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When Rihanna and Drake Join Forces and ‘Work’

Are you ready to imagine in Anti? Rihanna premiered her new single “Work” on BBC Radio 1 along with other radio stations worldwide this morning, and publications like Billboard believe the Drake collaboration is only an appetizer ahead of the star’s eighth LP is released to be a surprise sometime soon. Anti can become Rihanna’s first LP since 2012’s Unapologetic if it’s released.

The song’s availability is scattered at the moment. Tidal subscribers can tune in to the track here, and you could also purchase it on iTunes and stream it through Apple Music. If you’re a Spotify user or maybe a YouTube lurker, you’re doomed: “Rihanna Work sheet music” isn’t entirely on those services yet. With that said, you may hear the song 100 % by visiting Tidal’s homepage and simply clicking the artwork.

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Work” is Rihanna’s first single since this past year’s anemic “American Oxygen,” and Drake’s first new part of music since his September mixtape with Future, What a Time to Be Alive. It’s also Drake and Rihanna’s third single-length collaboration after 2010’s “What’s My Name?” and 2011’s “Take Care.” According to Billboard, the 2 stars were spotted filming it for “Work” in Los Angeles recently, however it’s unclear when that video will probably be released. The song was manufactured by frequent Drake collaborator Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, and Sevn Thomas.

The single’s appearance on selected streaming services casts an appealing shadow over Anti’s potential availability. Rihanna would not be the first major musician to withhold her album from a number of the major streaming services; she may not be the first to give Tidal a total exclusive, either. (Prince managed it last summer.) Keeping the album from services like Spotify for any period of many weeks would mirror particularly employed by artists like Coldplay and Adele (who still hasn’t released 25 to streaming services), however it would also handicap the song’s commercial performance. Drake knows it all too well: he lost on achieving his first Billboard #1 single recently because his infamous “Hotline Bling” video was an Apple Music exclusive.

The route to Anti may be marked with plenty false starts, strange promotional strategies, and singles that did not generate sufficient buzz with an album release. Earlier recently, Rihanna tweeted images of herself paying attention to the album on $9,000 Dolce & Gabbana headphones, however some people remained skeptical in connection with album’s imminent release. It seems like you are able to cast your skepticism aside, pop fans: “Work” is perfect for real, and Anti’s just around the corner.

Work by Rihanna featuring Drake

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