Barbadian singer and actress (born 1988)

Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH[2] (born 20 February 1988), known simply as Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer, businesswoman and model. She started her music career in 2003. She has released eight studio albums and three DVDs.


Rihanna in 2018
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

(1988-02-20) February 20, 1988 (age 35)
Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • fashion designer
  • businesswoman
  • model
Net worthUS $1.7 billion
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Partner(s)ASAP Rocky (2020–present)[1]
Musical career
Years active2003–present
  • Roc Nation
  • Def Jam
  • SRP
  • Westbury Road
Barbadian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Assumed office
September 20, 2018

Her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) made her popular in the music business. The chart-topping single "Umbrella" earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award. Her next albums Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011), and Unapologetic (2012) became very popular. From these albums, her best known singles were "Rude Boy", "Only Girl (In the World)", "What's My Name?", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Where Have You Been" and "Diamonds".

Career change

She was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012. She earned $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to Forbes.[3] In 2013, Fenty was given the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards.[4] Fenty's seventh album Unapologetic (2012) became her first number-one album in the United States. It won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.[5] In 2015, a movie called Home was released. Fenty voiced one of the main characters in it[6] and was also the executive producer of the movie's soundtrack.

Her eighth studio album, Anti, was released to the streaming service Tidal. It entered the Billboard 200 at number 27. It was a limited-time free download sponsored by Samsung. It was certified Platinum in the U.S. only two days after it was released. The next week, after the album was released to other marketplaces, it reached number one on the Billboard 200. Anti features the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Work" (featuring Drake) and the top-ten hit "Needed Me". Rihanna also recorded a song, "This Is What You Came For", with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. It reached the top ten on charts around the world. The next year, she was featured on DJ Khaled's song "Wild Thoughts", which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

She created a line of beauty products called Fenty Beauty. On June 4, 2019, Natalie Robehmed of Forbes wrote that Fenty had become the world's richest female musician, with a net worth of $600 million.[8] Her net worth was updated in August 2021 to $1.7 billion.

On September 25, 2022, it was announced that Rihanna would be the headliner of the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on February 12, 2023.[9]

Early life change

She was born in Saint Michael, Barbados to Monica (of Guyanese ancestry) and Ronald Fenty (of Irish and West Indian ancestry).[10][11] She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. They grew up in Bridgetown. As a teenager, she was in Barbados' pre-military program where she met a singer named Shontelle who was also her officer. This inspired the young Rihanna to get more into making music.[12]

Influences change


Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Pink, Destiny's Child, Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, FKA Twigs, Natalia Oreiro and Bob Marley have had a huge music influence on Rihanna.

Artistry change

Rihanna spans a three octave contralto vocal range. Her range can go as low as C3 to An Eb6 in a heavy belt and as high as a B5 in her head voice. She may have stretched beyond these notes in live performance adlibs and key changes.

Personal life change

On May 19, 2021, rapper ASAP Rocky from New York confirmed that he and Rihanna were in a relationship.[13][14][15][16] On January 31, 2022, it was revealed that Rihanna was pregnant with the couple's first child. She gave birth to a boy four months later. The son was name RZA, after the lead rapper of Wu-Tang Clan. [17] In 2023, She gave birth to her second son.[18]

Domestic violence case change

On 8 February 2009, Rihanna was assaulted by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown after Brown was sending messages to a girl.[19] Rihanna got angry and Brown beat her up. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sent a photograph to TMZ which showed Rihanna with cuts and bruises on her face.[20] On 22 June 2009, Brown pled guilty to the felony assault. He was ordered to five years probation and to stay fifty yards way from Rihanna, unless it is at a public event, which it was ten yards.[21] In February 2011, the restraining order was changed to allow both singers to appear at awards shows together in the future.[22][23][24]

Awards change

Rihanna has won many awards. These include five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and nine Grammy Awards.[25] She has had fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2012, the American magazine Time named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world.[26]

She is the most-followed female person on Twitter. She was honored as a National Hero of Barbados on the day the country became a republic and removed the Queen in November 2021.[2]

Discography change

Studio albums change

Remix albums
Soundtrack albums
Rihanna during a concert

Tours change

  • Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour (2006)
  • Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2007–2009)
  • Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–2011)
  • Loud Tour (2011)
  • Diamonds World Tour (2013)
  • The Monster Tour (2014) (with Eminem)
  • Anti World Tour (2016)

Fans show love placards at a Rihanna concert

Filmography change

Television change

References change

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Barbados National Honours and Decorations 2021". Barbados Government Printing Department. 1 December 2021. Archived from the original on December 4, 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
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  4. "Rihanna's mom presents her with Icon Award at the AMAs [VIDEO]". UPI.
  5. "'It Was a Good Feeling': Rihanna Talks Shock over Grammy Award Win for Unapologetic - Celebrity Gossip, News & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions - Entertainmentwise". Archived from the original on 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  6. Mendelson, Scott (March 28, 2015). "Box Office: Rihanna, JLo Power DreamWorks 'Home' To $15.6M Friday". Forbes. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  7. "DJ Khaled Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  8. Robehmed, Natalie. "How Rihanna Created A $600 Million Fortune—And Became The World's Richest Female Musician". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  9. "International icon Rihanna takes center stage for Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show". NFL.com. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  10. Spivey, Lisa (January 2007). "Rihanna, The New Cover Girl". Los Angeles Sentinel. 72 (23): B.5. ISSN 0890-4340.
  11. "Rihanna: Biography — Part 1 & 2". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
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  13. Hine, Samuel (May 19, 2021). "A$AP Rocky on Rihanna, Swedish Prison, and His Next Album". GQ. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  14. "A$AP Rocky confirms he is dating Rihanna". BBC News. May 20, 2021. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  15. Carras, Christi (May 19, 2021). "ASAP Rocky confirms what everyone knew: He and Rihanna are in love". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  16. Gulla, Emily (September 23, 2021). "Rihanna just shared an insight into her and ASAP Rocky's sex life". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  17. VanHoose, Benjamin; Slater, Georgia (January 31, 2022). "Rihanna Is Pregnant! Singer and Fashion Icon Expecting First Baby with A$AP Rocky". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  18. "Rihanna Welcomes Second Baby with A$AP Rocky, Sources Confirm". People. Retrieved August 22, 2023.
  19. Friedman, Roger (February 10, 2009). "Chaos in Chris Brown-Rihanna Mess". Fox News. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  20. Kaufman, Gil (February 23, 2009). "Gossip Site Defends Posting Of Rihanna Photo". MTV News. Retrieved May 14, 2009. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  21. TMZ Staff (June 22, 2009). "Chris Brown Cops Plea — No Jail Time". TMZ.com. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  22. Ryan J. Downey (February 22, 2011). "Chris Brown's Restraining Order Modified". MTV. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  23. Pepey, Tracy (February 23, 2011). "Rihanna's Restraining Order Against Chris Brown Lifted". iVillage. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  24. "Rihanna Husband, Children, Family & More". Archived from the original on 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  25. "Rihanna". GRAMMY.com. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  26. McCartney, Stella (April 18, 2012). "Rihanna - 2012 Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World". Time. Time Inc. (Time Warner). Archived from the original on May 1, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2012.

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