It's confirmed --- Finally!
Universal Music France held it's annual Open Session conference in Paris this year and announced all the albums that are set to drop for the remainder of 2019. Artists include:
Kanye West -November 2019 (possibly since he announced a much earlier album release date of 9/27/2019)
That line-up is impressive, but it's been three years since we've heard the Barbadian Princess in the studio. She's been focusing on her cosmetic & lingerie line, but she's always reminded us that she hasn't forgotten her music nor her fans. She actually confirmed last year her album would drop this year AND even confirmed it'll be a reggae album. Her Rihanna Navy have been calling it 'R9' for obvious reasons - her ninth studio album & she joked "I'm about to call it that probably, ' cause they have haunted me with this 'R9, R9, when is R9 coming out? How will you accept another name after that's been burned into my skull?"
Maybe that wasn't a joke....