Entertainment Music Waiting FourFiveSeconds Longer? Rihanna Continues to Tease Fans About a Forthcoming Album A week before, Rihanna confirmed a new album could be on its way in the new year By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 29, 2018 01:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Rihanna is keeping her fans waiting just a little bit longer! The singer, who hasn’t released new music since January 2016, continued to tease her followers about a forthcoming album on Friday. In an Instagram Stories post, Rihanna, 30, kept the camera on herself as she held a wad of cash in her left hand. She then blew a kiss and smiled at the camera, adding a telling caption underneath. “‘Where the album?’ ” she wrote, before quipping, “Me: sorry my connection poor” Rihanna/Instagram The post comes just one week after Rihanna confirmed that a new album was on its way in the new year. On Dec. 21, the pop star responded to a fan on Instagram who commented on her photo and asked when her new music would be released. In response, Rihanna kept it simple and wrote, “2019.” Rihanna Jokes She ‘Feels Attacked’ as Fans Badger Her for New Music Over the past few months, Rihanna’s loyal fans have pressed the singer with questions about a new album. The last time she released new music was after her eighth solo album, Anti. The fashion and beauty mogul finally took a stand in October, sharing a creative meme on Instagram. In September, Rihanna finally addressed where R9, as she’s referring to the forthcoming album, falls in her ever-growing list of creative priorities, including acting, her makeup company, Fenty, and charity work. In response to a fan who asked, “where is the m.u.s.i.c. ???” on Instagram, she commented back, “I know I know sis. I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, makeup, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. when the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it. But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me.” RELATED VIDEO: Rihanna Is Puma’s Newest Creative Director And in April, when an Instagram follower asked for “MUSIC” instead of lingerie — she recently showed off her Savage x Fenty collection at New York Fashion Week — Rihanna responded, “She coming sis!” With eight Grammy Awards under her belt, fans first came to know her as a musician, but Rihanna recently earned high praise for her contribution to the beauty industry. She was featured on the cover of Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty issue, a coveted spot she secured thanks to the launch of her inclusive makeup brand, Fenty Beauty in 2017. The company earned the loyalty of consumers who had previously struggled to find foundations that matched their skin tones.