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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 “RiRi” Perfume Launch Crashed By Anti-Fur Protesters (VIDEO)

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Rihanna Fur Protesters


Rihanna’s launch of her new perfume “RiRi” at a Macy’s in Brooklyn was crashed by anti-fur protesters on Monday. The animal rights activists noisily interrupted the event and slammed the singer for wearing fur before being removed by security. Watch the video here.

Gwen Stefani NOT “Angered” Rihanna Will Be On “The Voice,” Despite Report

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Gwen Stefani Rihanna Feud

Gwen Stefani is NOT “angered” Rihanna will be on “The Voice,” despite yet another tabloid story that tries to pit two female celebrities against each other. Gossip Cop can bust the report, which attempts to sensationalize a non-existent feud.

Kanye West Pulls Rihanna From Crowd To Perform Two Songs At FYF Fest (VIDEO)

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Kanye West not only stepped in for Frank Ocean at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles at the last minute, but he also surprised the audience on Saturday at the L.A. Sports Arena And Exposition Park when he brought Rihanna onstage. Actually, he may have surprised Rihanna, as well, who was simply sitting in the first row of the concert. Check out the video here!

Rihanna Doesn’t Want Matt Barnes Dating Rumors Derailing Lewis Hamilton Romance

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Rihanna is “seriously mad” at Matt Barnes because she doesn’t want “bullsh*t” dating rumors derailing a possible budding romance with Lewis Hamilton, a source exclusively tells Gossip Cop.

Rihanna Slams Matt Barnes Over Dating Rumors: I’m Not “Into You At All”

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Rihanna Matt Barnes dating


Rihanna has slammed NBA star Matt Barnes after he alleged in an interview that there was something romantic going on between himself and the singer. Earlier on Sunday, Barnes told TMZ that even though he and Rihanna were just friends, there was a possibility it could turn into something more.

Rihanna Joins “The Voice” As Key Advisor For Season 9

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Rihanna The Voice Key Advisor

Rihanna will be a key advisor on the upcoming season of “The Voice,” it was announced on Thursday. Get the details here!

Taylor Swift, Rihanna And FKA Twigs Make Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List – PHOTOS!

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Vanity Fair released its annual International Best Dressed list on Wednesday, highlighting the most fashionable celebrities and designers, and among the stars to make the cut for 2015 is Taylor Swift. See photos here of others on the Best Dressed list!

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

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Rihanna Kadooment Day Twerk


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


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


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.

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