Even though fans are feverishly waiting for the release of Rihanna’s forthcoming album, many of her avid listeners continue to play back her 2016 opus ANTI. This past Monday (Jan. 28) served as the album’s three-year anniversary and today, Riri effusively praised her fans for continuous support regarding her acclaimed hard work.

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“3 years old….and this baby is still on the #Billboard200 album chart!,” she tweeted. “Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Music was my gateway drug to every other wonderful aspect of creative opportunity that I’ve explored. And I’m grateful for that. #ANTI #ANTIversary.”

“But music is, and always will be, my first love and direct connection to your spirit. I’m blessed to have y’all! One Love always. #ANTI #ANTIversary.”

Along with the heartwarming caption, RiRi posted a variety of accolades that coincided with the release of ANTI.

The album spawned a bevy of hits including her Drake-assisted smash “Work. ” The dancehall-tinged single rocketed to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Needed Me” also resided in the top 10, peaking at No. 7.

Last week, The-Dream injected hope to the Rihanna Navy when he disclosed in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden that the songstress’ newest endeavor is “nearly finished. “

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