Finally – the ANTI-cipation is almost over.

Rihanna will finally release her long awaited new album ANTI this week, according to reports.

Billboard claim sources have revealed that fans may even be surprised by the new record before Friday. Balls in her court! Following on from her Super Bowl performance, the Bajan beauty is expected to perform at the Grammys before heading off on her six-month Anti World Tour

The 27-year-old had originally been expected to unveil her eighth LP back in November.

On Monday she took to Twitter to share the news that the album was finally finished in spectacular fashion, posting a snap of herself wearing an opulent Dolce & Gabbana gold crown and bedazzled headphones – worth a staggering Ksh 100,000 – with the caption ‘listening to Anti’.The wait is over! Rihanna, 27, revealed that she's finally finished her eighth album, Anti, in spectacular fashion, posting a snap of herself wearing an opulent gold crown and bedazzled headphonesLong awaited: Rihanna revealed the artwork for her album at the AMA Gallery back in October, but kept fans waiting as the LP was originally expected for release in November