LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Kanye West (L) and Rihanna perform 'FourFiveSeconds' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Rihanna's upcoming may be dropping soon as more and more details about the Barbadian beauty's next studio release have been emerging for fan consumption.
Recently, Kanye West revealed that he's actually executive producing the 26-year-old's eighth record, aptly dubbed "R8."
"I'm executive producing Rihanna's album," the rapper told Ryan Seacrest during a red carpet interview at the 2015 Grammys, as noted by Billboard. "I played her my album. And I said, 'I got a few songs with Paul McCartney. She couldn't get past the record. She had to have it on her album."
"So now we're at the Grammys doing it," he said, speaking about "FourFiveSeconds," RiRi's lead single off her upcoming release.
"Rihanna's eighth studio album is one of the most anticipated albums of the year (it even has its own hashtag), but details have been few and far between," Time noted. "But following the premiere of her Kanye West-Paul McCartney collaboration 'FourFiveSeconds' last month, it was West, not Rihanna, who shared some details."
When the TV host asked Kim Kardashian's beau when Rihanna's album will be released, he simply said, "I'm not sure about what her release date is."
Incidentally, Rolling Stone observed, Ye also has not announced when he's going to release his own new album, in which RiRi's new single will also be included.
The trio's black-and-white video, released last week, shows the artists in denim, which was Kanye's idea.
"Kanye came up with the idea of just doing some real street, denim, all-American-type look," RiRi said in the behind-the-scenes clip for the music video. "Denim never goes out of style. It's classic, it's iconic, just like the fucking Beatles."
For their Grammy performance, all three opted to wear black, rocking out to the song in a "stripped-back performance," following the "classic" theme exuded by the song's video.
"The former Beatle passionately strummed the tune's propulsive riff, as the singer and rapper sang their verses, joining in on the choruses," the entertainment news source described. "The majority of the performance took place in front of a white-light backdrop, until it lifted up to reveal dark curtains."
"West and Rihanna faced one another toward the end of the song, leading a clap-along with Kim Kardashian and Jay Z joining in," Rolling Stone added.
Rihanna scored a victory at the Grammys, as "The Monster," a collaboration with Eminem, had won a gong.
Any predictions as to when Rihanna will be dropping "R8"?