Rihanna

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

Rihanna: Net worth
Rihanna's earnings are $43 million according to Forbes as of June 2013.

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

Rihanna's Musical Career
Rihanna has named Beyonce, Brandy Norwood and her upbringing in the Caribbean as the major influences on her music.
Music Of the Sun was Rihanna's debut album, released in 2005. 'Pon de Replay' was one of the singles released from the album. The track was co-written by Rogers, Sturken and Rihanna and reached number two in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart.
The album itself received platinum certification for selling over 2 million units worldwide and Rihanna promoted the album by touring as Gwen Stefani's opening act.
The second single from the album, 'If It's Lovin' That You Want', was significantly less successful, reaching 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 11 in the UK charts. A third single, 'Let Me', was released in Japan only.
Less than eight months after the release of her debut album, Rihanna launched a second album, A Girl Like Me, in 2006. The album went into the U.S. charts at number five. And the main single from the track, 'SOS', was used in a Nike advertising campaign. 'SOS' became the first number one Billboard single for Rihanna.
Her third top 10 U.S. hit came with 'Unfaithful', written by the R&B singer Ne-Yo, though its follow-up, 'We Ride' was less successful, which failed to chart in the Billboard Hot 100. 'Break It Off', featuring Sean Paul, was her fourth single from the album. Digital download sales helped the song jump from 52 to number 9.
Good Girl Gone Bad, her third album, was recorded with Timbaland, Ne-Yo and Stargate and released in 2007. Jay-Z and Ne-Yo also feature on the album and Justin Timberlake co-wrote 'Rehab' and sang backing vocals for the track. The album went three times platinum on the United World Albums Chart.
The first single from the album, 'Umbrella', which featured Jay-Z, was a number one hit in a number of countries. In the UK, it was the longest running number one single since Wet Wet Wet's 'Love Is All Around' (1994) and the longest running number one by a female artist since Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' (1992). With 8,160,000 points on the United World Chart, it was the most successful song of 2007.
'Umbrella' was followed by the singles 'Shut Up And Drive', 'Don't Stop The Music' and 'Hate That I Love You'
In November 2009, Rihanna released her fourth album 'Rated R', which featured guest spots from Slash, will.i.am and Jeezy. The album debuted at number four in the US Billboard 200 albums charts, selling 181,000 copies in the United States in its first week, giving Rihanna her highest first-week sales in the US at that time.
Rihanna released her fifth album 'Loud' in 2010. 'Loud' debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 207,000 copies in its first week, making it her fastest selling album at the time. The album featured guests Drake and Nicki Minaj and had some of Rihanna's most popular singles, namely 'What's My Name?' and 'Only Girl (In The World)'. That year saw her first collaboration with Eminem in the smash hit 'Love the Way You Lie'.
In 2011, Rihanna followed up 'Loud' with her sixth album 'Talk That Talk', which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the United States. The album is platinum in the United States. Guest spots on this album included Jay-Z and Calvin Harris.
Rihanna's seventh album, 'Unapologetic' was released in November 2012. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 238,000 copies in its first week, giving Rihanna her first number one album in the United States and bestselling debut week of her career. Rihanna recruited previous producers, such as The-Dream, Chase & Status and David Guetta, to work with new producers such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It and Labrinth. The album has been certified platinum in the United States. The song 'Nobody's Business' caused controversy as it featured Rihanna's abusive ex-partner Chris Brown.
Rihanna has received twenty-three Grammy nominations including record of the Year, Best Rap / Sung Collaboration, Best R&B performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Dance Recording. She also obtained seven Grammys including Song of the Year and Best R&B song. Accolades attributed to Rihanna include: World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards, Favourite Female Artist - Soul / R&B at the American Music Awards, and best R&B song, for 'Shut Up and Drive' at the 2008 People's Choice Awards.

Rihanna: Personal Life
In 2009 it was reported that Rihanna's partner at the time, singer Chris Brown, had violently attacked her. Brown was charged for assault and making criminal threats and later pled guilty to felony assault. He was given five years' probation and a restraining order.
In 2013, Rihanna admitted that she was once again in a relationship with Brown, however Brown stated that the two had broken up again in May that year.
Rihanna also had a relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Matt Kemp from late 2009 to 2010. Speculation also suggested she had dated rapper Drake.
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29th August 2014 -

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During the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City, Rihanna was seen in the audience watching her ex, Chris Brown, play. The 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays...

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29th August 2014 -

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Following her recent tour with Eminem, Rihanna was seen attending a charity basketball game in New York City with friends.At 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City, Rihanna and...

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29th August 2014 -

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Before the opening of the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City, Chris Brown and Rihanna were both seen in attendance, with Brown participating. Rapper Chris Brown was seen...

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20th August 2014 -

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11th August 2014 -

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9th August 2014 -

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As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Numb' and 'The Monster', every time the pair team...

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4th August 2014 -

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US rap legend Eminem capped off a triumphant headline set on Friday at Lollapalooza 2014 by inviting Rihanna to join him on stage for three songs.Eminem at Lollapalooza 2014 (Getty/Theo Wargo)In addition to reprising her...

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1st August 2014 -

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It seems if you can sing, you should be able to act with a whole host of super singers putting down their microphones and picking up a script instead. Justin Timberlake has made one of...

Rihanna's Stalker Put Her "In Fear For Her Physical Safety"

27th July 2014 -

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What is it with all the celebrity stalkers lately? The latest star to fall victim to an overeager “fan” is Rihanna, who had handwritten letters allegedly delivered to her SoHo apartment. Think that sounds romantic?...

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16th July 2014 -

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Rihanna Causes Controversy With #FreePalestine" Tweet, Deletes It Moments Later

16th July 2014 -

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Rihanna and social media are becoming a bad mix.The 26 year-old songstress took to Twitter to show her support for Palestine during the country's conflict with Israel."#FreePalestine," RiRi posted on Tuesday (July 15th), but only...

Chris Brown and Drake, Arch Enemies, Recording Together

12th July 2014 -

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Enemies Chris Brown and Drake appear to have put their personal differences aside, all in the name of music. Probably pretty bad music, but music nonetheless. The pair, who have been feuding over Rihanna for...

Eminem Lands Second Diamond Single Award - A Look At His Biggest Singles

13th June 2014 -

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After thirteen Grammy Awards, six number one albums, and a billion other accomplishments to his name, rapper Eminem is still going strong. This is because he’s the first artist ever to receive two Digital Single...

Celebrity Break-Ins And Crazed Fans: When Fans Break Into Celebrity Homes

13th June 2014 -

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Rihanna Bares (Nearly) All In Sheer Dress At 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Part 2

11th June 2014 -

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Rihanna stole the show at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in a sparkling mesh dressunder which her modesty was preserved solely by a G-string. She teamed it with a fur boa and sparkling head-piece that...

The Boobycake Drama: Rihanna Vs. TLC

9th June 2014 -

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Don’t nobody criticise Rihanna for putting her “boobycakes" on display! On a recent interview with Australian talk show Sunrise, TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins made a comment, allegedly about Rihanna, that the “Monster” singer is clearly...

Rihanna Responds To TLC Criticism By Sharing Old Topless Photo Of Girl Band

7th June 2014 -

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Rihanna isn't backing down!The 26 year-old singer was recently blasted by TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for using the "sex sells" tactic to promote herself.The band members made the criticisms when appeared...

TLC Criticises Rihanna's "Booby Cakes" Costume - 'We Kept Our Clothes On'

6th June 2014 -

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Rihanna has responded to TLC's comments about her brazen and bare breasted appearance at Monday (2nd June) night's CFDA awards.Rihanna's dress has certainly prompted discussion.The 26-year-old appeared wearing a lilac coloured, embellished dress which left...

Rihanna Is Cool With 'Family Guy's' Jab At Her Fashion Choices

5th June 2014 -

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Rihanna’s red carpet look, you know the one we’re taling about – CFDA awards, sheer floor lenghth dress, sparkles – was generally a hit with fashionistas, not to mention it was such a big hit...

Rihanna's Perfume Poster Restricted for Being "Sexually Suggestive"

4th June 2014 -

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A poster for Rihanna's Rogue perfume has been given a "placement restriction" in the UK after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the image was "sexually suggestive." The shot sees the singer lying topless on...

The CFDA Awards: Was Rihanna Best Dressed At The 'Fashion Oscars'? [Pictures]

3rd June 2014 -

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If you really matter in the fashion world, then last night (June 2nd) you would have found yourself attending The CFDA awards or the Oscars of fashion, as they’re also known. Being honoured at the...

Diamonds, Fur And No Bra: Rihanna Proves Fashion Icon Status at CFDA Show [Pictures]

3rd June 2014 -

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Rihanna has yet again proved her status as a style icon by wowing in the most daring of ensembles at Monday evening's CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony. The 26 year-old pop star attended to collect the...

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2nd June 2014 -

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There’s a lot of words we’d use to describe Justin Bieber, but “racist” wasn’t one of them. That was, until a video emerged of the pop star over the weekend, in which he tells a...

One Direction Take Note: How Celebrities Survived And Thrived After Their Drugs Scandals

29th May 2014 -

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So the clean-cut guys of One Direction (two of them, anyway) have been caught on video smoking weed. It’s not entirely surprising, especially to anyone familiar with celebrity culture. In fact, the drugs bust is...

Rihanna Responds To Charlie Sheen's Rant On Rejecting His Porn Star Fiancé

25th May 2014 -

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Charlie Sheen does not handle rejection well - at all. Sheen took to Twitter to vent his fury at singer Rihanna who declined his request to be introduce his fiancé, Brett Rossi AKA Scottine Ross.Charlie...

Why Charlie Sheen And Rihanna Began A Twitter Feud

24th May 2014 -

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Charlie Sheen is known for taking to Twitter to air any grievances or verbally attack another individual, but the 48 year-old's latest target is quite surprising.Sheen directed a lengthy rant towards Rihanna because she allegedly...

Charlie Sheen vs Rihanna: It's A War Of Words Only Twitter Could Bring Us

23rd May 2014 -

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Here’s a twitter feud we didn't see coming, Charlie Sheen vs the bad girl herself, Rihanna, It seems Charlie’s more than a little miffed than Rihanna allegedly snubbed his fiancee on a night out and...

Rihanna The Cyberbully? Singer Gives Cruel Response To Fan's Prom Dress

16th May 2014 -

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Rihanna is certainly no stranger to controversy, but this time she just might have gone a little too far with her response to a teenage fan on twitter. The singer has been accused of ‘cyber...

Rihanna Unloads $25 000 For Charity To Apologize For Broken Phone

15th May 2014 -

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Don’t let it be said that Rihanna doesn’t do enough charity. The singer is taking part in the LAPD’s auction to benefit cadets and the families of fallen officers and we all know Rihanna doesn’t...

Rihanna Donates $25,000 To LAPD For Breaking Police Commissioner's Phone

14th May 2014 -

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Rihanna felt so bad for dropping a policeman's phone, apologizing just wasn't good enough.While attending Friday night's (May 9th) NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder, the 26 year-old singer...

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Do the world, and Hillary Clinton 2016, a favor--fucking retire now.

1 month 1 week ago
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Joe MacDonald

Rihanna--from a Harvard professor to a dumb superstar--get on a plane and fly to Africa. Teach girls they are the future. Based on your past, you have a lifetime of retribution to the women of the world.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjTyqk-Cvc

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Kavya Pandit

hey rihanna ..i love you so much.iv heard every single song of yours..and your my inspiration..and trust me im your biggest fan ever..i myself love singing like mad! its my drug..seriously,and i really wanna meet you and make a music video with you..i just hope you read all these comments.. love you sooo much! :)

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Ryan_23

Love you babygurl Ri-Ri, you know who you are ;) -Ryan

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yvonneb

Love Rihanna and LOVE this cover that Ginny Blackmore does of 'Stay'!! Have you heard it yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bydqRVtmMUs

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Hey, we just love Rihanna)) Check out our cover of her Diamonds!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOr6MZf3lGw

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Bond007

Hey Rihanna can you invite me to one of your concerts whenever you come to Kentucky? cause i really love hearing you sing. I"m your #1 fan

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