New Rihanna single out soon, LP in November

By | Published on Friday 14 September 2012


Thanks to a slight oversight by reps at the French bit of Rihanna’s label Def Jam, we’ve known since Wednesday that the ‘Bajan babe’ will apparently premiere a new single on Monday, and release a new LP – her seventh, if you can believe that – in November.

Pop fans have whoever tweets on behalf of Def Jam France to thank for the pre-emptive exclusives, the Universal label’s Paris office having shared (but since deleted) those details this week, while Def Jam US have kept silent.

After the tweet was deleted, another one was posted saying that there would be a Rihanna-related announcement on Thursday, though that tweet has now also been deleted and no such announcement was forthcoming.

So, while Def Jam may not be entirely certain what’s going on, we’ll just have to rely on someone else. How about Benjamin Galouye from French radio station NRJ? He tweeted after the original Def Jam tweet: “Rihanna will premiere a new single on Monday (morning in the US). First track of her forthcoming album, due for release in late November”.

He then added in French: “Delighted to finally be able to talk about the new Rihanna record, after ten days of silence. Any of her people who follow me: I waited as promised eh?”

Can’t argue with that.