2020 Has Come and A Rihanna Album Has Not

Rihanna is standing in front of green trees and a white sign.

We’re at the very tip-top of 2020! HOORAY-We made it! Out of all the lovely things to look forward to and the goals to set, we STILL do not have a new Rihanna album!!! Perhaps some anticipated getting dressed up and attending the New Years’ Eve festivities. Maybe some looked at 12/31 as another great night of rest and a new day to lounge around in bed. Then there were those who obsessively scrolled the internet and social media, in the hopes of a surprise announcement about a new Rihanna album. God bless the fans! It’s 1/2 and it’s still not here.

2020 Rihanna Album
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 29: Rihanna gestures on stage during her Fenty Beauty talk in collaboration with Sephora, for the launch of her new Stunna Lip paint “Uninvited” on September 29, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Ganzon/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty)

Be Patient-Don’t Rush

The last Rihanna album was released on January 28th, 2016. There’s been so much pressure for the release of her album. In the defense of her fans, they’ve been on a Rihanna detox for almost 4 years. That’s quite a while! But enough of regarding the fans, let’s consider the artist.
Rihanna is an artist, and I’m quite positive that she’s sensitive about her shit. Some of the best creative work in history comes from artists who have taken a “break”. I would like to believe that Rihanna is simply… taking her time. Since 2005, with the release of her debut album “Music of the Sun”, Rihanna has released an album practically every year after. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and the longest break between a body of work, 2016 with “Anti. Change is good! It’s challenging, but it’s good. Rihanna changed things up. Her fans, hate it.

I say, LET RIHANNA BE! The more time spent on the creation of her new work, the better the chances of a classic album. The problem is, if the album is trash, we’ve waited in vain. Her fans will be in an uproar and she’ll never be able to live that down. Hopefully, 2020 is your year Rihanna! If not, just know I’m one of one patiently awaiting your new album.