @ Aug 8 2013, 10:00 PM) *
So there obviously was something wrong with it then...?

I worded it wrong, what I meant that it wouldn't get SO much hate if it wasn't by an artist like her with such highly acclaimed albums. It's a bit like Sweet 7 by Sugababes sort of, that would be held in a higher regard than it was if it was by a more 'faceless' girlband like Girls Can't Catch or Parade.

Aside from the ones I mentioned and two or three below average songs, the others are largely on the same level of 7.5/8 out of 10. Same with Unapologetic really.

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 8 2013, 10:57 PM

I'm in two minds about this. On the one hand any potential Rihanna single is welcome but on the other, it NEEDS to be FAR better than Unapologetic. That was the first album by Rihanna I haven't bought since her debut. 'Pour It Up' aside, it was just dull. Even 'Diamonds' and 'Stay' got boring - I didn't even purchase 'Stay'.

Rihanna needs to seriously think about what her next album needs to be. I don't want a Loud Part 2 because we already have that album but at the same time I don't want an album from her that is even worse than her last. I'd love Rihana to explore Afrobeat more on album 8 but I don't think it's particularly popular in the US.

I'll never say no to a 'Man Down' sequel though. heart.gif

Posted by: Calum Sandé Aug 8 2013, 11:16 PM

When did she release Loud Part 2, exactly? heehee.gif

Like you though, I'm definitely up to another song similar to Man Down. One of the highlights from Loud. <3

Posted by: Silver Rocket Aug 9 2013, 11:27 AM

I'd really like something like Rated R. I mean, I know it wasn't her biggest success but something you can actually tell she put effort in herself would be nice.

Posted by: ~ * G R I F F * ~ Aug 9 2013, 11:34 AM

No, she goes too much into the Rated R direction already but just makes the songs more mainstream. I would like another Good Girl Gone Bad, this doesn't feel like the year to put out another Loud.

Posted by: Jonjo Aug 9 2013, 12:03 PM

YES! Working with Nicky Romero, on his own <3 Hopefully it'll be as killer as I'm anticipating! Which album was meant to be 'Loud' "Part 2", Scene? laugh.gif 'Talk That Talk' was far too urban/not as radio friendly and 'Unapologetic', well...

Posted by: *Tim Aug 9 2013, 01:41 PM

I think he meant we already have Loud, so he doesn't want a pt2

Posted by: Acoustic Aug 9 2013, 02:16 PM

I think Unapologetic was a much stronger album than TTT.

I always love some new Riri.

Posted by: THEO. Aug 9 2013, 03:36 PM

I actually am looking forward to another album from Rihanna, with the underperformance of "Pour It Up" and "Right Now", it feels like we've actually had some sort of break from her this time. The lead single is bound to première in September and I'm hoping for an upbeat comeback single!

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 9 2013, 04:23 PM

Yeah I meant we already have Loud so there isn't much need for a part 2 album. The great thing about the likes of Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, Loud and Talk That Talk (I liked that album tongue.gif) is that they all sounded fresh and original when compared to Rihanna's back catalogue. She's never gone back to a sound which is why I think she's remained really popular. I know Christina tried to keep reinventing herself but she was too drastic and spent 4 years for each reinvention. laugh.gif A real Afrobeat/Caribbean-influenced album would be amazing.

Posted by: Thermometer Aug 9 2013, 05:45 PM

A Rihanna feat. Nicky Romero lead single would be amazing wub.gif I never really got into Right Now, but obviously as that flopped they're not going to make Right Now part 2 as her new single.

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 9 2013, 06:05 PM

Yeah I'm not really keen on the NR collab tbh. But then I'm only basing my opinion on 'I Could Be The One' and 'Right Now'. At least the flopdom of 'Right Now' can motivate them both to create something that isn't too generic.

Posted by: d__ Aug 10 2013, 08:56 AM

It's a bit late for a Rihanna album campaign... doesn't she normally have the lead single out by the first week of August?

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 10 2013, 10:14 AM

Normally mid-September I think. It comes around really unexpectedly (especially in the last three years).

Posted by: Danny Aug 12 2013, 02:26 AM

Apparently, she ISN'T releasing anything this year.

Lee Thompson ‏@leethommo 10 Aug
So, Xmas Album Watch Update. That Robbie 'Swing' album's coming, along with Killers Gt Hits, something a bit special from Queen & no Rihanna

(This guy seems pretty reliable too, he called Katy Perry releasing in October months ago.)

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 12 2013, 11:19 AM

ohmy.gif

Tbh with Beyonce coming back, I wouldn't mind if Rihanna took another year out. She needs to really bring the goods next album otherwise she could start to decline in popularity.

Posted by: Silver Rocket Aug 12 2013, 12:10 PM

Realistically though, all she really does is turn up and sing the songs given to her. I don't understand why it has to be as bad as it's been for the last two albums when she surely must have the best songwriters and producers in the world eager to give their songs to her?

Posted by: Jack Aug 12 2013, 01:14 PM

Wow, those other albums being released sound THRILLING.

Posted by: Calum Sandé Aug 12 2013, 04:34 PM

If it's true she's not releasing this year, then cheer.gif

Posted by: d__ Aug 12 2013, 08:16 PM

Of course she's dropping an album later this year. It's not like she's actually done any work this year, and I don't consider her tour performances... work.

Posted by: Casey__ Aug 12 2013, 10:22 PM

I loved 'Unapologetic' tbh! The reason I love Rihanna is that she really tries to push out into different genres and styles. I mean 'Unapologetic', minus a few songs really wasn't THAT mainstream / pop at all. Certainly not the album you'd expect one of the biggest "popstars" to release. It was a risky album, but it suited her perfectly imo. I don't know what people expect from Rihanna, but if you're looking for something as pop as 'Loud' was, I think you're better off waiting for Katy Perry or Lady Gaga's album. (This is not to say I wouldn't be happy with another pop album from her, but Unapologetic gets too much hate).

EXCITED FOR A NEW ALBUM THOUGH. She hasn't really been around (musically) since like February, so she's been away for, in Rihanna terms, a LIFETIME.

Posted by: Umi Aug 14 2013, 10:19 PM

QUOTE(~ * G R I F F * ~ @ Aug 9 2013, 12:34 PM) *
I would like another Good Girl Gone Bad, this doesn't feel like the year to put out another Loud.

Actually agreed, RnBanna seems like she'd fit right in with the current music climate, while still being somewhat ahead of the pack and aiding in bringing the sound back into the charts. I think it's definitely time Rihanna went back to her ~roots~ for a bit.

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 14 2013, 10:23 PM

A song similar in sound to 'Umbrella' would be extremely welcome but obviously not just a rehash. I don't think she's worked with Tricky since.

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 20 2013, 04:48 PM

Rihanna has been spotted with A$AP Rocky in New York rumoured to be shooting a video. I hope it is true! biggrin.gif

Posted by: liamk97 Sep 20 2013, 07:53 PM

QUOTE(SceneofSIXCrimes @ Aug 20 2013, 05:48 PM) *
Rihanna has been spotted with A$AP Rocky in New York rumoured to be shooting a video. I hope it is true! biggrin.gif

Not sure if this rumour has been developed but this could easily be due to A$AP Rocky featuring on a single mix of 'What Now' or perhaps Rihanna featuring on one of his tracks. I do hope there is no album this year and I definitely echo that another Good Girl Gone Bad sounding album would be great; definitely her best work.

Posted by: slowdown73 Sep 25 2013, 06:29 PM

Good girl gone bad is certainly her most consistent album for me and its probably the one which carried most hits. Her current album has only spawned two hits in the UK and seems to have died to death but problem is it only included 3 or 4 good songs. I hope she takes a bit more time with the next album instead of rushing another out.

Posted by: Ashley Dec 9 2013, 09:13 PM

Apparently Shakira's first single is going to be featuring Rihanna.

Joseph Kahn confirmed he shot Shakira's video but lots of people saying Rihanna was there to.

Posted by: *Tim Dec 9 2013, 09:31 PM

I read that on twitter too! It definately makes an interesting combination

Posted by: liamk97 Jan 2 2014, 03:20 PM

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a541077/rihanna-going-straight-to-the-club-with-new-album.html

"Going straight to the club" Sounds like another generic, lazy album to be honest. sad.gif

Posted by: *Tim Jan 2 2014, 07:31 PM

If it's anything like Loud and nothing like Unapolegetic I'm so pumped for this w00t.gif

Posted by: *Tim Jan 2 2014, 07:31 PM

If it's anything like Loud and nothing like Unapolegetic I'm so pumped for this w00t.gif

Posted by: Jack Jan 2 2014, 09:50 PM

I am very excited to see what she comes up with, although for some reason I think she is sadly due a flop. I really hope not though obviously. Hopefully we get an upbeat lead single this time round as her last two successful singles were ballads.

Posted by: Jack Jan 6 2014, 12:59 AM

Confirmed that she has been in the studio with DJ Mustard - responsible for Rack City and Feelin Myself. I can sense a more hip hop direction with this album, she obviously loves that kind of music what with pushing Pour It Up so hard and we began to see that side to her in the Unapologetic era anyway.

Posted by: *Tim Feb 4 2014, 05:44 PM

In the studio with Alex Da Kid

http://instagram.com/p/j_L99hyveY/

Also known for producing Love The Way You Lie, Airplanes, Coming Home and 90% of Imagine Dragons material.
I am excited for this!

Posted by: *Tim Mar 1 2014, 11:26 PM

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Rihanna is set to release a concept album this year based around the upcoming animated DreamWorks film Home, according to Variety.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, announced the news Tuesday during the company's quarterly earnings call. Katzenberg said that Rihanna, who also stars in the film, will perform new songs, but did not provide any titles or the album's release date.

Feature: Rihanna: Crazy in Love

The film, set for release November 26th, revolves around a group of aliens that escape their enemies by hiding on Earth. Originally entitled Happy Smekday!, the 3D film is based on author Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday. Rihanna will star in the film as teenager Gratuity "Tip" Tucci alongside Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin and Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rihanna-to-release-concept-album-based-on-animated-film-20140226#ixzz2uky67bOV k


Appearently someone within Rihanna's circle has mentioned 2 albums this year, but that is yet to be confirmed

Posted by: Michael! Mar 1 2014, 11:34 PM

Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna?

... Were all the actresses in Hollywood busy?

More music, less acting!

Posted by: HausofKubrick May 6 2014, 09:48 PM

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Earlier today Complex Magazine reported that Rihanna has "left" her longtime label, Def Jam, joining the in-house imprint at Shawn "Jay Z" Carter's management company Roc Nation. The 26-year-old singer's next album, the follow-up to 2012's "Unapologetic,” will still be distributed by Def Jam, with an announcement on official plans expected "soon," according to sources.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6077503/rihanna-roc-nation-label-def-jam?utm_source=twitter&mobile_redirection=false


Details coming soon ohmy.gif

Posted by: *Tim May 7 2014, 09:18 AM

I hate the word soon. It could literally mean anytime between next week and in 2 years time

Posted by: Calum Sandé May 15 2014, 10:13 PM

Emeli has been in Paris writing for this album, which The Radio Times say is "soon to be titled".

Posted by: Michael! May 16 2014, 01:47 PM

She left? ohmy.gif

Money issue or shoppin aroond for a better deal?

Remember Robbie getting paid 80 million for his, uh ... music, then acting hard shadow-boxing and stuff for his 'mega pay day' or however the SUn put it LOL

Posted by: *Tim May 17 2014, 09:20 AM

QUOTE(Calum Sandé @ May 15 2014, 10:13 PM) *
Emeli has been in Paris writing for this album, which The Radio Times say is "soon to be titled".

w00t.gif
R8 is coming!

Sia also confirmed she send Ri a song and DJ Mustard apparantly told in an interview that 2 of his songs made the album (One could feature Iggy Azalea)

Posted by: T▲FT May 17 2014, 03:44 PM

A Rihanna & Iggy collab would literally SLAY ALL BASES. I need this collab to happen. Badly.

EDIT: Also, have people seen her hair? Bit of a change tongue.gif But I actually kinda like it on her... it suits her...

Posted by: *Tim May 18 2014, 12:00 PM

I've seen it and I hope she used a wig. I want her as a redhead again laugh.gif

Posted by: Jack May 18 2014, 12:05 PM

I do love how she seems to change her hair for each era though.

Posted by: Michael! May 18 2014, 03:22 PM

If she does band-wagin jumping it'll be calle d'Ri' or 'Ri'Ri' or 'Rihanna' or 'Sound of Rihanna'

Posted by: *Tim May 18 2014, 04:52 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ May 18 2014, 12:05 PM) *
I do love how she seems to change her hair for each era though.

Yeah I agree but the pink looks a mess to me. The same hair didn't look good on Nicki in the Fly video and it doesn't look great on her either

I actually wouldn't be surprised if she called this album 'R8', '#R8' or the early rumoured 'She'

Posted by: Ryan. Jun 2 2014, 10:59 PM

So apparently Rihanna is going to be making an announcement on Thursday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Paris and the poster below is apparently to do with it. Rumours are now suggesting the album is called 'The R Device' and could even be the surprise iTunes release that is scheduled for this week, but this is of course speculation for the time being!


Posted by: Jonjo Jun 3 2014, 12:35 AM

YES! YES! YES! I do hope that's the name of the album and that this IS the iTunes release!

OH MY! I'm so excited.

'The R Device' is a great title! Please be true!

Posted by: HausofKubrick Jun 3 2014, 12:40 AM

PLEASE. It must be her or Madonna and both would completely kill me.

Not too fussed on the title if that is indeed what it is (I think i much preferred 'R8' which was circling around among the fans ohmy.gif) but very excited nonetheless.

Posted by: *Tim Jun 3 2014, 06:11 AM

I need it! "The R Device" sounds nice but it's not amazing

If she's part of the surprise release, why does it have to be in the week I'll be off to Spain drama.gif

Posted by: Ryan. Jun 5 2014, 09:56 PM

The announcement was that Rihanna has launched a charity t-shirt to raise money for The Clara Lionel Foundation, so that's a great cause and I hope it raises lots of money!

Posted by: Michael! Jun 6 2014, 04:15 PM

Glad that rumour isn't true, the R Device would be ridiculous as a title!!

#R8 is much better

Posted by: *Tim Jun 13 2014, 03:14 PM

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-Iheb(; ‏@IhebFenty
@salesmoss When We Will Get A @Rihanna Album ?
QUOTE
Paul Moss ‏@salesmoss
@IhebFenty @rihanna Expected Late October...


w00t.gif

He's quite a reliable source as he's a music industry insider and spoke about Adele related stuff before it came out (Skyfall, Adele Live in London DVD)
He works for a PR company in London that is related to SoundScan and therefore has access to information regarding new music.

Posted by: Liаm Jul 7 2014, 05:45 PM

Rih has recorded a Kiesza song, should be good!

Posted by: AdamAloud Jul 7 2014, 06:17 PM

I am DESPERATE for new material from her now.

Posted by: *Tim Jul 7 2014, 06:23 PM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Jul 7 2014, 05:45 PM) *
Rih has recorded a Kiesza song, should be good!

Ï thought that was about Hideaway?

But anyways I'm excited! Rih and Kesha are my main craves for music right now

Posted by: Heezus Jul 7 2014, 06:29 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but I actually miss her! Hoping for a new single next month.

Posted by: Cremey Jul 7 2014, 06:30 PM

Probably my most anticipated release of the year (along with Kanye if he releases anything..), been too long since we had new material! It's odd being kept waiting for a new Rihanna album haha

Posted by: casee__ Jul 8 2014, 12:11 AM

I'm feeling the same. I really need some new material from her. Although, since the lack of, I'm now in love with 'What Now' wub.gif

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Jul 8 2014, 07:39 PM

I'm also missing her chart presence.

As for the album title, I hope it isn't 'The R Device' and i'm not too keen on R8 either simply because it just seems like a nickname on music forums now.

Posted by: *Tim Aug 11 2014, 04:41 PM

QUOTE
MAXVerified account
‏@ThisIsMax
New #Rihanna single coming 😛


https://twitter.com/ThisIsMax/status/498850212564455424

Colour me excited!

Posted by: AdamAloud Aug 11 2014, 04:43 PM

OMG *.*

The Rihanna-drought is nearing the end!!

Posted by: *Tim Aug 11 2014, 04:44 PM

Move over Hurricane Bertha, Hurricane #R8 is about to be unleashed kink.gif

Posted by: Ryan. Aug 11 2014, 05:31 PM

Maybe some information is being passed around, and this tweet from Popjustice is another hint? ohmy.gif

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@Popjustice
A Rihanna single anytime in the next four days would be great thanks

Posted by: *Tim Aug 11 2014, 07:47 PM

The next 4 days ohmy.gif

Posted by: Cremey Aug 11 2014, 10:35 PM

Beyond excited for this! She really is the best popstar around, bar none.
Anticipationnn

Posted by: Jack Aug 11 2014, 11:08 PM

I hope she just drops a single on us out of nowhere wub.gif The exciting thing about Rihanna is you never really know what direction she is going to take.

Posted by: mr_aly Aug 12 2014, 12:32 AM

Please be good!

Posted by: kingofhearts Aug 14 2014, 02:27 PM

ABOUT TIME. Desperately need a new album

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Aug 19 2014, 06:41 PM

Surely info of a new single is just around the corner? I mean like this week?

Posted by: Davidson Sep 22 2014, 08:44 PM

The person who just leaked Azealia Banks new single 'Chasing Time' has said he also has a new Rihanna song in his possession. Watch this space.

Posted by: *Tim Sep 23 2014, 10:40 AM

I kinda don't wanna hear it before it's time for it, but I'm so thristy for new Ri music as well

Posted by: Aprilconda Sep 23 2014, 03:58 PM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Sep 23 2014, 11:40 AM) *
I kinda don't wanna hear it before it's time for it, but I'm so thristy for new Ri music as well


What's thristy? kink.gif

Posted by: *Tim Sep 23 2014, 04:43 PM

The thing you are for me kink.gif

Posted by: Acoustic Sep 26 2014, 04:31 PM

Ester Dean (Rude Boy, What My Name? & Where Have You Been) posted a picture of herself and Rih today.

Coming for that smash.

Posted by: *Tim Sep 26 2014, 05:37 PM

She better not have her featured on any of her songs tho.

Posted by: HausofAquarius Oct 5 2014, 08:10 PM

Working with will.i.f***ing.am. I shouldn't judge so early. But.

No.


Posted by: *Tim Oct 5 2014, 08:20 PM

A Britney Jean sized mess is coming towards us now that Will is involved

Altho I did read that the Home concept album is R8, with R9 coming in 2015, so praying it's just for Home

Posted by: Cremey Oct 5 2014, 08:59 PM

Oh maaan this is not good news. Hopefully just for 'Home' then!
I NEED some sort of release or official announcement soon, craving new Rihanna.

Posted by: *Tim Oct 5 2014, 09:28 PM

Did you get that from his tweet to her?
He tweeted the same thing to Miley and Taylor, so I guess it's a lip sync battle since he was at Jimmy Fallon?

Posted by: HausofAquarius Oct 5 2014, 09:52 PM

Yeah that's where i got it from! I didn't really know what it meant but saw the headline "Rihanna and will.i.am working together for R8" and didn't want to read more about it as i panicked.

So what is it they're actually doing? And is it not actually for her album then? Confused~ unsure.gif

Posted by: *Tim Oct 5 2014, 09:55 PM

Well Will appaz visited Jimmy Fallon and he has a segment in his show called lipsync battle.

Given that he tweeted Rih, Taylor and Miley all the same message, I think Jimmy and Will did a battle and their songs came on?

Posted by: HausofAquarius Oct 5 2014, 09:56 PM

Ahhh ok! Sorry for the SCARE i may have caused laugh.gif

We're safe... for now at least.

Posted by: Cremey Oct 5 2014, 09:58 PM

Hopefully that's all it's about then!

I actually love 'Photographs' and usually have a soft spot for his own singles (before I get bored of them after a couple of weeks..) but his production work for other artists (HEY BRITNEY) is usually awful and definitely NOT what I want from new Rihanna.

Posted by: *Tim Oct 6 2014, 03:08 PM

Charli XCX has written for Rihanna w00t.gif

Posted by: Ryan. Oct 9 2014, 06:17 PM

ATRL seem to think a single release or announcement is coming today based on this tweet:



He's the producer of "the song" apparently not that I understand how they know that.

Posted by: •CDC• Oct 9 2014, 08:20 PM

QUOTE(Ryan. @ Oct 9 2014, 07:17 PM) *
ATRL seem to think a single release or announcement is coming today based on this tweet:



He's the producer of "the song" apparently not that I understand how they know that.


PLEASE GOD LET THIS BE TRUE

Posted by: Cremey Oct 9 2014, 08:29 PM

I won't believe it until I see an official announcement or release, I'll be too disappointed if I believe it and then it doesn't happen haha sad.gif

Posted by: Acoustic Oct 9 2014, 09:34 PM

I'll believe it when Rih tweets it.

Posted by: Jonjo Oct 10 2014, 01:19 AM

Things ARE definitel a-happening!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6281285/rihanna-new-album-twitter?facebook_20141009

Oh man. I need new RiRi. will.i.am or not (pref not, but at this moment in time, I'll take whatever!)

Posted by: *Tim Oct 10 2014, 04:51 AM

She better not be playing us!

Posted by: Atonement Oct 10 2014, 10:05 AM

I really cannot wait for her to release a new single. I'm definitely in need of a pop tune right now and Rihanna has the best tunes to her name out of all the current pop singers.

Although the mentioning of Will.I.Am and Charli XCX doesn't give me much hope..

Posted by: AV102 Oct 10 2014, 11:27 PM

I do not believe that Rihanna will put a song with Wil.i.am on her album . She is not stupid she knows good music

Posted by: mr_aly Oct 11 2014, 11:06 PM

QUOTE(AV102 @ Oct 11 2014, 12:27 AM) *
I do not believe that Rihanna will put a song with Wil.i.am on her album . She is not stupid she knows good music


Did you hear her last two albums in full?!

Posted by: *Tim Oct 11 2014, 11:09 PM

I loved TTT sad.gif

Posted by: Cremey Oct 11 2014, 11:12 PM

The last two weren't great but still had a fair few great songs!
'Talk That Talk' especially. An album that includes both 'Birthday Cake' and 'We Found Love' can do no wrong in my eyes..

Posted by: Neil. S Oct 12 2014, 04:16 PM

Unapologetic was awful. Rated R was awful. Everything else is a masterpiece imo but nothing beats A Girl Like Me wub.gif

Posted by: *Tim Oct 12 2014, 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Neil. S @ Oct 12 2014, 04:16 PM) *
Unapologetic was awful. Rated R was awful. Everything else is a masterpiece imo but nothing beats A Girl Like Me wub.gif

This post is so wrong on so many levels I can't even

Posted by: • Josh • Oct 12 2014, 04:20 PM

Unapologetic is really awful, I've still not been able to listen to it all the way through in one sitting.

I think Talk That Talk may be her best album for me, Loud a close second. Good Girl Gone Bad is another 11/10 album, so many memories too..

Posted by: HausofAquarius Oct 12 2014, 04:32 PM

Neil NO. 'Rated R' is her opus.

There's not one song on there that isn't worthy in some way and then as a whole package it's exceptional. 'Loud' has all the HITS so that'd be second for me but by some distance because 'Rated R' ranks as one of my favourite albums from any artist.

Posted by: -Jay- Oct 12 2014, 04:44 PM

I never really understood the hate for 'Unapologetic'! (I think I've written that exact statement here before now, ha). There's some great tracks on there. It's about on par with 'Talk That Talk' for me, although the latter had the huge appeal of containing 'We Found Love' and 'Where Have You Been'. wub.gif

Although 'Rated R' is a fan-favourite (include me in that), at the time of release I remember a lot of people being incredibly disappointed with it, given it was a huge change from 'Good Girl Gone Bad' which was pretty much worshipped over the previous 2 1/2 years. And of course 'RR' underperformed somewhat at first ('Rude Boy' saved it to an extent), which was a huge injustice. Imagine a new Rihanna album entering at #16 in the UK charts these days! laugh.gif

Mentioning 'Good Girl Gone Bad', that album isn't as good as I remember it being back in 07/08. I don't tend to revisit many of the tracks!

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 12 2014, 05:02 PM

I'm probably alone in thinking 'Talk That Talk' is her best album. laugh.gif But there is not a single song I would skip on there and I'd rank them all at least an 8/10. 'Loud' is a close second.

'Unapologetic' has some absolute corkers on there but the tracklist does not flow well at all. 'Right Now' sticks out like a sore thumb and 'Diamonds' being put between 'Phresh...' and 'Numb' is a bit jarring.

Posted by: •CDC• Oct 12 2014, 06:48 PM

RATED R - 9.5/10
Highlights: Rude Boy, Hard, Fire Bomb, The Last Song, Te Amo & Photographs.

LOUD - 8.5/10
Highlights: Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name?, Raining Men, Man Down, S&M & Skin.

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD 8.5/10
Highlights: Umbrella, REHAB (wub.gif), Distrubia, Please Don't Stop the Music, Hate That I Love You & Breakin' Dishes.

UNAPOLOGETIC 8/10
Highlights: Diamonds, Right Now, Jump, Nobody's Business & What Now.

TALK THAT TALK 8/10
Highlights: You Da One, Where Have You Been, Drunk In Love, We All Want Love & Do Ya Thang.

A GIRL LIKE ME 6.5/10
Highlights: We Ride, SOS, Break It Off & Unfaithful.

MUSIC OF THE SUN 4/10
Highlights: If It's Loving' That You Want & Pon De Replay.


THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE LIST. Rated R slaying all bases, the point in Rihanna's career where she became an ARTIST. Music of the Sun at the bottom where it belongs, it's weird how went from creating two bad/mediocre albums to giving us one of the most iconic albums of all time. Special mentions to Loud and Good Girl Gone Bad for being amazing. Her last two efforts, although not quite the quality I'd expect from Queen Rih, solid pop albums nonetheless. I'M LITERALLY CRAVING NEW RIHANNA MUSIC; THIS IS LIKE COLD TURKEY.

Posted by: Neil. S Oct 12 2014, 07:30 PM

QUOTE(HausofAquarius @ Oct 12 2014, 05:32 PM) *
Neil NO. 'Rated R' is her opus.

There's not one song on there that isn't worthy in some way and then as a whole package it's exceptional. 'Loud' has all the HITS so that'd be second for me but by some distance because 'Rated R' ranks as one of my favourite albums from any artist.


Nooo Bal cry.gif Rated R disturbed me intently, some good songs but meh

Unapologetic seemed a bit rushed but Talk That Talk was surprisingly great!

Music Of The Sun - 7/10
A Girl Like Me - 10/10 (Solid R&B here)
Good Girl Gone Bad - 10/10 (Great follow-up! Her career was gonna fly biggrin.gif)
Rated - R - 3/10 (umm unsure.gif)
Loud - 10/10 (Every song I loved. The red-hair really worked for the cover!)
Talk That Talk 7/10 (Not bad and some of the songs were bangers)
Unapologetic - 4.5/10 (Not feeling this)

Posted by: caseeeee__ Oct 12 2014, 11:23 PM

'Unapologetic' is a really good album. I will not stand for this hate.

Posted by: AV102 Oct 15 2014, 12:07 AM

i have a feeling rihanna is going to do a Beyonce and just put the album out when no one expects

Posted by: mr_aly Oct 22 2014, 05:56 PM

http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/q4-possible-bollocks-update-rihannas-album-might-be-called-lost-files-and-might-be-out-next-month/131912/

ohmy.gif

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 22 2014, 06:01 PM

God I hope so!

Posted by: April Oct 22 2014, 08:17 PM

Barz featuring Nicki Minaj for lead single please! biggrin.gif

Posted by: uraqt Oct 22 2014, 09:06 PM

As much as I can't wait for new music..I'm sort of hoping that is fake. The collaborators are just the same old same old.
Although I guess if the songs are good who even currr.

Posted by: Jonjo Oct 22 2014, 10:58 PM

WE'RE DESPERATE CREMEY mad.gif SO JUST TAKE THIS AND BE QUIET!

Posted by: *Tim Oct 22 2014, 11:46 PM

Omg, I can't wait

Posted by: AV102 Oct 23 2014, 11:14 PM

seems fake to me

Posted by: #IMPACT!! Oct 25 2014, 11:10 AM

That would be a great title!

Bt hoping for something different, not same collabos.

Posted by: Timmy SZN Oct 25 2014, 09:38 PM

QUOTE
@HolyPrismatic: Ok so I went up and asked Rihanna about R8 and she said "soon very soon expect it by the end of the year. Get ready!!!" And I walked away +



Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas
\This bitch that tweeted this better not be lieing

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 25 2014, 10:04 PM

QUOTE
@HolyPrismatic


She better not be a Katy Perry troll!!

Posted by: Cremey_SZN Oct 25 2014, 10:43 PM

I wish I was in a position to casually walk up to Rihanna and ask her about R8!

Posted by: JohnnyCartersBoy Oct 27 2014, 11:39 AM

Found this on DigitalSpy:

Album is apparently called 'Lost Files'

and the apparent tracklisting is:


Bold
Trouble
Ain't No Drama
Barz (featuring Nicki Minaj)
A Drug & A Dream
All Night
Lovin, Fallin, Dyin
Tattered Heart
Real Talk (featuring Drake)
Hall of Fames/Flames?
Pray 4 Me (featuring Big Sean)
Oceans
Veins
Lost Files (featuring Eminem)

There will also be an apparent Deluxe edition too going by this picture.



Posted by: mr_aly Oct 27 2014, 12:37 PM

This was sort of posted already. tongue.gif

I guess we will see on November 4th if this is true or not!

Posted by: Timmy SZN Oct 27 2014, 07:02 PM

I don't think these are true. They seem to make these often and the titles don't scream Ri to me

Posted by: Davidson Oct 27 2014, 07:17 PM

The address as

'United States
New York City, NY'

Somehow I don't think that is real. Also it was said she left DefJam earlier this year and that logo is on it.

Posted by: OceanBlue Oct 27 2014, 07:33 PM

Lost files seems like a bside collection or unreleased track collection... The album's supposed to be out on Nov 24 and no single yet ?
Quite strange...

Posted by: Liаm Oct 27 2014, 07:43 PM

I think that was already confirmed fake tongue.gif I saw a couple of people say that on twitter and in the comments on DS!

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 2 2014, 06:39 PM

Idk if thia has anything to do with R8 but the VeVo thing made me suspicious

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 2 2014, 10:25 PM

Also apparabtly scheduled to perform on The XFactor UK as well!!

Coming to continue her annual #1

QUOTE
@JAMESINREHAB · 6h 6 hours ago
X FACTOR EXCL: Adam Lambert & Queen, Olly Murs, One Direction, Sam Bailey, Take That, Ella Henderson, Rihanna & Sam Smith all set to perform

Posted by: Cremey_SZN Nov 3 2014, 06:32 PM

QUOTE
Calvin Harris has confirmed that he doesn't feature on Rihanna's new album.

The Scottish DJ told The Sun that while he's worked on potential tracks for the singer's eighth album, Rihanna's team didn't get back to him.

"No, I'm not on the Rihanna album," said Harris.

"I did a few things for it but they don't get back to you, there are a lot of people involved."

The Motion star added that Rihanna has a "strong idea" for her next LP: "She listens to everything, I know that, but she's got a strong idea and identity and an idea of what her album should sound like."

Harris referenced his collaboration with the singer for her hit 'We Found Love', explaining it didn't just occur because of their shared association with Roc Nation.
"It's not like they put me on 'We Found Love' because I'm signed to [Roc Nation], they did it because it's a f**king good song," he explained.

"It's okay because I'm working on my stuff and it's going fine."


GOOD. As much as I love 'We Found Love', Calvin's latest stuff is just boring.
Liking that she supposedly has a 'strong idea' for R8 too – cohesion please?

Posted by: SceneofSIXCrimes Nov 5 2014, 01:25 PM

I hope she carries on her annual #1 streak then if she's performing on X Factor this year. biggrin.gif Hopefully not on the final. I want her on a week where she can bag a #1.

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 9 2014, 01:00 PM



w00t.gif they better be right!
with all the magazine shoots I really think somethings coming this year

Posted by: Cremey Nov 10 2014, 10:23 PM



Such a TEASE. But I love it.

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 11 2014, 10:41 AM

Woo lord she better give us something this year!

Posted by: Acoustic Nov 12 2014, 08:50 PM


Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 12 2014, 08:57 PM

Her vocals

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 15 2014, 11:57 PM



OMYLORD

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Nov 20 2014, 06:23 PM

thirsty for anything at this point

Posted by: LexC Nov 24 2014, 12:04 AM

Today (Nov 24) is heavily rumoured to be the day of the surprise RiRi drop. As a not quite a fan but an appreciator of her work I've got high hopes for R8

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 24 2014, 06:34 AM

I don't think it's happening tbh nocheer.gif

Posted by: Jonjo Nov 24 2014, 02:54 PM

http://www.popjustice.com/briefing/rihanna-threat-level-critical/132577/

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE MUST KNOW SOMTHING!!!!!

Posted by: Joe. Nov 24 2014, 03:04 PM

Without that popjustice article, I feel like we have some Rihanna coming imminently, I have a feeling she's going to Beyonce an album either this week or next. At very least, we'll get a lead single.

Posted by: Cremey Nov 24 2014, 03:05 PM

QUOTE(Jonjo @ Nov 24 2014, 02:54 PM) *
SOMEONE SOMEWHERE MUST KNOW SOMTHING!!!!!




But seriously, I need this NOW sad.gif

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 24 2014, 04:12 PM

The world is so thirsty for Rihanna music it's not even funny anymore

GIVE US SOMETHING BITCH

Posted by: Acoustic Nov 24 2014, 11:03 PM

She's been posting a few things about Home lately. I think the soundtrack is going to come first.

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 24 2014, 11:08 PM

Oh no she better don't!
That'd mean we'll get new Rih in February at earliest

Posted by: Ryan. Nov 25 2014, 09:21 PM



QUOTE
Alicia Renee @AliciaRenee88
Okay... sooo I'm excited


And Rihanna's brother retweeted the top one. Apparently these two have connections to Rihanna. Well we'll find out shortly!

Posted by: Ryan. Nov 25 2014, 09:58 PM

QUOTE
Rihanna @rihanna
@dash_radio NOBODY IS TUNING IN TO LISTEN TO YOUR f***ERY!!!!
QUOTE
Rihanna @rihanna
ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!


laugh.gif Guess it's not anything exciting then, the supposed news is coming in 2 minutes apparently.

Posted by: Ryan. Nov 25 2014, 10:02 PM

He says it'll be released early 2015! laugh.gif

Posted by: Cremey Nov 25 2014, 10:29 PM

Glad she's finally addressing the rumours, even if it is just to say they're a load of rubbish.
And hahaa, loving that HUGE exclusive..!

Posted by: Euphorique Nov 25 2014, 10:36 PM

What about this guys? http://instagram.com/p/v1u4QtBM5t/

Posted by: Cremey Nov 25 2014, 10:39 PM

w00t.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif

Probably the most excited I've ever been about a 15 second clip... the sheer POWER this woman has over me.

Posted by: Timmy SZN Nov 25 2014, 10:47 PM

Omg

*insert gif of falling lady*

Posted by: •CDC• Nov 25 2014, 11:15 PM

i am drooling

this gurl needs a fckn rocket up her ass, hurry up n release the phuckin album!

laugh.gif

Posted by: mr_aly Nov 25 2014, 11:49 PM

I've listened to that clip a few times and I can't make out what she's saying? unsure.gif

Posted by: Liаm Nov 26 2014, 12:40 AM

QUOTE(mr_aly @ Nov 25 2014, 11:49 PM) *
I've listened to that clip a few times and I can't make out what she's saying? unsure.gif

"Ain't none of that shit promised, nothin' ain't promised, ain't none of that shit certain..." I think? laugh.gif

Posted by: Jonjo Nov 26 2014, 01:03 AM

Oh. My. GOD. That sounds absolutely wonderful <3<3<3

Posted by: Euphorique Nov 26 2014, 05:28 PM

I'm on the fence with the clip. I hope its something different for her and not more of the same

Posted by: #IMPACT!! Nov 26 2014, 05:33 PM

Git off dat fence laddy!!

Posted by: #IMPACT!! Nov 26 2014, 05:36 PM

Hmm. Although on listening, I am also on dat fence.

Ah need t git off et!

Posted by: Cremey Nov 26 2014, 05:46 PM

Is the clip even part of a song though? I was thinking it could be just referencing the rumours of the album, none of it's 'promised'/'certain' unless it comes from her directly – would tie in with the tweets yesterday.

Could just be reading into things too much as usual though.

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Nov 26 2014, 08:26 PM

the popjustice article 😄

also flatlined momentarily @ the instaclip

Posted by: Timmy TheSnowman Dec 9 2014, 11:43 PM

A 4 second snippet of a song apparantly called Kiss It Better has been posted on Rih's instagram

http://instagram.com/p/wZn2FQBMxx/

Posted by: Jonjo Dec 10 2014, 02:44 AM

Sounds wonderful! Like it could be a mid-tempo version of 'Russian Roulette'!

Posted by: *Tim Jan 3 2015, 04:08 PM

This is apparantly from R8, but I'm doubtful if it's actually gonna be used.
Also her voice sounds so weird on it


Posted by: Acoustic Jan 3 2015, 05:17 PM

Sounds like Ester Dean to me.

Posted by: Acoustic Jan 3 2015, 05:26 PM


Posted by: *Tim Jan 3 2015, 08:30 PM

I love her in DM's and Twitter laugh.gif

Posted by: #Harmonizer4life Jan 4 2015, 12:09 AM

Im sure this is not her it does sound a hell of alot like Ester Dean and Rihanna does sound like Ester Dean sometimes.

But If this was real and this was the route she was going down i could see it being HUGE like Loud 2.0! But i dont see that happening with the snippits out!

Posted by: Liаm Jan 4 2015, 12:13 AM

I'm almost certain that's Ester Dean. It's certainly not Rihanna! I like the sound of the song, but I'd rather she went for a different sound as that sounds it could be on Loud. I really want her to set trends again and push boundaries, like Rated R or Beyoncé for example, as much as I absolutely adored loud and it's one of my fave albums ever.

Posted by: 152chris Jan 4 2015, 02:55 PM

i kinda love it tho

Posted by: AV102 Jan 5 2015, 12:27 AM

It sounds like rihanna and ester dean together its only a demo anyway

Posted by: Atonement Jan 8 2015, 09:03 PM

When will she drop a new single? It's been over 2 years since she released a new album which is like 39 years in Rihanna Time. AKA TOO LONG.

She usually has killer singles (and obviously some clunkers too but who doesn't).

Posted by: Cremey Jan 9 2015, 12:11 AM

I WANT THIS NOW.
NOW NOW NOW.

Posted by: Jack Jan 13 2015, 07:45 PM

We have a random cover of Vogue for god knows what reason ...

Posted by: *Tim Jan 13 2015, 08:44 PM

We do? Where is it?! w00t.gif


She is also rumoured to be performing at the Grammy's which I assume is for the Home album, which is due in March

Posted by: Acoustic Jan 13 2015, 11:38 PM

That Vogue cover was for Fashion Rocks in 2008.

The thirst is real.

Posted by: Jack Jan 14 2015, 06:36 PM

Oh right, I only saw it today because it was on RnBXclusive

Posted by: *Tim Jan 22 2015, 05:43 PM

QUOTE
RIRI RUMOR: Social media is buzzing bigtime this morning with the news that Rihanna could be dropping her next album R8 on 2/8—which just happens to be Grammy night. The chatter was spurred by eagle-eye fans noticing an HFA pub registration of a brand new track titled "All Night" with Robin Fenty as writer with Florence +the Machine and produced by Paul Epworth. This could indicate a collaboration or a sample of the F+TM track "Only If for a Night," from the band's 2012 album Ceremonials. Is this her first album under the new Roc Nation deal? Fans are ready for some new Ri. (1/22a)


http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi

Posted by: Cremey Jan 22 2015, 11:40 PM

UGH I'm just ready to believe anything at this stage. 'Only If For a Night' is glorious so I'd welcome that but obviously would far prefer NU RIRI.
I need a new Rihanna single in my life asap!

Posted by: Liаm Jan 22 2015, 11:44 PM

ONLY IF FOR A NIGHT IS PERF THO

Omg imagine if her and Florence collabed on the Grammys and the single/album came out then asdfghjkl. I doubt it though, the amount of times it's been rumoured she'd be doing a Beyoncé is ridiculous laugh.gif

Posted by: *Tim Jan 24 2015, 08:46 PM

Rih's website has been updated with a new album test page ohmy.gif

http://www.rihannanow.com/music-article/test-page/

It's coming y'all w00t.gif

Posted by: Cremey Jan 24 2015, 08:52 PM





TOO EXCITED.


Posted by: Atonement Jan 24 2015, 08:54 PM

FINALLY.

Posted by: Acoustic Feb 9 2015, 01:19 AM

Kanye West is executive producer for the album.

Posted by: HausofKubrick Feb 9 2015, 06:20 PM

QUOTE(Acoustic @ Feb 9 2015, 01:19 AM) *
Kanye West is executive producer for the album.

Excitement level increases ten-fold.

Posted by: *Tim Feb 9 2015, 10:30 PM

It better not be full of FourFiveSeconds tho.

I love the song but I couldn't handle a full album of them

Posted by: dennispennis123 Feb 9 2015, 11:14 PM

There is no harm in her doing different stuff. She cant be making music like "Rudeboy are you big enough", there needs to be some maturity someday.

Posted by: #FrantaFanatic Feb 11 2015, 03:01 PM

There was an article in the sun today which says that Rihanna is close to having finalised a deal to perform at the BRITS later this month. In it they stated that Kanye and Paul will unlikely be part of the performance or even be able to make it. Could this mean a NEW song?!?!?! Rihanna has always had a good relationship with the BPI having won twice and performed at the BRITS countless times i think an exclusive performance of a new single or a pre-order IG could work well now have her perform it and then put it on iTunes straight after could be a stroke of GENIUS!

Posted by: Jonjo Feb 11 2015, 09:55 PM

Her release strategy is reminding me of Justin's, kind of. I hope the BRITS performance IS confirmed soon and that she gives us another song! wub.gif

Posted by: Liаm Feb 13 2015, 01:09 AM

Florence Welch has confirmed that A Night samples her song Only If For A Night wub.gif

Posted by: THEO. Feb 15 2015, 02:19 PM

I'd rather that she didn't perform at the BRITs. They're supposed to be about honouring the artists and hits of the past year, plus she's already performed countless times so when she undoubtedly performs following her nomination next year, it'll be much more deserving for me.

Posted by: April Feb 15 2015, 03:41 PM

Adele performed in 2011 despite not having released anything in 2010, and her performance was the best of the night. Same for Justin Timberlake in 2013.

Posted by: #FrantaFanatic Feb 15 2015, 05:49 PM

QUOTE(April @ Feb 15 2015, 03:41 PM) *
Adele performed in 2011 despite not having released anything in 2010, and her performance was the best of the night. Same for Justin Timberlake in 2013.


Yeah also it is not stopping Madonna this year from performing. I'd happily welcome Rihanna back to the UK scene through an incredible BRITS performance.

Posted by: THEO. Feb 16 2015, 12:32 PM

I'm not saying they never do, I can name Beyoncé in 2014 and U2 in 2009 too but that's not the point... If there are multiple performers on the same night that haven't released anything in the eligibility period, it becomes more like the Grammy's/confusing for the audience when these artists aren't nominated.

Posted by: Atonement Mar 4 2015, 03:41 PM

Frustrated by the lack of news/movement!

Come on now, she released 7 albums is 8 years and now nothing for more than 2 years.

Does she still have a management?

Posted by: April Mar 4 2015, 03:48 PM

The break was needed. Each era was becoming less successful single wise for post album because of her saturating the charts. A good break means people will be more thirsty for her songs.

Posted by: *Tim Mar 4 2015, 03:52 PM

And we al know the thirst was/is real!

Posted by: Atonement Mar 4 2015, 03:53 PM

True I agree that a break was needed but by now I feel like she should've been back or at least give us something like a release date. I have a feeling she just doesn't really care and would rather do other things.

Posted by: April Mar 4 2015, 03:56 PM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Mar 4 2015, 03:52 PM) *
And we al know the thirst was/is real!


The thirst evaporated after "Stay". Poor single choices meant all her post album singles relatively flopped compared to her previous campaigns.

If she released a video for Pour It Up when the single was actually released, it would've been a massive hit. She should've followed up with Jump and actually release a video. What Now did quite well considering, but Love Without Tragedy would've been a bigger hit.

At least a break means she can come back with a bang - and she has surprised everyone with FFS.

Posted by: Acoustic Mar 4 2015, 04:50 PM

The excitement for her return is huge. I don't understand the importance for any more details at this point, we know the album is coming this year.

Posted by: AdamAloud Mar 5 2015, 06:55 PM

https://instagram.com/p/z21Ng3BM5B/

The bitch likes to tease!

Posted by: Davidson Mar 5 2015, 09:11 PM

Second part of the teaser - https://instagram.com/p/z23TB1BM9C/?modal=true

Not a fan of those vocals really at all or the sound of this song. If this album is all going to be stripped back instrumentals which actually highlight her vocal flaws then count me out. I really wanted urban Rih to come and smash but I am not sure if it is to be. Lemme wait and see.

Posted by: Atonement Mar 5 2015, 09:25 PM

I really like the snippet. Love how she's trying a different style.

Posted by: AV102 Mar 5 2015, 11:54 PM

Ever since i heard FFS i am not excited about hearing new Rihanna material. I want songs like Whats My Name, Rude Boy, Where have you been , etc

Posted by: mr_aly Mar 6 2015, 02:42 AM

QUOTE(AV102 @ Mar 5 2015, 11:54 PM) *
Ever since i heard FFS i am not excited about hearing new Rihanna material. I want songs like Whats My Name, Rude Boy, Where have you been , etc


Guess you'll have to keep waiting. Gurl has lost it, and shows no signs of getting it back.

Posted by: Jonjo Mar 6 2015, 03:37 AM

She hasn't "lost it" at all. laugh.gif She just clearly wants to experiment with a new sound more. I love how unexpected this has all turned out so far! It was needed and it's come at a really good time in her career, imo. She'll give us a 'Loud' type album with the next era, for now though this will be another 'Rated R' (in the sense that it's something completely different and unexpected from her).

Posted by: Euphorique Mar 6 2015, 11:05 AM

All the stuff she's putting out now sounds MEH to me.

Posted by: Jonjo Mar 6 2015, 01:21 PM

'American Oxygen' will be premiering any time soon!



Gives not much away, but I think this is going to be more urban than what we have been hearing lately! *.*

Posted by: Lukuzz Mar 7 2015, 07:43 AM

I love the sound of both of them clips and I lovd FFS. I like how she is experimenting with different sounds. Can't deal with artists that are too samey all the time. Good on her. I'm sure there will still be some club bangers or urban inspired tracks on it somewhere

Posted by: AV102 Mar 7 2015, 02:55 PM

QUOTE(mr_aly @ Mar 6 2015, 02:42 AM) *
Guess you'll have to keep waiting. Gurl has lost it, and shows no signs of getting it back.


I want tracks produced by CURRENT producers not Kanye West he is a joke . Im disapointed

Posted by: *Tim Mar 7 2015, 03:11 PM

American Oxygen sounds like an anthem already! Not sure if it's single material but it's good from what I can hear!

Posted by: Jonjo Mar 30 2015, 02:33 PM

Have you guys seen what she's changed her Cover photo and profile picture to on Facebook?

ALBUM COVER PLEASE. <3

(Literally just a light, sea blue square)

Posted by: Acoustic Mar 30 2015, 02:55 PM

The blue square is to promote Tidal, Jay-Z's streaming service. (Beyoncé and Nicki, and others have too.)

Posted by: Jonjo Mar 30 2015, 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Acoustic @ Mar 30 2015, 03:55 PM) *
The blue square is to promote Tidal, Jay-Z's streaming service. (Beyoncé and Nicki, and others have too.)
Oh right!

Oh man! Such a nice blue too! laugh.gif

Posted by: Apricot Mar 30 2015, 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Jonjo @ Mar 30 2015, 04:04 PM) *
Oh right!

Oh man! Such a nice blue too! laugh.gif


laugh.gif Flopjo

Posted by: *Tim Apr 5 2015, 10:06 AM



Ha vocals
I thought they had improved, but they are not good in this performance. The snippet sounded much better

(I thought this was an uptempo tho)

Posted by: #BJSCSLAYERRRRRR Apr 5 2015, 01:58 PM

QUOTE(AV102 @ Mar 7 2015, 03:55 PM) *
I want tracks produced by CURRENT producers not Kanye West he is a joke . Im disapointed


Omg preach sista!!

She's lost it.

Doin a cover of Oxygen from Forever is just wtf?

Posted by: Atonement Apr 5 2015, 07:21 PM

'American Oxygen' is out there. It's a little underwhelming for me. There should be more lyrics.

Posted by: Davidson Apr 5 2015, 08:02 PM

'American Oxygen' is a complete non-event, what a mess that production is. More than missed the mark there.

This era is so inconsistent so far.

Posted by: Conderella Apr 5 2015, 08:22 PM

Liking so much more than FourFive Seconds already. But it was not a big task really...

Posted by: AdamAloud Apr 6 2015, 09:19 PM

The video for 'American Oxygen' is out.

On Tidal.


smile.gif

Posted by: *Tim Apr 6 2015, 09:25 PM

Jay is running her into the ground with his greedy money manking tactics. I wish she had left him

Posted by: Cremey Apr 6 2015, 09:26 PM

You can watch it https://vid.me/knSR

The song's not really doing much for me sad.gif
It doesn't really go anywhere and the production is so messy! Hopefully it's not a single or even on R8

Posted by: Lee_J11 Apr 6 2015, 09:49 PM

What is this SH!T

Posted by: Atonement Apr 7 2015, 07:26 PM

She looks amazing in the video.

The song could've been better (had more potential from the preview).

Posted by: Liаm Apr 7 2015, 07:34 PM

American Oxygen is ok, nothing special. It's just kind of there, passes you by as you listen and you forget how it goes once it's done.

Posted by: mr_aly Apr 8 2015, 12:01 AM

Absolute tripe, three absolutely awful songs in a row and it's fair to say this album is set to achieve the unthinkable of being even worse than her last album.

(She does look stunning in the video though)

Posted by: AV102 Apr 8 2015, 12:33 AM

Okay people are we going to get a proper 2nd single anytime soon or wtf is happening. I want Ester dean I want stargate I want Dr Luke I want
Sia

Posted by: *Tim Apr 8 2015, 08:53 AM

American Oxygen is the biggest misfire of the era so far. That song, along with no news regarding a release date, her lazyness and the goddamn selfdestructing TIDAL promotion killed 80% of all the excitement I had for R8


Posted by: Acoustic Apr 8 2015, 09:17 AM

This won't even chart. I'm hoping this is it for Tidal exclusives now.

Posted by: Davidson Apr 8 2015, 11:46 AM

My excitement for this is also at an all time low now. Like Ri, you were meant to take more time between your albums in order to actually make something GOOD through not rushing it. I thought this could have been her big critically acclaimed artistic turning point, like Bey had with 'Beyoncé', but it definitely doesn't seem to be so far and seems like her taking a longer break has actually done nothing to improve the musical quality at all. I mean I do like 'BBHMM' but its hardly brilliant. She could so easily give me something to stan over, I know it, but she just isn't and its so frustrating. Lets just hope something killer comes soon.

Posted by: HausofKendrick Apr 8 2015, 11:51 AM

I was expecting something horrid after reading these comments, but 'American Oxygen' is brilliant! ohmy.gif Not sure what you guys are hearing but if anything, this has got me hyped for the album all over again - dare i say my favourite of the three songs we've heard so far. 'Bitch Better Have My Money' was fun for a bit, but i can't really listen to it now, while 'FourFiveSeconds' i still really like, so that's like 2/3 for me. I trust this will grow on a lot of people if it is given exposure..!

Posted by: Iz~ Apr 8 2015, 12:04 PM

It's a little slow but it's not awful and it feels rather well put together on first listen which is something I can level as criticism at the other two songs so far. Not blown away at all but it's not AWFUL or anything. So it's starting off at a better place than Bitch Better Have My Money for me.

Posted by: JoeyXCX Apr 8 2015, 12:14 PM

It's not anywhere near some of her best for me but it's the best thing from this era for me on one listen. Each song has been better than the previous one so hopefully we've got some really good stuff coming...

Posted by: HausofKendrick Apr 9 2015, 02:33 PM

Can't get enough of 'American Oxygen'. It's breathtaking.

Posted by: *Tim Apr 9 2015, 03:27 PM

I've given it a few more spins and I must say it really is a grower, so for anyone out there who has given up after 1 listen, spin it a few more times!

Posted by: HausofKendrick Apr 9 2015, 05:06 PM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Apr 9 2015, 04:27 PM) *
I've given it a few more spins and I must say it really is a grower, so for anyone out there who has given up after 1 listen, spin it a few more times!

YES KEEP LISTENING THEN.

I really am not exaggerating when i say i am sure it will continue to rise for me and become one of my all-time favourite album tracks at least from her.

Posted by: AdamAloud Apr 10 2015, 07:27 PM

Yeah I'm really loving 'American Oxygen'. Could be a big hit for her when Tidal goes under smile.gif

Of what we've heard so far I'm gonna say
1. FourFiveSeconds
2. American Oxygen
3. Bitch Better Have My Money

But they are all F A B

Posted by: HausofKendrick Apr 12 2015, 01:59 PM

Posted this in the Kanye thread too, but an apparent R8 demo has been leaked~



It's sung by Kanye West but will probably be part of a longer song featuring her too. (Not confirmed to be on this album btw but that's what rumours are suggesting)

Posted by: *Tim Apr 12 2015, 02:02 PM

ew I heard that too but brushed it off as a Kanye reject. It better not make R8

Posted by: Liаm Apr 21 2015, 08:17 PM

New song - an interlude to celebrate 4/20...

http://www.rihannanow.com/news/james-joint/


Posted by: AdamAloud Apr 21 2015, 08:19 PM

I hate albums with 'interludes'

Posted by: *Tim Apr 21 2015, 08:28 PM

Her vocals are so clear, but yeah I'm not huge on interludes either.

I guess it shows shes doing an actual album, instead of releasing amazing singles with quite a few fillers (Except for Loud)

Posted by: Davidson Apr 21 2015, 08:30 PM

It's quite nice, I really like the production. Doesn't blow me away but pleasant enough.

Posted by: AV102 Apr 21 2015, 09:04 PM

I have a feeling this is going to be her worst album yet

Posted by: Acoustic Apr 21 2015, 09:26 PM

I have no problem with interludes.
I like the production of James Joint, after American Oxygen which was a little disappointing, I'm hopeful the rest of the album will be of a high quality.

Posted by: barbaric_dan Apr 22 2015, 02:27 AM

I'm yet to hear one of these amazing singles you speak of? Sure BBHMM has that urban promo single thing about it...

Posted by: Atonement Apr 22 2015, 07:04 AM

I like interludes actually, although it depends on the whole album.

'James Joint' is very nice.

Posted by: ♡ Heezus Froot ♡ Apr 22 2015, 03:30 PM

I really like it, but I still have low expectations from this album.

Posted by: *Tim May 19 2015, 03:58 PM

Dior has told RihannaDaily that Only If For A Night (produced by Midas, sampling Florence's song) will feature on R8 as track #1 cheer.gif

And it is scheduled for release this month omg

Posted by: Davidson Jun 27 2015, 07:39 PM

"this month" laugh.gif

In album news, J Cole has confirmed he is featured on a track on the album. Rather excited for that collab actually, if we ever get this.

Posted by: ┌ ╫ ┘ Jun 27 2015, 08:52 PM

who knows if that'll still be the case, that albums probably got 5 more evolutions and 2 years in the oven yet!

Posted by: Jonjo Jul 14 2015, 03:15 PM

She's been in the studio with Timbaland!

YES. Timbaland's really impressed me lately with JT's latest albums and the stuff he's done with Tink etc.

Posted by: *Tim Jul 14 2015, 03:17 PM

Gerl wot. I am not her for Rih's Suit & Tie

Posted by: AdamAloud Jul 14 2015, 03:18 PM

We'll be telling our grandchildren about the time #R8 was supposed to be released drama.gif

Posted by: Acoustic Jul 14 2015, 08:24 PM

YES Rih.

(FYI Timbaland produced Lemme Get That, Sell Me Candy & Rehab)

Posted by: Cremey Jul 14 2015, 10:01 PM

So up for some Timbaland productions!
'The 20/20 Experience' really showed he's still got it (along with the Empire soundtrack)!

Posted by: phil2 Aug 4 2015, 12:03 AM

confused with ri ri lately, so when is r8 expected out, and what will the genre be, iv not enjoyed bitch better have my money, american oxygen ok and fourfive seconds but there no only girl and s and m etc, so whats happening with ri ri, can we expect some pop stompers or will it be the same sad.gif i know shes been quiet having a well deserved break but i want her to come back with a bang and it not be the beginning of the end biggrin.gif

Posted by: *Tim Aug 4 2015, 07:35 AM

There's currently nothing known about R8 apart from the singles and a few snippets. It's mostly urban sounding as far as I know.
But appaz she went into recording again to re-record the album so right now we are completely in the dark as to what is happening or when a new singles is coming or even what genre is up there

(Merging this with the R8 thread btw)

Posted by: burbe Aug 4 2015, 07:56 PM

FFS and BBHMM were both amazing, but I want the Rihanna who produces polished hits back. Something on the level of the incredible Diamonds!

Posted by: *Tim Aug 5 2015, 10:45 AM

News from Rihland.
On Rihanna's snapchat story she posted a few videos of her bopping to tracks and then later snapped this



omg it might be close

Posted by: AdamAloud Aug 21 2015, 11:25 AM

QUOTE
Rihanna desperately wants new tracks from British artists for her eighth album

'Rihanna is desperate for an edgy sound that will appeal to a European market as well as America,' claims source

Frantic Rihanna has been bombarding UK songwriters and artists for new tracks.

After her much hyped Bxxxh Better Have My Money flopped, the Bajan superstar , 27, has dumped a load of material from her upcoming eighth album and is scrambling around for tunes.

It’s been three years since Rihanna’s last album Unapologetic was released and her new one was due out earlier this year but keeps getting pushed back.

A source says: “Rihanna is desperate for an edgy sound that will appeal to a European market as well as America.

“She’s keen to emulate the same smash-hit success she had with Calvin Harris’ We Found Love in 2011. So far she doesn’t feel the songs she has are delivering the full package.

“Her people have put in calls with the best songwriters on their books and requested they drop everything to help.

“Usually writing camps are set up where hundreds of songwriters are invited to spend a few days coming up with tracks for her. This time they’ve gone direct to guaranteed hit-makers as there’s no time to waste.”

Unfortunately for RiRi the violent video for BBHMM - which only reached No27 in the UK and No15 in America – got more attention than the song.

Kanye West , 38, was drafted in to executive produce the new record and featured on the first single FourFiveSeconds alongside Paul McCartney, 73.

It was a Top 5 hit in both the UK and America.

Our source adds: “Rihanna wants another vintage album like Rated R and won’t put anything out until she’s happy.”

We’re sure it’ll be worth the wait. Another Rude Boy would do nicely for our iPods please.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/rihanna-desperately-wants-new-tracks-6289386

I am here for another 'Rated R' *.*

Posted by: *Tim Aug 31 2015, 03:38 PM

QUOTE
"Personally I'm anticipating new music from Rihanna and Kanye West -- it's just a matter of time until we get to hear it!"


Tom Poleman, president, iHeartMedia

Posted by: burbe Sep 1 2015, 12:07 AM

I wonder if their albums are coming before or after Kanye's presidential bid?

Posted by: AdamAloud Sep 14 2015, 04:41 PM

She's been writing with http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a668310/charli-xcx-reveals-shes-writing-for-rihanna-and-praises-paris-hiltons-pop-genius.html#~pohiWkeT6eOOfe

Posted by: Atonement Sep 14 2015, 04:58 PM

Ew

Posted by: *Tim Sep 14 2015, 06:20 PM

As long as we don't hear ha vocals #pray4R8

Posted by: AdamAloud Sep 17 2015, 11:44 AM

QUOTE
Part-time singer and full-time footwear designer Rihanna has talked about her new album!

Don’t get too excited though.

“It’s not done!”

Those are three words she says in an interview with Popjustice’s Peter Robinson, in the out-tomorrow new issue of NME. She adds: “To me it’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment.”

Part of this is down to Kanye West, who announced earlier this year that he was exec producing the album. “Now we just have to wait to get back in the studio together,” Rihanna explains. “His schedule and mine are totally opposite right now, but I think this month we’ll be back in the studio.”

But does she have enough songs for an album? Yes she does thanks very much.

“I have so many songs I love – and they’re so different – that it’s hard to actually put them all on the same album.”
Here’s an idea. Chuck out twelve on Friday, another twelve the week after, and then twelve every week until the end of Q4.

http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/rihanna-album-news-its-not-done/138395/
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Posted by: *Tim Sep 17 2015, 01:10 PM

:')

This hoe. She deserves to flop at this point and wtf is Kanye still doing there

Posted by: Jonjo Sep 17 2015, 01:23 PM

"It's Not Done"?

3 words I do not want to hear from Rihanna in regards to a new album! drama.gif

Posted by: April Sep 17 2015, 02:38 PM

Serving those Adele teas. R8 comes when 25 comes.

Posted by: Liаm Sep 17 2015, 02:41 PM

Get ready for album of the decade.

For the 2020s *.*

Posted by: *Tim Sep 17 2015, 02:44 PM

tbh I am convinced Kelly C ate R8, there is no other explanation

Posted by: April Sep 17 2015, 03:00 PM

She's not fat, just getting older. sleep.gif

Posted by: Acoustic Sep 17 2015, 11:06 PM

The exaggerations huh.gif
Rih only started recording last year. I'd rather wait than her rush release just to satisfy impatient fans.

And It's pretty clear now the album never existed. Just a collection of recordings with no direction.

Posted by: *Tim Sep 18 2015, 08:31 AM

I don't think we're exaggerating, at least 80%of the navy is fed up with waiting.

First she takes a break, which is something we all wanted.
Then in January she releases 45S. It's a good song, but is it living up to the hype after a 2 year long break between albums? No. But the hype sustains.
Then she releases BBHMM, which puts off a lot of her popfans and kills momentum.
Then the TIDAL exclusive American Oxygen happens, which puts off even more people and when it eventually gets released it flops and is a major hype-killer

Next up is a wait. A very long one, in which we see Rih designing shoes, socks and getting drunk on holiday. Oh and sometimes she records as well.
Then news pours out that the album isn't even finished as she's waiting for Kanye. Why is he executive producer when the era has been a disaster so far?
Why can't she do it herself like she did with her previous albums? Why does she HAVE to wait? Kanye is putting her career and era on hold for what?
An album full of timeless hits like American Oxygen and FourFiveSeconds?

Now it's been nearly 3 years since Unapologetic and we're as close to getting and album as we were 2 years ago.
Why did she rlease FourFiveSeconds when she was never close to finishing it? Who releases 3 songs from a non-existing album? She must be recording for a year now.
She got our hopes up and saw all the thirst for Rihanna music be destroyed by releasing these 3 songs.
She had the perfect oppurtunity to come back with a massive bang and set the music scene afire and maybe finally have first week sales over 250k like her peers do.


For comparison:
Una was recorded in 6 months or less
TTT was recorded in less than 9 months, mostly when she was TOURING
Loud was recorded in 7 months, while she was TOURING and FILMING Battleship
Rated R was recorded in 7 months and she was WRITING for that album


#R8 must be taking over a year or so now, it's still not finished and what is she doing besides it? Designing socks and shoes, while going on holiday?

Posted by: Acoustic Sep 18 2015, 03:57 PM

I'm aware of what's happened this year.

At this point I don't think she cares about first week sales. And It's not unusual to release the first single before the album is completed. In fact, TTT and Unapologetic weren't finished until weeks before they were released. We have no idea of the timeline, or when they intended on releasing this album. So who knows, if Kanye hadn't stepped aside the album could be completed by now.

She clearly likes Kanye and wants to work with him. And why shouldn't she? Because fans don't want to wait any longer? Bye.

Rihanna does what she wants, and the fans will still be here when she eventually does release the album.

Posted by: AdamAloud Sep 18 2015, 04:28 PM

Her NME interview revealed songs 'Higher', 'Just Feel It' and 'Love On The Brain' for the upcoming album.

Posted by: Atonement Sep 18 2015, 04:33 PM

Yes 'Higher' is on there. It sounded amazing from the previews.

Posted by: LeeWallace Sep 18 2015, 04:41 PM

COVERING THE SATS.

Posted by: mr_pmt Sep 18 2015, 06:17 PM

Or Taio Cruz/Kylie Minogue

Posted by: *Tim Sep 18 2015, 07:28 PM

QUOTE(Acoustic @ Sep 18 2015, 03:57 PM) *
I'm aware of what's happened this year.

At this point I don't think she cares about first week sales. And It's not unusual to release the first single before the album is completed. In fact, TTT and Unapologetic weren't finished until weeks before they were released. We have no idea of the timeline, or when they intended on releasing this album. So who knows, if Kanye hadn't stepped aside the album could be completed by now.

She clearly likes Kanye and wants to work with him. And why shouldn't she? Because fans don't want to wait any longer? Bye.

Rihanna does what she wants, and the fans will still be here when she eventually does release the album.

BIB1: He never stepped aside, hence why she is currently waiting for him
BIB2: No, because the 3 singles produced so far have been underwhelming to say the least. Take the Kiss It Better & Nothing's Promised snippets in account and that makes it 5
BIB3: Hardly anyone is here for an album full of "timeless songs" like American Oxygen and 45Seconds tho. Like sure she can do whatever the f*** she pleases, but she can't expect her fans to stick around in times of underwhelming material. Unapologetic was quite the underwhelming album in itself already

Posted by: Acoustic Sep 18 2015, 09:33 PM

That's all your opinion.

And yes, her fans will stick around even during "underwhelming" times. That's what fans do.

If you're so underwhelmed by her material... why do you stan her? huh.gif

Posted by: burbe Sep 18 2015, 11:45 PM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Sep 18 2015, 09:31 AM) *
I don't think we're exaggerating, at least 80%of the navy is fed up with waiting.

First she takes a break, which is something we all wanted.
Then in January she releases 45S. It's a good song, but is it living up to the hype after a 2 year long break between albums? No. But the hype sustains.
Then she releases BBHMM, which puts off a lot of her popfans and kills momentum.
Then the TIDAL exclusive American Oxygen happens, which puts off even more people and when it eventually gets released it flops and is a major hype-killer

Next up is a wait. A very long one, in which we see Rih designing shoes, socks and getting drunk on holiday. Oh and sometimes she records as well.
Then news pours out that the album isn't even finished as she's waiting for Kanye. Why is he executive producer when the era has been a disaster so far?
Why can't she do it herself like she did with her previous albums? Why does she HAVE to wait? Kanye is putting her career and era on hold for what?
An album full of timeless hits like American Oxygen and FourFiveSeconds?

Now it's been nearly 3 years since Unapologetic and we're as close to getting and album as we were 2 years ago.
Why did she rlease FourFiveSeconds when she was never close to finishing it? Who releases 3 songs from a non-existing album? She must be recording for a year now.
She got our hopes up and saw all the thirst for Rihanna music be destroyed by releasing these 3 songs.
She had the perfect oppurtunity to come back with a massive bang and set the music scene afire and maybe finally have first week sales over 250k like her peers do.
For comparison:
Una was recorded in 6 months or less
TTT was recorded in less than 9 months, mostly when she was TOURING
Loud was recorded in 7 months, while she was TOURING and FILMING Battleship
Rated R was recorded in 7 months and she was WRITING for that album
#R8 must be taking over a year or so now, it's still not finished and what is she doing besides it? Designing socks and shoes, while going on holiday?


Pretty much this post! All the hype I had for R8 at the start of 2015 has completely vanished. BBHMM is incredible though, it's the only thing that's kept me interested in her.

Posted by: *Tim Sep 20 2015, 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Acoustic @ Sep 18 2015, 09:33 PM) *
That's all your opinion.

And yes, her fans will stick around even during "underwhelming" times. That's what fans do.

If you're so underwhelmed by her material... why do you stan her? huh.gif

It's not just my opinion. I've seen a lot of this opinion around the e-webz.
I never said I didn;t like the songs tho, I just said that for Rihanna lead singles they were all disappointing.
Rih can do much better and that's why I stan for her, but currently my hype for the album is at an all time low

Posted by: Robot Oct 8 2015, 11:32 PM

Am I the only one who's picked up on this being called Anti? Surprised nobody's mentioned it laugh.gif

But yeah... album title and covers are out there, so this is happening ~

Posted by: Cremey Oct 8 2015, 11:41 PM

Beautiful artwork.

Posted by: *Tim Oct 9 2015, 02:28 AM

QUOTE(Robot @ Oct 8 2015, 11:32 PM) *
Am I the only one who's picked up on this being called Anti? Surprised nobody's mentioned it laugh.gif

But yeah... album title and covers are out there, so this is happening ~

The site was down henny
Tragic artwork and title...

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 9 2015, 07:58 AM



I think the artwork is great, gives me 'Right Now' teas though.



I can't believe this is finally happening :cheeseblock:

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 9 2015, 08:07 AM

Oh that's the back cover. Well the front cover is in the group gallery magic.gif

Posted by: mr_pmt Oct 9 2015, 10:05 AM

It makes me think of this every time I see it:


Posted by: Atonement Oct 9 2015, 06:21 PM

ANTI better have some amazing, poppy singles as I am a fairweather Rihanna fan. Don't need no flop queen.

Posted by: Low Hanging Peen Oct 9 2015, 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Atonement @ Oct 9 2015, 06:21 PM) *
ANTI better have some amazing, poppy singles as I am a fairweather Rihanna fan. Don't need no flop queen.


Me too.

Renaming it from R8 as that stinks of flop.

She's calling it 'anti' for when it flops, she can say it was a one-off, rebellion album.

Tragic cover and title indeed ://

Posted by: Low Hanging Peen Oct 9 2015, 06:29 PM

QUOTE(LeeWallace @ Sep 18 2015, 04:41 PM) *
COVERING THE SATS.


After covering Spice Girls' Oxygen too!!

Posted by: burbe Oct 10 2015, 08:57 AM

QUOTE(Low Hanging Peen @ Oct 9 2015, 07:28 PM) *
Me too.

Renaming it from R8 as that stinks of flop.

She's calling it 'anti' for when it flops, she can say it was a one-off, rebellion album.

Tragic cover and title indeed ://


I thought R8 was just a fan invented title. It was never official.

Posted by: Acoustic Oct 10 2015, 01:24 PM

Some are still complaining I see..

Anyway, the artwork is beautiful.

Posted by: *Tim Oct 10 2015, 01:47 PM

The indirect shade :')

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Oct 14 2015, 05:16 PM

Imagine if she releases it Nov 13th to get the #1 over Beebs & 1D laugh.gif

Posted by: Low Hanging Peen Oct 14 2015, 05:47 PM

Why would cheesy beaver get to no1 with an album?

He's shit.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Oct 14 2015, 05:51 PM

Hasn't he already hit #1 with Berleeebe.

Posted by: Low Hanging Peen Oct 14 2015, 06:00 PM

Not in a high competition week though

Posted by: Liаm Oct 14 2015, 06:21 PM

November 6th according to Hits Daily Double ohmy.gif

Posted by: burbe Oct 15 2015, 03:30 AM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Oct 14 2015, 07:21 PM) *
November 6th according to Hits Daily Double ohmy.gif


That's not too long! Here's hoping!

Posted by: Liаm Oct 15 2015, 07:21 AM

Or not, according to Billboard sad.gif

http://m.billboard.com/entry/view/id/143605

Posted by: *Tim Oct 15 2015, 01:34 PM

Gosh Rhenna needs to confirm SOMETHING

Posted by: AdamAloud Oct 15 2015, 07:30 PM

We were lucky to get the title AND the cover art at the same time tbh!

Posted by: Big Apple Bruce Oct 23 2015, 01:10 PM

With Adele releasing November 20th, bitch wants to get a move on if she wants a number 1 album.

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 2 2015, 02:18 PM

I've a horrible feeling we're not getting this until the new year.

Posted by: *Tim Nov 3 2015, 03:26 PM

Homegirl just cancelled her Victoria's Secret show so I think it's safe to say we ain't getting an album this year. Or a single for that matter.

Apparantly the album ain't even done yet and she's still picking 26 (!) songs to put on he album

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 3 2015, 03:28 PM

Mess

Posted by: Jonjoltergeist👻 Nov 3 2015, 11:17 PM

Should've released a greatest hits (a.k.a. GGGB: Ri-Ri-loaded) this year tbh. With a couple of new tracks to promote as singles throughout the Christmas period/Christmas market etc... to keep us all going until 'ANTI' drops. drama.gif

Oh RiRi </3 sad.gif

Posted by: mr_pmt Nov 4 2015, 12:02 AM

I find it baffling how people still support her.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Nov 4 2015, 01:34 AM

I wish she'd make dance-pop again

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Nov 4 2015, 11:23 AM

a greatest hits woulda been such a good idea

Posted by: Umi Nov 6 2015, 03:05 PM

QUOTE(mr_pmt @ Nov 4 2015, 12:02 AM) *
I find it baffling how people still support her.

Agreed. I've not had many eras change my opinion of an artist so drastically, but I've gone from being quite a fan of her to finding her a complete bore since this started. I just want her to release the album so everybody can get over it already.

Posted by: Jaÿ Nov 7 2015, 12:12 AM

The campaign (if it could be called that) has totally sucked any excitement and anticipation out of me for the album. I'm praying that her next single is killer!

Posted by: Jack Nov 8 2015, 09:03 PM

I'm thinking that her team will try and make everyone forget 'Bitch Better Have My Money' and 'American Oxygen' ever happened and make it seem like her real comeback is some time next year.

Thing is, when she is good she is amazing but I can't remember the last time I was so underwhelmed by a comeback.

Posted by: toxic_air Nov 9 2015, 02:57 AM

Yeah underwhelming is the word of the year for Rihanna.

That Rihanna reign just won't stop letting up. :x

Posted by: joeefoster Nov 10 2015, 01:00 AM

I just don't know what is taking her so long. Three years Rih don't do this to me

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 13 2015, 09:04 PM

QUOTE
RIHANNA'S ROLLOUT: IS IT SOUP YET?

Sources say the long-awaited Rihanna album, ANTI (Roc Nation), will make its debut on Jay Z’s Tidal service on 11/27 and go wide at e-tail and retail the following week (12/4). The latter date will mean her full-scale sales bow coincides with that of Coldplay—and comes two weeks after Adele.

Could Rihanna’s first sales week be a battle for #2 with Chris Martin and company? Will her exclusive week at Tidal—which she supported in its star-studded, highly criticized rollout—prompt negative repercussions from other online services? And what role will that $25m Samsung deal play, if any, in the RiRi rollout?

Rihanna, whose past successes have been driven by big hit singles, has come up short in that department with her latest batch, “Bitch Better Have My Money,” “American Oxygen” and “FourFiveSeconds.”

The long wait for ANTI amplified speculation about the record, which spilled over when her father told U.K. tabloid The Sun that the superstar wasn’t “comfortable” with it.

Meanwhile, her unusual status as a major act with one company as both management and label has added to the level of uncertainty surrounding the plan.

Still, RiRi’s undeniable star power, cultural relevance and impact as a touring force all suggest she may well exceed expectations.

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=298532

Yeah let's have a Tidal exclusive WHY FCUKING NOT

Posted by: UltraChristmas Nov 13 2015, 09:13 PM

Oh eff off Tidal drama.gif
Well all of the 5 Tidal users can enjoy their week exclusive then drama.gif

Posted by: *Tim Nov 13 2015, 09:16 PM

Well, f*** her if it's true.

Posted by: Atonement Nov 14 2015, 12:54 PM

Well at least it'll finally be released... and then hopefully onto the next album very quickly.

Posted by: Danvember Nov 14 2015, 10:01 PM

omfg a tidal exclusive. rotf.gif this era just gets messier as it goes on :')

Posted by: burbe Nov 14 2015, 10:07 PM

Good luck to her with that Tidal exclusive! laugh.gif

Posted by: mr_pmt Nov 14 2015, 10:34 PM

For god's sake woman.

Where is the Rihanna and what have you done with her? What have you done with her BRAIN?

Posted by: *Tim Nov 14 2015, 11:24 PM

Bitch smokes too much pot

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Nov 15 2015, 04:00 PM

Do they realize that even the TIDAL fundraiser was a fail?

Posted by: Euphorique Nov 15 2015, 07:48 PM

So over it. And this album.

Posted by: Shivering Adam❄️ Nov 16 2015, 11:45 AM

LOL at Ri still trying to make TIDAL a thing.

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 19 2015, 10:47 PM

ANTI DIARY



Although I have no idea what's going on coz https://t.co/uJ0CLlhoaS doesn't work for me.

Posted by: Liаm Nov 20 2015, 12:59 PM

Apparently fans have spotted a countdown in the code which counts down to 27th November, and that's when the album is thought to be released?! I'm not gonna let myself believe it's happening after all that's happened this era with false starts, pushbacks etc laugh.gif

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 20 2015, 01:29 PM

Well the 27th was the rumoured TIDAL release date ( pirate.gif ) so maybe it is ACTUALLY coming soon!

Posted by: Liаm Nov 22 2015, 08:30 AM

Apparently it's up for pre-order on some European site for the 27th - could this actually happen ohmy.gif And not just on tidal either. She'll be trounced by the hype still surrounding Adele but it'll just be good to have new music, unless it's as bad as the rest of the era...

Posted by: Jonjeur East 🎷 Nov 22 2015, 03:29 PM

Aren't Coldplay also releasing their album?

Haha. Mess!!! (About right for this era tbh)

Posted by: Liаm Nov 22 2015, 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Jonjeur East 🎷 @ Nov 22 2015, 03:29 PM) *
Aren't Coldplay also releasing their album?

Haha. Mess!!! (About right for this era tbh)

They're the week after but also does not help laugh.gif

Posted by: *Callum Nov 22 2015, 03:38 PM

surely we can still expect a top three effort from her? i mean it is rihanna after all

Posted by: *Tim Nov 22 2015, 03:57 PM

After all that happened? I'm not too sure

Posted by: burbe Nov 22 2015, 08:15 PM

I'm not going to believe it until it happens.

Posted by: Jack Nov 22 2015, 08:22 PM

Bye bye Rihanna's career.

Posted by: Liаm Nov 23 2015, 04:44 AM

This is out properly on December 4th, but Tidal on Friday! And yeah I'm not convinced about commercial success here, FFS was a bit of a fluke I think? I thought she still has immense power getting that as a hit but BBHMM and of course American Oxygen didn't catch on at all. I'm glad it's happening and whilst I do actually quite like FFS I have no hope or excitement for this.

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Nov 23 2015, 12:14 PM

MESS

Posted by: mr_pmt Nov 23 2015, 12:47 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Nov 22 2015, 08:22 PM) *
Bye bye Rihanna's career.


Exactly! She had everything, and she's throwing it all away by being stupid. wacko.gif

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 23 2015, 01:56 PM

I think everybody needs to calm down! 'FourFiveSeconds' was a big international hit at the start of the year. OK, 'Bitch Better Have My Money' flopped and as for 'American Oxygen' well, it feels GENEROUS to call that a flop. OK, this is not going to be Rihanna's biggest era and it probably isn't going to be her finest either but let's not start saying things like she's thrown her career away for goodness sake! She's a smart woman, I'm sure she knows what she's doing. And if she doesn't well at least we've got 'Loud'.

Posted by: Simon. Nov 23 2015, 05:04 PM

Big announcement coming up this week it seems kink.gif

Posted by: Cremey Nov 23 2015, 06:05 PM

Ha, her career is far from over! #thatrihannareign..

Can't wait for this, loving the build up to it now with the videos, Instagram etc heart.gif

Posted by: Euphorique Nov 23 2015, 11:17 PM

She needs to press the reset button. Get rid of the previous material and gives a brand new amazing 1st single to get people hyped again.

Posted by: gooddelta Nov 23 2015, 11:38 PM

Thing is, she's sort of got to push forward with this era, even if it's a flop, before deciding to swiftly move on, as it's been hyped up so much. To throw it away now would seem crazy.

Every superstar is allowed a blip, and if this is hers then hopefully it'll push her to come back with something better next time.

I've always wanted to see her live but definitely need to hear ANTI first, if it's terrible then I'll wait until the next era.

Posted by: Jonjeur East 🎷 Nov 24 2015, 01:54 AM

The only song I've not really "felt" this era is 'American Oxygen' tbh. Everything else has been stellar and BBHMM seems like it was a much bigger hit than it actually was. The cultural impact of that song is insane. Everyone seems to know it and most people seem to think fondly of it. It really deserved to be a lot bigger. Amazing song.

I'm so pumped for this album, although I get why most people might not be feeling it as much.

Posted by: gooddelta Nov 28 2015, 10:28 AM

Is this on Tidal yet? Doesn't seem to have leaked...I don't get the release strategy at all laugh.gif

Posted by: Cremey Nov 28 2015, 11:06 AM

Looks like the November 27th Tidal date was just a rumour thankfully, would've been a ridiculous move!
I don't really understand the whole antidiary thing though haha, doesn't really seem to lead anywhere. Think it would be best to just officially confirm the release date now if it is actually Friday...

Posted by: *Callum Nov 28 2015, 12:29 PM

a recording of distored supposed celebrity voices has been released on ANTIdiaRy and one of the voices is most definitely gaga. FINALLY A GAGA / RIRI COLLAB?¿? plez plez plez wub.gif

Posted by: AdamAloud Nov 28 2015, 01:07 PM

A Gaga feature would be very interesting! Still waiting on the Katy Perry collab though.

Posted by: Conderella Nov 28 2015, 04:37 PM

she is NOT going to ruin her career after this, don't be stupid laugh.gif reality check needed for some of the loons oops

Posted by: Merry Peenmass!! Nov 28 2015, 05:19 PM

which spilled over when her father told U.K. tabloid The Sun that the superstar wasn’t “comfortable” with it.

Oh dear!! laugh.gif

I thought Lady GaGa was the biggest pop flop, but Rihanna has it!! To think she was going the way of becoming the new Madonna...

Posted by: 152chris Dec 5 2015, 05:01 PM

idg how BBHMM is being labelled as a flop either. it's got to be one of the best known and culturally important song/videos of the year?

Posted by: Davidson Dec 5 2015, 05:10 PM

and yet still no-one bought it. if it was quite as well known and as culturally important as you claim, it certainly didn't translate into people actually enjoying it.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 5 2015, 08:29 PM

I mean the video was like 4 months too late...

Posted by: Umi Dec 6 2015, 12:30 AM

QUOTE(Davidson @ Dec 5 2015, 05:10 PM) *
and yet still no-one bought it. if it was quite as well known and as culturally important as you claim, it certainly didn't translate into people actually enjoying it.

Yeah agreed. Well-known song, sure, but popular? Hardly. I imagine most of the people who've heard it actively disliked it.

Posted by: Dancember Dec 6 2015, 02:58 PM

http://www.gigwise.com/news/104254/rihanna-new-album-anti-with-new-songs-and-tour-tickets

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While there is no date announced, the fact of the matter is that Rihanna's eighth studio album is due out any day now. Insiders are reporting as soon as next Friday. Regardless of how true that is with a tour already announced, Anti may be with us in just a few days.

Teasing the release of this album all year with the smash singles, 'FourFiveSeconds' and "Bitch Better Have My Money', Anti is forecasted to be the most successful album in the 'Umbrella' singer's discography.

According to Page Six, Rihanna's new album is out next Friday with a plethora of strong guests including Kanye West (who is already on 'FourFiveSeconds') and Rodeo star, Travis Scott, (Rodeo, the album, not the competitive cattle-riding sport).

Rihanna's world tour is launching next year with a $25 million backing from Samsung's Galaxy line. See below for tickets and tour dates.
rotf.gif rotf.gif rotf.gif

I just hope the album gets out this year, next Friday would be great, and especially if she has the whole BEYONCÉ treatment with iTunes front page banners it should at least go top 5 (an underperformance for her definitely, but there's no way she can beat the mighty Bieber/Coldplay/Adele sales right now) [and it better not be a f***ing tidal exclusive]

Posted by: Adam's Satsuma🙁 Dec 6 2015, 03:01 PM

Yep it's so going to beat all of her previous records... unsure.gif
Good to see it's finally been released soon. I really hope the single releases were just poor choices for singles and that the album tracks aren't just as shit.

Posted by: MerryChristmessT Dec 6 2015, 03:08 PM

Guys, we ain't getting this this year. There's several "rooms" left in that dumb ass Diary thing she set up. We'll probably get it by the end of january

Posted by: Euphorique Dec 6 2015, 07:15 PM

Yeah I cant trust a source that claims made such ridiculous claims throughout the post

Posted by: Josh. Dec 6 2015, 08:35 PM

Rewatched Home again today and makes me sad that Dancing in the Dark is her second best song this year, getting eeally hungry from some new music that doesn't get old.

Posted by: FrostytheBeaver Dec 7 2015, 10:02 PM

But oo the fanny fook is BUYING a JUSTIN BEIBER album laugh.gif It's like waking up in a parallel universw. I even saw people claiming he is a good musician!!!! Oh. My. God.

Posted by: *Callum™ Dec 8 2015, 12:49 AM

so we can expect this every coming friday for the next couple of months according to rumours? she just be had hoped that she releaseses this damn thing before i see ha live

Posted by: Liаm Dec 8 2015, 12:52 AM

I think it'll definitely be before the tour but not this year.

Posted by: american oxygen. Dec 13 2015, 12:39 AM

I wish Anti would just come out already. mellow.gif

Posted by: Davidson Dec 13 2015, 12:17 PM

Early February is my prediction.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 13 2015, 06:42 PM

October's mine kink.gif

Posted by: phil2 Dec 15 2015, 12:07 AM

sia said rihanna has been asking about songs for her album, so she hasnt even got a final tracklist, source digitalspy

Posted by: FrostytheBeaver Dec 15 2015, 08:42 PM

They are probably remaking it and looking for a new Diamonds etc to reset it.

Posted by: Liаm Dec 15 2015, 08:45 PM

She's probably restarted about 10 times, that's what has taken her so long laugh.gif

Posted by: Ryan. Dec 17 2015, 02:18 AM

Not sure why we still care but some people think that the whispers in the second half of this video are saying December 18th, and if you turn the music box upside down the music notes also look like an 18. This matches with HDD teasing a surprise release on Friday, then again they've done that every week for what feels like months.


Posted by: FrostytheBeaver Dec 17 2015, 07:44 AM

I really doubt it :chuckle:

This won't be released out the blue following two small singles that came months ago. They are still busying trying to find a Sia ht to launch it on and paper the cracks

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 17 2015, 11:51 AM

Ariana Grande is the secret release...

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Dec 17 2015, 11:56 AM

azealia is gonna be on this yussss

this is my fav story of the yr also http://www.spin.com/2015/12/azealia-banks-arrested-new-york-security-guard-attack-boob-bite/

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 17 2015, 04:26 PM

oh she's probably just done a freestyle to 'bitch better have my money'

it's azealia banks lol

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Dec 17 2015, 05:13 PM


Posted by: AdventAloud Dec 21 2015, 03:26 PM

Oh Rih sad.gif

Posted by: Ryan. Dec 23 2015, 09:21 PM



^ Australian Breakfast show

Posted by: MerryChristmessT Dec 23 2015, 10:00 PM

I'll believe it when I see it sitting pretty on iTunes tomorrow. She was still looking for songs days ago
They deleted the tweet now tho

Posted by: Liаm Dec 23 2015, 10:03 PM

Exactly, I will not believe anything until I see it with my own eyes on iTunes, there've been more false starts and rumoured releases than Madonna's had birthdays laugh.gif

Posted by: MerryChristmessT Dec 23 2015, 10:07 PM

QUOTE(Liаm @ Dec 23 2015, 11:03 PM) *
Exactly, I will not believe anything until I see it with my own eyes on iTunes, there've been more false starts and rumoured releases than Madonna's had birthdays laugh.gif

Let's not overreact, we've yet to pass 137

Posted by: *Tim Dec 27 2015, 10:53 PM

The Kiss It Better demo has leaked!!!



Idk what to think

Posted by: FrostytheBeaver Dec 28 2015, 02:33 AM

Oh no.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 28 2015, 09:28 AM

This album is turning into a mess.

Posted by: Mace Spindu Dec 28 2015, 11:48 AM

I don't know who she is any more tbh. no.gif

Posted by: GingerbreadHaus Dec 28 2015, 02:17 PM

I assume i'm the only one that still thinks 'American Oxygen' is one of her all-time best songs? I am listening back while compiling my EOY chart and i'm struggling to comprehend how it is so under-appreciated. A powerful anthem and would make it her strongest album track (after 'Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary') if it's included on this.

Posted by: *Tim Dec 28 2015, 02:25 PM

QUOTE(Mace Spindu @ Dec 28 2015, 12:48 PM) *
I don't know who she is any more tbh. no.gif

It's Rihanna, part-time singer, full-time socks designer, model, shoe designer and holiday-taker.

(Yes you are the only one Balraj. I wnet of AO very soon after I started loving it. I'm not even sure what she's trying with this album. It's a bigger mess than Broke With Expensive Taste at this moment

Posted by: dhwe Dec 31 2015, 09:42 AM

https://twitter.com/musicnews_shade/status/666049194684194817

tbh

edit: oh wait the video got deleted lol https://twitter.com/thomasjaketatam/status/666908872469258240

Posted by: FrostytheBeaver Dec 31 2015, 11:54 PM

Huh I don't get it?

Posted by: dhwe Jan 1 2016, 06:42 AM

Ugh sorry I should really check if tweets are still intact before I post links to them.

The tweet was:

"When is #ANTI being released?"

Rihanna: https://mobile.twitter.com/caIumsoIos/status/666034766081359872/video/1

Posted by: Navy Jan 3 2016, 09:33 AM

Damm it's 2016 we don't have nothing

Posted by: *Tim Jan 3 2016, 04:01 PM

It's really furstrating as the AntiDiaRy or whatever she wants to call it, has been put on halt as well it seems

Welcome to the forum btw Navy biggrin.gif

Posted by: burbe Jan 4 2016, 05:56 PM

I'm not expecting this until at least the end of the month. Surely she wouldn't release the album without a hit single preceding it?

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 4 2016, 07:21 PM

I think they might abandon it and release it next year completely redone or like in November but with these singles on it too.

Posted by: Liаm Jan 4 2016, 08:17 PM

I'm not so sure she'll GET a hit single to precede the album unless she pulls off something as huge and undeniable as Only Girl (In The World), for example.

I'm doubting we'll get it before the tour but fingers crossed.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 4 2016, 10:12 PM

When's the tour (in support of [strikethrough]non-existent[/strikethrough] new material)?

Posted by: Froot. Jan 5 2016, 12:38 PM

The penultimate ANTI diary thing has been released so it's one step closer. laugh.gif

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 5 2016, 12:51 PM

I'm positive it'll be released before the tour, although if anyone was going to tour an album before releasing it, it'd be Rihanna laugh.gif

Posted by: ▲Rob▲ Jan 20 2016, 06:46 PM

Still recording in the studio according Digital Spy today.

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 20 2016, 07:59 PM

laugh.gif She's actually going to go on tour without an album to promote isn't she? Daft woman.

Posted by: *Tim Jan 20 2016, 08:59 PM

Oh ffs what is this woman up to laugh.gif
The DiaRy was just a mess to promote samsung and keep her fans busy wasn't it

Posted by: burbe Jan 21 2016, 02:09 AM

tbf didn't Beyonce start her tour before the visual album was released? This is still a mess though.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Jan 21 2016, 04:55 PM

Beyonce did an entire tour without the album.

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 21 2016, 05:07 PM

she's filming a movie win paris now lolol I'm actually starting to love this hot mess of a wait

Posted by: *Tim Jan 22 2016, 01:06 AM

Kanye is no longer Executive producer of the album :')

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxf3v1M0um/

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 22 2016, 01:34 AM

how did that person even have a pulse to reply to that DM I woulda died on the spot

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 22 2016, 12:03 PM

QUOTE(KWEEN_DEE @ Jan 21 2016, 04:55 PM) *
Beyonce did an entire tour without the album.


The only real difference I can see is this is a tour for ANTI and named as such, and she won't even have a finished album for it.

Posted by: Froot. Jan 22 2016, 04:10 PM

Maybe the album is called 'ANTI' because it's an ANTI-album and therefore it goes against the conventions of releasing a normal album, meaning it won't actually be released.

thinking.gif

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 22 2016, 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Froot. @ Jan 22 2016, 04:10 PM) *
Maybe the album is called 'ANTI' because it's an ANTI-album and therefore it goes against the conventions of releasing a normal album, meaning it won't actually be released. .

thinking.gif


OMG this!! thinking.gif

Also the Beyonce album-less tour was also ridiculous.

Posted by: FreezeTimeAdam❄️ Jan 22 2016, 04:30 PM

Froot may actually be onto something here.

Posted by: Acoustic Jan 22 2016, 09:31 PM

Beyoncé didn't have an 'album-less tour'. It was in support of 4.

I really don't see the big deal about the tour starting soon.
She could add ANTi tracks to the setlist to gain interest for the album. Like what Janet did last year.

Posted by: Liаm Jan 25 2016, 01:37 AM

Apparently she's now actually finished laugh.gif ABOUT TIME. Now we just need a release date, maybe it will be during the tour and she'll perform some on tour anyway? Idk, we're all used to taking everything from this era as it comes by now really laugh.gif

Posted by: Atonement Jan 25 2016, 04:25 PM

Rihanna just posted on Facebook that she is LISTENING TO ANTI. That ho.

Posted by: *Tim Jan 25 2016, 04:37 PM

This bitch :jonny:

I need it in my hands rn

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 25 2016, 04:57 PM

I think even when the album is released I don't believe it'll be real at this point.

Posted by: FreezeTimeAdam❄️ Jan 25 2016, 05:02 PM

I'm waiting for her to say "IT'S JUST A PRANK BRO!" because this is beyond the borders of ridiculousness rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Liаm Jan 25 2016, 05:06 PM

QUOTE(AdamAloud @ Jan 25 2016, 04:57 PM) *
I think even when the album is released I don't believe it'll be real at this point.

I am going to still be lowkey suspicious that it's some sort of Lucia Cole mess even when it's released laugh.gif

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 25 2016, 05:08 PM

QUOTE(Atonement @ Jan 25 2016, 04:25 PM) *
Rihanna just posted on Facebook that she is LISTENING TO ANTI. That ho.


She'll be the only one tbh laugh.gif

#earplugs

#mess

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 25 2016, 05:09 PM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Jan 25 2016, 04:37 PM) *
This bitch :jonny:

I need it in my hands rn



Called :cheeseblock: on Buzzjack tbh...

Posted by: Mackenzie Jan 25 2016, 10:49 PM

as if this album will contain Four Five Seconds, that song feels like a lifetime ago (around a year) but god this album better be Rated R level in quality otherwise imma be pissed

Posted by: Davidson Jan 26 2016, 11:41 PM

Max from Capital FM just tweeted this:

https://twitter.com/ThisIsMax/status/692123883957272576

Have Capital got a new Rihanna song ohmy.gif? Is it actually happening???

Posted by: ▲Rob▲ Jan 27 2016, 07:38 AM

The album is coming Friday apparently. laugh.gif

Posted by: 💯 Jan 27 2016, 08:26 AM

you don't announce you're beyonceing the album in a few days

what a hoe

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 27 2016, 08:46 AM

Lol what a mess!!!!

She doesn't understand how Beyonce changed the industry by Beyoncing it. It shouldn't be announced first as it defwats the point laugh.gif

Posted by: Oricon Jan 27 2016, 09:09 AM

Maybe she isn't beyoncing it tho ohmy.gif

Posted by: Davidson Jan 27 2016, 01:00 PM

Just said on Radio 1 that album out "in a few days".

ANTI is dropping Friday people.

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 27 2016, 01:02 PM

It'll be Friday surely?

Either way YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by: Davidson Jan 27 2016, 01:03 PM

For some reason I was thinking it was a Thursday laugh.gif

Posted by: Davidson Jan 27 2016, 01:10 PM

Also if 'Work' is the lead then its bye bye FFS, BBHMM and A02 presumably.

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 27 2016, 01:14 PM

I'll be surprised if she left off 'FourFiveSeconds' and 'Bitch Better Have My Money'.

Posted by: Jonjo Jan 27 2016, 09:44 PM

'Bitch Better Have My Money' has had a massive impact, culturally! It wasn't the smash hit she'd hope it to be, but everyone seems to talk about it and really like it! So I can't see them leaving it off, tbh.

Posted by: Dan_ Jan 27 2016, 10:22 PM

It would make more sense to not have FFS/BBHMM/AO on the album, those songs got released ages ago so don't really fit in with this era. [a bit like how Kanye isn't including Only One/All Day/FFS on his album]

Posted by: *Tim Jan 28 2016, 12:14 AM

The album is out there! It was briefly released on TIDAL and someone snatched it

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 28 2016, 12:26 AM

kiss it better is SO GOOD

Posted by: *Tim Jan 28 2016, 12:28 AM

Kiss It Better: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ouut5_rihanna-kiss-it-better-audio_music

Posted by: *Tim Jan 28 2016, 12:46 AM

Consideration >>>>>

Posted by: *Callum™ Jan 28 2016, 12:49 AM

ugh she might be a bitch but natalia know how to WRITE A F*CKING SONG!! kiss it better is holy

Posted by: joeefoster Jan 28 2016, 12:57 AM

It's all well and good we got the album but Rihanna NEEDS to break away from TIDAL they are literally killing her career and I can't watch it anymore

Kiss It Better & Consideration & Close To You & Work >

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 12:59 AM

QUOTE(*Tim @ Jan 28 2016, 12:14 AM) *
The album is out there! It was briefly released on TIDAL and someone snatched it



LOL MESS!!

Also I'm not sure a 'cultural hit' even exists...

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 01:04 AM

"Does ANTI stand for anti quality?"

laugh.gif

Posted by: Ultraviolence1989 Jan 28 2016, 01:09 AM

Kiss it better is quite good actually, still subpar for RiRi but about 5000x better than anything else this era

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 01:13 AM

Kiss it Better sounds like an unreleased demo track for an also-ran 80s rnb album.

And Natalia Kills of X Factor shame fame??

Posted by: Liаm Jan 28 2016, 01:17 AM

CONSIDERATION HAS ALREADY SLAIN ME

Posted by: Liаm Jan 28 2016, 01:59 AM

First listen rate:

10 Consideration
05 James Joint
09 Kiss It Better
08.5 Work
08 Desperado
06 Woo
06 Needed Me
05 Yeah I Said It
04 Same Ol' Mistakes
08.5 Never Ending
09.5 Love On The Brain
08Higher
09 Close To You

It's a shame about that middle blip, apart from that it's all very consistent. It's cohesive though, to the point of being a bit samey so it dragged. Maybe those songs will grow when I listen to them individually. Work has grown a lot over the past few listens for me. The album as a whole is a LOT better than I expected though.

Posted by: LushLifeLee Jan 28 2016, 02:16 AM

SHE'S A f***ING MESS.

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 28 2016, 02:17 AM

Love On The Brain ohmy.gif Oh my! wub.gif

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 28 2016, 02:19 AM

Likewise with 'Higher' ohmy.gif Who knew her voice was capable of that?

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 02:21 AM

QUOTE(LushLifeLee @ Jan 28 2016, 02:16 AM) *
SHE'S A f***ING MESS.


THIS!!!

Soooo we're just gonna pretend the other 4 singles didn't happen then and not include them on any collection? Ok then.

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 28 2016, 02:24 AM

Okay, I've just heard this in full, the last 5 tracks (Same Ol' Mistakes, Never Ending, Love On The Brain, Higher and Close To You) are actually really good! A huge gulf between the first 8 tracks, none of which are listenable and mostly a lazy attempt at being experimental and slurring through as if she's had a fair bit of ketamine before recording.

I'm just gonna pretend this album exists from track 9 onwards and forget the rest, though at least it's an improvement from the last album which didn't even contain one good song.

(In short: better than I expected) (partly)

Posted by: Liаm Jan 28 2016, 04:02 AM

Seeing as the album isn't on iTunes or Apple Music yet, it seems that the 28th release is the TIDAL exclusive, I assume the album will out properly tomorrow. Maybe next Friday to give the TIDAL exclusive thing a bit more time but idk, at least she's least she isn't messing up with a Thursday release laugh.gif

Same Ol' Mistakes is a Tame Impala cover btw ohmy.gif

Posted by: burbe Jan 28 2016, 05:28 AM

Consideration, Kiss It Better, Never Ending, Love On The Brain, Higher and Close To You are the only tracks worth bothering with. The rest are just very average, uneventful or sound like demos.

Love On The Brain is the real standout of the album. Her voice has never sounded better. Work is growing on me now, but I can see why it's lead single. Nothing on there is really lead single material. It's all just lacking something compared to her previous albums. It's not the album you'd expect from someone as big as Rihanna.

Posted by: Jaÿ Jan 28 2016, 05:28 AM

Deluxe version of the album forthcoming (Friday), with these tracks included:

14. “Good Night Gotham”
15. “Pose”
16. “Sex With Me”

~

The 13 track standard album is being given away as a free download (MP3 or FLAC files) here: http://rihanna.tidal.com/redeem/?voucher=ANTI (for a limited time only - "A number of free "Anti" downloads will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of whether listeners subscribe to Tidal.")

~

It seems it'll be a Tidal exclusive for a week? Apparently physical copies aren't planned ( sad.gif ), it'll be "exclusively available in streaming and downloadable formats".

Posted by: burbe Jan 28 2016, 05:34 AM

No physical release...how odd! It's like they're not even bothered how this album does.

Posted by: american oxygen. Jan 28 2016, 06:29 AM

No physical release, really...that stinks.

Posted by: 💯 Jan 28 2016, 06:29 AM

this album is doing absolutely nothing for me. 'beyoncé' this was DEFINITELY not.

why is tame impala's 'same old mistakes' needed here anyway? they literally just released that track on their last album :/ she adds nothing to it too and it's pretty much the only reason to do a cover.

'love on the brain' makes me want to turn it all off. such garbage. i just can't.

the only songs i remotely like are 'close to you' and 'kiss it better'. that's it really.

basically i haven't heard such a chaotic lp in a long time. please take more time to release next album if it's going to be as inconsistent and un-rihanna. but i guess this was the purpose. too bad it didn't work at all.

watch the entire world loving this and calling rihanna the trendsetter and the voice of generation and all that stupid shit. let's hope not tho

Posted by: ♦ ketalina ♦ Jan 28 2016, 06:36 AM

i hope 'work' isn't an indicator of what the whole album is like because it's good but very random SC R&B download teas

Posted by: ♡ Heezus Froot ♡ Jan 28 2016, 06:57 AM

Watch her dub this a "promo album". MESS

Posted by: #BJSCFLOPPERRRRR Jan 28 2016, 07:47 AM

QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 28 2016, 01:04 AM) *
"Does ANTI stand for anti quality?"

laugh.gif

Like a clock that ticks anti clockwise, it's Rihanna's music that's going backwards tongue.gif

Ooh I hear the album is out and some tracks might actually be decent? ohmy.gif is there a link as I seem to have read over it if it was posted tongue.gif

Posted by: •Josh• Jan 28 2016, 07:57 AM

Lol at her giving this away for free, what? Excited to finally have some new Rihanna anyway and I'll get stuck in soon biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dan_ Jan 28 2016, 07:59 AM

I imagine she's giving it out for free so she has an excuse when it performs poorly in the charts laugh.gif

Posted by: Atonement Jan 28 2016, 08:14 AM

I'm so happy 'Higher' is on there. It's every bit as amazing as the previews suggested. Rest of the album... I'm sure it's nice as a cohesive piece of work and sounds great when you get back from the clubs at 4am but it's not what I want from Rihanna. On the other hand I guess this is more like Rihanna than anything else she's ever done. This is the music that SHE wants to make.

'Close to You' is beautiful.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 08:25 AM

QUOTE(burbe @ Jan 28 2016, 05:34 AM) *
No physical release...how odd! It's like they're not even bothered how this album does.


Especially given I was just able to download it for free!!

I reckon they said, fuck it and just released it as is, focusing instead on profit from the tour and hoping by it being available digitally and also free or on streaming that it won't damage her brand too much for the next album.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 08:27 AM

QUOTE(#BJSCFLOPPERRRRR @ Jan 28 2016, 07:47 AM) *
Like a clock that ticks anti clockwise, it's Rihanna's music that's going backwards tongue.gif

Ooh I hear the album is out and some tracks might actually be decent? ohmy.gif is there a link as I seem to have read over it if it was posted tongue.gif


It's a free download - no, really!

Check the other page for the link.

Posted by: Joe. Jan 28 2016, 09:18 AM

After Work, I wasn't expecting much, but there are some really decent tracks here. 'Kiss it Better' is really good.

Posted by: #BJSCFLOPPERRRRR Jan 28 2016, 09:46 AM

QUOTE(Jaÿ @ Jan 28 2016, 05:28 AM) *
The 13 track standard album is being given away as a free download (MP3 or FLAC files) here: http://rihanna.tidal.com/redeem/?voucher=ANTI (for a limited time only - "A number of free "Anti" downloads will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of whether listeners subscribe to Tidal.")

I entered all the information but it just refreshed itself and cleared the text boxes when I clicked on the button laugh.gif


7 Consideration
5.5 James Joint
7 Kiss It Better
7 Work (this is hard to give a score to, it'll probably be just a 6 after a few listens due to the repetitive and slightly annoying chorus :/)
7 Desperado
6.5 Woo
7 Needed Me
5.5 Yeah I Said It
8 Same Ol' Mistakes
8 Never Ending
7.5 Love On The Brain
7 Higher (she seems to screech a bit in this one which kind of affects my rate for this sad.gif )
8 Close To You

And I might as well do:

6 FourFiveSeconds (Him remix is like a 9 though laugh.gif I don't hate it as much as I did and the remix has probably helped, lyrics are still lazy tho)
5 Bitch Better Have My Money (Pour It Up is a lot better than this tho)
8 Towards The Sun
7 American Oxygen

Not really the genre I love from Rihanna but there's some tracks that are quite good and most are better than 45S/BBHMM laugh.gif

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Jan 28 2016, 09:49 AM

I thought there was a song that sampled a Florence Welch song?!

The album is cool, it's just missing a big pop song for me. It's like 'TalK That Talk' without WFL or WHYB.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 09:49 AM

OMG SCREEECH TRACK?! ohmy.gif

Posted by: #BJSCFLOPPERRRRR Jan 28 2016, 09:52 AM

QUOTE(KWEEN_DEE @ Jan 28 2016, 09:49 AM) *
The album is cool, it's just missing a big pop song for me. It's like 'TalK That Talk' without WFL or WHYB.

Exactly this. It would have been great if it had a couple of those, even if they wouldn't be near as good as those (and if there was then Work wouldn't be the lead single surely laugh.gif )
QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 28 2016, 09:49 AM) *
OMG SCREEECH TRACK?! ohmy.gif

No Michael I don't think P!nk is on the album unsure.gif

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 28 2016, 10:16 AM

while I love that it's free I'm just gutted there's no physical cos that art work is my favvv

Posted by: *Tim Jan 28 2016, 10:51 AM

Why is she doing this. Wot a mess. Giving it away for freem
She better be releasing the real album next week


Edit: This seems to be the reason it is free

QUOTE
[This is familiar territory for Samsung, which has shelled out big bucks before to offer a global superstar’s new album at no cost to fans. A few years ago, the tech giant offered one million free downloads of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album to those with a Galaxy-branded phone or tablet. At the time of press, the total number of free downloads that Samsung and Rihanna are offering of ANTI wasn’t available, but for the $25 million that the company reportedly paid to work with the singer, it is surely a fairly high number.

http://nypost.com/2015/10/29/rihanna-inks-25m-sponsorship-deal-with-samsung/

Posted by: Joe. Jan 28 2016, 10:59 AM

The iTunes addition has 3 exclusive bonus tracks:

14 Good Night Gotham
15 Pose
16 Sex With Me


I've listened through twice now and I think it's her best album since Loud. It deserved better regarding its release.

Posted by: 152chris Jan 28 2016, 11:06 AM

where the f is that dior x florence welch song !!

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 28 2016, 11:12 AM

I do hope Tidal is dead and buried by the time her next album comes around, I'm sure it will be.

Posted by: Jack Jan 28 2016, 11:15 AM

Is anyone even using Tidal other than Rihanna to promote their material?

Posted by: Atonement Jan 28 2016, 11:16 AM

This album is actually quite good (quickest come around ever) but the messy campaign and the fact there are probably no hits on it make me want her to move away from it very quickly.

QUOTE(152chris @ Jan 28 2016, 12:06 PM) *
where the f is that dior x florence welch song !!


Goodnight Gotham apparently has the Florence sample.

Posted by: Joe. Jan 28 2016, 12:21 PM

I listened to the iTunes bonus tracks. Sex Me is good, not feeling Pose and Gotham is a 1.29 minute interlude.

Rihanna does Tame Impala is so good. I'm obsessed.

Posted by: *Callum™ Jan 28 2016, 12:22 PM

goodnight gotham samples florence's only if for a night and features no vocals from rih herself

Posted by: Davidson Jan 28 2016, 12:30 PM

not at this being her best album since Rated R

yes, just when my expectations were at all time low, it is brilliant!!!

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 28 2016, 12:31 PM

It's really not.

Calm down.

Posted by: Davidson Jan 28 2016, 12:33 PM

QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 28 2016, 12:31 PM) *
It's really not.

Calm down.


was there any need for this reply? i can have my own opinion without someone undermining me, thank you v much.

this is exactly what i wanted from her ('work' aside which i might remove). great production value throughout, little sweet moments along with the bigger ones. she got the contrast just right for me.

Posted by: *Tim Jan 28 2016, 01:04 PM

QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 28 2016, 01:31 PM) *
It's really not.

Calm down.

Calm down Micheal, you may not like the album (have you even heard it) but others do. There's no need for this continued bashing of Rih

Posted by: Totto Jan 28 2016, 01:08 PM

Riri, she did it.

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 28 2016, 01:08 PM

Downloading now, can't wait to finally hear ANTI!

Posted by: •Josh• Jan 28 2016, 01:31 PM

I liked this on first listen, it did get a bit messy during Desperado/Woo etc. but it starts and ends really well and her voice does fit this more urban sound imo. Rather pleased with it and definitely a jump in quality from Unapologetic! Work is a massive earworm too wub.gif

Posted by: Atonement Jan 28 2016, 02:25 PM

My early rate:

8.5 Consideration
5.0 James Joint
8.5 Kiss It Better
6.5 Work
8.5 Desperado
7.0 Woo
6.0 Needed Me
6.5 Yeah, I Said It
8.0 Same Old Mistakes
7.0 Never Ending
9.0 Love on the Brain
9.0 Higher
9.5 Close to You

Pretty consistent album, definitely her best. This is also her new 'Rated R' so now that doesn't have to be so overrated anymore!

Posted by: AdamAloud Jan 28 2016, 02:31 PM

What an album. The first two tracks I'm not keen on and I wouldn't be sad to see 'Woo' go, but the rest is pure amazing! 'Kiss It Better' is my initial favourite but I can see a lot more growing on me even more, especially 'Same Ol' Mistakes'.

Definitely Rated R 2.0! Who would've thought this was coming 24 hours ago?

Posted by: LushLifeLee Jan 28 2016, 02:37 PM

her next album is probz ready ngl

Posted by: Davidson Jan 28 2016, 02:37 PM

First rate:

08.5 Consideration (feat. SZA)
07.0 James Joint
11.0 Kiss It Better
04.0 Work (feat. Drake)
10.0 Desperado
06.0 Woo
08.5 Needed Me
08.0 Yeah, I Said It
09.0 Same Ol' Mistakes
08.0 Never Ending
10.0 Love On The Brain
08.0 Higher
09.0 Close To You

i'm so happy this album is as great as this, i was really willing her to deliver the goods and she did. i have always thought Rated R aside, Rihanna has always just made albums that were full of hits and then a lot of filler. a bit like Beyonce's self-titled album, i quite like the fact there isn't big stand out hits (kiss me better aside, which has to be single 2) because it has meant for her producing a well thought through and consistent body of work. this is definitely the most "album-y" album she has ever released and after the disappointing quality of the last few albums she definitely needed something like this at this stage. on repeat wub.gif

Posted by: Joe. Jan 28 2016, 02:45 PM

9 Consideration (feat. SZA)
3 James Joint
11 Kiss It Better
4 Work (feat. Drake)
8 Desperado
6 Woo
6 Needed Me
7 Yeah, I Said It
10 Same Ol' Mistakes
8 Never Ending
8 Love On The Brain
8 Higher
8 Close To You
2 Goodnight Gotham
8 Sex With Me
8 Pose

Posted by: Iz~ Jan 28 2016, 02:46 PM

Not a bad album on the whole. I especially like 'Kiss It Better', 'Same Ol' Mistakes' (although I'm now going to have to search out the original of that) and 'Love On The Brain'. I like the general vibe of it, I could definitely do without 'James Joint', but it's so short I can ignore it and I can't identify anything else I want to write off at this early stage.

Posted by: 152chris Jan 28 2016, 03:16 PM

work is a JAM and i'm all in w Consideration / Woo but for the rest i am reserving my judgment tbh

Posted by: Davidson Jan 28 2016, 03:18 PM

Natalia Kills wrote 'kiss it better' apparently, all is forgiven wub.gif

it's like the 'fire bomb' of this album, coming for my fav track of her's ever already cry.gif

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 28 2016, 03:44 PM

I don't think this is close to Rated R standard (but that is impossible to beat anyway). If it was all as good as track 9 and onwards, maybe.

I'll check out the bonus tracks later.

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