Los Angeles - Rihanna's new album will be called Anti.
The 27-year-old star revealed the name of her eagerly-anticipated eighth studio album at an event in Los Angeles' Mama Gallery on Wednesday where she also unveiled the cover art for the record.
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Speaking to the exclusive crowd invited to the event, she admitted: "This is my favourite album cover I've ever done."
The artwork - designed by Israeli-born New York-based artist Roy Nachum - features an image of Rihanna as a child holding a balloon and wearing a crown which obscures her eyes.
Over the top of the red, white and black image is a poem written by Chloe Mitchell in Braille, which the star explained is part of the album's statement about vision.
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She said: "Sometimes the ones who have sight are the blindest."
The long overdue album does not yet have a release date although she has already released singles FourFiveSeconds, Bitch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen from the collection.
Last month, Rihanna revealed fans may still have a long wait for the album - which was tentatively named #R8 by her fans - as she is still working on it.
She said: "It's not done!
"To me it's never done until it's done. Until the final moment.
"I have so many songs I love - and they're so different - that it's hard to actually put them all on the same album."
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