Rihanna’s eighth studio album no longer has to be be referred to as #R8. After what seemed like forever, Rihanna has unveiled the cover of her eagerly-anticipated eighth studio album, as well as its title.
In the midst of fans and people of the press at exclusive reveal exhibition held in Los Angeles, Rihanna unveiled the cover whilst explaining the inspiration behind it.
According to the pop goddess, the artwork, which was made in collaboration with contemporary artist Roy Nachum, for this album was inspired by her first day in daycare. The cover features a childhood photo of Rih, with a favorite poem of hers rewritten on it in braille.
For the title, she opted for “ANTI,” which was described at the exhibition as “a person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea. “ANTI” comes preceded by three of 2015’s biggest songs, FourFiveSeconds, Bitch Better Have My Money, and American Oxygen.
Believe it or not, the last time Rihanna released an album was in 2012, at which time she released her now-platinum seventh studio album, Unapologetic.
Here is the album’s official artwork, front and back: