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The release of Rihanna's highly anticipated eighth studio album, ANTI, has hit a few snags as the singer and her Roc Nation label/management company try to determine the best way to roll out the album.

Last month, reports surfaced that ANTI was due Nov. 6, which a source debunked to Billboard, and with Justin Bieber's Purpose and One Direction's Made in the A.M. both arriving Nov. 13 and Adele's 25 hitting stores Nov. 20, ANTI now looks like it will be released in December, with a rumored surprise release likely.

Why the holdup? A source tells Billboard that Rihanna has been struggling to pick her next single and canceled several commitments that had been lined up for promotional purposes. Meanwhile, Roc Nation boss Jay Z has been looking into rollout strategies from other successful non-traditional releases, including Beyoncé's surprise self-titled LP and his own reported $30 million Samsung partnership for the release of his 2013 album Magna Carta... Holy Grail, which essentially gave his album away to the first million Samsung Galaxy SIII, S4 and Note II phone owners who registered for a custom app.

And while it still hasn't been confirmed -- a source told Billboard last week that it's in the works, though it hasn't yet been finalized -- Rihanna is reportedly lining up her own Samsung deal to the tune of $25 million for her album and subsequent world tour, which has apparently been held up due to changes to the final LP. There are streaming questions as well; Rihanna was one of the 16 artists announced as a co-owner of TIDAL, while Samsung has its own streaming service, Milk Music.

Rihanna's been on a roll of late, despite coming up on three years since the release of her last album Unapologetic. She's had three singles land on the Billboard Hot 100 this year -- "Bitch Better Have My Money" (which peaked at No. 15), "American Oxygen" (No. 78) and "FourFiveSeconds" with Paul McCartney and Kanye West (No. 4) -- and Unapologetic became the singer's first-ever No. 1 album in 2012. But with Adele setting records already with "Hello" and 25 on track to move a million copies in its first week without breaking a sweat, the top of the charts are getting crowded as the year winds down.

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Rihanna attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hangar on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Rihanna during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Recording Artist Rihanna attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rihanna arrives at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (Exclusive Coverage) Rihanna and BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill attend the Island Def Jam Grammy Party Sponsored By Samsung And Pepsi at Osteria Mozza on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rihanna arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rihanna arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singers Ziggy Marley, Bruno Mars and Rihanna perform onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singers Ziggy Marley, Bruno Mars and Rihanna perform onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Rihanna performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Model Amber Rose (L) and singer Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Rihanna onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Rihanna arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Rihanna arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Rihanna arrives for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center, February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Drake and Rihanna perform onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Singer Rihanna performs onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Singers Rihanna and Drake onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
Rihanna onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Rihanna arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Nokia Theater on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Rihanna arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Nokia Theater on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Rihanna and Taylor Swift attends the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce and Rihanna attends the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Musicians Rihanna and Taylor Swift attend the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: R&B Soul singer Rihanna attends the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Singers Miley Cyrus and Rihanna attend the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Rihanna poses with the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaberation in the press room during The 50th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Rihanna arrives to the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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