The Bajan beauty had the globe on high alert over the past few days but sadly, they were in for some disappointment after realising that Rih did not release a new album as promised, prior to the end of 2019.

Online, as the year’s end drew closer, fans expressed sheer excitement after Def Jam records posted an image that teased of an imminent album release. This, unfortunately, would not materialise prior to the end of 2019.

The album when released, will be called, R9 we understand. Recently, Rihanna took to social media to apologise to her family, fans and friends. “To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me. This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. Brb,’ RiRi said,” she wrote.