Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Still no Rihanna album but a documentary is coming!

(File Photo)

(File Photo)

-by Daveny Ellis 

Rihanna fans have been holding out hope for an album this year but the chances are looking slimmer by the day.

However, the pop superstar has scored an incredible payday from streamer Amazon who landed worldwide rights to a Peter Berg-directed documentary about her.

Sources say Amazon paid $25 million for the untitled film's rights in a move that rivals last week's $25 million Apple TV+ deal for a Billie Eilish doc directed by and produced in collaboration with her label, Interscope Records.

Earlier this year, Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show was released as an Amazon Original, and she co-starred with Donald Glover in the Amazon Studios film Guava Island.

The documentary is still unnamed at present, but Berg has dubbed it an unfiltered look into Rihanna's life, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world's most well-known pop artists.

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With access to the singer's life and more than 1,200 hours of footage, the doc offers private insights into Rihanna's personality, sense of humor, work ethic, family and love.

Berg and Rihanna have worked together previously on Universal's Battleship.

Rihanna stans on Twitter are still frustrated that the year is almost over without a follow-up to Album of the Decade contender, ANTI.

With the last glimmer of hope coming with the previous release of her self titled visual autobiographical book. 

At current, the megastar seems unbothered by her fans' frustration and harping over the album as she seems to be more focused on building an empire and making movies. In addition to the huge success with her Savage x Fenty lingerie line, the luxury Fenty fashion house, and Fenty Beauty, studio time is not at the top of Ri's to-do list. 

But it seems she at least has a sense of humor about it: "We want the album sis," a fan commented on one of Rihanna's Instagram posts in April. "Well this is bronzer," she replied.

Barbadians are sure to support the new venture in spite of their longing for new music over a new movie.

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