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Listen: Rihanna's new song "Work"

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Rihanna, with some help from Drake, debuted her new song "Work" on Tidal Wednesday morning.

The Barbadian singer has been teasing the release of her upcoming album Anti recently, and there are rumors it will drop this week. Anti is one of the most anticipated albums of 2016 not only because Rihanna is essentially a deity in the music business, but because fans have been waiting for a new Rihanna record for more than three years.

Her last album, Unapologetic, was released in November 2012. Her last singles, "American Oxygen" and "Bitch Better Have My Money," were released in the spring of 2015 (it's been 10 months since the release of "BBHMM"). And her eighth studio album still hasn't landed. If Anti doesn't come this week, then "Work" just have to hold us over.

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