Singer Rihanna accepts the Artist of the Year award onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

Singer Rihanna accepts the Artist of the Year award onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

*Complex Magazine is reporting that Rihanna “left” her longtime label, Def Jam, to record under its in-house imprint at Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s management company Roc Nation. However, the singer’s follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” will still be distributed by Def Jam, with an announcement on official plans expected “soon,” according to sources.

Roc Nation — a full-service entertainment company attached to music, sports, management and publicity — is led by Jay Z, who signed Rihanna during his stint as president of Def Jam nearly a decade ago. Though Jay Z left Def Jam in 2009 to start Roc Nation, he and Rihanna have maintained both a business and artistic relationship.

In 2009 she was a guest vocalist on “Run This Town,” Jay Z’s Kanye West-assisted single from his Atlantic Records-distributed album “The Blueprint 3.” Weeks prior to dropping her fifth solo album “Loud” in 2010, Rihanna announced that she had enlisted the managerial services of Jay Z and Roc Nation. In 2011, Jay was a featured artist on the title track of Rihanna’s sixth album “Talk That Talk.”