Rihanna Shelves 9th Album to Focus on Beauty Empire

Sorry, Rihanna fans – looks like you won’t be seeing a new music album from the Barbadian beauty for a long while.

The 32-year-old “Work” hitmaker – whose last album, “Anti”, was released back in 2016 – was reportedly working on her long-awaited ninth offering, which has been dubbed as “R9”.

However, because of the dramatic effects of the coronavirus on the music industry, Rihanna has apparently put the album on hold in order to focus her energy on her multi-million dollar cosmetics range, Fenty Beauty.

An anonymous source recently explained to a media outlet: “[Rihanna] wants to make her millions with beauty, and is planning a new skincare line to go alongside her Fenty Beauty range. Her lingerie range has gone down so well, too, that she feels she needs to strike while the iron’s hot.”

The source added: “[Rihanna’s] realised there is more money in the beauty game than music as record sales die down and live touring faces big competition.”

Only time will tell when Rihanna will one day gift us with more music.

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