RihannaBarbadian R&B/pop singer. Born 20 February 1988
Rihanna Biography (Wikipedia)
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, and raised in Bridgetown, she was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in her home country in 2003. Throughout 2004, she recorded demo tapes under the direction of Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, rapper and hip hop producer Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun as well as its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006). Both albums peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful".
With the release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rihanna developed a public image as a sex symbol and incorporated more elements of dance-pop into her music. It became a major breakthrough in her career and earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award at the 2008 ceremony. Recorded after her assault by her then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009), is distinguished for its dark themes and lyrical content. Her pop-influenced fifth studio album, Loud (2010), proved successful producing three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, "Only Girl (In the World)", "What's My Name", and "S&M". She followed this success with her dance-oriented sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011), and the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012). Her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), became her second Billboard 200 number one album and was one of the most streamed albums of the year.
- “Rihanna is a beautiful spirit” - DJ Khaled on his new single Wild Thoughtshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01br533.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01br533.jpg2017-06-27T10:23:00.000ZDJ Khaled knew his latest song was going to be a smash hit, add into the mix Bryson Tiller and Rihanna and you have something very special indeed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0572x8n
“Rihanna is a beautiful spirit” - DJ Khaled on his new single Wild Thoughts
- Is this the end of Drake and Rihanna?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bpvs9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bpvs9.jpg2016-10-11T12:56:00.000ZIf Drake and Rihanna were ever an official couple, of course...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bpvw3
Is this the end of Drake and Rihanna?
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