Multi-talented Rihanna was born in Barbados in 1988 and is known for being a singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman after founding her own successful makeup line, Fenty Beauty. Her first two albums were influenced by Caribbean sounds before she recorded Good Girl Gone Bad, which had more uptempo dance tracks including her first huge hits Umbrella, Shut Up And Drive, and Don’t Stop The Music. Since then she has toured extensively and released further albums including Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk, Unapologetic and Anti. She has collaborated with fashion labels including Dior, Armani, and Puma, before creating her own fashion brand, Fenty, which includes the lingerie brand Savage x Fenty.
How did Rihanna get famous?
Rihanna was signed by Jay-Z and Def Jam Recordings in 2005 after performing her future hit single Pon de Replay, and although she achieved a lot of success with her first albums it wasn’t until she released Umbrella that she became a worldwide icon. Since then, her Billboard chart-topping hits have included Take A Bow, Disturbia, Rude Boy, Only Girl (In The World), What’s My Name?, S&M, We Found Love, Diamonds, and Work. She has worked and collaborated with musicians including Drake, Calvin Harris, N.E.R.D., Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and David Guetta, and is also known for her interests in fashion and beauty.
Rihanna – Awards
During her career, Rihanna has won a number of awards and accolades. She is the third most awarded female artist ever at the American Music Awards, where she has won the favorite female artist – soul/ R&B award seven times, along with the favorite soul/R&B gong for Loud, Talk That Talk, and Anti. She has won a number of Billboard awards and was named the International Female Solo Artist at the BRITs in 2011 and 2012. She has also won a number of Grammys, including awards for Run This Town, Only Girl (In The World), Umbrella, We Found Love, The Monster, and Loyalty. She was named the Humanitarian of the Year at the Harvard Foundation for Interracial and Cultural Relations in 2017.