An astounding international pop star, Robyn Rihanna Fenty landed in the music industry when her dynamic debut album “music of the sun” was released. It began with an auspicious performance for New York music producers Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken back in 2003. They supported the teenage Rihanna to start her career. Her first album acquired too much popularity due to its top hits such as “diamonds”, “SOS”, “umbrella”, we found love”, “unfaithful”, and “only girl”. She is a Barbadian singer plus a songwriter.
Rihanna was born on 20th February 1988, at Saint Michael, Barbados. Her father Ronald Fenty was a warehouse manager. Her parents got divorced in her childhood which created a lot of problems for her. Due to her imbalanced childhood, she struggled a lot but never expressed her abnormal mental conditions in her social circle.
She got her education from Broome Memorial primary school and Combermere high school. Rihanna was interested in music since she was seven years but at the high school, she got an opportunity to create a musical trio with her classmates. She got an opportunity to meet with the American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003, moreover, she sang some songs in front of him and inspired him deeply. She left Barbados and moved in with Roger and his wife at Connecticut to work on the recording of her demo album. That is where Rihanna grew up as a singer and started developing her career.
In 2005, she signed a contract with Def Jam recordings and released her first album. Over two million copies of her album were sold while few of the reviews were negative, but Rihanna said: “People gonna talk whether you doing good or bad”. The album ranked No 10 on Billboard 200.
In the next year, she released her second album “a girl like me”. That album was a huge success for Rihanna, as the album garnered in the top ten in 13 countries and Rihanna became a teenage sensation. The major success which pulled Rihanna into an icon status was 2007’s good girl gone bad. Furthermore, she justified her capabilities by shifting to dance tracks. Her album’s first solo “umbrella”, this track was the No. 1 summer’s pop song.
Till yet she has released several hit albums including, A girl like me, Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk, and unapologetic which proves to be the substantial pillars of her thriving career. Besides her musical career, Rihanna did some cameo roles in movies like “this is the end” “Annie” and “Home”.
Aside from these achievements she is a bona fide businesswoman with several entrepreneurial ventures. She is the founder of Believe foundation to support sick children. However, she is a co-owner with other music artists.
Rihanna holds the title of “bestselling digital artist of all times”. She got more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications. In addition, she has won Grammy awards around eight times while she was nominated 24 times.
Rihanna has also won 14 billboard music awards in 49 nominations. She was awarded in following categories, “female artist of the year”, “pop 100 artists of the year”, “top female artist in 2011” and “top radio song artist in 2013”.
In 2010, she grasped the Guinness World Record for Female artist US and the UK No. 1 singles.
Rihanna Net worth:
According to Forbes, Rihanna has a net worth of $230 million in 2018. Her ranking in Forbes list is No. 77 among top 100 celebrities.
|A Girl Like Me||$4 million|
|Music from the Sun||$1 million|
|Good Girl Gone Bad||$15 million|
|Loud Album||$12 million|
|Rated R||$5.5 million|
|Talk That Talk||$10.5 million|
|LOUD tour earnings 2011||$90 million|
|Gross revenue for Diamonds World Tour 2013||$140 million|
|Spotify royalties 2016||$3.2 million|
Rihanna Stats and Measurements
Full Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Birth Date: February 20, 1988
Birth Place: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
Occupation: Singer, songwriter
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 61 kg
Bra Size: 34B
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Marital Status: Single
Partner: Hassan Jameel