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Rihanna

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 Celebrates Kadooment Day In Barbados With Nearly-Nude Twerking (VIDEOS)

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Rihanna Kadooment Day Twerk

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Rihanna celebrated Kadooment Day in Barbados on Monday as part of the island’s Crop Over Festival, an annual parade that coincides with the local sugar cane harvest. The pop star went nearly-nude for the festivities, wearing a jeweled bikini and a feathered headdress with multicolored wings, all while twerking and dancing through the streets. See the videos here!

Chris Brown Sings Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” — WATCH VIDEO!

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Chris Brown Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money Video

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Chris Brown is still a fan of Rihanna‘s music, and proved it by covering “B*tch Better Have My Money” at his Macau concert on Friday. Check out the videos here!

Karim Benzema NOT Cheating On Rihanna With Karrueche Tran, Despite Report

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Karim Benzema Cheating Karueche Tran Rihanna

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Karim Benzema is NOT cheating on Rihanna with Karrueche Tran, despite a new tabloid story wrongly claiming “history seems to be repeating itself.” Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the report.

Rihanna Alleged Stalker Threatens To Kill Her After Taking Selfie Outside Singer’s Home

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Rihanna Alex Mercer Stalker

Rihanna allegedly has a new stalker, nearly a year after her last one was arrested. A man alternately identified as Alex Mercer and Ralph Alexander is under investigation after showing up at Rihanna’s home in April.

Rihanna NOT Going Bald, Despite Report

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Rihanna bald losing hair

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Rihanna is NOT going bald after years of wearing “heavy weaves,” despite a nasty new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor, which was started by a webloid that has constantly gotten stories wrong about the singer.

Rihanna Director Defends “B*tch Better Have My Money” Video’s Violence And Nudity — WATCH HERE

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Rihanna Defends Bitch Better Have My Money Video

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One of the directors of Rihanna “B*tch Better Have My Money” video is defending the clip’s violence and nudity. Watch here, and tell us what YOU think.

Karrueche Tran Slams “Fan” For Making Up Fake Chris Brown And Rihanna Diss

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Karrueche Tran Chris Brown Rihanna

Karrueche Tran slammed a “fan” on Thursday for trying to create drama between her, Chris Brown, and Rihanna. Find out what went down here.

Rihanna Kidnaps Fans For “B*tch Better Have My Money” Video Premiere Party (PHOTOS)

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Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money premiere party

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Rihanna “kidnapped” 80 of her most loyal fans for an epic four-hour adventure that ended with her premiering the music video for “B*tch Better Have My Money.” As Gossip Cop reported, the singer debuted the video at midnight on Wednesday, but several fans were able to hang out with the pop star, and watch the video before its worldwide release. See photos and video here!

WATCH: Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” Music Video Premiere

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Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money

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Rihanna premiered the full music video for her new single “B*tch Better Have My Money” on VEVO at midnight on Thursday. The singer teased a clip from the video during this past Sunday’s BET Awards, then released a nearly two-minute trailer on Monday, but now you can watch the entire thing! See Rihanna’s new video here.

Rihanna Did NOT “Assault” Stephen Hill At BET Awards, Despite Report (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Throwing Money BET Awards Video

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Rihanna did NOT “assault” Stephen Hill at the BET Awards, despite a sensational, flat-out wrong report. Gossip Cop can debunk the story.

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