2013 marked the first year since Rihanna debuted that she didn't put out a new album. She's kept herself on the charts by collaborating with Eminem and Shakira, but it's still not the same as having a real Rihanna single to listen to (the kind that takes over radio and somehow tops the Hot 100 within a few weeks of release). Riri's been working on a follow up to Unapologetic since January, but it looks like we're going to be waiting a while until the first single drops.
After being pestered by a fansite on Twitter about a potential release date for her next inevitable chart topper ("Is the new single coming in July? Is it coming soon?"), Riri simply replied with a short and sweet "Nope."
Nope. No new single. Not yet.
On the bright side, this probably means that she's going to have the album out in time for the holiday spending season, meaning that she when she does come back, it's gonna be big. Either that, or she's taking another gap year, but that's too bleak to handle so I'll just stick with the first theory instead.