To say fans are getting tired of waiting on Rihanna’s Reggae infused album to be released is an understatement. It is almost the middle of 2020 and the album that was supposed to be out in 2019 has still not been released.
18 Karat Reggae has learned that Rihanna had planned to surprise fans and release the album the Friday before Memorial Day weekend but changed her mind because she did not want her album to compete with Reggae Gold 2020.
It’s been nearly four years since Rihanna released her eighth and most recent studio album, Anti, and many fans are hungry for a new project.
If Rihanna’s plan was to release her album around the holidays then maybe fans can look forward to the 4th of July or Labor Day as possible release dates. It is also possible that she might push it all the way to Black Friday thus making it a perfect Christmas gift for her fans.
It is understandable why Rihanna would not want to compete with 18 Karat Reggae Gold 2020 as the compilation features the best of the best Reggae songs out of Jamaica and she would not want to overshadow that since she has a larger platform and fan base.
“Reggae always feels right to me,” Rihanna said. “It’s in my blood. It doesn’t matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves. It’s always the same high. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work.”
Fans believe Rihanna’s album will be called R9 but the official name has not been confirmed yet.