So Rihanna doesn't just hop around the globe with a blunt in her hand looking gorgeous; she's actually been in the studio working hard on her next project. According to reports, the 'Diamonds' creator's eighth studio album, '#R8,' may be hitting stores sooner than we all thought.

The Caribbean beauty reportedly played 10 tracks to some folks at her record label, and if all goes right, you might be rocking to the entire album by Christmas. Apparently, RiRi wants to drop her LP in the same quarter as the other big dogs in the music industry. The project is a lot closer to being done than anyone realized, including her own label.

At a recent meet-and-greet, Rihanna said she can't wait for her new songs to see the light of day, but she was reluctant to give any hints on the overall sound and approach.

"I can't give you any hints of when it will drop," she purportedly stated. "It's going to be great, that's all I'm going to tell you and I'm excited about it."

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