Published Jan 27, 2016Rumours are swirling about the arrival of Rihanna's mysterious next record. We know that it's going by the name ANTI, and now Billboard is reporting that it will be arriving this week, "likely as a surprise release before Friday."
The new album was initially expected to arrive in late 2015 — first as a Tidal exclusive, then as a wide release. The expected dates of November 27 and December 4 came and went without any delivery, though. Riri has, however, been teasing its release with a cryptic online campaign.
In addition to the updates on the impending album, Rihanna and Drake have teamed up to deliver a new collaborative track titled "Work." You can hear it over at Tidal. The pair previously shared the mic for "What's My Name?" on Rihanna's 2010 effort Loud.
UPDATE (01/27, 11:30 a.m.): You can hear a radio rip of "Work" below via Rapdose.
Also expected to appear on ANTI are Rihanna's previously released singles "FourFive Seconds," "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen."
It will mark the follow-up to 2012's Unapologetic and is the singer's eighth studio album overall.
Rihanna also recently revealed plans to take the new material on a world tour, which kicks off on February 26. Here's hoping we don't actually have to wait that long for the record itself.