Rihanna is releasing her eighth album, "R8" later this year.

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Word is already out that Rihanna is releasing a new album this year, and no one seems to be more excited about it than Sam Smith. "I'm personally very excited for Rihanna's album. I know some stuff about the record that no one knows," Smith tells Entertainment Weekly. What. A. Tease.


The obvious train of thought the rumor brings forth is that the two have a song together in the works. Rihanna's bad girl edge combined with Smith's heart-melting touch? Sign us up.


In related Rihanna music news, her new song "World Peace" leaked last week. Just a taste of what's to come off her upcoming "R8" album, expect more club anthems that will be on your gym and party playlists.