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Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter & Actress; Creator of Savage X Fenty

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by the mononym Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, during 2003 she recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl Like Me, which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS."

She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad and adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music. Its successful lead single "Umbrella" became an international breakthrough in her career, as she won her first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z in 2008. After releasing four consecutive platinum studio albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic, she was recognized as a pop icon. Her eighth studio album Anti and its lead single "Work" reached number one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).

Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a current total of 31 Top 10 Hits on the same chart. She was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard. Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" later that year.

In 2017, Rihanna launched her cosmetic company Fenty Beauty and changed the industry by offering a 40-shade foundation line to fit a diverse array of skintones. Time magazine named Fenty Beauty one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2017. Rihanna and rapper ASAP Rocky were hooking up after years of friendship, one year before the couple made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala. The twosome announced in January 2022 that Rihanna was pregnant with their first baby. She gave birth to son RZA in May 2022. Following her Super Bowl LVII pregnancy reveal, Rihanna gave birth to the couple’s second baby, son Riot, in August 2023.


Rihanna Recalls Keeping Her Pregnancy a Secret From Her Friends ...
Feb 12, 2022 ... 31 that she and partner A$AP Rocky are expecting their first baby. Speaking to E!'s Justin Sylvester at a Feb. 11 event celebrating her Fenty Beauty and Fenty ...
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Bring Son to Malibu Beach Photo Shoot
Dec 17, 2022 ... Rihanna showed the first glimpse of her son after posing for a photo shoot the day prior, where the baby was also in attendance with A$AP Rocky.
Rihanna calls on allies to 'pull up' during powerful speech at 2020 ...
Rihanna received thunderous applause following her stirring speech at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards.
Grammys 2017: Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Lead Nominees
Beyoncé leads this year's field of Grammy hopefuls with nine nominations, with Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each garnering eight nods apiece. The awards show will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 12th.

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