Rihanna Is 'Very Motivated' To Put Out Her New Album This Year



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We've been chomping at the bit for Rihanna's followup to ANTI- since it came out in 2016, and now that she has some unexpected free time we might get it sooner rather than later.

“Rihanna has over a hundred songs either fully recorded and produced, various beats and tons of lyrics and plenty of unfinished songs scattered around for consideration for her next album,” a source told HollywoodLife. “It has been a struggle to get the right songs needed for a full and complete album to her liking and she knows that her fans are jonesing for more from her and now with the world as it is, it is putting all her focus to get new music out there quicker than she anticipated.”

How quick are we talking, here? According to the source, we might get the new album in 2020. “She was thinking of not having an album come out this year and just work with others and bring it out whenever she had time for it,” they explained. “But now she has all the time in the world and she is really looking forward to release her album this year and have a lot of new music for everyone to hear. She is now very motivated to make it all happen due to the circumstances that have been going on with the corona outbreak.”

In the meantime, Rihanna ended her new music drought with a feature on PARTYNEXTDOOR's latest single "Believe it."

She has also been integral in the fight against COVID-19, donating $5 million to relief efforts around the world and PPE equipment to New York City.

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