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.

Justin Bieber, Rihanna NOT Hooking Up

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Justin Bieber Rihanna Hooking Up

Justin Bieber and Rihanna are NOT hooking up, despite a demonstrably false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Rihanna VMAs Video Vanguard Award: Watch MTV Video Music Awards Opening Performance!

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Rihanna VMAs Opening Video

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Rihanna, the 2016 VMAs Video Vanguard Award recipient, opened Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with a stunning performance. Watch here!

‘Ocean’s Eight’ Backlash: Fans Slam Female Reboot Cast Announcement

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Ocean's 8 Backlash Fan Reactions

The cast of Ocean’s Eight, the upcoming all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, was announced on Wednesday. But fans of the original franchise are now slamming the movie on Twitter. See fan reactions and backlash here.

Rihanna In Nice During Terrorist Attack, Concert Canceled

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Rihanna Nice Attack

Rihanna was in Nice during Thursday’s terrorist attack. While the singer was thankfully unharmed, more than 70 people were killed when a truck was driven into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

Rihanna Jealous Of Drake, Hailey Baldwin Hooking Up?

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Rihanna Drake Hailey Baldwin Hooking Up

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Rihanna is NOT jealous of a nonexistent hookup between Drake and Hailey Baldwin, despite a completely fabricated tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Drake And Rihanna Dating, Hooking Up?

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Rihanna Drake Dating

Drake and Rihanna are reportedly dating. Gossip Cop has reached out to reps for both stars for more information.

Rihanna “Sledgehammer” Music Video

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Rihanna Sledgehammer Music Video

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Rihanna’s music video for the new Star Trek song “Sledgehammer” premiered on Thursday. Watch here!

Rihanna Sued For Allegedly Bailing On Concert In Nigeria, Jay Z Also Named In Lawsuit

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Rihanna Jay Z Sued Concert Canceled

Rihanna is being sued by Nigerian broadcasting executive Chris Ubosi and his company, Megalectrics, for allegedly bailing on a concert after having already been paid. Also named in the lawsuit is Jay Z, who runs Rihanna’s record label, Roc Nation.

Rihanna “Love On The Brain” Billboard Music Awards Video – Watch BBMAs Performance!

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Rihanna Love Brain BBMAs Video

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Rihanna performed “Love On The Brain” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Check out the video here!

Rihanna NOT “Stalking” The Weeknd

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Rihanna Stalking Weeknd

Rihanna is NOT “stalking” The Weeknd, despite an absurd new report from the same discredited outlet that recently claimed she’s pregnant. Gossip Cop can bust the nonsense.

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