The Tremendous Bowl is simply days away, which implies we’ll lastly see Rihanna onstage for the primary time since 2017 when she performs the Super Bowl Halftime Show. And whereas excitement for her performance is reaching peak levels, there’s much more buzz about what she has deliberate for after it — particularly, whether or not she’ll be releasing a brand new album, her first since 2016’s Anti.
Ever since she was confirmed because the halftime present headliner, followers have been questioning whether or not she’ll launch a follow-up to Anti, with rumors that she’ll additionally announce a stadium tour operating rampant on Twitter. Even Rihanna’s musical contemporaries have thrown a number of logs on the flame, speculating that she’s been rehearsing brand-new music within the studio.
The response is comprehensible; in any case, Rihanna is likely one of the few marquee stars within the music world who may promote out a stadium tour anyplace on the planet inside minutes of tickets occurring sale, and it has been six years since followers have had an opportunity to see her reside. Sadly, Rih herself seemingly shot down hopes for a brand new album, telling the Associated Press, “Tremendous Bowl is one factor, new music is one other factor.”
That doesn’t imply that she isn’t engaged on one thing; she additionally acknowledged the elevated anticipation that might end result from her accepting the Tremendous Bowl spot. “The second that I introduced this, I mentioned, ‘Oh, my God, they’re going to assume my album is coming,” she recalled. “I have to get to work.”
Nonetheless, even with our persistence stretched to the breaking level, many followers have taken a philosophical outlook in regards to the wait, echoing Jerrod Carmichael’s advice from the Golden Globes: “Rihanna, you’re taking on a regular basis you need on that album, lady. Don’t let these fools on the web stress you into nothing!” If it ends in the very best physique of labor doable, we’ll wait.