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Rihanna's 'R9' album has reportedly been put aside by her for now.

Rihanna's 'R9' Album Reportedly Put On Hold Indefinitely As She Wants To Focus On Business Ventures

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By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

It's been four years since fans received a Rihanna album which was 'ANTI.' It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has since been certified 3x platinum by the RIAA in the United States. It was led by hits such as "Work" feat Drake, "Needed Me," and "Sex With Me."

Since then, fans have been begging Rih for a new album over the last few years. The new one has been rumored for a while now to be titled 'R9.'

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Rihanna is focusing on her Savage X Fenty and Fenty Beauty makeup lines.
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Rihanna has trolled fans before on Twitter regarding the album due to the fact that she knows people want it so much. The R9 title was never actually confirmed either. She has been busy with her Savage X Fenty lingerie line along with her Fenty Beauty makeup line which produces millions of dollars in revenue every year.

According to a source close to The Daily Mail, R9 has been put on hold "indefinitely." This is mostly due to her business ventures.

Rihanna knows that she can continue to make millions from makeup and lingerie.
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Rihanna has been realizing that at this point, there's much more money for her in beauty as opposed to music. She would definitely win big either way, though.

"Rihanna’s ninth album is on hold indefinitely, said the source. "She wants to make her millions with beauty and is planning a new skincare line to go alongside her Fenty Cosmetics range … She’s realized there is more money in the beauty game than music as record sales die down and live touring faces big competition.”

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Rih's Savage X Fenty lingerie line is also something that she's focusing on continuing to grow. The brand has already enlisted ambassadors such as Megan Thee Stallion, Dreezy, and Normani. She also knows that whenever she posts herself in this apparel, the sales always go on to do big numbers.

“Her lingerie range has gone down so well too that she feels she needs to strike while the iron’s hot. Whenever she drops pics of her modelling the gear, sales go up."

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In an conversation with Interview Magazine last summer, Rihanna explained how she'd always be in the studio for months but her schedule always impacted when she'd be able to release the music.

“I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out,” Rihanna said. “Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”

“It really does suck that it can’t just come out because I’m working on a really fun one right now,” she continued. “I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete.”

Hopefully, we do finally get R9 or whatever the title will end up being. Fans have anxiously waited for years for new music from Rihanna.

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