RihannaBarbadian R&B/pop singer. Born 20 February 1988
Rihanna Biography (Wikipedia)
Robyn Rihanna Fenty ( ree-AN-ə; born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, businesswoman, fashion designer, and actress. She is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career.
Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the US in 2005, when she signed with Def Jam Recordings to pursue a music career. Rihanna earned significant recognition following the release of her first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart. Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), incorporated more elements of dance-pop and catapulted her to greater stardom, establishing her status as a sex symbol and a leading figure in the music industry. Its international chart-topping single "Umbrella" earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Rihanna extended her fusion of pop, dance and R&B on her next four studio albums, Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011) and the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012). All four releases incorporated experimentation of various musical styles and consolidated Rihanna's international chart success, Unapologetic being her first number-one album in the US. The records spawned a string of chart-topping singles, including "Rude Boy", "Only Girl (In the World)", "What's My Name?", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds" and "Stay". Her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), showcased her control over artistic creativity after her departure from Def Jam. It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single "Work". Besides solo materials, Rihanna is a prolific featured artist, having collaborated with such musicians as Drake, Eminem and Calvin Harris to similar success.
- “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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