Rihanna

Rihanna

Biography

Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; 20.2.1988) is the first female from Barbados to have received a Grammy Award and is currently signed to the Def Jam Recordings record label. She was presented with an area of land in Appes Hill, St. James, Barbados, in a tribute to her work.

Net worth: Rihanna's earnings are $160 million according to Celebrity Net Worth as of 2016.

Rihanna's Childhood Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna is the daughter of Ronald Fenty (of African and Irish descent) and Monica Fenty, who has a Guyanese ancestry. In Combermere Schoool, she formed a musical group with two of her classmates. In 2004, she was crowned Miss Combermere in a local beauty pageant, as well as performing in the 'Colours Of Combermere' school show. She received her big break aged 15, when a friend introduced her to Evan Rogers, a music producer who was on vacation on the island. Rogers and his partner, Carl Sturken recorded Rihanna's material in the U.S. and sent it to various record companies. One of these copies reached Jay-Z, who eventually signed her to his Def Jam label.

Musical Career: Rihanna has named Beyonce, Brandy Norwood and her upbringing in the Caribbean as the major influences on her music. Music Of the Sun was Rihanna's debut album, released in 2005. 'Pon de Replay' was one of the singles released from the album. The track was co-written by Rogers, Sturken and Rihanna and reached number two in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. The album itself received platinum certification for selling over 2 million units worldwide and Rihanna promoted the album by touring as Gwen Stefani's opening act. The second single from the album, 'If It's Lovin' That You Want', was significantly less successful, reaching 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 11 in the UK charts. A third single, 'Let Me', was released in Japan only.

Less than eight months after the release of her debut album, Rihanna launched a second album, A Girl Like Me, in 2006. The album went into the U.S. charts at number five. And the main single from the track, 'SOS', was used in a Nike advertising campaign. 'SOS' became the first number one Billboard single for Rihanna. Her third top 10 U.S. hit came with 'Unfaithful', written by the R&B singer Ne-Yo, though its follow-up, 'We Ride' was less successful, which failed to chart in the Billboard Hot 100. 'Break It Off', featuring Sean Paul, was her fourth single from the album. Digital download sales helped the song jump from 52 to number 9.

Good Girl Gone Bad, her third album, was recorded with Timbaland, Ne-Yo and Stargate and released in 2007. Jay-Z and Ne-Yo also feature on the album and Justin Timberlake co-wrote 'Rehab' and sang backing vocals for the track. The album went three times platinum on the United World Albums Chart. The first single from the album, 'Umbrella', which featured Jay-Z, was a number one hit in a number of countries. In the UK, it was the longest running number one single since Wet Wet Wet's 'Love Is All Around' (1994) and the longest running number one by a female artist since Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' (1992). With 8,160,000 points on the United World Chart, it was the most successful song of 2007. 'Umbrella' was followed by the singles 'Shut Up And Drive', 'Don't Stop The Music' and 'Hate That I Love You'.

In November 2009, Rihanna released her fourth album 'Rated R', which featured guest spots from Slash, will.i.am and Jeezy. The album debuted at number four in the US Billboard 200 albums charts, selling 181,000 copies in the United States in its first week, giving Rihanna her highest first-week sales in the US at that time.

Rihanna released her fifth album 'Loud' in 2010. 'Loud' debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 207,000 copies in its first week, making it her fastest selling album at the time. The album featured guests Drake and Nicki Minaj and had some of Rihanna's most popular singles, namely 'What's My Name?' and 'Only Girl (In The World)'. That year saw her first collaboration with Eminem in the smash hit 'Love the Way You Lie'.

In 2011, Rihanna followed up 'Loud' with her sixth album 'Talk That Talk', which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the United States. The album is platinum in the United States. Guest spots on this album included Jay-Z and Calvin Harris.

Rihanna's seventh album, 'Unapologetic' was released in November 2012. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 238,000 copies in its first week, giving Rihanna her first number one album in the United States and bestselling debut week of her career. Rihanna recruited previous producers, such as The-Dream, Chase & Status and David Guetta, to work with new producers such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It and Labrinth. The album has been certified platinum in the United States. The song 'Nobody's Business' caused controversy as it featured Rihanna's abusive ex-partner Chris Brown. Rihanna has received twenty-three Grammy nominations including record of the Year, Best Rap / Sung Collaboration, Best R&B performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Dance Recording. She also obtained seven Grammys including Song of the Year and Best R&B song.

Accolades attributed to Rihanna include: World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards, Favourite Female Artist - Soul / R&B at the American Music Awards, and best R&B song, for 'Shut Up and Drive' at the 2008 People's Choice Awards.

In 2016 Rihanna released her eighth studio album Anti in which the leading single work reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. She also announced a supporting tour for the album which see's Rihanna travelling the world.

Other Ventures: Rihanna has released five different perfumes since 2011 (Reb'l Fleur,Rebelle, Nude, Rogue and RiRi). She also announced in 2014 that she was to release an aftershave for men entitled 'Rogue Man'.

Rihanna has also collaborated with MAC cosmetics on creating her own make up line called 'RiRi hearts MAC' in 2013. She also has endorsements with Nivea, Budweiser and Kodak.

Rihanna's first television program Styled to Rock premiered in the UK in August 2012 on Sky Living. This saw numerous British designers over a ten week period compete in different challenges in order to win the prize of dressing Rihanna for one of her events.

She has also collaborated with British high street fashion brand River Island on four of their collections in 2013. In 2014 Rihanna announced that she was to become the creative director of the fashion sportswear Puma overseeing the brand's women's clothing range. In the following year (2015) Rihanna was chosen to be the face of Dior which made her the first black woman to be the face for the company.

In 2016 Rihanna collaborated with Manolo Blahnik to create an all denim shoe collection.

Personal Life: In 2009 it was reported that Rihanna's partner at the time, singer Chris Brown, had violently attacked her. Brown was charged for assault and making criminal threats and later pled guilty to felony assault. He was given five years' probation and a restraining order. In 2013, Rihanna admitted that she was once again in a relationship with Brown, however Brown stated that the two had broken up again in May that year. Rihanna also had a relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Matt Kemp from late 2009 to 2010. Speculation also suggested she had dated rapper Drake.

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2013 Rihanna confirmed that she was dating Chris Brown once again. However in May 2013 Brown stated that the couple had broken up for the second time. In 2016 rumors emerged that Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio were dating as they have been spotted together numerous times.   



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Rihanna out and about in the city - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 31st August 2017

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The Internet Can't Get Enough Of Rihanna's New Sock Range


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Socks. Some people love them. Others just wear them for necessity. Everyone gets them for Christmas. But Rihanna is turning the world around with her novelty foot-warmer collection by adorning them with all her most iconic looks, though the price is a lot more than you're probably willing to spend.

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The popstar has collaborated with Stance to release her Iconic Collection socks which includes two packs of two pairs: there's the Rihanna Award Show Box featuring images of her in her scandalously gorgeous sheer number from the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards and the jaw-dropping yellow gown from the 2015 Met Gala, then there's the Rihanna Music Video Box with her looks from 'Work' and 'Pour It Up'.

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Chris Brown Speaks About Rihanna Assault


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Chris Brown has opened up about the night he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, describing how their violent relationship ended up with him punching her.

Barbadian-born singer Rihanna was pictured in 2009 with bruises and a split lip after R&B singer Brown, 28, attacked her in his car in what apparently started out as an argument about another woman.

In the new documentary film Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, the star said that Rihanna had been kicking and hitting him during the argument, and that he then lost his temper and “really hit her”, and bit her arm. Speaking about his feelings eight years on, Brown says he felt like a “monster” and that the altercation would “haunt him forever”.

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Fans Accuse Rihanna Of Photoshopping Instagram Carnival Image


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Rihanna has been accused of an epic photoshop fail, after eagle-eyed followers of her Instagram account pointed out that she had what appeared to be an extra thumb on one hand in a recently-posted snap.

The 29 year old pop star posted a lavish photo of herself in full carnival get-up on Tuesday (August 8th) as she helped celebrate the Crop Over Festival’s Kadoonment Parade back home in her native Barbados. However, many of her followers were quick to notice her right hand, which appeared to be sporting an extra nail on her thumb – perhaps a sign that RiRi or her team had been digitally altering the photo.

“Has anyone not noticed those two nails on her thumb? Is that photoshop? Or what,” one sharp-eyed fan wrote underneath in the comments. Another asked: “Two thumbnails on the right hand??”

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Rihanna Gets Eyeball Emoji From Chris Brown - Fans React Furiously


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She has been attacked by fat-shamers in recent months, but Rihanna proved she's just as gorgeous as she ever was in a new sensational bikini shot that even has her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown eyeball popping - though her fans are not happy about his wordless opinions. 

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The 29-year-old singer posted a shot of herself in a glittering jewelled bikini, blue hair and a colourful feathered back-piece on Instagram in honour of her home nation Barbados' popular annual carnival, the Crop Over Festival, for which bikinis are essential.

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Review

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It's been 20 years since French filmmaker Luc Besson shook up the sci-fi genre with his inventive adventure The Fifth Element, and now he's back at at again with this adaptation of the popular comics by Pierre Cristin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. The film is a blast of visual animation, with a wildly over-complicated story involving time and space. It's all rather messy, but there's plenty of comedy and adventure to hold the interest, plus some offbeat romance and a hint of present-day politics.

It's set in the 28th century, when the human-created mega-city Alpha has travelled across the universe and is now home to beings from a thousand worlds. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) is a security officer working with his bickering partner Laureline (Cara Delevingne) to retrieve illegal contraband. After a mission on a desert planet with parallel dimension issues, they return to Alpha with haunting information about a lost civilisation, which seems to be at the centre of a secret war Alpha's Commander (Clive Owen) is waging. Amid a complex power struggle, Valerian and Laureline head into a no-go sector of Alpha to find out what's going on, getting help from a chatty pimp (Ethan Hawke), a submarine pirate (Alain Chabat) and a shape-shifting pole-dancer (Rihanna).

Besson fills the nearly two and a half hour running time with outlandishly colourful effects, lively action and lots of verbal banter, but not so much character development. Only Valerian and Laureline emerge as fully formed people, even as they conform rather oddly to gender expectations that are old fashioned today, let alone 700 years in the future. So their tetchy romance is enjoyable but rather aimless. Meanwhile, Rihanna has some strong moments once she stops dancing and changing costumes like she's in a music video. And Sam Spruell and Kris Wu make a solid double act as Alpha officials trying to work out what's going on.

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Rihanna Is Desperate To Continue Acting


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Rihanna is desperate to continue acting.

The 29-year-old singer appears in 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets', as well as 'Ocean's Eight', and the star has revealed she is keen to pursue a career in the movie industry and feature in ''a lot more'' productions.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper about her future in the entertainment industry, she said: ''I love it and it's something I want to do a lot more of.

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Rihanna at the European premiere of 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' held at Cineworld Empire, Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 24th July 2017

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Rihanna spotted out and about in London after the 'Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets' European Premiere - London, United Kingdom - Monday 24th July 2017

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Rihanna and Cara Delevingne at the world premiere of 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th July 2017

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Rihanna's 'Secret Boyfriend' Revealed As Saudi Businessman Hassan Jameel


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The identity of Rihanna’s ‘secret boyfriend’ have been revealed after she was spotted enjoying a holiday in Spain with a mystery guy – and apparently it’s the “real deal” according to sources.

The 29 year old pop superstar has reportedly been dating Saudi billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel, who is said to be a close friend of British model Naomi Campbell, according to sources who have been talking to The Sun this week.

“This relationship is the real deal. Rihanna has told friends she’s in love with him and seems completely smitten,” an insider told the British tabloid on Wednesday (June 28th).

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Rihanna Hits Back At Social Media Trolls


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Rihanna has hit back at trolls who body shamed her.

The 29-year-old musician has been bombarded with insults about her weight and questions asking whether she is pregnant from many social media users, and the 'Shut Up and Drive' hitmaker has taken to Instagram to silence the naysayers and stop people from spreading hurtful remarks.

The brunette beauty simply posted a collage of fellow musician Gucci Mane - whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis - which sees him flaunting his super trim physique in one picture that was compared with a photograph of him showing off a more fuller frame to help prove her point people ''don't deserve'' her when she is on top form, if they can't accept her warts and all.

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Rihanna Hits Back At Social Media Trolls


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Rihanna has hit back at trolls who body shamed her.

The 29-year-old musician has been bombarded with insults about her weight and questions asking whether she is pregnant from many social media users, and the 'Shut Up and Drive' hitmaker has taken to Instagram to silence the naysayers and stop people from spreading hurtful remarks.

The brunette beauty simply posted a collage of fellow musician Gucci Mane - whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis - which sees him flaunting his super trim physique in one picture that was compared with a photograph of him showing off a more fuller frame to help prove her point people ''don't deserve'' her when she is on top form, if they can't accept her warts and all.

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Rihanna on the set of Oceans Eight - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 4th May 2017

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Rihanna, Madonna And Zendaya: The Ten Most Eye-Catching Dresses Of The 2017 Met Gala


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This year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala paid tribute to unique Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her edgy label Comme des Garçons. Entitled 'Art of the In-Between', this year's theme allowed celebrities to let rip with some seriously visionary gowns.

Here are some of the most eye-catching pieces from the New York City event:

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Rihanna

Date of birth

20th February, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.74




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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Review

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It's been 20 years since French filmmaker Luc Besson shook up the sci-fi genre with...

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