30 Apr '18, 3am
Rihanna announces lingerie line and hints at new albums
On the music side of things, it’s known via Metro that Rihanna is “apparently readying up two full albums’ worth of new material with her next release”. A source reportedly told the publication that, “Rihanna wasn’t happy with how her last album performed – even though she loved how it turned out, she knows she needs a new project full of smash hits to avoid two back-to-back flops”. The piece also goes on to mention that Rihanna is aware she hasn’t had quite a hit like “Umbrella” and aims to rectify that with her new music. On the surface, this is very odd. Both her two prior albums, 2012’s Unapologetic and 2016’s Anti are culture-saturating multi-platinum successes. If what’s intimated in the Metro article is indeed true, she must’ve had a pretty dramatic change of heart.