Rihanna's new album is reportedly set for release in November.
The 24-year-old singer's record label Def Jam Recordings tweeted the news on Wednesday (12 September) from their French account, but have since deleted their post which also hinted a new single is likely to drop as soon as next Monday.
Def Jam France has replaced it with another message which reads: "New announcement this Thursday about Rihanna on our account."
Rihanna's last two albums have both had November release dates, so the news about her seventh studio album is in keeping with the singer's speedy work ethic.
The Bajan beauty has been back and forth to the UK this summer, most recently to perform at the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Cermony where she joined Coldplay on stage for a sizzling performance of Princess of China.
Reports emerged in June that the You Da One singer was making the most of her London visits to book studio time with up-and-coming British music producers.
A source said at the time: "Rihanna is working with Marina and the Diamonds' boyfriend Burns, a Brighton-based producer who is good mates with Calvin Harris.
"They've booked three days in the studio, which they'll fit around him doing some work with Kelis. Rihanna's also working with Nicky Romero, another DJ and pal of Calvin."
Rihanna recently announced her 2013 Diamonds World Tour, which kicks off in North America next March.