February 27, 2014


Rihanna's Next LP Is a Concept Album for a Children's Film

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Rihanna will release a new album this year! But don't expect any twerking anthems or odes to drinking. The record will be a concept album based on the upcoming DreamWorks' animated film HomeVariety reports. She will voice one of the characters and perform new songs in the movie.

Home is based off the kids' book The True Meaning of Smekday, a story about aliens from a planet called Smekland invading Earth to enslave us, with humanity's fate up to an 11-year-old girl and her sweet alien friend. Yeah, it's a far cry from "sex in the air / I don't care / I love the smell of it."

If this already sounds uncharacteristically uncool for RiRi, the film's original title was Happy Smekday! Could you imagine Jay Z and Drake giving shoutouts like, "Check out my girl Rihanna in Happy Smekday!" It would never happen.

The animated flick also features the voices of another booty-poppin' expert, Jennifer Lopez, plus actors Jim Parsons and Steve Martin.

The film is directed by Tim Johnson, who helmed past DreamWorks flicks featuring fellow pop stars: 2006's Over the Hedge co-starred Avril Lavigne as an opossum, and Antz from 1998 featured J.Lo as a worker ant. 

Home hits theatres on November 26. No release date or other details were revealed about Rih's new LP. In the meantime, you can check out Eminem and Rihanna on tour together this summer.