Rihanna Just Released New Music for the First Time in Three Years
Rihanna fans are waking up to quite a treat this morning, March 27. The singer released new music for the first time in three years by way of a featured vocal on the new PartyNextDoor single, "Believe It."
Of course, this is not the long-awaited album the Rihanna Navy has been not-so-patiently waiting for—but hey, at least it's something. The last album Rihanna released was 2016's Anti, which included songs like "Work" and "Love on the Brain." She did appear on songs for other artists in 2017, including N.E.R.D's epic "Lemon," Future's "Selfish," DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," and Kendrick Lamar's "Loyalty."
Entertainment Weekly notes that Rihanna's time on "Believe It" clocks in at around 40 seconds. “That’s when you believe it,” she sings. “That’s when you believe it / Believe you want to see me,” she sings. Take a listen for yourself, below.
Rihanna tweeted for the first time since February to announce the song's arrival. "Believe it!! @partynextdoor album live!!!" she wrote.
Fan reactions on Twitter pointed to the short nature of RiRi's appearance on the track. "'Best make me believe it' echoing in my head for the next three years until Rihanna gives us another lil feature," one fan wrote. "Rihanna hasn't made music in YEARS and she made her comeback on calm night??? this is mf youngblood and beyonce all over again," another wrote.
Earlier this week Rihanna also made significant donations to efforts surrounding the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Her Clara Lionel Foundation gave $5 million to support those on the front lines, as well as personal protective equipment for workers in New York state, which garnered her a shout-out from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Here's hoping a solo Rihanna song is coming soon. Everyone could use some exciting new music right about now to lift their spirits.
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