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.
April 20th, 2015AUDIO
A long unreleased duet with Rihanna and Chris Brown called “Put It Up” has leaked online. In the sexually explicit R&B track, Brown begs his former flame to give him a second chance, crooning, “You’re the only one I wanna stay on the phone with, oh the late night Skype sex.” Listen to the song here.Read more...
April 14th, 2015
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.Read more...
April 6th, 2015VIDEO
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.Read more...
April 6th, 2015VIDEO
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.Read more...