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 Hits Back At Social Media Trolls


Rihanna Gucci Mane

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.

Continue reading: Rihanna Hits Back At Social Media Trolls

Rihanna Hits Back At Social Media Trolls


Rihanna Gucci Mane

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.

Continue reading: Rihanna Hits Back At Social Media Trolls

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

Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna

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


Madonna Rihanna Zendaya Coleman Kendall Jenner Kim Kardashian

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:

Rihanna wore Rei Kawakubo at the 2017 Met GalaRihanna wore Rei Kawakubo at the 2017 Met Gala

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

Rihanna arrives at The Met Gala 2017 - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna

Internet Puzzled By Rihanna's Images Of Queen Elizabeth II Photoshopped Onto Her Body


Rihanna

Rihanna’s latest photoshop project on social media has got the internet in a bit of flap over a number of mysterious new images of the Queen of England’s head superimposed onto her body, with some people accusing her of being “disrespectful”.

After enjoying her weekend at the Coachella Festival in California the previous weekend, the 29 year old singer started posting some pretty strange images on Instagram a couple of days ago.

They show British monarch Queen Elizabeth II’s head photoshopped onto a variety of RiRi’s most famous poses – and the internet can’t figure out what their point is.

Continue reading: Internet Puzzled By Rihanna's Images Of Queen Elizabeth II Photoshopped Onto Her Body

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer


Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are partners. Skilled government agents whose job it is to protect the human race and uphold the law on an intergalactic basis, they defy orders to seperate when they are sent by their commander Arün Filitt (Clive Owen) to visit a utopian city named Alpha. Housing 17 million residents of every alien species in the known universe, it's a sprawling metropolis where creatures of all races share their varied knowledge and their skills and help each other in creating the most technologically advanced and peaceful place in existence. However, the fact that Valerian and Laureline are on their way there means that something evil is afoot; somebody wants to destroy the cross-cultural harmony and threaten the safety of all races not just in Alpha, but in every corner of the universe.

Continue: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

Rihanna Plays Drinking Game While Watching Herself On 'Bates Motel'


Rihanna

Rihanna just couldn’t bare to watch her steamy sex scenes on ‘Bates Motel’, Sunday night, so she decided to drink tequila instead.

The singer-turned-actress filmed herself live on Instagram watching her debut appearance as Marion Crane in the A & E series, with the viewing party quickly descending into a drinking game so Rihanna could distract herself from her TV debut.

Continue reading: Rihanna Plays Drinking Game While Watching Herself On 'Bates Motel'

Parrot Nails Rihanna Vocals In 'The Monster' Video Mash-Up


Rihanna Eminem

Parrots really are amazing creatures that, apparently, can be trained to mimic almost anything. As proof of that, a video has gone viral featuring someone's pet parrot singing along to Eminem and Rihanna's 2013 hit single 'The Monster' - and it's absolutely flawless.

RihannaRihanna inspires parrot to sing

The adorable green avian was filmed singing Rihanna's part in 'The Monster', and somebody (it is not clear whether or not it is the bird's owner) slid the clip into the original music video alongside Eminem's rap. The parrot got the famous RiRi warble on point, sometimes sounding scarily like the Barbadian beauty. 

Continue reading: Parrot Nails Rihanna Vocals In 'The Monster' Video Mash-Up

Adele's George Michael Tribute At Grammys Was Originally To Feature Beyonce And Rihanna


Adele George Michael Beyonce Knowles Rihanna

At Sunday night’s Grammy awards Adele paid an emotional tribute to George Michael, performing his 1996 single ‘Fastlove’.

During her performance Adele was forced to restart the song to make sure she got it perfect, telling the audience, "I can't mess this up for him.”

But originally the awards envisioned a tribute to Michael that would feature other artists, including Beyonce and Rihanna, singing portions of his most famous songs.

Continue reading: Adele's George Michael Tribute At Grammys Was Originally To Feature Beyonce And Rihanna

Rihanna seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna

Rihanna Lost Out On A Grammy But Won The Night With Her Hip Flask


Rihanna

Despite being up for eight awards at last night’s Grammys, Rihanna sadly left the ceremony empty handed.

But the ‘Work’ singer ended up being the real winner of the night, thanks to her hilarious antics, which included swigging from a hip flask.

Rihanna seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna

A History Of Drake And Rihanna's Relationship


Drake Rihanna

Rihanna and Drake. We've seen these two hit headlines together more times than we can count over the last seven years and it's safe to say we may have seen the last of this relationship/collaboration. Things have got real frosty since Drake started dating J-Lo, but just how did this on-off love start?

Rihanna and DrakeRihanna and Drake have dated a number of times

They've worked together a lot; in 2010 Drake featured on Rihanna's single 'What's My Name?', then in 2012 Rihanna appeared on Drake's song 'Take Care', last year they teamed together on Rihanna's number one 'Work' and that same year she was on his song 'Too Good'. All of the videos for the tracks have seen them getting very intimate, but their romance hasn't always been just for the cameras.

Continue reading: A History Of Drake And Rihanna's Relationship

Rihanna seen arriving at the 30th Footwear News Achievement Awards held at IAC Headquarters, New York, United States - Tuesday 29th November 2016

Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Rihanna
Advertisement

Rihanna

Date of birth

20th February, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.74




Instagram



Advertisement
Advertisement

Rihanna Movies

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are partners. Skilled government agents whose job it...

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

For Luc Besson's latest foray into the sci-fi stratosphere, he has decided to bring the...

Home Movie Review

Home Movie Review

A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun...

Annie Movie Review

Annie Movie Review

A solid cast bodes well for this unnecessary remake of the 1982 movie (based on...

Home Trailer

Home Trailer

The overly-confident alien race, the Boov, have faced some difficulties in their time, but they've...

Home Trailer

Home Trailer

Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded...

This Is the End Movie Review

This Is the End Movie Review

Comedies don't get much more self-referential than this film, in which a bunch of old...

Advertisement
This Is The End Trailer

This Is The End Trailer

When actor James Franco threw a party for his fellow movie stars including the star-studded...

Battleship Movie Review

Battleship Movie Review

You'd have to go back to 1998's Armageddon to find another film that so adeptly...

Battleship Trailer

Battleship Trailer

The ocean is vast. Many parts of it are unexplored by man; those parts make...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.