By Matthew Bridge
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Except for 2008, Rihanna released an album every year from 2005 through 2012. Even in 2008, Rihanna did a re-release of A Good Girl Gone Bad, her previous album. However, since 2012, Rihanna has taken a background role in the game.
Rihanna, in her time off, has witnessed a lot of changes, as Jay Z of all people has released an album since her. Her boss/business partner is also helping her roll her album, ANTI, out with TIDAL. Now, Rihanna may also be taking a page from his playbook.
Following the trend created by Beyonce, Rihanna is rumored to surprise release her album on her birthday. In order to boost the album, there is a possibility of her partnering with Samsung, as Jay Z did with his last album. Her new single, “Work,” with Drake, is taking off and soon to hit radio.
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