Rihanna inks new publishing deal as album rumors intensify

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ABC/Lou RoccoThat Rihanna reign just won't let up: The singer has now joined the Sony/ATV Music Publishing family, Billboard reports. 

Monday, it was announced that the Fenty mogul had inked a global deal with the publishing company, which oversees more than three million copyrights of songs penned by some of today's most iconic artists.

The agreement reportedly encompasses Rih's entire music catalog, including her hits “Love on the Brain," “Rude Boy," "We Found Love," "Diamonds" and “Work" featuring Drake, as well as future offerings.

“I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career,” Sony/ATV head John Platt told Billboard while sharing the news. “Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna’s position as one of the biggest icons in the world."

The new publishing deal has fans convinced that Rih is on the verge of delivering her hotly anticipated new album. There are recent reports that her follow-up to 2016's Anti could possibly arrive at the end of this year in December.

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