Rihanna talks new album, 10 years in music industry, Kanye and more



Via AP: Rihanna says she’s thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year.

“Definitely a very big deal for me. You know, I can’t believe it’s 10 years already, but we definitely have to celebrate this year,” the singer said during an interview Monday. “There are a few things I have in mind, so you’ll have wait on that, but don’t think I’m forgetting because this means a lot to me that I made it to 10 years.”

Rihanna released her debut album, “Music of the Sun,” in 2005. The 27-year-old has released seven albums, launched multiple Top 10 hits and won eight Grammy Awards. This year she’s dropped three singles, including the Top 5 hit “FourFiveSeconds,” and says she’s busy working on her eighth album.

“New album is going really, really great. We have recorded a lot of songs and I can’t wait to finish and put it out. That’s my next step,” she said.

Rihanna made the comments at Macy’s in downtown Brooklyn at the launch of her new fragrance called RiRi. Feverish fans screamed inside the packed store, singing her lyrics to past hits and dancing wildly as one of her songs blasted from from speakers.

More pictures and details from the event are available here.

“I know I made a great decision coming to Brooklyn because Brooklyn fans are on another level,” she said. “They are full of energy and they’re loud and I like that. They’re going to turn up in here today.” The singer said Ri Ri is the first of a new trilogy of fragrances. She’s had more than a half dozen other fragrances in the past. “I intentionally wanted to do something fun, something that made you feel young, flirty, you know, cute,” she said with a smile. “It’s like a brand new pair of shoes.”

Via Refinery29: For those dreaming of a Rihanna beauty line, you’re going to get your wish — and soon. In an interview for Rihanna’s new fragrance, RiRi, we asked her about Fenty Beauty, a trademark the pop star quietly registered for last year. Could it be that she’s actually putting together a cosmetics line?

“Oh wow, that’s crazy, how did you know that?” she asked. “That is definitely something I am going to have my hands on and would love to do. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve always had so much on my hands. But, this time, I’m going to make sure it happens. I’m going to find some time between albums and fragrance to do that. I promise.”

Cue. The. Freakouts. Knowing Rihanna is a beauty lover, we asked her what fantasy makeup products she’d love to invent.

“There are a lot!” says Rihanna. “Lashes that could just put themselves on…lipstick that doesn’t move, but doesn’t dry your lips out, that you don’t need a liner for. I mean, it sounds so unreal.”

And so does a Rihanna beauty line, but there you have it. The details of the line are still swirling up there in her head somewhere — along with cotton-candy gowns, bold brows, her next tattoo, and a couple dozen lyrics. We can’t wait to see what magical products she comes up with — and when it happens, she won’t even have to ask. You can have all our money, Rihanna.

Via ET: Rihanna reacts to Kanye West’s VMA speech and presidential plans: ‘Who Wouldn’t Vote For Kanye’. Watch below: