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Rihanna was born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados on February 20, 1988. Her interest in music began at an early age and she left high school to pursue a career in the United States.

In 2004, she auditioned for Jay Z and L.A. Reid, and they signed her to Def Jam Recordings. Her debut single, “Pon de Replay,” came out the following year, along with her first album, “Music of the Sun.” Rihanna’s second album, “A Girl Like Me,” was released in 2006, featuring the single “Unfaithful.”

It wasn’t until her third record, 2007’s “Good Girl Gone Bad,” that Rihanna truly broke out as one of the top stars of her time with the songs “Shut Up And Drive,” “Don’t Stop The Music, and “Umbrella,” which featured Jay Z, and won them a Grammy Award.

In 2009, Rihanna went on to collaborate with Jay Z and Kanye West on their song “Run This Town,” which garnered another Grammy win. That same year, she released her fourth album, “Rated R,” with the hit, “Rude Boy.” In 2010, she and Eminem had a smash with “Love The Way You Lie,” and Rihanna dropped her fifth record, “Loud.” That album included the successful singles “Only Girl (In The World),” “S&M,” and “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake.

Rihanna continued her rapid output with 2011’s “Talk That Talk” (and the song “We Found Love”) and 2012’s “Unapologetic,” with the hits “Diamonds” and “Stay.” Naturally, more Grammy wins piled up, bringing her count to six, along with a total of 13 number one songs. As of early 2015, she is still working on what will be her eighth studio album.

In addition to music, Rihanna has also explored an interest in acting, making her film debut in “Battleship.” She also voices the lead character in the upcoming animated movie, “Home,” which is slated to be released in March. Additionally, Rihanna has worked on a number of fashion lines. And in late 2014, she hosted her first Diamond Ball, benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation, which was named after her grandparents, and supports education and the arts.

In 2009, Rihanna’s personal life made headlines worldwide when then-boyfriend Chris Brown was arrested for brutally beating her after a pre-Grammys party. Brown ultimately pled guilty to felony assault, and she was granted a restraining order against him. It was later modified, and the stars briefly resumed a romantic relationship in 2012-2013, even though he still remained on probation. Aside from Brown, Rihanna has also dated Drake and baseball player Matt Kemp.

Rihanna Teases New Song “A Night” In Dior “Secret Garden” Ad — WATCH VIDEO!

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Rihanna teases a new song from her forthcoming album, tentatively titled R8, in her new Dior “Secret Garden” ad. The minute-long clip features a snippet of “A Night” playing in the background as the soundtrack. Watch the video here!

Rihanna Performs “American Oxygen” On SNL – WATCH VIDEO

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Rihanna performed “American Oxygen” on the season finale of “SNL.” The song is slated to be on her upcoming album, rumored to be titled “R8.” Earlier, she sang “Bitch Better Have My Money.” See the video here of Rihanna’s performance of “American Oxygen” on “Saturday Night Live.”

Rihanna Performs “Bitch Better Have My Money” On SNL – WATCH VIDEO!

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Rihanna performed “Bitch Better Have My Money” on the season finale of “SNL.” See the video here!

Leonardo DiCaprio Did NOT Send Rihanna Roses, Despite Reports (EXCLUSIVE)

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Leonardo DiCaprio did NOT send Rihanna a bouquet of roses, despite FALSE reports circulating online. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the rumor

Rihanna “Honored” To Score Coveted Vogue Met Gala Edition Cover (PHOTOS)

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Rihanna Vogue Met Gala Cover


Rihanna topped many a best-dressed lists after last week’s Met Gala, but the biggest honor came on Tuesday, when Vogue revealed the star was selected to be the on the coveted cover of its special Met Ball edition. See photos here!

Rihanna And Drake Hug In Club (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Drake Hug Video 2015


The Rihanna and Drake saga continues. The on-and-off couple warmly greeted each other with a hug at a New York club on Friday. See video here!

Rihanna Performs For A-List Crowd At Private Met Gala After-Party (VIDEO)

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Rihanna took to the stage after Monday’s Met Gala to perform at an after-party she hosted at the club Up & Down in New York. Before a star-studded crowd, Rihanna sang a number of her hits, such as “Diamonds,” “B*tch Better Have My Money,” and “Pour It Up.” See video of Rihanna’s performance below.

Leonardo DiCaprio And Rihanna NOT “Back On,” Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna are NOT “back on,” despite a completely FALSE tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story.

LISTEN: Rihanna Releases “James Joint” From New Album To Celebrate 420

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Rihanna James Joint Song


Rihanna has released a new interlude song, called “James Joint,” from her upcoming album. The singer dropped the clip to commemorate 420, albeit a day late. She shared the music on her website with the caption, “In celebration of 420, here’s an interlude from my 8th studio album.” Listen to it here.

Rihanna Topless In V Magazine: I Don’t “Give A D*ck” About Privacy

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Rihanna says she no longer cares about privacy while posing topless in the summer issue of V Magazine. The singer, who wears a bikini bottom, a blonde wig, and nothing else on the magazine’s cover, also discusses her upcoming album. See her sexy photos here.

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