The cover of Rihanna’s upcoming album Anti has garnered a lot of attention online. The art features a photo of a young Rihanna holding a balloon, with a crown covering her eyes.
The evocative image was created by Israeli artist Roy Nachum. According to the singer, the artwork “represents a child with a crown on her face – a symbol of power and success that blinds people to their true values.”
It is also accompanied by a poem written in Braille by Chloe Mitchell. This poetry reflects the album’s message of self-discovery and personal growth.
ANTI is the Barbadian singer’s eighth studio album and her first since 2012’s Unapologetic. It was released in January 2016.
Anti is a critically acclaimed album that ranked number one on the Billboard 200. It deviated from her previous work in its musical approach. It incorporated moods and styles, ranging from languid ballads to hip-hop and R&B.
It was her most commercially successful album. It topped the charts in the United States and Canada, and it peaked at number five on the chart in Europe.
In contrast to her previous releases, the album focuses on emotional honesty, not flashy dance-pop or radio-ready R&B. It also pushed her to expand her creative horizons by working with producers like Timbaland and The-Dream.
While it is a risky move to leave your pop star status behind and explore your own personal artistic expression, Rihanna has proven that she can do it. Her album Anti, which went platinum in less than 24 hours, marks her artistic maturity and was her first album to top the Billboard charts for 200 weeks.