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Rihanna

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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Birth Date :

February 20, 1988

Birth Place :

St. Michael, Barbados

Claim to fame :

Single "Pon De Replay" (2005)

Biography


Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty in 1988 in Barbados, Rihanna was like any other teenage girls of her age who attended high school and loved to sing for fun together with some friends. It all began to change drastically after she was introduced to Evan Rogers, a New York City music producer who is also the owner of Syndicated Rhythm Productions. Rogers and his Barbadian wife named Jackie happened to be in Barbados to spend their 2003 Christmas vacation near St. Michael, Rihanna's hometown. Impressed with her amazing voice, Rogers offered Rihanna to record some tracks in New York by spring.

Together with Rogers and his partner, Carl Sturken, Rihanna composed almost a dozen songs, taking inspiration from dancehall and ragamuffin which are the musical culture of her origin and blended them with R&B tunes. "My music is mostly Caribbean beats mixed with R&B," she described eagerly. "I don't want to be pigeon holed into being just a dance artist because I can sing too. I have ballads on the album as well as upbeat tracks."

Latest News


Rihanna Posts Daring Gun-Toting Photo on Instagram

May 27, 2015 08:48:52 GMT

posted a controversial gun-toting picture on her Instagram account on Monday, May 25. The picture showed the "Diamonds" songtress pointing a pink gun as her face looked focused.
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Rihanna Previews New Song 'Only If for a Night' in Dior Ad

May 19, 2015 04:54:49 GMT

The ad from 's "Secret Garden" campaign for Dior has finally been revealed in full. Arriving online on Monday, May 18, the ad directed by famed fashion photographer Steven Klein also features a preview of the Bajan beauty's new song called "Only If for a Night".
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Video: Rihanna Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'

May 17, 2015 18:08:19 GMT

served as a musical guest on "" which was hosted by She delivered "B*tch Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen" from her new studio album rumored to be titled "".
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Rihanna's Debut Ads for Dior Have Been Released

May 15, 2015 03:51:26 GMT

's debut ads for Dior have been released. A series of the printed ads for the French label's fourth installment of "Secret Garden" feature the 27-year-old singer in a fantasy-like sequence while she stuns in glamorous clothes and accessories by the fashion brand.
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Rihanna Lands Vogue's Cover for 2015 Met Gala Edition

May 12, 2015 19:47:06 GMT

is featured front and center on the cover of Vogue magazine after she was hailed one of the best dressed stars at 2015 Met Gala by many fashion critics. "WOW!!! I am very honored to have this image selected for the new cover of @voguemagazine !! #metgala2015 #art #fashion #Vogue," she gushed on Instagram.
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Rihanna Hugs Drake as They Party at Nightclub in NYC

May 11, 2015 02:14:15 GMT

and her ex-boyfriend were spotted sharing a sweet hug at VIP Room in New York City on Friday night, May 8. Some clubgoers captured the moment and posted it on Twitter. RiRi and Drake hit a recording studio together on the previous day.
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Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio Party Together at Drake's Nightclub Bash

May 08, 2015 02:12:12 GMT

and fueled romance rumors again after they were spotted leaving 's private party at Game nightclub in New York City on Wednesday night, May 6. It may be a quite awkward situation for the three as Leonardo was previously rumored to be dating RiRi and Drake was her ex-boyfriend.
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Rihanna's Met Gala Outfit Took 2 Years to Make

May 06, 2015 06:51:12 GMT

Igniting chatter among people with her jaw-dropping costume at the 2015 Met Gala, claimed it took two years to make. Even greater, it was all stitched together by one woman, designer Guo Pei.
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Rihanna Flashes Nipples in Sheer Top at Met Gala After-Party

May 05, 2015 21:04:37 GMT

After commanding attention with her dramatic Guo Pei coat on the red carpet at Met Gala, once again turned heads as she arrived at an after-party later in the evening, but this time it's for the wrong reason. The singer flashed her nipples in a see-through top while making her way into Up & Down nightclub.
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Video: Rihanna Performs at 2015 Met Gala

May 05, 2015 19:52:25 GMT

served as a musical guest at the 2015 Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 4. The Bajan songstress entertained celebrity guests to live performances of her songs like "B*tch Better Have My Money", "Diamonds", and "Pour It Up".
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Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry Stun at 2015 Met Gala

May 05, 2015 02:23:43 GMT

Hollywood celebrities flocked the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 4 to attend the 2015 Met Gala. Among those who shone on the red carpet of the event themed "China: Through the Looking Glass" were , and .
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Rihanna Bares Her Abs in Her First Puma Ad

April 30, 2015 02:02:03 GMT

stars in Puma's latest campaign for its new sneaker rollout. The brand shared on Instagram on Wednesday, April 29 the ad which showed the 27-year-old songstress, who is serving as the new creative director of Puma, striking an athletic pose while baring her abs.
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Rihanna Puts Her Toned Bikini Body on Display While Vacationing in Hawaii

April 27, 2015 04:34:26 GMT

showed some skin while strolling along the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii along with her friends on Sunday, April 26. The "Take a Bow" songstress donned a white string bikini paired with see-through hotpants.
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Rihanna Rocks Blonde Wig, Goes Topless for V Magazine

April 22, 2015 04:24:17 GMT

poses topless for the summer issue of V Magazine. In the cover photo, the "Diamonds" songstress wears nothing but a pair of light blue Versace bikini bottoms, flashing her side boob, toned back and derriere. She looks different with blonde wig, blue eyeshadow and pale pink lipstick.
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Rihanna Releases 'James Joint' From 'R8' Album to Celebrate 4/20

April 22, 2015 01:42:22 GMT

has released a new song in honor of 4/20. Arriving a day late on Tuesday, April 21 via her website RihannaNow, the track called "James Joint" is "an interlude from [her] 8th studio album."
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Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg Among Stars Commemorating 4/20

April 21, 2015 07:39:01 GMT

Some Hollywood celebrities marked the unofficial marijuana day on Monday, April 20. Among those commemorating the 4/20 on Instagram and Twitter are , and .
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Chris Brown's Unreleased Duet With Rihanna 'Put It Up' Lands Online

April 20, 2015 03:57:02 GMT

Before finally deciding to end their relationship for good, and collaborated on several songs together. They recorded "Birthday Cake" and "Nobody's Business" which fans have already heard, and "Put It Up" which unexpectedly leaked online on Sunday morning, April 19.
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Rihanna Flashes Mouth Rings on Instagram Photos

April 18, 2015 05:48:10 GMT

shared Instagram photos over the weekend that showed her sporting mouth rings. The bling apparently was a tiny gold grill which also featured a lip ring loop. "my new b***h by @dollycohen," so she captioned one snap, and captioned the other with "my grill got a piercing."
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Cody Simpson Sets 'Free' Album Release Date, Covers Rihanna's 'FourFiveSeconds'

April 16, 2015 08:39:23 GMT

's new album has an official release date. It's announced on Wednesday, April 15 that the Australian heartthrob's upcoming project called "" would finally arrive on June 23 via Coast House Records/Banana Beat Records.
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Rihanna Denies She Snorted Cocaine at Coachella

April 15, 2015 04:46:37 GMT

was accused of snorting cocaine at Coachella. The rumor surfaced after a Vine video went viral on Tuesday, April 14, showing the "Diamond" singer having fun with her friends at the music festival.
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Songwriter of Rihanna's 'B**ch Better Have My Money' Addresses Plagiarism Claims

April 09, 2015 06:37:43 GMT

Last week, reports emerged claiming that stole her new single "B**ch Better Have My Money" from Houston artist Just Brittany. While the Bajan beauty hasn't responded to the news yet, one of the songwriters behind the track has. Bibi Bourelly, the songwriter, addressed the plagiarism accusations in a new interview with Vibe.
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Rihanna Debuts Powerful 'American Oxygen' Music Video

April 07, 2015 01:46:30 GMT

Shortly after releasing "American Oxygen" on Tidal, released the official music video for the song. Arriving on Monday, April 6 also via 's newly-launched music streaming service, the visuals features clips highlighting some of the country's historical events.
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Rihanna Premieres New Song 'American Oxygen' on Jay-Z's Tidal

April 06, 2015 01:45:34 GMT

has shared another new song in full. After teasing it in an NCAA March Madness commercial last month, the Bajan beauty delivered the first live performance of "American Oxygen" during the March Madness Music Festival over the weekend in Indianapolis before releasing it on 's new music streaming service Tidal.
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Rihanna Accused of Stealing New Single 'B**ch Better Have My Money'

April 03, 2015 09:24:48 GMT

is accused of stealing her "B**ch Better Have My Money". Fans of a Houston singer/songwriter named Just Brittany have spotted the similarities between her song "Betta Have My Money" and RiRi's newest single.
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Video: Rihanna Rudely Wakes Up Jimmy Kimmel for April Fools' Prank

April 02, 2015 08:33:11 GMT

pulled a prank on on April Fools' Day. The "We Found Love" songstress teamed up with the comedian's wife Molly McNearney to surprise him on early Wednesday, April 1.
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Rihanna's FourFiveSeconds' Actually Features Backup Vocals From Wilson Phillips

April 01, 2015 09:50:57 GMT

There are multiple other famous names on 's "FourFiveSeconds" in addition to and . According to a new report by Billboard, Yeezy himself hired '90s pop group Wilson Phillips to sing the backup vocals on the hit song.
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Rihanna Denies Dating Leonardo DiCaprio

March 31, 2015 08:20:49 GMT

has broken her silence on dating rumors which have been circulating for months since January. In a new interview with Hello! Magazine, the "FourFiveSeconds" hitmaker is asked by her interviewer, "How does Rihanna DiCaprio sound to you?"
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Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna, Alicia Keys Goof Around at Jay-Z Tidal Launching

March 31, 2015 06:59:40 GMT

, , , and were all in attendance at the launch of 's new music streaming service Tidal on Monday, March 30. The music beauties goofed around backstage and took some funny pictures together.
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Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna Tweet Support as Jay-Z Launches Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015 07:32:38 GMT

Numerous musicians have shown support for 's music streaming service Tidal. Famous faces including the rapper's wife and pals and helped promote the service on Twitter using the hashtag #TIDALforALL and turned their Twitter profile picture bright blue.
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Rihanna Sings New Single at iHeartRadio Awards, Madonna Performs With Taylor Swift

March 30, 2015 04:26:37 GMT

A number of music's biggest names performed at the iHeartRadio Awards which took place on Sunday night, March 29 in Los Angeles. was among those in the line-up, delivering the first live performance of her new single "B**ch Better Have My Money".
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