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 NOT Pregnant, Despite Report

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Rihanna Pregnant April 2016

Rihanna is NOT pregnant, despite a report from a disreputable webloid that has falsely impregnated the singer multiple times in years past. Gossip Cop can debunk the story.

Rihanna Did NOT “Shade” Jennifer Lopez With Boots Gift, Despite Report

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Rihanna did NOT “shade” Jennifer Lopez when she gifted her Home co-star with a pair of boots, despite a ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Rihanna ‘Needed Me’ Music Video – Watch!

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Rihanna Needed Me Video


Rihanna’s music video for “Needed Me” premiered on Wednesday. Watch here!

Leonardo DiCaprio And Rihanna Did NOT Get “Cozy At Coachella,” Despite Report

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna were NOT “caught getting cozy at Coachella” nor are they “dating,” despite an inaccurate webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these claims.

Rihanna Honored At “Black Girls Rock,” Hillary Clinton Praises “Strong Black Women Leaders” In Speech

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Rihanna Black Girls Rock Hillary Clinton

Rihanna was honored at the 2016 “Black Girls Rock!” event on Friday, where Hillary Clinton made a speech praising “strong black women leaders.” Get the details here!

April Fools’ Day: 5 Best Celebrity Pranks!

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It’s April Fools’ Day, and to celebrate Gossip Cop is taking a look back at some of the best celebrity pranks with Adele, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and more! See five of the craziest jokes from the last year here!

Rihanna “Kiss It Better” Video – WATCH!

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Rihanna Kiss It Better Video


Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” music video, in which she appears practically naked, premiered on Thursday. Watch here!

Rihanna And Drake NOT Having Baby, Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Rihanna Baby Drake March 2016


Rihanna and Drake are NOT trying to “have a baby together,” despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story.

The Weeknd Drops Out Of Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour”

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The Weeknd Drops Out Rihanna Tour

The Weeknd has dropped out of Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour,” it was announced on Wednesday. See statement here.

Rihanna Denies “Rivalry” With Beyoncé In Vogue: “I Can Only Do Me” (PHOTOS)

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Rihanna Rivalry Beyonce Vogue


Rihanna denies a “rivalry” with Beyoncé in her new Vogue cover story, confirming Gossip Cop’s busts of various feud reports about the singers. Check out the full interview here.

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