Fact: Adele has nabbed the number one spot on Forbes magazine's Top Paid Grammy nominees for 2017. The Hello singer, who is nominated for five awards including Album of the Year, brought in $80.5 million (£64.4 million) due to the global success of her record 25. Rihanna followed Adele in second place, accumulating a $75 million (£60 million) fortune, which included streams and sales of her album Anti, along with her endorsement deals with Puma, Samsung and Dior.
Fact: YouTube's most viewed video in 2016 was Fifth Harmony's Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign. The video, which premiered on the site in February (16), has already garnered over a billion views and is still gaining. Calvin Harris' summer anthem This Is What You Came For ft. Rihanna landed in second place, also surpassing a billion views. Other popular videos include Hasta el Amanecer by Nicky Jam and Work by Rihanna ft. Drake.
Fact: Rihanna was spotted filming her first scenes for the TV series Bates Motel in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday (15Nov16). The popstar is set to play Marion Crane, who was famously killed in the shower in 1960 horror classic Psycho, which inspires the show. Marion was originally played by Janet Leigh.
Quote: "I never in my life thought I would be cool enough to have a Rihanna pad. The one fun thing that does happen every once in a while is I get a bill of hers (in the mail), and I really want to somehow give it back to her." Chrissy Teigen on the downside of living in Rihanna's former home.
Fact: Rihanna has unveiled her new Star Trek Beyond theme, Sledgehammer, in the third official trailer for the much-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster. The film hits cinemas on 22 July (16).
Fact: Rihanna is to release a new track for forthcoming science-fiction blockbuster Star Trek Beyond titled Sledgehammer. America's version of Apple's iTunes music download and streaming service has begun promoting the song, which is yet to get an official release date. Star Trek Beyond, which stars Chris Pine Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba is due for release in the U.K. and U.S. on the 22 July (16).
Fact: Calvin Harris and Rihanna have teamed up again on a new song called This is What You Came For. The track will officially be released on Friday (29Apr16). This marks the third time the DJ has joined forces with the R&B star, previously working on Where Have You Been and We Found Love, a song which became the longest-running number one single in America back in 2011.
Fact: Rihanna has returned to the top of the U.S. album charts. Her new release Anti has scored its second week on top of the Billboard 200 after toppling Kendrick Lamar. His Untitled Unmastered falls to number five on the new chart.
Fact: Rihanna is still at Work on top of the U.S. pop charts. The R&B star's latest hit has scored a fourth week at number one, keeping Justin Bieber's Love Yourself at two, while Twenty One Pilots' Stressed Out stays put at three. Flo Rida's My House and 7 Years by Danish pop band Lukas Graham round out the new top five.
Quote: "My mother - she is a woman's woman. I was obsessed with everything she did then, everything she wore, her scent, her shoes and her scarves... That was the glamour I wanted to be part of." Rihanna always considered her mum, Monica, her fashion idol growing up.
Fact: Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and Florence Welch will add their voices to an upcoming Grammy tribute to Lionel Richie. The ladies will join Yolanda Adams, Dave Grohl, Luke Bryan, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Stevie Wonder, among others for a star-studded concert at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, honouring the Hello singer.
Tweet: "You guys legit made me the happiest girl in the world!! I'm so grateful that you appreciate the #ANTI album! It's the most rewarding feeling." Pop star Rihanna thanks fans for supporting her new album Anti, which was released this week (beg25Jan16).
Fact: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, Kanye West, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron are all in the running for prizes at the upcoming Shorty Awards, which honour the best social media usage. The trophies will be handed out at a ceremony in New York City in April (16). The public vote which determines the winners closes on 17 February (16).
Quote: "Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work - but I will not give it to a man right now." Rihanna is not ready for romance.
Quote: "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people's perspective a bit and woke people up." Bajan beauty Rihanna defends the actions of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who lost her job earlier this year (15) after falsely identifying as a black woman.
Quote: "If I wanted to I would completely do that. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like s**t." R&B beauty Rihanna is not a fan of casual sex.
Quote: "I don't think I would. I just don't think it makes sense. I don't think our brands are the same: I don't think they match, I don't think our audiences are the same. In my mind she's a role model, I'm not." Rihanna insists she will never collaborate with fellow pop star Taylor Swift.
Quote: "I've actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna's new record. It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks." British pop star Charli XCX is working on RIHANNA's eighth album.
Quote: "We used a little bit of rum. There are rum notes in there." Rihanna admits there is a little alcohol from the islands in her new perfume, Ri Ri.
Fact: Rihanna wore a skimpy bejewelled bra and underpants to take part in an annual parade in her native Barbados on Monday (03Aug15). The Stay hitmaker also wore a giant feathered headdress as she celebrated Kadooment Day, part of the Crop Over harvest festival.
Fact: Pop star Rihanna got drenched in multi-coloured paint while taking part in a street party in her native Barbados over the weekend (01-02Aug15). The singer was seen covered in yellow and red and brandishing a paint gun during the festivities.
Quote: "I actually didn't think the dress was the right one for her. I thought it would be too heavy and too hot, but she was so touched the moment she put it on." Chinese couturier GUO PEI almost advised Rihanna to ditch the canary yellow gown with a fur-trimmed cape she wore to the Met Gala in May (15). The singer was a showstopper when she stepped on the red carpet in the lavish outfit and famously required the assistance of three people to help her up the New York venue's steps.
Fact: Rihanna jokingly tied up boxer floyd mayweather, JR., and put masking tape over his mouth as part of a skit leading up to a teaser trailer for the music video of her single, B**ch Better Have My Money during the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday (28Jun15).
Fact: Pop star Rihanna pulled off her best Pebbles Flintstone impression during a recent cartoon-themed birthday party for her niece. A friend shared the singer's costume in an Instagram.com video, introducing her as "naughty Pebbles", the daughter of The Flintstones' lead character, Fred.
Tweet: "Happy Motherz Day to the best, the sweetest, the illest, the "kill Ya wit a smile".... MAMA FENTZ!!!! Love you downe gurl!!! Mom, Thank you." Rihanna sends her love to her mum, Monica Braithwaite, on the U.S. holiday.
Quote: "I'm so in love with this dress, but the train is insane! I can't really walk in it without any help, but it's so worth it. I love this dress so much! It's Chinese couture and it's made by Guo Pei. It's handmade by one Chinese woman and it took her two years to make. I found it online - I was researching Chinese couture on the Internet and I found it." Rihanna reveals she found the stunning dress she wore on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York while surfing the web.
Fact: The stunning yellow cape gown Rihanna wore to the Met Gala on Monday night (04May15) took top Chinese couturier Guo Pei 20 months to make and weighs about 55 pounds (25kg). The Diamonds hitmaker found the majestic piece from Pei's 2010 runway collection online and personally called the designer's husband asking to wear the garment for the annual glamour bash.
Fact: Rihanna stopped traffic on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday (04May15) when she made a late entrance to the event wearing a stunning yellow cape coat by acclaimed Chinese haute couture designer Guo Pei. The long, flowing embroidered train was lined with gold fur, and the pop star needed the assistance of three train handlers to fix the heavy garment as she made her way into the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fact: Rihanna has bared almost all again for a sexy V magazine shoot. The provocative pop star dons a blonde wig and neon makeup for the topless Steven Klein session, wearing nothing but light blue bikini bottoms.
Quote: "My band have suffered the most... 'cause on the road you just get a little bored... We had to perform outside and it was freezing cold and I poured the dirtiest mixture of, like, milk and pineapple juice, eggs and bubble gum... in the bottom of their shoes, I lined the crotch of their pants with gum; I put raw fish in their suitcases." Rihanna loves to pull pranks on her bandmates. The R&B star's April Fools' Day joke on comedian and U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel has gone viral - she woke him up and performed in his bedroom at 1am on Wednesday morning (01Apr15).
Fact: Rihanna pulled the ultimate prank on U.S. funnyman and chat show host Jimmy Kimmel to kickstart April Fools' Day early on Wednesday (01Apr15) - she crept into his Los Angeles home with members of her entourage while he was sleeping and performed a 1am alarm call, complete with flashing disco lights. The footage will appear on Kimmel's show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Wednesday night.
Quote: "Rihanna smells so good, I am not kidding. She has a scent... (like) heaven... I have this weird crush on her." THE BIG BANG THEORY star Jim Parsons has fallen in love with his HOME co-star's aroma.
Quote: "She's shutting down 20 year olds at 40-something. It's unheard of." Rihanna is a big fan of 45-year-old Jennifer Lopez.
Quote: "Her songs keep coming on in my head. And I'll keep, like, singing, 'Yellow diamonds...' - just out of nowhere, I'll be doing it. And first off, her reaction is always, she'll look at me and go, 'That gives me chills. And not in a good way'." Actor Jim Parsons reveals his HOME co-star Rihanna is not impressed with his renditions of her hit songs.
Fact: Rihanna and the Zac Brown Band have been tapped to headline the 2015 March Madness Music Festival to celebrate the U.S. college basketball championships. The Umbrella hitmaker will team up with Bleachers to perform for fans on 4 April (15), while the country band will join Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves for the gig on 5 April (15). Organisers have yet to reveal the line-up for 3 April (15), the first night of the free three-day concert series, which will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Fact: Rihanna is reportedly the latest singer signed up to perform at the BRIT Awards on 25 February (15). Madonna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith will also take to the stage at London's O2 Arena.
Quote: "That was a weird rumour. Honestly, I am happy for her success. I'm a fan of Rihanna. I have all her albums. I love her music, she's a great performer. We've both gone on to great things. It's all love." Singer/actress Christina Milian insists rumours of a reported feud between herself and labelmate Rihanna are false.
Tweet: "R.I.P. King Sporty! Still can't believe that it's real. My heart breaks for you @yusefhairnyc!! I know how much you adore your father. The battle of cancer is one of the hardest to witness, but he's flying high at peace now." Rihanna offers her support to hairstylist Yusef after learning of his father's death.
Fact: Rihanna has enlisted Brad Pitt to introduce her performance at the inaugural Diamond Ball, which supports her Clara Lionel Foundation. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the fundraising event on 11 December (14).
Quote: "I'm a fun cook! My speciality is seafood, but I also make the sickest mac 'n' cheese you will ever taste." Rihanna boasts about her culinary skills.
Quote: "Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!" Sassy R&B star Rihanna loves to be bossed around in the bedroom.
Tweet: "Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?" Rihanna tones down her political thoughts after sparking controversy with an ill-advised '#FreePalestine' tweet on Tuesday (15Jul14).
Fact: Rihanna has changed the photo of her Twitter.com account to celebrate her new-found love for the German soccer team. The singer, who celebrated with the team after its World Cup win on Sunday (13Jul14), has posted a new photoshopped shot of herself kneeling next to a soccer ball, wearing a German flag bikini and sporting the team's black, red and gold colours on her cheek.
Tweet: "This is the game I've been waiting for! I sincerely Love both of these teams!" Soccer fan Rihanna can't choose who to support as Colombia meets host nation Brazil in the World Cup on Friday (04Jul14).
Tweet: "Man they know better than to give Suarez that much room bruh!" Rihanna criticises the England soccer team's performance as Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores his second goal to win Thursday's (19Jun14) World Cup match 2-1.
Tweet: "I hate watching games like this! 2 of my fave teams... Poor Portugal. Germany are playing ruthless today... Germany is too f**kin real today!" Rihanna offers her thoughts about Germany's 4-0 win over Portugal in Monday's (16Jun14) World Cup clash.
Fact: Fans waiting to see A-list celebrities including Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna at the Met Costume Institute gala in New York City on Monday (05May14) got a shock when a male streaker ran through the crowds and tried to make his way into the bash while wearing just a pink 'mankini' and gold chains.
Fact: Rihanna has replaced her Twitter.com avatar with an animated version of her topless cover shot for lui magazine.
Fact: Katy Perry and Rihanna were in the running to record Beyonce's track Pretty Hurts, but didn't reply to songwriter Sia Furler in time. The song appears on the Crazy in Lover hitmaker's album Beyonce, which was released earlier this year (14).
Fact: Eminem and Rihanna are set to hit the stage together at Sunday's (13Apr14) MTV Movie Awards to belt out their hit song The Monster together live for the first time. The collaborators, who are preparing to launch a joint mini tour this summer (14), will join the likes of singer Ellie Goulding and electronic DJ Zedd, who will also perform at the Los Angeles prizegiving.
Fact: Rihanna shocked fellow diners at a restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday night (20Mar14) by turning up in a sheer white skirt which showed off her pink underwear.
Fact: Rihanna bared her breasts on Saturday (01Mar14) for the second time in three days after wearing a sheer, lacy black top and an oversized black and white fur scarf as she stepped out to attend the Jean Paul Gaultier show during Paris Fashion Week. The bold singer had also shown off her assets in a see-through black mesh top during a night out at the famous Crazy Horse club in the French capital on Thursday (27Feb14).
Fact: A London nightclub frequented by stars including Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna has become the first venue in the British capital to ban fur. The ban at Mahiki is backed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).
Quote: "When I'm on tour, if I walk out of the hotel to go to Starbucks, it's like, thousands of fans are walking there with me. It's a lot. And that's why I don't do much on tour. I just hide out in my hotel." Rihanna likes to stay in to avoid a mob while out on the streets.
Quote: "Instagram is my way of communicating to the world. When I'm on tour, I keep fans in the loop. I don't really think about it too much. Literally, I can be sitting in a car and be bored, so I do a selfie just because I'm bored. Or if my dog is running around in circles and I think that's funny, I put it on Instagram." Rihanna on her addiction to the popular photo sharing app.
Fact: Sexy R&B star Rihanna turned heads during a beach photoshoot in Brazil on Monday (13Jan14) by going topless. The singer let it all hang out as she posed for a series of pictures, wearing just a headscarf, some gold jewellery and a matching pair of high-waisted bikini bottoms.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna is becoming a regular at the Brooklyn Nets basketball team's home games - she was courtside at the Barclays Center in New York on Friday (10Jan14) to cheer the players on as they beat the Miami Heat 104-95, and she was also in attendance for the Nets' game against the Atlanta Hawks last Monday (06Jan14), when they went on to claim victory over the visitors 91-86.
Quote: "We've actually been talking about it for years, so we can't let anyone down. We have to do the best song ever. Beyond that, I think we'll definitely get around to it and when it happens, you are going to know." Katy Perry is eager to collaborate with her pop pal Rihanna at some point in the future.
Fact: Rihanna has transformed three of the four bedrooms at her New York City apartment into walk-in wardrobes, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Fact: Rihanna has chalked up another big career milestone in the U.S. thanks to sales of her latest album Unapologetic. The 2012 release has now sold over 1.1 million copies in America, giving the R&B beauty a total of 10 million sales from her seven albums.
Fact: Pop provocateurs Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have teamed up for an episode of the Umbrella singer's new U.S. fashion show Styled To Rock. Cyrus will appear as a judge on the latest edition of the series, which will air on Friday night (15Nov13).
Fact: Rihanna has replaced Nicki Minaj as the face of MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign. Her latest MAC Cosmetics collection will hit stores next year (14) and all profits will benefit charities supporting women, men and children living with and affected by Hiv and Aids.
Fact: Rihanna has posed for a sexy but sinister cover shoot for Britain's GQ magazine, sporting a Medusa-style head of snakes, serpent-eye contact lenses and a huge boa constrictor around her shoulders.
Tweet: "Just saw Rihannas 'Pour It Up' video. Miley at the Vmas and now this - just gonna ask - whats next - actual penetrative sex in a video?! Yeesh (sic)." British socialite Peaches Geldof is shocked by Rihanna's raunchy video for her latest track Pour It Up.
Fact: Rihanna has landed a cameo in rapper A$AP Rocky's new video for Fashion Killa.
Quote: "I'm such a bootleg rock star. I do nothing, literally. I'm embarrassed to say that actually. I've become a square, I hate partying." Rihanna insists she has tamed her wild ways.
Tweet: "Either I was p**ck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her p**sy. The birds feathers were all damp! Lol And Then she tried to turn water into coke in her $!! Uhh yea, all I'm saying is water went in and soda came out! I'm traumatized!!!" Rihanna was left stunned by a cabaret show she saw in Thailand.
Fact: Rihanna is auctioning off a kiss to benefit animal rescue groups in New York City. The R&B star has agreed to plant a smacker on a fan's neck, which he or she can then get tattooed for posterity, as part of a CharityBuzz.com online fundraiser, which ends today (18Sep13).
Tweet: "Just left the studio... Recorded a #monster hook for one of my favorite artists! And that's all I can give you..." Rihanna teases fans with a tweet about her latest collaboration.
Quote: "We were at a Victoria's Secret show. I went up to her and was like, 'You are so amazing. I love you, you look so hot out there performing. You put us all to shame.' Then I slapped her on the bum." Model Cara Delevingne boldly introduced herself to pop star Rihanna.
Fact: Pop star Katy Perry and her rocker boyfriend John Mayer enjoyed a night out in New York with pal Rihanna on Monday (12Aug13). The trio was joined by friends at Manhattan hotspot The Lion for dinner and drinks.
Fact: R&B beauty Rihanna has gone grey for her latest hair makeover. The singer showed off her new dye job in a series of photos on her Instagram.com page on Wednesday night (17Jul13).
Fact: Rihanna ditched her clothes during a shopping trip in Monaco this week (ends14Jul13) - the singer was photographed walking through a mall wearing nothing but a black swimsuit and a sheer blouse tied at the waist.
Tweet: "Bumped into the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence at dinner!" R&B star Rihanna enjoys a celebrity encounter during a night out in Paris, France.
Tweet: "Nelson Mandela... one of the most incredible men to ever walk this earth!!! Sending prayers up to the Heavens for you! Angel on Earth." Pop star Rihanna sends her best wishes to ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, who is critically ill in hospital.
Fact: Rihanna has scored her sixth million-selling album in the U.S. Her latest release, Unapologetic, hit the milestone earlier this week (beg27May13), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, featuring the hits Diamonds, Pour It Up and Stay, took 27 weeks to get to the million mark.
Tweet: "Sometime (sic) loving someone is too much! So loving from a distance will help everyone grow! Be blessed. Live ya life!" Chris Brown gets philosophical about love after recently confirming he has split from on/off girlfriend Rihanna.
Fact: R&B beauty Rihanna proved there were no hard feelings with bosses at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday (04May13) by taking up an invitation to sit courtside at the Brooklyn Nets basketball team's Nba play-off game against the Chicago Bulls. The singer had been booked to perform at the arena on the same night but agreed to postpone her concert to Tuesday (07May13) to make way for the home team. However, her star presence failed to help the Nets to victory in Game 7 - they lost 99 to 93.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna has landed her own signature shade of lipstick from bosses at cosmetics giant Mac. The sexy colour, named RiRi Woo, is only available to fans online.
Fact: Actress Mila Kunis has beaten Rihanna to be named the sexiest woman in the world by readers of U.K. magazine Fhm. The sexy singer placed second, while British actress Helen Flanagan bagged third place. Cheryl Cole, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry and Megan Fox all feature within the top 20.
Fact: Rihanna, Kraftwerk and The National will headline Denmark's Roskilde festival in June and July (13). Slipknot, Sigur Ros, Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Miguel, soul legend Bobby Womack, Jake Bugg, Crystal Castles, Suicidal Tendencies and Turbonegro will also perform at the annual music event.
Fact: Rihanna appears to have poured scorn on reports suggesting she is single again - she took to Twitter.com on Wednesday (10Apr13) to post a photo of herself with smiling boyfriend Chris Brown. In the snap, the Bajan beauty can be seen cuddling up to him as they enjoy a ride in a convertible.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna turned heads on Monday (01Apr13) when she stopped at discount superstore Walmart in British Columbia, Canada to pick up some bargain deals ahead of her concert in Vancouver that night.
Fact: Rihanna has topped a new poll compiled by bosses at music app Spotify, who have named her the most streamed female artist in the world in the last six months. The Umbrella hitmaker beat Britney Spears and Taylor Swift to claim the title, while Ke$ha and Carly Rae Jepsen also made the top five.
Quote: "Probably the best summer I ever had. He's growing so fast now." Rihanna has fond memories of spending time looking after her younger brother Rajad as a teenager when her mother went out to work.
Fact: Chris Brown has reportedly bought girlfriend Rihanna a $65,000 (£40,000) pair of Neil Lane earrings. The Umbrella singer, who turned 26 last week (ends22Feb13), fell in love with the chandelier earrings when Lane loaned them to her for a recent red carpet event - and Brown took note.
Fact: Rihanna spent her 25th birthday with on/off boyfriend Chris Brown on Wednesday (20Feb13). She posted a photo of the lovers sharing the back seat of car on Instagram.com. In the shot, the bikini-clad Umbrella singer appears to be sitting on her beau's lap, smiling for the camera and sticking out her tongue. In an accompanying tweet she wrote, "Pour it up pour it up!"
Tweet: "Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil (little) Bajan behind, never thought these (this) many people would even know my name, now it's next to Princess Diana's on the front of a newspaper! Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be." Rihanna on new British tabloid reports suggesting she's the new Diana.
Tweet: "My first fashion show!!! My designs will walk the catwalks of London Fashion Week in days!! It's gonna be Majah (sic)!" Rihanna prepares to launch her new clothing range in Britain.
Fact: Rihanna has a Jeep Wrangler and a Porsche convertible - both gifts from record label boss Jay Z - in her garage, but she has never driven either because she doesn't have a licence.
Fact: Rihanna gave Beyonce and Jay Z a miniature version of a jacket she wore while performing on U.S. Tv talent show The X Factor as a baby gift when their little girl Blue Ivy was born last January (12).
Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.
Fact: The cover art for Rihanna's new single Stay will feature a grainy shot of her nuzzling the tattooed neck of her on/off boyfriend Chris Brown.
Fact: .Rihanna will appear on seven different Complex covers when the urban magazine's February issue hits stores later this month (Jan13). Each cover is an homage to an album she has released from her 2005 debut, Music Of The Sun, to her latest, Unapologetic.
Fact: This year's (13) Grammy Awards show looks set to be a repeat of 2012 as both Taylor Swift and Rihanna will perform for a second year in a row. Pop rock group fun. are also among the confirmed performers for the prize-giving next month (Feb13).
Tweet: "#1 (Number One) Album Ww (worldwide), Us, Uk, Canada...#1 Song Us same damn time!!" Rihanna celebrates one of her most successful chart weeks.
Tweet: "Happy Independence Day to my country, my island #Barbados." Rihanna celebrates her native Barbados' big day.
Tweet: "Wait!!!!! What the F**K?!!!! #Unapologetic just debuted at #1 in America!!!!! My first number 1 album there!!! Thank you Navy, u deserve it... I'm legit crying like a p**sy right now!!" Rihanna thanks her fans after learning her new album Unapologetic has debuted at number one in the U.S.
Tweet: "777Tour is a wrap! Thanks to everyone who was a part of this. It was an incredible experience for my fans and I!" Rihanna marks the end of her globetrotting tour, which featured seven shows in a seven-day, seven-country trek. It wrapped in New York on Tuesday night (20Nov12).
Fact: Rihanna demanded a haul of junk food for her globe-trotting 777 tour. The singer's backstage rider, obtained by Tmz.com, requested Oreo biscuits, gummi bears, sugary breakfast cereals, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos at all seven shows on the week-long seven-country trek, which wrapped in New York on Tuesday night (20Nov12).
Fact: Rihanna embraced the holiday spirit in London on Tuesday (19Nov12) by switching on the Christmas lights at the city's Westfield shopping centre in Stratford. She later performed a special gig in front of 2,000 fans at The Forum in Kentish Town as part of her 777 Tour, during which she will play in seven cities in seven days.
Fact: Rihanna partied with Sean '' Combs, Akon, and Pharrell Williams after her 777 Tour stop in Paris, France on Saturday night (17Nov12) - her fourth international show in four days. Rihanna performs in Berlin, Germany on Sunday and London on Monday.
Tweet: "4 down 3 more to go! E-Werks is the spot tonight Berlin. #BeThere... Berlin, come out to E-Werk for Free tix to tonight's #777Tour show! Limited quantity." Rihanna's 777 Tour continues with a Sunday night gig in Germany.
Tweet: "Just landed! Day 3 of @Rihanna's #777Tour: Sweden! Can you believe its only 3 p.m. here in Stockholm." Rihanna makes her third stop on her ambitious 777 tour after shows in Mexico and Canada.
Fact: Rihanna's third fragrance Nude will be available at MACy’s stores across America next Friday (23Nov12), the country's Black Friday shopping day.
Fact: Rihanna served up Ace of Spades champagne and cognac to journalists, fans and guests on her 777 tour plane as they kicked off the seven-city trek in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday (14Nov12).
Tweet: "thank you Mexico, I love u! #1 down, 6 more to go!!! Country number 2, Canada! Toronto here we come 777tour... Yo Toronto. I’ll be at The Danforth tonight. Will you?" Rihanna jets to the second stop on her ambitious seven city tour.
Tweet: "777tour is about to jump start, my foot is about to touch the plane... Mexico City, are you ready? See you at PlazaCondesa tonight!" Rihanna announces the first stop on her ambitious 777 tour, which takes her to seven cities in seven days.
Quote: "I love Breaking Amish right now. It’s really good. You fall in love with the characters." Rihanna is an unlikely fan of the quirky U.S. reality Tv show.
Quote: "They'll see me snoring, they'll see me tipsy, they'll see me onstage performing, they'll see me without make-up and my pyjamas on the plane. It's not even gonna be glamorous." Rihanna insists the photographers and reporters she has invited to join her on her upcoming 777 tour will get a real insider's look at her life on the road.
Fact: Artists at Madame Tussauds have debuted two new wax figures of Rihanna. The waxworks, which are both posed with microphones and sport bright red wigs, were unveiled in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles branches of the museum on Tuesday (13Nov12).
Quote: "It's gonna be a really rock 'n' roll week. We're not gonna know our names by the time we get back because we're gonna be so exhausted." Rihanna on her upcoming 777 tour, during which she'll perform seven shows in seven countries in seven days.
Fact: Rihanna will kick off her ambitious 777 Tour in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday (14Nov12). The R&B star plans to play seven concerts in seven days in seven countries to promote her new album Unapologetic, with gigs in Toronto, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany and London, before wrapping up the global trek in New York on 20 November (12). The show venues will be announced when the singer arrives in each city.
Fact: R&B beauty Rihanna surprised fans in New York on Friday (09Nov12) by making a special appearance at an album listening party for her upcoming release, Unapologetic. The event at the 40/40 Club was open to the public in exchange for donations of basic necessities to aid the ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
Fact: Rihanna has shot a new ad for tourism bosses in her native Barbados.
Tweet: "Diamonds Has jumped to the #8 spot on Billboards Hot 100 chart this week making it our 23rd Top 10 single in 7 years." Rihanna basks in the success of her latest single.
Quote: "I hope one day she will get married. Everyone adores Chris; he's a super guy. The family loved Chris Brown before they even met him." Rihanna's dad Ronald Fenty is hoping to one day call Chris Brown his son-in-law, even though the R&B star brutally beat his daughter during a fight in 2009. Brown and Rihanna split up after the fight and he was charged with assault.
Quote: "To the world, I feel like there's no closure. There's some obsession that's continued even throughout when we weren't friends or couldn't be friends at all. Hated each other. The world hasn't let go... They haven't seen any progress in our friendship... So now it's a bit of a fascination, I guess... But they're not on the inside. They can't see what I see." Rihanna is baffled by the public's fascination with her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "I just thought, Who cares? Do I say, 'Getting in the car. Getting on the plane'? I was so distraught by the whole idea." Rihanna had to be persuaded to join Twitter.com. The singer now boasts more than 26.2 million followers on the social networking site.
Tweet: "It's a big day for me!!! I'm shooting my Second American #Vogue Cover and it's with none other than thee Annie Leibovitz again!" Rihanna gets ready for her latest close-up for the fashion bible.
Fact: Cheeky rapper A$Ap Rocky landed himself an unexpected prize at the MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed Rihanna's butt as they opened the Mtv Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (06Sep12) with a performance of Cockiness.
Tweet: "My prayers go out to the victims of the shooting at the Empire State Building and their loved ones!" Rihanna is among the stars shocked by Friday's (24Aug12) Empire State Building shoot-out in New York.
Tweet: "Bartending last night, dropped a bottle, broke it, my foot is still bleeding!!!" Rihanna has injured herself after trying to serve customers at a bar during her island-hopping holiday through the Mediterranean.
Quote: "She's a workhorse. She definitely has her fun, and she parties and lives her life. But at the same time she works. She does not sleep." Ne-YO is a big fan of hard-working singer Rihanna.
Tweet: "Time for a vaca (vacation), ima need a boat and some ho's! Who's in?!" Rihanna needs a break after all the emotion surrounding her grandmother's recent death. The Umbrella singer jetted to Barbados at the beginning of the week (beg09Jul12) to attend the funeral.
Tweet: "I know you smiling down on me brightly, I could feel it in the sunshine." Rihanna still feels her late grandmother's presence two days after the R&B superstar attended her funeral in Barbados.
Fact: Rihanna has been named Italian Vogue's Woman of the Year.
Tweet: "Oslo it was magical!!!! Rain, fog, mud and all!!! That's why my fans are the trillest." Rihanna has enjoyed her trip to Norway.
Fact: Pop star Rihanna is to make her second foray into cinema by lending her voice to upcoming film Happy Smekday!, a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of Adam Rex's award-winning book The True Meaning of Smekday. The singer will play one of the lead parts alongside The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: Rihanna has stripped off yet again to promote her new perfume Rebelle. In the print advertisements, the Bajan beauty poses nude as she sits on a sofa, with her legs curled up and her arms wrapped around her chest to preserve her modesty. The singer has also showed off her curves in a revealing new TV commercial for Armani underwear.
Quote: "I wasn't drinking enough water before, and I love coconut water. It hydrates me just as much as regular water so it really started to affect my diet and the way my body was shaping up." Rihanna insists she's the perfect pitchwoman for Vita Coco coconut water.
Quote: "I'm a size 0 - and not happy about it. I went way too far. I prefer myself a bit chunkier. I want my old butt back." Singer Rihanna is hoping to get her curves back after a recent dramatic weight loss.
Quote: "I just had the flu and I never gave myself the chance to recover. But I took a couple days, rested. And now I'm here. I always deny myself (rest)." Rihanna explains the reason behind her recent illness, which left her needing an IV drip during a brief hospital visit.
Quote: "Everything I do, I do because I want to. Sometimes I'll wear something and think, 'I'm going to get so much flak for this tomorrow, but if I want to wear it, I will.' If I dress sexy, then I'm a slut; if I dress sophisticated, then I'm a grandma. At the end of the day, I just wear what I want to wear." Rihanna remains defiant about her risque fashion choices.
Quote: "It's a moment to be alone, where you have something else to focus on other than your own thoughts." Rihanna likes to unwind by cooking.
Quote: "My albums are always true to where my head is at in that moment. I guess I was having a lot of naughty thoughts, because I wasn't getting any action. And that came out in the music." Single R&B stunner Rihanna admits her sexual frustration inspired tracks on her hit 2011 album Talk That Talk.
Fact: Rihanna joined Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris onstage at the Coachella festival in California for two tracks - Where Have You Been and We Found Love - on Sunday (15Apr12). The R&B beauty, who was not billed to perform, arrived at the festival on Friday and stayed all weekend.
Quote: "She had this cool studded Valentino bag that had sparkly stuff on it... And then Valentine's Day came around, and I got a little Valentino bag in the mail from her. I thought, 'Wow this is a woman of her word.'" Katy Perry recalls her first meeting with Rihanna in 2009 when the Umbrella singer offered to give her a designer handbag.
Quote: "Alexander Skarsgard is so hot. I had to keep my game face. I could stare at him all day long. I was just watching him on set. He was really sweet." Rihanna has a big crush on her Battleship co-star Alexander Skarsgard.
Quote: "The other cast had to go off and do boot camp, but not me. As admiral of the fleet, I give the orders. Everybody's saluting you all of the time. It's terrific." Liam Neeson on his role as a vice admiral in new movie Battleship, which he stars in alongside Rihanna and Taylor Kitsch.
Quote: "It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it... (but) tomorrow I'm still going to be the same person. I'm still going to do what I want to do." Defiant Rihanna insists she won't be apologising for reconnecting with Chris Brown in the studio. Brown, her ex, was convicted of assaulting the Umbrella singer in 2009.
Quote: "It's unreal. You couldn't get more perfect than that child, she's beautiful. And she really is Jay Z's twin. It's hilarious. She's beautiful!" Rihanna confirms she recently met Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy for the first time.
Quote: "We're going to be going on tour next year. So this year we're spending our time planning to make sure it's bigger than anything we've done and something more impactful, maybe something different, so my fans can get excited about it." Rihanna promises fans her 2013 shows will be better than ever.
Quote: "That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off. That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job." Rihanna on possibly playing Whitney Houston in a biopic.
Quote: "Actually, I didn't even know of the game, because in Barbados it doesn't exist." Rihanna signed up for a role in the big screen adaptation of Battleship - despite never having heard of the classic board game it's based on.
Quote: "The soldier was definitely scary, scary, scary. I was like, 'I need to get this guy out of my hotel room.' When he came round I would hide my pink iPod and my high heels. I felt guilty shopping when I was making this film." Rihanna was terrified of the soldier who trained her for action scenes for her role in Battleship.
Fact: Rihanna hopped on London's Underground network on Tuesday night (27Mar12) to travel to a Drake show. The Umbrella hitmaker took the Tube to North Greenwich, the stop for the O2 Arena venue where her pal was playing. Rihanna is becoming a regular on the network - she took the Underground to rehearsals for the Brit Awards last month (Feb12) and used it last October (11) during her U.K. tour.
Quote: "My way probably won't work for most people, but the more I got naked the more comfortable I felt. I just have to face my fear." Rihanna flaunts her sexy figure to boost her confidence.
Quote: "She's so gorgeous and every time you go to her in the film... it's just so annoying; she's so beautiful. And every time they go to me, I'm just like one of the guys." Rihanna on co-starring with model/actress Brooklyn Decker in new movie Battleship.
Quote: "We have been working on this for years. We still are trying to make a song together... I won't say it's happening right now but it's gonna happen." Rihanna on a rumoured duet with pal Katy Perry.
Quote: "Snooki is awesome, I'm so happy for her. It's shocking to the world she has a baby because we now perceive her as this character but she's really a human being. She's a grown woman and women have kids. We're reproductive machines. That's what we're here for." Rihanna is thrilled her favourite reality TV character is pregnant.
Fact: Rihanna has gone blonde for her upcoming Elle magazine cover shot.
Quote: "She's a lovely girl but I don't know her music, I'm ashamed to say. I met her on set in Hawaii but I stopped listening to music when John Lennon was shot." Actor Liam Neeson has not heard his Battleship co-star Rihanna's hits.
Quote: "There's nobody really in my league. But there's competition everywhere. The whole music industry is competition." Pop star Rihanna is convinced she's in a league of her own.
Tweet: "Fyi (for your information), we gotta (sic) find me somebody to kiss (at) midnight by next Nye (New Year's Eve)!!!!" Rihanna is determined to find a boyfriend by the end of the year (12).
Fact: Rihanna stunned revellers in Miami, Florida as she rang in 2012 by stepping out braless in a see-through lace top. The hitmaker was photographed party hopping by the beach letting it all hang out and sporting new nipple jewellery.
Fact: British pop singer Cheryl Cole has named a pair of high heels in her debut design collection after R&B superstar Rihanna. The 'Ri Ri' ankle boots feature leopard print trim and retail for $192 (£120) on Stylistpick.com.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna celebrated Thanksgiving (24Nov11) by renting out a pub in Dublin, Ireland for her friends and tour crew. The group feasted on dishes cooked up by chefs at a local restaurant.
Quote: "He does a lot of naked photos but he's really good at making women looking hot, so I was like, 'OK, this is the guy who is gonna shoot Sexiest Woman Alive,' because it's a lie - I'm not!" Rihanna on picking Russell James to capture her Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive look for the cover of the men's magazine.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna has given fans an early preview of her upcoming album Talk That Talk by releasing 30 second snippets of each song online. The disc is released in the U.S. on 22 November (11).
Quote: "I met him and I was like let's f**king kiss and... you know what I mean. We had to pretend how to fake f**k." Rihanna felt an instant attraction to rumoured new beau Dudley O'shaughnessy, who she cast as her love interest in the music video for her latest single We Found Love.
Quote: "At the time it hurt, but she didn't mean to. I'll never put that on her. I was hurt because I started to slowly realise what it was. I guess I thought it was more." Rapper Drake insists he holds nothing against sexy singer Rihanna for appearing to lead him on in the early days of their friendship.
Fact: Pharrell Williams and Enrique Iglesias have signed up to share their best advice with the contestants on U.S. show The X Factor on Wednesday (12Oct11). Both stars will serve as mentors, while Rihanna and Mariah Carey will also act as guest judges.
Quote: "I have to have it.... I overthink everything when it comes to my job. The drink calms my nerves. I sip it while I watch the opening act from my dressing room. Sometimes I go out into the audience. I put on a really big hoodie and sneak out there." Rihanna on her pre-concert ritual.
Fact: Pop star Rihanna has been crowned the 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine. I Kissed a Girl hitmaker Katy Perry was listed as the publication's runner-up.
Fact: Rihanna has taken the title of her 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad to heart - she stepped out for a dinner date in Santa Monica, California on Thursday (01Sep11) wearing a gold necklace engraved with the offensive word 'c**t'.
Fact: R&B beauty Rihanna has been immortalised again for the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin, Germany. The Umbrella hitmaker's look-a-like was unveiled on Monday (29Aug11) and features the star wearing a colourful ruffled leotard similar to the outfit she wore in the 2010 video for her David Guetta collaboration, Who's That Chick. The singer has previously had a wax replica of herself go on display in the Washington, D.C. branch of the tourist attraction.
Quote: "I absolutely do prefer a dominant guy. I play a very dominant role in my life, in every other aspect of it. And I like to feel like a lady still, at some point. I feel like that's the time when a guy really gets to be a man, and I get to be a woman. And if I'm being a man in the bedroom too, there's nothing really in it for me." Sexy R&B star Rihanna wants her lover to take charge in the bedroom.
Fact: Rihanna has been named Woman of the Year by editors at Italy's Vogue magazine.
Quote: "I don't think I could walk down the street wearing bubbles or a dress made of ham. What Lady GaGa has done has been kind of amazing. I am the opposite. I wear clothes I would wear on the street. I'm all about a real look." Rihanna admires Lady Gaga's kooky fashion sense.
Tweet: "My hotel has 'RiRi' stitched into my pillowcases, how f**kin Raaaddd (cool) is that??!" R&B star Rihanna has been gifted with personalised bedding during a stay in New York.
Quote: "It was a very aggressive and defensive time, and that allowed me to start not giving a s**t. I walked around with a very f**k-you attitude." Rihanna on the way she felt after splitting from Chris Brown following his February, 2009 assault on her.
Quote: "I never focus on that, because you never know who will be at the top. I want to be an artist who is known for constantly growing, becoming bigger and better. It's not about who's better: Rihanna or Lady Gaga. We can't all be number one, but we can all be the best at what we do as individuals." Singer Rihanna doesn't worry about her competition.
Fact: Rihanna comforted racing driver Lewis Hamilton after he crashed out of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday (12Jun11). TV viewers saw the Umbrella hitmaker hugging and chatting with Hamilton in the drivers' area while the race was postponed due to torrential rain. She is pals with Hamilton's girlfriend, Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger.
Quote: "You see all these other artists that you admire so much and you love their music; it's the coolest thing to bring it together. Their fans love that music, my fans love this music, so bringing two audiences together is always ultimate for me." Rihanna loves recording duets with her fellow chart stars.
Quote: "If I wasn't a singer, I think I'd be studying to be a psychologist." R&B star Rihanna fancies herself as a medic.
Tweet: "Uuuuhhhh....is this a hangover in Vegas??? Where am I? Who am I? #goodtimes" R&B star Rihanna is suffering after partying hard to celebrate her triple win at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May11).
Tweet: "Everyday my housekeeper walks in as Soon as Im (sic) done choppin up my onions*tears*I think she's convinced that Im (sic) the most depressed person lol (laugh out loud)." R&B star Rihanna always tears up when she cooks onions.
Tweet: "Its f**kin twitter, not the alter (sic)! calm down." Rihanna responds to fans' concerns after she started following ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on Twitter.com over the weekend.
Tweet: "Bob Marley U live on thru (sic) music and culture, as a girl from a small island under the sun, I owe it to you for breaking Majah (major) barriers for us." Bajan R&B star Rihanna remembers the late reggae legend on the 30th anniversary of his death (11May81).
Tweet: "Why can't I f**king sleep??? Its been almost 3 whole weeks of none or 3 hrs Max every single night! I dont even have a "fun" excuse!" Rihanna is suffering from a lack of rest.
Tweet: "Alexander MCQueen is a legend!!! So sad he couldn't be there last night to witness an amazing tribute and exhibition!!!" R&B beauty Rihanna hails the late fashion designer after attending New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Met Gala, which celebrated the launch of the tragic couturier's Savage Beauty exhibition on Monday (02May11). MCQueen committed suicide last year (10).
Tweet: "Coachella! Fun times... Arcade Fire, u f---in blew my mind! Felt like a kid again! U rock!!" Rihanna was stunned by Arcade Fire's set at the Coachella Festival in California on Saturday night (16Apr11). The R&B stunner showed up after dark in a camouflage jacket and hat. She was among a myriad of superstars who joined the crowds at the 12th annual Coachella.
Quote: "It's something that I would have loved to do but our schedule doesn't allow it. We're gonna be on tour for the rest of the year." Rihanna confirms she was approached to be a judge on Simon Cowell's new U.S. X Factor show.
Quote: "Don't go to a sex store tipsy." Rihanna offers up a little sex aide shopping advice.
Quote: "My first kiss was in high school, and it was the worst thing ever. He pretty much dumped his entire saliva glands into my mouth. It traumatised me." Rihanna on her first romantic encounter.
Quote: "I get kind of numb to hearing 'Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna'. When I hear 'Robyn', I pay attention." Rihanna, aka Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is more likely to respond to people calling out her given first name.
Quote: "I hate the sound of metal on metal and if something isn't even, it weirds me out - like, if my girlfriend hits me on the right side of my butt, it feels numb on the left." Rihanna on her oddities.
Fact: Rihanna is learning to speak Italian after she was gifted with a Rosetta Stone language course at Christmas.
Quote: "It's disgusting how gorgeous she is. Anytime I introduce my friends to her, male or female, the ride back always consists of, 'What, does she drink the blood of virgins?'" Katy Perry on pal Rihanna.
Tweet: "Congrats @Rihanna is the youngest black woman to cover Vogue magazine US." R&B star Kelly Rowland sends her best wishes to Rihanna after the 23 year old landed the honour from the American version of the top fashion magazine.
Quote: "Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun. You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your s**t. That's fun to me... I like to be spanked." Rihanna gets saucy about bedroom fun.
Fact: R&B star Rihanna will be joined by rap newcomer J. Cole when she hits the road for the North American leg of her Loud tour later this year (11). The pair are already pals - they are both signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation firm.
Quote: "I'm gonna hold off on the Rihanna video and the Rihanna single for a little bit longer... She has a lot of (songs) in rotation and I want to let her stuff have a moment and do its thing, dominate radio." Rapper Nicki Minaj explains why she decided to postpone the release of her Rihanna collaboration Fly.
Quote: "I looked steady for two years, and it is way above the price I was looking for, but I loved it. It is all white. There is a gun chandelier in the middle of the living room." R&B star Rihanna is proud to finally have a place to call her own. The singer purchased a 12-bedroom mansion in the Hollywood Hills last year (10) and only recently started moving into the property.
Quote: "Not right now. Maybe in the future, but that's not on my agenda right now. No, I'm not ready for that." Rihanna has no plans to fall pregnant any time soon.
Quote: "I want to have my own fashion and make-up lines - just experiment with the things I love." Rihanna reveals her future plans.
Quote: "Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realised that I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it." R&B beauty Rihanna is more than satisfied with her figure after undergoing extensive work outs in preparation of her upcoming action film Battleship.
Quote: "People are always gonna talk. But I'm in a positive place. I consider myself a grown-a** man... At the end of the day, if I walk around apologising to everybody, I'm gonna look like a damn fool... You can't blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don't want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap." Chris Brown is determined to brush off negative feeling about his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Fact: The people of Barbados have paid tribute to Rihanna with full-page magazine ads. The touching message, sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Authority, reads: "First you captured our hearts, then you mesmerised the world. Congratulations Rihanna... Forever our native daughter."
Tweet: "My MOM: 'Stix and stones may break ur bones but I have a whip here savin that I hope will excite you. She's seen the vid, I'm SO dead." R&B star Rihanna's risque promo for S&M has landed her in trouble with her mother. The raunchy shoot features the singer in figure-hugging PVC costumes brandishing a whip and suggestively sucking on a banana.
Fact: Katy Perry paid tribute to her showbiz pals at the opening night of her CALIFORNIA DREAMS world tour in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday (20Feb11) - she performed a medley of cover versions including Rihanna's ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD), WHIP MY HAIR by Willow Smith, and JAY-Z hit BIG PIMPIN'.
Fact: Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday singing for a gaggle of stars during the half-time show at the NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday (20Feb11). The pop star was joined onstage by Drake and Kanye West during her performance, while Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Steven Tyler, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman were all in the crowd at the arena.
Tweet: "Came wit a Grammy, left wit a Brit!!! Yea, I'm feelin myself a lil bit rt (right) now! UK massive stand up! I love u." Rihanna's ego is growing after she won International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday (15Feb11), just two days after winning a Grammy.
Fact: Rihanna's first perfume, Reb'l Fleur, features a fruity and floral mix of scents with hints of vanilla, patchouli and amber. Explaining the reason behind the fragrance name, the R&B beauty tells People.com, "My grandmother in Barbados used to call me her Rebel Flower." The perfume will go on sale in February (11).
Tweet: "im done with class. i have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boyz run from (their) mistakes. Men learn from them!!!" Chris Brown is proud to have completed his 52-week anti-domestic violence course following his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Quote: "I definitely think a child deserves both parents. It would be selfish of me, because of my pride and independence to say, 'Oh, I just want a sperm donor, because I can do it myself.' I can do it myself, but that's not fair." Rihanna is adamant she doesn't want to be a single mother.
Quote: "There's a rack of clothes in my head and I just line them up and have fun with it. For me, the thrill of fashion is taking a risk and daring myself to make it work." Fashion-forward pop star Rihanna loves experimenting with her clothes.
Quote: "She had it probably two months before me but it didn't stop me from doing it; I had this kinda colour in my mind for a long time... It's actually astounding how they're almost the exact same shade." My Chemical Romance star Gerard Way on his Rihanna-esque bright red hairstyle.
Quote: "I see Kate Moss and just think about her style. It's completely effortless with her and so true to who she is. It's always spontaneous, it's never thought out, or put together, it's just there and her hair is always messy. She doesn't care who is looking, or if there are paparazzi, and it works. She's a f**king rock star, bad a**. She's the s**t." Rihanna on her style icon, KATE MOSS.
Fact: Rihanna will open the 2010 American Music Awards on 21 November (10), when she'll join newly-married pal Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Bon Jovi on the bill.
Fact: Rihanna, Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm gave U.S. TV audiences a late night laugh at the weekend (30Oct10), with a musical skit on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. The trio teamed up for a comedy spoof called Ronnie & Clyde, based on notorius 1930s bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, in which the Grammy winner ditched her soft-spoken partner in crime, played by Samberg, for handsome bystander Hamm.
Quote: "I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside this time and it exudes in (sic) everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it's pure bliss and not just a cover up." Rihanna is content now she is dating baseball star Matt Kemp, after her nasty break-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown last year (09).
Quote: "Everything (is) good, I'm definitely - me personally and mentally - I'm a great guy now. Definitely just a person who's promoting positivity all the time, so that's just me." Chris Brown is convinced he's turned his life around after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna last year (09).
Quote: "I couldn't have been the woman I am today, or the friend, or the sister, or the artist, or the role model I am today if I didn't go through what I went through in the last year and a half." Rihanna insists her troubled relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has shaped her into a better person.
Quote: "The album is going out in two weeks and I had to be available for a lot of approval. I was crushed. I was really looking forward to it." Rihanna on why she missed best pal Katy Perry's wedding ceremony in India at the weekend (23Oct10).
Quote: "God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, 'What did I do to deserve this? Why was it backfiring on me?' But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that's what God was giving to me." Rihanna is determined to see the positive side of her bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown last year (09).
Quote: "I have seen a couple of episodes and being in Glee would be fun. I'd do it if they asked me. I'd lend my songs to them for sure." Rihanna is the latest star eyeing a guest spot on hit musical TV show GLEE.
Quote: "A lot of people dress like Lady Gaga now... I'm over that. Trends are boring. It's boring to see everyone doing the same thing." Rihanna is leading the way in the style stakes.
Fact: Rihanna has turned snap-happy to star in a commercial for a new Kodak camera. The Umbrella hitmaker is shown on the front row of a catwalk event photographing models in the promo for the So Kodak campaign, which will be screened in America.
Quote: "I didn't want the generic pop record that Ke$ha or Lady Gaga or Katy Perry would do. Every song is tailored to me." Rihanna is preparing to shock pop fans with daring new tracks on her upcoming album, Loud.
Fact: Rihanna is set to wow the crowd at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (12Sep10) by teaming up with Eminem for a live performance. The R&B star was spotted rehearsing Love the Way You Lie with the rapper on Sunday afternoon.
Quote: "People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna's wearing f**king leather jackets, and it's really annoying." Taylor Momsen isn't impressed with RIHANNA's new rock-inspired look.
Fact: Supermodel BROOKLYN DECKER's acting career is beginning to take off - she has landed her second major movie role opposite Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna in upcoming action film BATTLESHIP. She will make her big screen debut in romantic comedy JUST GO WITH IT.
Fact: Rihanna chose to have the French words 'rebelle fleur', meaning rebel flower, inked onto her neck because "that's how her mum sees her", according to her favourite New York tattoo artist Bang Bang. He branded her skin with the phrase during the singer's recent visit to the Big Apple.
Fact: Rihanna has added a new design to her tattoo collection - the singer had the French phrase "rebelle fleur", meaning rebellious flower, inked onto her neck during a session at New York's East Side Ink.
Quote: "JAY-Z always tells me to remain as I am, to stay humble and to keep good people around me. I asked him one day, 'You're Jay-Z... how do you stay humble?' And he said, 'My friends.'" Rihanna reveals her best advice from her music mentor JAY-Z.
Quote: "Don’t be afraid to be yourself just because you’re not like everybody else in class. If you want to dye your hair green and that’s what makes you happy, then dye your hair green, no matter what other people might say about it. Not everybody is going to like you - that’s the world we live in; that’s reality." Rihanna offers up advice to teen fans.
Quote: "You're never prepared for the day that you have to get out of that (a bad) relationship - it's never something that's going to be easy to deal with. But you know it's the right thing to do. And just know that one day you're going to wake up and be over it." Rihanna on moving on from her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, following their highly-publicised bust-up last year (09).
Fact: Stars including Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Soundgarden, JANE'S ADDICTION And N.E.R.D. took to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night (14Jun10) to help videogames maker Activision launch its new products. The concert featured sets from the musicians interspersed with information on games such as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty: Black Ops and DJ Hero 2.
Quote: "A year ago, I was very confused because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives - not only our friendship, but our lives." Pop singer Rihanna on taking her relationship with boyfriend Matt Kemp to the next level.
Fact: Rihanna wowed fans in Spain on Saturday (05Jun10) by rocking a new bright red hairdo onstage at the Rock in Rio Madrid festival.
Quote: "It's been seven weeks but I've only got like three or four more days, so I'm excited. We're just gonna be chillin' around the house... but we'll come up with something." Baseball star Matt Kemp on hooking up with girlfriend Rihanna after a lengthy separation. Rihanna has been on tour, while Kemp is in action daily with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fact: Punk star Travis Barker has joined Rihanna's band for the R&B star's new video ROCK STAR 101. The bare-chested Barker plays drums in the promo, which features Rihanna dressed up as rock star Slash.
Fact: Rihanna's baseball beau Matt Kemp is to be turned into an action man - Los Angeles Dodgers fans will receive a limited edition action figure inspired by the batsman at the 3 June (10) home game against the Atlanta Braves.
Quote: "I have an ugly day every month; pimples on my face, I'm fat and in a bad mood. It's more like an ugly week!" Every day isn't glamourous for pop star Rihanna.
Quote: "I hate healthy food... It has no taste... I'm from Barbados, so everything has extra flavour, extra salt, extra anything that fattens you and salad is just not one of the things I grew up eating. There's vegetables, but it's not such a big part of our culture." Rihanna isn't a fan of diet food.
Quote: "I always wanted to learn how to play the drums and I started talking about it... and he saw the interview and he said, 'You can't have anybody else teach you,' so I started rocking out with him... It's so difficult... but he makes it really clear to understand." Rihanna on her drumming lessons with Blink-182 star Travis Barker.
Quote: "The world knows a little too much about me at the moment. I don't think they need to know any more." Pop star Rihanna on why she won't be putting pen to paper for an autobiography.
Quote: "I wore this spiked bracelet. I saw so many people I knew and everyone I hugged were flinching. It took (hugging) four people before I realised what was happening. And then my earring started to stab me on my shoulder. That was dangerous." Rihanna admits her edgy fashion choices are often painful.
Quote: "She’s incredible. I think she’s the new ‘it girl’ in the industry. She has so much swagger. I actually got to hang out with her at the NRJ (radio station) Awards. It’s really her life - that’s just who she is, which is what I appreciate.” Rihanna is a big fan of new pop sensation KE$HA.
Fact: Rihanna has had her 13th tattoo inked across her chest, backwards - so she can read it in the mirror. It reads 'Never a failure always a lesson.' She says, "It's basically saying that it's OK to make a mistake, just don't make them twice."
Quote: "I'm going to the Grammys alone... I'm still single." Rihanna dismisses reports she's dating Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star Matt Kemp.
Quote: "I stilll haven't had my Grammy for Umbrella... It's something to do with the shipping, I'm guessing... I did move around that time, so it's probably at my last place." Rihanna reveals she's yet to receive her 2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Umbrella).
Fact: U.S. talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has recruited Wyclef Jean and Rihanna to appear on her show in a special broadcast dedicated to raising money for earthquake-devastated Haiti. The programme, which airs on Wednesday (20Jan10), will also feature a performance from singer Maxwell, whose mother is from the Caribbean country.
Fact: Rihanna's new baseball star boyfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers player MATT KEMP, previously dated former DESTINY'S CHILD singer LeTOYA LUCKETT.
Fact: Rihanna is documenting her upcoming Rated R tour with an accompanying photo-book. The UMBRELLA superstar is teaming up with the tour's creative director Simon Henwood for the publication, which is set for release on 29 June (10).
Quote: "She has a very bold, fearless image. I have to say, I have so much respect for original artists and artists who aren't afraid to do what they want to do. That's what I respect most, so she's awesome." Lady GaGa can add Rihanna to her long list of famous fans.
Quote: "I didn't really want to be around anybody, for them to stare at me and stuff, and feel sorry for me. So I just... I stayed in the house a lot. Then I started to get cabin fever. I was like, 'I'm going crazy in here'." Rihanna on her struggle to recover from her split from Chris Brown.
Quote: "I wanted people to move on with me, 'cause the last thing they know about me is that night. And I don't want that to be what people define me as." R&B star Rihanna doesn't want to be remembered for the fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown which left her battered and bruised and her former partner serving community service for assault.
Quote: "I f**king love Rihanna so much and I have too much in common w/her (With her) NOT to be friends w/her (with her). Gorgeous girl and smart!" Lindsay Lohan takes to her Twitter.com page to reveal she wants to be friends with R&B star RIHANNA.
Fact: Rihanna has a new tattoo. The singer has added to her body art collection by having the words "Never a failure, always a lesson" inked backwards on her chest.
Quote: "I'd love to be an assassin. Either that or a lesbian. Maybe both! A gay assassin - there's nothing hotter than that." Rihanna dreams of breaking into film with a killer role.
Quote: “She has a very bold, fearless image, I have to say, I have so much respect for original artists and artists who aren't afraid to do what they want to do. That's what I respect most, so she's awesome." Rihanna is a big fan of Lady GaGa.
Quote: "All humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I could see myself in a relationship with a girl." Rihanna won't rule out a same-sex romance.
Quote: "We could have made a load of money on those. I'm still kicking myself." JAY-Z regrets not releasing a range of umbrellas when Rihanna's catchy hit was at the top of the charts. The rapper signed the pop star to Def Jam Records.
Quote: "It's a different life. Normal? I wouldn't say normal. It's definitely more intense, like, everyday is another curveball, but now I know how to handle it." Rihanna insists her life hasn't returned to normal after the fuss over her February (09) fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "I think it's terrific that someone's dream can come true, just when you think it can't. She's a middle-aged woman who doesn't look like a star, yet she has the most angelic voice. I couldn't be more excited for her - she so deserves it." Rihanna is a big fan of Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle.
Fact: Chris Brown has followed ex-girlfriend Rihanna's lead and revealed all about their infamous bust-up in an interview with popular U.S. news show 20/20. The Umbrella hitmaker previously opened up about the former couple's relationship, and the February (09) fight which ended the romance, on the programme with legendary journalist Diane Sawyer earlier this month (Nov09).
Quote: "My taste in music has expanded because I was exposed to a lot more after I moved here (to the U.S.). In Barbados, there's no rock music on the radio, there's barely any pop. Now it's changed. Now they play a lot more pop music." Rihanna is championing pop music in her native Barbados.
Quote: "I don't give my phone number out that often. But if I'm dating I check the boy from top to bottom." Rihanna is fussy about the men she dates.
Quote: "I'm even hotter at home, because I'm always naked there. My pool boy saw me naked five times already. Yeah, at first it was so embarrassing. But he's used to this view now." Rihanna is far from body conscious when she returns to her native Barbados.
Fact: Rihanna's new album RATED R will be available to download in the U.S. for just $0.99 (£0.62) on Friday (27Nov09) - just five days after its release. The marketing move, by the singer's record label Def Jam, will be part of online retailer Amazon.com's price slashing sale, which kicks off this week.
Fact: Rihanna is set to receive a New Year's bonus - the superstar is reportedly cashing a $500,000 (£312,000) cheque to perform at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 31 December (09).
Quote: "There’s something that is never good enough. You never look in the mirror and say ‘Yes, I’m perfect today’. It’s always like, okay I don’t have a pimple but my gut looks huge. You always find a flaw. That’s what the mirror is there for, it’s very bad.” R&B beauty Rihanna insists she's just a normal girl.
Quote: "If you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him!" R&B beauty Rihanna brushes off the controversy surrounding the semi-nude photos of her that leaked online last year (08). The sexy images, which showed Rihanna in a pair of panties, were intended for the eyes of her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "I just have to live my life. They're hardly accurate." Rihanna never lets the tabloid rumours interfere with the way she lives her life.
Fact: U.S. electronics superstore chain Best Buy was all the rage on Monday night (23Nov09) after hosting New York and Los Angeles signing sessions by Rihanna and Lady GaGa. Rihanna signed copies of her highly anticipated new album Rated R at New York's Best Buy headquarters, while Lady GaGa staged her signing at a Best Buy in Los Angeles.
Quote: 'I love Grace Jones but Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians is my new style icon. She's just fly (cool). Her style is edgy, dark and hot. Just exactly what I love." R&B star Rihanna has an unusual fashion idol.
Quote: "Anytime a woman frees herself from that kind of bondage and that kind of situation, I'm proud." Halle Berry is happy singer Rihanna was able to escape her domestic violence hell after becoming an attack victim in February (09). Berry lost much of the hearing in one of her ears after a former boyfriend beat her.
Quote: "I smiled myself to sleep. It was the best feeling. I drank some red wine, and just smiled myself to sleep. It felt so good." Rihanna was relieved after revealing all on U.S. TV about her February (09) attack at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Fact: R&B singer Cassie has lent her support to disgraced Chris Brown by appearing as his love interest in his new video. The promo for CRAWL premiered on U.S. TV on Friday's (13Nov09) Wendy Williams Show. It's his first official single since his violent bust-up with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February (09).
Quote: "The second you dress down, they're like, 'Wait a minute! She wore those jeans two days in a row!'" Looking good is a full-time job for Rihanna.
Quote: "Being on tour gets you in shape, which is good considering how I eat pretty much whatever I can get my hands on. There's always noodles, a lot of microwave meals, endless chips and snacks and bad stuff. You work some of it off - but not all of it!" Rihanna is excited to begin performing rigorous live shows - so she won't have to go to the gym.
Quote: "It was the biggest weight lifted off my chest... That was my first real time opening up. I had a lot of tension bottled up. So when I finally spoke about it, it felt really good." Rihanna found it therapeutic to tell all about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her in February (09). The singer opened up about the incident for the first time in a TV interview with U.S. newswoman Diane Sawyer, which aired in the U.S. on Friday (06Nov09).
Quote: "Nothing I wear is comfortable besides my underwear. The shoes, the clothes are pretty uncomfortable." Rihanna sacrifices coziness for her outrageous style.
Quote: "I've been right there with a chemist mixing the formulas. I wanted this to be the fragrance no man can resist - and it is!" Singer Rihanna smells success after testing out her perfume on men.
Quote: "I get very embarrassed, very angry... I don't like to see it. It's humiliating to see your face like that." Rihanna has no desire to see the police photo of her injuries in the aftermath of the February (09) attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, when she was violently beaten following a heated argument. The shocking image was leaked to the press shortly after the incident.
Quote: "It had nothing to do with the situation but I could see how people could put it onto that situation. When I thought about it, I was like, 'Yeah, let me not wear that. Let me take that off - because that's giving off the wrong message.'" Disgraced R&B star Chris Brown regrets wearing a medallion sporting the word 'Oops!' in the weeks after he attacked ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Quote: "He forgot the pain that he felt with his mum. Fame came to Chris at a very young age. And with fame comes a lot of different things. The freedom, no limits, no boundaries. You're a kid and the word 'no' doesn't exist. You become invincible and you don't think. There's no right or wrong, you just do what you want to do." Rihanna tries to understand what led to her then-boyfriend Chris Brown violently attacking her during a heated argument in February (09). Brown has previously spoken out about seeing his own mother being beaten up by an abusive lover.
Quote: "I get very embarrassed, very angry... I don't like to see it. It's humiliating to see your face like that." Rihanna has no desire to see the police photo of her injuries in the aftermath of the February (09) attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, when she was violently beaten following a heated argument. The shocking image was leaked to the press shortly after the incident.
Quote: "We were in love, it just takes time, love doesn't go away right away. He didn't accept that very well. Obviously he didn't want us to be apart but I knew I had to make a decision for me." Rihanna admits it was a difficult decision to break up for good with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after he violently attacked her in February (09).
Quote: "I heard things like... 'Don't get too close, he might punch you in the face'. Anybody that says anything and you hear it, you'll be like, 'Damn! Damn!'" Chris Brown admits he's finding harsh comments about his attack on Rihanna tough to take.
Quote: "I've put everything I've wanted to say for the past eight months into my music. (It's) super fearless - which is exactly how I feel right now. I am in a really good place." Rihanna insists she's back on top form after channelling all her emotions from her February (09) bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown into her new album, RATED R.
Fact: Rihanna will set sail on the Royal Caribbean's MS Oasis of the Seas to celebrate the cruise ship's debut on 19 November (09). The Umbrella beauty will perform during a three-night preview journey before the vessel's maiden voyage in December (09).
Fact: Rihanna unveiled her comeback single RUSSIAN ROULETTE on her official website on Tuesday (20Oct09). The track, written by NE-YO, is the first release from the R&B beauty's upcoming album RATED R, which hits music retailers on 23 November (09). The disc is Rihanna's follow up to 2007's GOOD GIRL GONE BAD and her first new song since her highly-publicised fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February (09).
Quote: “I actually met with her a couple of weeks ago and the funny thing is, I actually don’t remember half of it. I remember the first half of meeting her, but then, as the night progressed, somebody decided to drink too much Jameson.” THE All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter is excited to collaborate with Rihanna in the studio - but can't remember their plans after a whiskey-fuelled meeting.
Quote: "They did it with Michael Jackson (with the child sex allegations). People love negativity, people feed on that. If I live my life in a positive way maybe people can see past this." Chris Brown hopes the media will allow him to move forward and work towards making amends for assaulting Rihanna in the headline-grabbing incident earlier this year (09). Jackson was cleared of all charges in his 2005 trial.
Quote: "That night is one of the nights that I wish I could take back and I'm really ashamed of what I did. No one taught us how to love. No one taught us how to control our emotions. There's a lot of stuff that I wish I could change." Chris Brown deeply regrets losing his temper and violently assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in a highly-publicised incident in February (09).
Quote: "I know I can do a lot more that I intend to do. I'm not saying that I'm above picking up litter, but I know that I can do a lot more to prove myself as a role model to young kids." Disgraced singer Chris Brown is willing to work hard to rebuild his reputation as someone youngsters can look up to following his conviction for beating up ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year (09). He was sentenced to five years probation and six weeks of hard labour.
Quote: "It's nice that we can roll with the big dogs. I think JAY-Z would be happy for us and we will earn him money, too. If you are beating Jay-Z and Rihanna it can't be bad." British girl group Sugababes are celebrating after their new single GET SEXY scored a higher mid-week chart position than their record label boss JAY-Z and his new track RUN THIS TOWN featuring Kanye West and Rihanna.
Quote: "Everyone and their auntie is doing the 50s look, corseted dresses and half a head shaved. I was rocking that hairstyle back in 2005 when Rihanna was chilling in Barbados." British singer Estelle thinks the UMBRELLA hitmaker is copying her old style.
Fact: Hip-hop legend JAY-Z has teamed up with quirky electronic duo Empire of the Sun for his latest album THE BLUEPRINT 3. He is reportedly set to release the duet with singer LUKE STEELE, WHAT WE TALKING ABOUT, as the next single from the highly-anticipated record, after the Rihanna and Kanye West collaboration RUN THIS TOWN.
Fact: Superstars JAY-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna will ensure U.S. TV host Jay Leno's new talk show kicks off with a big bang this September (14Sep09) - the trio will perform their new song RUN THIS TOWN on the premiere of THE JAY LENO SHOW.
Fact: Fashion-forward pop star Rihanna showed off her new hairstyle during a shopping trip in New York on Thursday (16Jul09) - she's sporting a Mohawk-like do with the sides of her head completely shaved.
Quote: "I knew she was going to be famous but I always thought Robyn (Rihanna) was going to be a model or something. She is gorgeous." RIHANNA's childhood friend and fellow singer SHONTELLE LAYNE always new her pal would be a star.
Fact: Kanye West has recruited pal Rihanna as his leading lady in the video for his new single PARANOID. The UMBRELLA hitmaker writhes around on a bed and strikes a number of poses in the edgy black and white promo.
Quote: "Chris sounds like old news to me. (She is) a different person, back to herself. Its like Chris never existed. She seems reborn. Rihanna's father RONALD FENTY is convinced his daughter has moved on from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "She's phenomenal. She's confident and strong and doing what she does." OneRepublic singer/songwriter RYAN TEDDER insists Rihanna is doing well after her much-publicised pre-Grammy fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "I think she's doing a lot better. I think it's really important in those times of need that people give people their privacy. All you can do is pray and leave it up to the people around her and her to make great decisions. I'm here to support her. She's like family to me." Beyonce Knowles vows to help Rihanna in any way she can.
Fact: Website DoSomething.org is airing a re-enactment of the alleged fight between Chris Brown and Rihanna in a bid to stamp out domestic abuse. Two actors recreate the violent bust-up as a narrator reads the harrowing police report about the 8 February (09) incident, which has landed Brown with two felony assault charges.
Fact: More than 10,000 people had signed an online petition asking Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards organisers to strip Chris Brown of his nominations on Wednesday morning (11Mar09) - as the troubled R&B star, charged with assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, withdrew his name from the ballot.
Quote: "We were actually trained with the real military. There was a point when I was more senior than Rihanna and I was her drill-sergeant. We laugh that now the tables are turned - RIHANNA is the big boss and everyone looks up to her." Budding R&B singer Shontelle on growing up in Barbados with the famous singer.
Quote: "Damn Chris Brown.The photo of Rihanna is making you look like the new Ike Turner. All jokes aside, dude is about to have BIG problems." Rapper Xzibit sees trouble ahead for CHRIS BROWN after a photo surfaced on the internet, allegedly showing a bruised RIHANNA following a heated argument between the couple.
Quote: "I hope he learned his lesson, and that this will never happen to another woman. I was really shocked because hes such a talented person. Hes a little immature. Rihanna's father RONALD FENTY on his daughter's alleged bust-up with boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "Right now I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna." Oprah Winfrey's best pal and broadcaster Gayle King does not want to listen to CHRIS BROWN's statement following his alleged fight with girlfriend RIHANNA.
Fact: Chris Brown's alleged fight with girlfriend Rihanna is already costing him dear - the rented Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder sports car he was driving at the time of the incident is setting him back $2,000 (£1,300)-a-day, even though he's no longer behind the wheel. The vehicle was impounded by police after Brown turned himself in and was charged with making criminal threats.
Fact: Rihanna has recorded a new single with Mario, ironically called EMERGENCY ROOM. The R&B star spent Sunday (08Feb08) morning in the emergency room at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she was allegedly injured in a fight with boyfriend Chris Brown.
Quote: "When I think about all the things I've achieved it makes me a little scared because it's so overwhelming. I can't believe I'm living my dream. When I think about being a kid and talking about this life, I can't believe I'm doing what I want to do." Singer Rihanna on life as a pop star.
Quote: "I try to work out a lot, but performing also keeps me in shape. I can't eat everything but I try to monitor my food and be a lot more healthy now, but sometimes I cheat here and there with chocolate ice cream or Italian food." Bajan beauty Rihanna on the secret to her enviable figure.
Fact: More than 800 items of music memorabilia from stars including Madonna, Rihanna and Fall Out Boy are set to go under the hammer on internet auction site eBay. The proceeds will benefit AIDS charity LIFEbeat, the Music Industry Fights AIDS.
Fact: Pop star Christina Aguilera will join Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Mariah Carey as a performer at the American Music Awards on 23 November (08). Aguilera will reportedly open the show with a seven-minute medley of her greatest hits including Genie in a Bottle, Fighter, Beautiful, Keeps Gettin' Better and Dirrty.
Quote: "My dad doesn't like my tattoos but my mum just gave up - I was out of control after the first one." Singer Rihanna on her 11 pieces of body art.
Fact: Universal Music Group chairman and CEO DOUG MORRIS was honoured with the Spirit of Life Award by the City of Hope's Music and Entertainment Industry group on Wednesday (15Oct08) at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Stars including Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Akon and Gwen Stefani were all on hand to cheer on the music mogul.
Fact: Charlize Theron, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Jessica Parker have joined U.S. First Lady wannabe MICHELLE OBAMA on People magazine's coveted 10 Best Dressed Stars list. Fergie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson also make the cut.
Quote: "I would climb trees, steal mangoes, catch birds - silly things that were fun to us at the time." Bajan singer Rihanna reminisces about her childhood.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Mariah Carey are to perform at the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. The fashion and music extravaganza will take place on 5 September (08).
Quote: "Our relationship is growing. We started off as friends and we're getting a little bit closer now But I don't want to let down all my girlfriends, so all the ladies out there, I still love y'all!" Chris Brown on rumours he is dating fellow R+B singer Rihanna.
Fact: Kanye West, MARY J. BLIGE, Rihanna and Chris Brown will be kicking off America's Independence Day celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana next weekend (04-06Jul08) when they take to the stage at the 14th annual Essence Music Festival.
Fact: R+B star Rihanna showed off a new tattoo during a performance on U.S. TV show Today on Friday (20Jun08) - an inking of the Roman numerals LXXXVI.
Quote: "I love lingerie; I love buying it, making it... but we're going to start with apparel first, clothing." Rihanna insists her reported plans to become a lingerie designer are not immediate.
Fact: R+B star Rihanna has landed an MTV Platinum Award after her hit single UMBRELLA scored over 11,000 screenings on the music channel since its release last year (07).
Quote: "He reached out to me and was like, 'You're going to be the only lady on tour.' Kanye always gets what he wants." Pop-princess Rihanna couldn't say no to Kanye West when the hip-hop star requested her presence on his ongoing GLOW IN THE DARK tour.
Quote: "People always want to know what it is and what it isn't. People think they know. They try to guess. Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public." R+B star Rihanna refuses to be drawn on her romance with fellow singer Chris Brown.
Quote: "He gives me s**t all the time. We have this ongoing joke about people not being able to understand what I say because of my accent." Barbados-born pop princess Rihanna admits her mentor JAY-Z gives her a hard time for her strong accent.
Quote: "I don't know how good I'll be at it, but it's something that I want to try." Rihanna wants her own lingerie range.
Fact: Kanye West's Glow In The Dark Tour has attracted a huge celebrity following - stars including Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Pete Wentz, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Foxx, and pregnant Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, were all in attendance at the rapper's Los Angeles concert on Monday night (21Apr08). West is headlining the tour with support from N.E.R.D, Lupe Fiasco and Rihanna.
Quote: "I remember going up to (hitmaker) THE DREAM and saying, 'If you give this record away to someone else I'm going to kill you.'" Rihanna was determined to land mega-hit UMBRELLA after MARY J. BLIGE and Britney Spears passed on it.
Fact: R+B star Rihanna has teamed up with Latin pop star David Bisbal to release a Spanish version of her hit duet HATE THAT I LOVE YOU. The pop hunk's new verses will be intertwined with Rihanna's original English-language verses for release in Latin America.
Quote: "I love plasters. They are great for shoe blisters, as nipple covers and also for nail mishaps - people just think you have a cut." R+B star Rihanna has a quick-fix attitude towards her beauty regime.
Quote: "Some people never figure themselves out, and that's sad. I'm still learning who I am, but I'm not scared to be myself anymore." Rihanna is enjoying her self-confidence.
Quote: "I would have loved to have gone to London, but unless Rihanna calls and says, 'Hey dad, jump on a plane,' then I will be watching on TV with a bottle of beer." R+B star Rihanna's dad RONALD FENTY is still waiting for his daughter's invitation to Wednesday's (20Feb08) Brit Awards in London.
Quote: "Daddy, I always promised you my first Grammy, but you're going to have to fight me for this one." Rihanna after picking up the Best Rap Collaboration with JAY-Z for UMBRELLA.
Quote: "Daddy, I always promised you my first Grammy, but you're going to have to fight me for this one." Rihanna after picking up the Best Rap Collaboration with JAY-Z for UMBRELLA.
Fact: Rihanna has scored a coup in the new issue of U.S. style magazine Cosmopolitan - she features on the front and back cover. The sexy star shows off a colourful yellow dress on the front and her latest CoverGirl wetslicks lipstick ad graces the back.
Fact: Rihanna launched a collection of T-shirts and hoodies for fashion chain H+M in New York on Thursday (31Jan08). The new line, Fashion Against AIDS, is aimed at teens and young adults.
Fact: R+B beauty Rihanna is the latest celebrity to front the Milk campaign in the U.S. to encourage people to drink more of the dairy product.
Quote: "My hairdresser keeps telling me people come into the salon and are like, `I want the Rihanna cut.' I'm like, `Really?!'" RIHANNA is amazed by how fashionable her bob-style haircut has become.
Quote: "It weirds me out. Genetically, my legs are supposed to be huge. I can't really think about it, or I'll go crazy." Rihanna on the fact shaving firm Gillette paid $1 million (GBP500) to insure her legs as part of an advertising campaign.
Fact: Singer Rihanna has a Sanskrit prayer tattooed on the side of her stomach.
Quote: "If she'd taken the song, then I wouldn't have had that hit. So, thank you, girl." Rihanna is glad Christina Milian passed on the hit S.O.S. because it gave her the chance to score big with it.
Quote: "What an amazing show. Those girls are true stars. If I'm still around after 10 years it would be amazing." Singer Rihanna enjoyed watching the Spice Girls' first U.K. concert in nine years at London's O2 Arena on Saturday (15Dec07).
Fact: R+B star Rihanna has covered her own smash-hit UMBRELLA - recording an acoustic version of the track with additional lyrics. The track is the song most covered by other artists in 2007.
Fact: Shaving brand Venus Breeze have insured Rihanna's legs for $1 million (GBP500,000), naming the singer 2007's Celebrity Legs Of A Goddess.
Quote: "I try to remain friendly with my exes. Absolutely. If it's possible. I mean, if they're not completely psychotic." Actor Josh Hartnett, who is rumoured to be dating R+B star Rihanna, on his previous girlfriends, which include supermodel Helena Christensen, actress Penelope Cruz and BLACK DAHLIA co-star SCARLETT JOHANSSON.
Fact: UMBRELLA singer Rihanna has a secret ambition to open her own "sneaker boutique".
Quote: "Because of my culture, I wouldn't have wanted to date white guys before, but they're killing it right now - Paul Walker, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom. Every hot guy I see is white." Rihanna, who recently confirmed she's dating actor Josh Hartnett, lines up her white hotties.
Quote: "Half of Europe, they don't speak English, but they sing every song and it's the most beautiful thing to me." Rihanna can't wait to hit mainland Europe on tour next month (Nov07).
Quote: "He's not my type, but he's so beautiful. I love his composure and he's a real yummy daddy, too. That works for me." Pop superstar Rihanna reveals a secret crush on Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt.
Quote: "Clothing, swimsuits, lingerie... I want to design. I have to be involved because I'm very creative." R+B beauty Rihanna is planning her own fashion line.
Quote: "Rihanna is massive in England because this English summer just consisted of some of the worst flooding in 20 years... and so her song UMBRELLA became, like, the national anthem." Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe reveals why Rihanna is so beloved in England.
Quote: "The tour is going to be very rock star, very sexy, with a dominatrix-esque theme." R+B star Rihanna shows she really is a GOOD GIRL GONE BAD.
Fact: R+B star Rihanna has teamed up with fashion company Totes to launch her own range of umbrellas, following the worldwide success of her JAY-Z collaboration, UMBRELLA.
Quote: "I want to have my first child by 25. I want to have five kids." Rihanna, 21, plans a family sooner rather than later.
Quote: "I don't like to waste money. I buy things that I'm going to get my money's worth out of, things I'm going to use a lot." Singer Rihanna maintains a frugal lifestyle.
Quote: "300 is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The choreography, the fighting, the costumes, the production - phenomenal. I make everybody watch it." Rihanna is a huge fan of action epic 300.
Quote: "I've had a few encounters with fans who start crying, and that freaks me out because I don't know what to do." Rihanna finds meeting some fans uncomfortable.
Quote: "I know a lot of people who naturally have great legs and I'm like, `I wish that was me.' Unfortunately, I have to work for mine... Cameron Diaz, oh my God, her legs are sickening. It's not fair." Rihanna on being named this year's (07) Gillette Venus Breeze Celebrity Legs of a Goddess.
Quote: "I never acquired a taste for vegetables, because I didn't grow up eating them." Barbados-born singer Rihanna sticks to fish and rice when it comes to her culinary choices.
Fact: SOS singer Rihanna has named her new puppy MARLEY after her singing idol BOB MARLEY.
Fact: R+B sensation Rihanna's full name is ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY.
Fact: R+B sensations Ne-Yo and Rihanna are looking to capitalise on their sudden fame by teaming up for a duet. The couple have recorded a ballad called UNFAITHFUL, which will hit the charts this summer (06).