Chris Brown has named his new album after his daughter.

The 26-year-old star is expected to release his seventh solo studio album later this year and revealed he has named the collection 'Royalty', after the tot who he announced he was the father to back in April.

Announcing the news on Twitter, he simply wrote: ''MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE NAMED ''ROYALTY.'' (sic)''

The LP follows his collaborative release with Tyga 'Fan of a Fan: The Album' earlier this year and will be his first solo release since 2014's 'X', which featured hit singles 'Loyal' and 'New Flame'.

The hip hop star - who recently collaborated with Rita Ora for her raunchy single 'Body On Me' - has not yet revealed further details about the collection, although his former flame Rihanna is reportedly desperate to be involved.

A source revealed: ''Chris gets nothing but cool points from Ri for naming his new album Royalty! That's so sweet and a testament of how much he loves and honors his little girl. Rihanna wants to be featured on the album and do a collaboration with him. She'd be hurt if she wasn't.''

And the Bajan beauty - who collaborated with Chris on a 2011 remix of her track 'Birthday Cake' - has reportedly already started writing a track they could work on together.

An insider told ''She feels in her heart that Chris is going to pump his soul into the album so it can live up to his daughter's name and she wants to be part of that.

''She's even taken time to write a few lines for a possible song on the album. She thinks the album is going to be epic by all proportions.''