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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’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” Is NOT A “Diss Song” About Beyonce

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Rihanna Beyonce Diss

Everyone is interested in the new Rihanna song “B*tch Better Have My Money,” especially MediaTakeOut, because the disreputable webloid can run stories like Friday’s report claiming the track is a “diss song” about Beyonce. It is absolutely NOT about Beyonce, Gossip Cop can confirm.

LISTEN: Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” Leaks Online (AUDIO)

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Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money


Rihanna’s new single “B*tch Better Have My Money” leaked online Thursday after she released a 10-second teaser earlier in the day. The singer hinted that she was going to drop new music in a cryptic Instagram post on Wednesday. Listen to the full track here.

Beyonce and Kim Kardashian “United In Their Hatred” of Rihanna?

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Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are supposedly “united in their hatred” of “seductive foe” Rihanna, according to a completely ridiculous new story in Life & Style.

Rihanna “American Oxygen” — Singer Teases New Song For March Madness (VIDEO)

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Rihanna American Oxygen March Madness


Rihanna is teasing her new song “American Oxygen.” The track off her upcoming album will be used throughout March Madness coverage on television later this month. Check out the promo here!

Rihanna “Towards The Sun” — Listen To New Song From Home Movie!

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Rihanna Towards The Sun


Rihanna’s new song “Towards the Sun” from her upcoming children’s movie Home premiered on Tuesday. Listen here!

Chris Brown: Don’t Ask Me About Rihanna Or Drake Anymore!

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Chris Brown Rihanna Drake Interviews

Chris Brown is tired of being asked about his relationship with Rihanna and his feud with Drake. On Monday, the singer threatened stop doing interviews unless the chats exclusively focus on his music. See his tweets here.

Rihanna Bares Breast, Shows Nipple Ring In AnOther Magazine Alexander McQueen Tribute — SEE PHOTOS HERE!

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Rihanna AnOther Magazine


Rihanna bares her breast and shows off her nipple ring in a new magazine spread mixing high fashion with a little bit of raunch. Check out the photos here!

Beyonce and Jay Z Did NOT Fight About Rihanna At Restaurant, Despite Report

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Beyonce Fight Rihanna Jay Z

Beyonce did NOT “flip out” at Jay Z in a “jealous rage” over Rihanna, despite a new In Touch report claiming the music super-couple had a public fight in a West Hollywood sushi restaurant over his relationship with the “Umbrella” singer.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Did NOT “Fight” Over Rihanna, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Rihanna

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did NOT have a fight over Rihanna, despite a new OK! report claiming the couple is “at odds” over West’s “growing closeness” with the singer. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

VIDEO: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney GRAMMYS “FourFiveSeconds” Performance at Grammy Awards

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Rihanna Paul McCartney Grammys


Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney performed “FourFiveSeconds” at the Grammys on Sunday. Watch video of their 2015 Grammy Awards performance here!

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