Ne-Yo: Rihanna's New Album Shaping Up to Be 'Absolutely Incredible'

Rihanna's Thug Life at Coachella
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Rihanna backstage of day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California.

Dropping in on the UK's Capital XTRA over the weekend after a London performance, Ne-Yo shared some exciting info about Rihanna's upcoming eighth album, her first release since 2012's Unapologetic.

Ne-Yo acknowledged that Rihanna's new one might be judged against Beyoncé's stellar output in the last year. "I don't feel like they're in competition with each other, but the world kinda creates competition between the two of them," Ne-Yo said. "So Beyoncé came out, dropped a massive album that did incredible, so now everybody's like, 'Okay, what's Rihanna gonna do now?'" And then the money quote:

“The stuff I've heard is absolutely incredible. I can’t speak on what it sounds like because I’ll get in trouble. But I definitely feel like people are gonna enjoy it. Anybody that’s a Rihanna fan is gonna stay a Rihanna fan, and anybody that’s not might become a Rihanna fan … just gear up for it.”

Ne-Yo's not the only one teasing, either. Rihanna recently started getting people hyped for the album on her Twitter.