Rihanna turns into the primary feminine artist to have ten songs attain 1 billion streams on Spotify, regardless of not releasing an album since 2016.
Rihanna has develop into the primary feminine artist to have ten songs attain 1 billion streams on Spotify, making her the one woman on the planet to attain such a milestone with out releasing new music in years. The 35-year-old Grammy winner reacted to the information on social media on Friday.
“Unhealthy Gal billi,” she wrote on Instagram and Twitter, referencing her standing because the youngest self-made feminine billionaire in america. “With no new album,” added the singer, whose final album, Anti, was launched in 2016. “Lemme speak my s—,” she concluded.
In March, Rihanna advised Vogue concerning the stress she feels to launch new music since Anti, “my most sensible” and “most cohesive album.”
“There’s this stress that I placed on myself that if it’s not higher than that, then it’s not even price it,” she mentioned. “It’s poisonous. It’s not the best manner to take a look at music as a result of music is an outlet and an area to create, and you may create no matter. It doesn’t need to even be on any scale. It simply must be one thing that feels good. It might simply be a track that I like; it actually could possibly be that easy.”
“So I spotted that if I preserve ready till this feels proper and ideal and higher, possibly it’s going to maintain taking perpetually, and possibly it’ll by no means come out, and no, I’m not right down to that,” Rihanna continued. “So I wish to play, and by play, I imply I’ve my concepts in my head, however I can’t say them out loud but.”
“I need it to be this yr,” she concluded. “It’d be ridiculous if it’s not.”
Her first track in practically seven years, “Carry Me Up,” was launched in October 2022 as a characteristic on the Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually soundtrack. The track served as a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. Its launch left followers speculating if a brand new album from the Caribbean singer could be within the works.