London: R&B star Rihanna is set to start work on her next album in less than a year after releasing `Loud`.
The `Umbrella` hitmaker is already "closing up" recording on her sixth album according to Verse Simmonds, who worked with her in the last album, Female first reported.
"From what I understand, she is closing the album up now, and we did two records for her that she really, really loved and I`m really excited about them as well. They are records that we wrote and produced as the Jugganauts."
"It`ll definitely not sound the same, because we always try, constantly - as producers, as artists - we try to always come with something different, a whole new sound," he said.
It was also rumoured earlier this year that Rihanna was to work with Beyonce Knowles on a track, which could be included on her next album.
"Rihanna has wanted to work with Beyonce for some time now and, after talking about a duet at this year`s Grammys, they have finally managed to set aside some time to record
together," a source said.