After a period of speculations, Rihanna has confirmed she will release a new album in 2019, reported some media on December 23, 2018. However, she is said to have fell short of giving the exact release date of the album, referred to simply as R9.
Writing on Instagram earlier, her vocal producer Kuk Harrell said the new album will be amazing and incredible.
R9 will be Rihanna's 9th studio album. Her 8th album Anti was released in 2016.