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Rihanna in Canada performing during the Diamonds World Tour, March 2013
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
February 20, 1988
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. She started her music career in 2005. She has released eight studio albums and three DVDs.
Rihanna has won many awards. These include five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and seven Grammy Awards. She has had fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012, the American magazine Time named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world. Rihanna was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012. She earned $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to Forbes. In 2013, Rihanna was given the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards. Rihanna's album Unapologetic (2012) became her first number-one album in the United States. It won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. In 2015, a movie called Home was released. Rihanna voices one of the main characters in it and was also the executive producer of the movie's soundtrack.
Her eighth studio album, Anti, was released to the streaming service Tidal and entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number 27. It was a limited-time free download sponsored by Samsung. It was certified Platinum in the U.S. only two days after it was released. The next week, after the album was released to other marketplaces, it reached number one on the Billboard 200. Anti features the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Work" (featuring Drake) and the top-ten hit "Needed Me". She also recorded a song, "This Is What You Came For", with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. It reached the top ten on charts around the world.
Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados to Monica (of Guyanese ancestry) and Ronald Fenty (of Irish and West Indian ancestry). She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. She grew up in Bridgetown.
- Studio albums
- Music of the Sun (2005)
- A Girl like Me (2006)
- Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)
- Rated R (2009)
- Loud (2010)
- Talk That Talk (2011)
- Unapologetic (2012)
- Anti (2016)
- Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008)
- Remixed albums
- Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes (2009)
- Rated R: Remixed (2010)
- Soundtrack albums
- Home (2015)
- Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour (2006)
- Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2007–2009)
- Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–2011)
- Loud Tour (2011)
- Diamonds World Tour (2013)
- The Monster Tour (2014) (with Eminem)
- Anti World Tour (2016)
- 2004 - Bring It On: All or Nothing.... As Herself
- 2006 - Mama Black Widow.... Carol Tilson
- 2012 - Battleship Petty Officer (GM2) Cora Raikes
- 2006 - Punk'd
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