It has been a long time since the world was graced with a new track featuring Riri's vocals, but that might be coming to an end. The 33-year-old Barbadian singer took to her social media to celebrate her album Anti, spending five years on the Billboard 200 chart. One thing her fans didn't expect, though, was the tease she gave them.
Since the beginning of the year, the Fenty CEO showed love to her fans for supporting her. Uploading montages and visuals of Anti's concept in true Rihanna celebratory fashion, she captioned her posts, "thank you, navy! #5yearsofANTI #ANTIversary." One thing that stood out from the series of homages was a little fan interaction in the comments section.
User scrxwithari commented, "celebrate by releasing a song !!" Not expecting a reply from the singer herself, but to her surprise, Rihanna actually replied, saying, "I think I should," adding a "soon" emoji at the end. "Just 1 tho lol," she commented right after. Understandably, her fans got super excited reading the slight hint, and in just a few hours, the idol's replies gained more than 10,000 likes. This came after a build of anticipation the work singer made since the end of last year. "2021 is a little unknown for everybody," she said in an interview with Closer in December 2020. "My creativity is within my control, though, and I want to take my music and my brands to a different level," she added.
Being Rihanna's 8th studio album, Anti sported massive success for the singer. The Grammy-nominated album has dished out hit after hit since its debut in 2016, earning the No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 album chart. 15 billion streams, 11 million copies sold, and 5 years later, the singer seems ready to take on R9.
But music is not the only thing on this pop idol's mind. Ever since her Anti release, she has been working on much, much more than just music. Sporting her entrepreneurship, she launched her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty in 2017 and her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty in 2018. And by the looks of it, it seems like it's going just as well as her music feats. We, for one, are surely going to keep a close eye on this unstoppable star.