Long Time Coming: Delayed Albums

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Make-Up Is the New Music?

Delayed albums are as quintessential to the music business as rap beefs are to the Twitter world, but sometimes artists end up delivering on time; other times not at all. Take Rihanna, who in the midst of a massive album delay, has announced the launching of her own beauty agency.

Rihanna’s seventh album, Unapologetic, really solidified her current standing as a superstar. Rumors began to circulate about the then named (by fans, of course) #R8 as soon as her Diamonds Tour ended in 2013. The Bajan beauty never plays and squashed the rumors really fast by tweeting out “Any news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!”

Finally, in October 2015, we got an official album cover and title, Anti. No word on a release date but Rihanna did cancel her scheduled appearance for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November to [reportedly] finish her new album.

While we wait for the RiRi rocket to launch, let’s look back at the most anticipated albums of the past four years, see what ended up happening and take a peek into the new batch of albums we’re holding our breath over. — Jon Reyes and Alex Gale

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

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