Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw let it slip that Rihanna has new music in store for us this year.

Rih is definitely up to something. Last week, two songs were registered to ASCAP under her name. They’re titled “Phatty” featuring reggae artist Buju Banton and “Only One Who Knows.”

Now Nick Grimshaw is shedding some light on when we can hear them.

During a chat with the Daily Star backstage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Grimshaw admitted “Rihanna won’t come in [for an interview] live.”

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“She will do an interview but we can’t… she has never come in live so I hope that we are going to get her on like – this year.”

Then he dropped the bomb: “I heard she’s got new music soon.”

How soon? “Well I don’t know… it’s the end of the year.”

As for why the Barbados beauty won’t swing in for a chat, he believes it’s because the pop star hates waking up so early (cackles).

All signs are pointing to a new album in 2017!

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