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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.

LISTEN: Rihanna Song “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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Rihanna has released a new song with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. “FourFiveSeconds” had been teased by West earlier in the week, and Rihanna debuted it on her website late on Saturday. Listen to the track here!

WATCH: Rihanna Twerks To Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” In Bikini While Balancing Plate Of Food

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Rihanna Twerking With Her Food


Rihanna twerks to Nicki Minaj’s song “Truffle Butter” in a funny video her pal Melissa Forde shared Tuesday on Instagram. The bikini-clad singer can be seen shaking her booty while she amazingly balances a plate of food on her lap.

Check out the clip here!

Rihanna Enjoys Bikini Time, Family During Christmas Week In Barbados (PHOTOS)

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Rihanna seems to be having quite the Christmas getaway in Barbados. The singer traveled home to the islands this week, and has been showing off her family (and her body) in a series of Instagram pictures. It looks idyllic. Check out the photos here!

CLAIM: Angelina Jolie In “Rage” Over Brad Pitt And Rihanna

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Angelina Jolie did NOT go into a jealous “rage” after Brad Pitt introduced Rihanna at her recent charity gala, despite a ludicrous report. Gossip Cop can bust this nonsense, which, not surprisingly, comes from the pages of the National Enquirer. See more here.

WATCH: Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Star With Rihanna In Fake Movie Trailer

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Ashton Kutcher Mila Kunis MoonQuake Lake Trailer


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis star in a trailer for a fake movie called MoonQuake Lake. Joined by Rihanna, the preview for the made-up film is actually featured in the new movie Annie. Check out the video here!

Rihanna Hosts Inaugural Diamond Ball, Brad Pitt Gives Hilarious Speech (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Diamond Ball Video Photos


Rihanna hosted her inaugural Diamond Ball on Thursday, bringing out everyone from Brad Pitt to Kim Kardashian. The singer’s glamorous gala took place at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills. Check out the photos and videos here!

Site Shamefully Posts Rihanna’s “Period” Pictures To Explain Why She Was Upset About Paparazzi Swarm

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Rihanna Period Photos MediaTakeOut

MediaTakeOut is disgusting. Gossip Cop is going to come right out and say it, after years of correcting the webloid’s fabricated, sensational, and inappropriate articles. A new story about Rihanna, published on Tuesday, unfortunately takes MediaTakeOut’s “reporting” into a whole different realm of awfulness. See here.

PHOTOS: Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles + More At British Fashion Awards

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Rihanna British Fashion Awards 2014


The most stylish stars flocked to London on Monday for the 2014 British Fashion Awards. Celebrities, including Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles, posed for the cameras at The London Coliseum. The annual event, which brings together glamorous faces, celebrates British designers and their impact on the year’s fashion.

Check out the photos here!

Eminem Does Not Admit To Oral Sex With Rihanna in “Shady XV,” Despite Claim

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Eminem Rihanna Shady XV Lyrics

Eminem did not really say that he had sex, oral or otherwise, with Rihanna in his song “Shady XV,” despite a new claim. As Gossip Cop previously reported, rumors of the two singers hooking up are not true. Still, a certain webloid is now wrongly claiming he had oral sex with Rihanna.

Rihanna NOT Getting “Boob Lift,” Despite Report

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Rihanna Boob Lift


Rihanna is not looking to get a “boob lift,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can, pardon the pun, bust this exclusively.

According to a new published report, “Rihanna feels like her boobs are starting to droop.”

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