Rihanna is a Barbadian pop and R&B singer who became a worldwide star in the early 21st century. She is known for her distinctive and versatile voice and is famous for her beauty, fashion lines, and fashionable appearance.
Rihanna won several accolades in her career, including nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Further, she earned to be the first female solo artist to sell out ten concerts at London’s O2 Arena. She is the best-selling digital artist of all time.
Since making Rihanna’s debut, she achieved 14 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; earned 31 Top 10 hits. She has also been featured in Forbes’ list of richest self-made women.
She has appeared in commercials for Kodak and Samsung and, further, has launched her fragrance, Rebelle. Rihanna has also helped in multiple charity events. In 2018, she was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados, and in 2021 was declared a National Hero of Barbados on the first day of the country’s parliamentary republic.
Rihanna Performs in Super Bowl Halftime Show
On Sunday, 25th September 2022, Rihanna posted on her Instagram that she was all set to perform at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show. The football league championship is scheduled on 12th February 2023 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
Rihanna shared a picture of a hand holding a National Football League (NFL) football. Below her post, in the comments section, many celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, and Maren Morris, commented excitedly.
The NFL’s head of music welcomed Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage and, praising her successful career, added that it is a historic Halftime Show performance.
For the Bowl Halftime Show, beginning in 2023, Fox will handle the 2023 broadcast, and Apple Music will become the show’s sponsor.
In 2019, the Umbrella singer declined to perform in the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Recent performers of the American football championship have been The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga.
Rihanna Early Life:
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on 20th February 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. Currently, she is 34 and holds American nationality. Her mother is from an Afro-Guyanese background, whereas her father is a Barbadian of African, Irish, Scottish, and English descent.
Rihanna grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in childhood. Her alcoholic father used to physically abuse her mother, which affected her health.
When she was 14, her parents divorced, and eventually, her health began to improve. She liked to listen to reggae music.
Rihanna Family Background:
Rihanna was born to Monica (née Braithwaite), a retired public accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor from Barbados and Ireland. She has two brothers named Rorrey and Rajab. Further, she has two half-sisters and a half-brother from her father’s side.
Rihanna attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School, an elementary school, and later enrolled at Combermere School, where she won two contests; the talent contest and the beauty pageant in 2004. When she was 11, Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military program. She initially wanted to graduate high school but chose to pursue a musical career.
Rihanna Physical stats:
Rihanna stands 5 ft 8 in tall and weighs around 61Kg. She has beautiful curly dark black hair, which she often dyes in blonde, red, light brown, etc., and has attractive hazel eyes. Rihanna has an athletic body build and straight sexuality, and her distinctive features include tattoos and Bajan accents.
Rihanna Birth Signs:
Rihanna’s sun and star sign are Pisces, and her birth flower is Primrose. Her birth sign modality and element is Mutable Water. Further, Rihanna’s birth sign duality is Passive, and the opposite sign is Virgo.
Rihanna’s Net worth:
Rihanna is the youngest self-made billionaire woman in the U.S. who grow up amassing her fortune from her music and entrepreneurial ventures.
She has graced Forbes’ annual list of America’s richest self-made women many times. Her retail companies are Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, and Savage X Fenty.
Rihanna owns a penthouse in Lower Manhattan worth $14 million, and in June 2018, she also purchased a house in West London for £7 million. In December 2018, she put her Hollywood Hills mansion up for sale, and it was reported to be sold for $10.4M. Rihanna’s estimated net worth is $1.4B.
Rihanna Relationship Status:
Rihanna has been in a relationship with American rapper ASAP Rocky since 19th May 2021. The couple confirmed their relationship during an interview with G.Q. Further, on 31st January 2022, they announced that the couple was expecting their first child. In May 2022, Rihanna became a baby boy’s mother.
Rihanna’s earlier relationship includes names like Matt Kemp, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Josh Henderson, Justin Timberlake, Soulja Boy, Wilmer Valderrama, Travis Barker, Colin Farrell, and many more.
Rihanna’s troubled romance with Chris Brown broth her personal life into the public eye in 2009, when Chris was charged with physically assaulting her. Later, he accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to community labor, domestic violence counseling, and five years of probation. The two have worked together on several songs and remixes.
Rihanna’s musical career began in 2003 at 15, when she formed a musical trio with two classmates. American music producer Evan Rogers was vacationing with his wife in Barbados. A friend of Rihanna’s contacted his wife and told him about her. Convinced by his wife, Evan called the trio to an audition. Rihanna prevailed before her two companions with her voice, singing Emotion by the band Destiny’s Child and Hero by the singer Mariah Carey. He then arranged a second audition, this time without her partners but in the presence of her mother. After listening to her, he invited Rihanna to record a demo in the U.S. This recording was sent to different record companies.
Rapper Jay-Z, who had just become the president and CEO of the label Def Jam. After listening to Rihanna sing Pon de Replay, Jay-Z called her for an audition in New York, where both Jay-Z and L.A. Reid were convinced that they wanted her in Def Jam. After signing with the label, Rihanna rejected her other offers and went to live with Rogers’s family in the United States.
In 2005, Rihanna’s song Pon de Replay was in the top five music charts of fifteen countries, including the U.K. Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs. The same year, in August, she released her first album, titled Music of the Sun, with which she obtained a gold certification from the Association of the record industry of the United States because it sold more than half a million units. Rihanna also sang her album at the MTV Premios Vido Music Awards pre-gala that same year.
Further, the following year, Rihanna’s second album, A Girl Like Me, was released and was ranked number five as the most listened-to song in the U.S. and U.K. Further, in Canada, it ranked first. On 31st May 2007, Rihanna released her third album Good Girl Gone Bad. With this, she achieved global recognition as there were numerous sales of the album made worldwide; in addition, she took more than 80 presentations on tour in North America and Europe. In 2008, The album gave her nomination for several Grammy Awards and helped to achieve the Best Collaboration of Rap/Sung.
By November 2009, Rihanna released her fourth album, Rated R. Immediately after the release; she began her tour, The Last Girl on Earth, featuring 57 shows starting in Europe and ending in Australia. In 2010, Rihanna collaborated with Eminem on the song Love the Way You Lie, the best-selling song of 2010 in the U.K.
Further, the same year, she released her fifth album, Loud, including the single Only Girl (In the World), which earned her the Best Recording Dance Award at the Grammys. In 2011, she released another album, Talk That Talk, and later, in 2012, Rihanna collaborated with Drake on Take Care and Coldplay on Princess of China.
Rihanna also won the best international artist at the Brit Awards for the second consecutive time and the MTV Music Award for the best video of 2012, marking her the first woman to receive it several times. In September 2012, she released her seventh album, Unapologetic, and the following year, she won the Grammy for Best Short Music Video, thanks to We Found Love. In 2016, Rihanna released her eighth album Anti.
Apart from music, Rihanna has done acting too. In 2012 she made her movie debut with Battleship, following up with movies including Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean’s 8. She has also participated in philanthropic work through her non-profit organization Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF). Further, Rihanna has a strong fan following on social media, with more than 101M Facebook fans, 106M Twitter followers, and 136M Instagram followers. She is also an entrepreneur and co-owns the makeup brand Fenty Beauty.
Rihanna has endorsed brands like CoverGirl cosmetics, PUMA, Nivea Lotions, skin care products, Secret Body Spray, Optus, MAC Cosmetics, etc. She has signed with agencies, including The Fame Factory, Roc Nation, and Richard De La Font Agency. Further, her music has been released under Def Jam, Roc Nation, SRP, and Westbury Road.
Rihanna Social Appearance:
Rihanna has a massive fan following; on Youtube, she has more than 39.7M subscribers, whereas on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, she has above 136M, 106M, and 101M followers, respectively.
She has a fantastic collection of her pictures and videos. She has also posted several pregnancy pictures and a beauty and skincare video.