In announcing the new agreement, chairman and CEO Jon Platt described the singer as “one of the biggest icons in the world”. The pair worked together at Warner Chappell.
“I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career,” Platt said. “Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna’s position. It is an honor to be reunited with her at Sony/ATV.”
The news comes amidst speculation surrounding the possible release of new music from the singer, whose last album was Anti, which peaked at No.7 in 2016 and has 291,630 sales to date, according to the Official Charts Company.
It's an honour to be reunited
Jon Platt, Sony/ATV
Sony/ATV’s communication contained no information about new music.
Rihanna’s biggest-selling album in the UK is 2010’s Loud (2,060,064 sales). Good Girl Gone Bad, from 2008, has also broken the 2m barrier, while 2011’s Talk That Talk has 1,077,121 sales to date.
Rihanna’s biggest single is Diamonds, which hit No.1 in 2012 and has 1,545,807 sales. The singer has more than 32m monthly listeners on Spotify.