Rihanna and A$AP Rocky joined the likes of Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell, Shailene Woodley and more at the Fashion Awards in London. (Dec. 3) AP Entertainment
Rihanna fans, rejoice!
The singer is back on a new track "Believe It" with PartyNextDoor. The track comes after fans have been impatiently awaiting her teased upcoming album, which fans have referred to as "R9."
Rihanna's last album "ANTI" was released over four years ago, making listeners anxious for new music from the singer. More recently, she collaborated on multiple projects in 2017 including "Wild Thoughts" with DJ Khaled, "Lemon" with N.E.R.D. And "Loyalty" with Kendrick Lamar.
Fans are expressing their excitement for the latest track on social media.
"rihanna is trending #1 in ww trends because she said FIVE words in a collab with partynextdoor after not releasing music for 4 years," user @saintlalisa tweeted.
"this song is fiiiireeee Smiling face with heart-shaped eyesLoudly crying face thanks @partynextdoor & @rihanna," user @caitlintiffanyy tweeted.
"No offense to PARTYNEXTDOOR but I only came here for Rihanna," user @Hlangi_Hlungz tweeted.
"* Rihanna singing the same six words on the PARTYNEXTDOOR track* Me:," user @vell_vet tweeted with a GIF of someone getting emotional.
"me skipping partynextdoor’s album straight to the song with rihanna first," user @mahabalucci tweeted with a video of someone scrambling to get their earbuds.
Others expressed a little more frustration over not seeing her own new music yet.
"ok those 5 words were cute rihanna but drop the album, we’re waiting.." user @lookingforlewys tweeted.
"Rihanna really made us wait this long for 5 second background vocals??" user @unacceptableC shared.
Former boyfriend and collaborator Drake is among those wanting her to drop her new project. During a Instagram Live of DJ Spade, the rapper interacted with the singer in the comments, writing "Rihanna drop R12 right now," referring to the upcoming album. The convo was captured and shared on social media.
Rihanna recently made headlines, not for her music, but for her philanthropy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 32-year-old artist's Clara Lionel Foundation announced in a press release Saturday it's giving $5 million to support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts, especially those working to serve marginalized communities in the United States, the Caribbean and Africa.
Rihanna's foundation is partnering with organizations like Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The $5 million will fund protective gear for hospital workers and first responders, local food banks that serve the elderly, distributing respiratory supplies and streamlining a process for testing and care in countries like Malawi and Haiti.
Contributing: Rasha Ali