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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 Shows Off New Diamond Grill Piercing: Meet “My New B*tch” (PHOTO)

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Rihanna grill piercing photo


Rihanna flaunted Friday on Instagram a new gold grill that’s connected to a diamond lip piercing, calling it her “new b*tch.” See the photos here.

Rihanna and Kanye West Tour Canceled Because Of Backstage Drama?

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Rihanna Kanye West Tour

Rihanna and Kanye West did not have a joint tour derailed by backstage fighting, despite a Star report claiming “these two music moguls can’t share the same stage!” Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Rihanna and Beyonce “Bitter Battle” Made Up By Magazine (EXCLUSIVE)

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Rihanna Beyonce Feud


Beyonce and Rihanna are NOT locked in a “battle of the divas,” contrary to a new Life & Style report claiming the two stars are warring behind the scenes despite public friendliness. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Rihanna: I Was NOT Snorting Coke At Coachella Party — I Was Rolling A Joint!

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Rihanna Coke Coachella Video

Rihanna slammed reports that she was allegedly snorting cocaine at a Coachella party. The Internet went wild on Tuesday after a video surfaced of the pop star appearing to allegedly snort coke, but the singer dismissed the rumor in an Instagram comment. See the video here.

WATCH: Rihanna “American Oxygen” Music Video

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Rihanna American Oxygen Music Video


Rihanna released the official music video for her new song, “American Oxygen,” on Tidal, but the video has since leaked online. In the patriotic single, Rihanna sings about “chasin’ the American dream,” while the accompanying video includes historic moments in U.S history. Watch the video here.

Rihanna Slams Indiana Over “Bullsh*t” Religious Freedom Restoration Act (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Indiana


Rihanna slammed Indiana over its controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a performance there at the March Madness Musical Festival. The 27-year-old singer called the act “bullsh*t,” and urged the crowd to chant “F*ck that sh*t.” Watch the video here.

Rihanna Gets “Goosebumps” Singing “American Oxygen” For First Time At March Madness Music Festival (VIDEO)

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Rihanna March Madness Concert


Rihanna performed “American Oxygen” live for the first time at Saturday’s March Madness Music Festival, an experience that left her emotionally overwhelmed. Check out the video here!

Rihanna Accused Of Stealing “B*tch Better Have My Money” From Just Brittany Song

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Rihanna Stole Bitch Better Have My Money

Rihanna is being accused of stealing “B*tch Better Have My Money.” A number of observers and outlets are pointing to similarities between the superstar’s new track and “Betta Have My Money,” released last year by Houston-based R&B performer Just Brittany.

WATCH: Rihanna Pranks Jimmy Kimmel In His Bedroom For April Fools’ Day (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Jimmy Kimmel Prank Video


Rihanna played an epic prank on Jimmy Kimmel, which was broadcast on Wednesday’s April Fools’ edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” And it all went down in the late night host’s bedroom. Check out the video here!

Rihanna And Beyonce Were NOT “Fighting” At Tidal Press Conference, Despite Report

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Rihanna Beyonce Tidal


Rihanna and Beyonce were not fighting at the press conference for Tidal nor do they hate each other, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claims. In fact, a source on the scene tells us the two were joking with each other a few times. Oh, there’s more.

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