While very few artists have confirmed concrete plans for releases next year, the musical projects most buzzed about online are enough to spark hope in even the most jaded cynic’s heart. While Rihanna has been busy taking over pretty much every industry other than music, she’s also rumored to have been finishing up R9, and even assured an impatient fan that music would be coming oh so soon.
If you need more than Rihanna to be convinced that 2019 is going to be a stacked year of releases—first of all, how dare you—the new year promises a handful of long-awaited returns, including the likes of now-elusive pop darling Sky Ferreira, as well as Vampire Weekend. Plus, we have new work set to come from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Dua Lipa, Avril Lavigne, and so many others.
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It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had new Rihanna music (three years next month!) so R9 couldn’t come soon enough. Back in September the singer slash beauty and lingerie mogul teased that new music is on its way.
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Winter is coming, and so is new music from Ferreira. This album has made lists of most-anticipated forthcoming releases for *checks watch* quite some time now, so we aren’t holding our breath (but, please be this year).