Their relationship status may still be in question, but Drake and Rihanna are one of the music industry's most powerful pairs. Well aware of the magic they make when they team up professionally, the "Take Care" singers have released a new song called "Work."
Rihanna, 27, took to Twitter to announce that the first single off her latest album features the 29-year-old Canadian. The image accompanying the tweet is likely a shot from the song's music video, which Vulture reports was filmed earlier this month.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 27, 2016
"FIRST SINGLE #WORK ft. @Drake from #ANTI is here!! Listen up" Rihanna said in her announcement. It was wildly rumoured that the two were preparing to launch a new song together and snippets of the reggae-pop track even began to appear online three weeks ago, reports Hot New Hip Hop.
This is the third time the superstars have collaborated on a single, with previous tunes "Take Care" and "What's My Name" topping the charts. Because of their working relationship, many have suspected that they date, although such suggestions have never been confirmed.
Today's news is particularly exciting because Rihanna's last album was released in 2012. She debuted several stand-alone songs in 2015 -- "American Oxygen" and "Bitch Better Have My Money" among them -- but many fans have been itching for more music from the Barbadian beauty.
Drake's most recent album hit streaming services in 2015. The breakout single "Hotline Bling" was attached to a popular music video that garnered dozens of memes. It also earned him five Grammy nominations, including best rap performance and best rap album.