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Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados in 1988, is a successful recording artist, fashion designer, and actress. Her career took flight after meeting American record producer Evan Rogers through mutual friends in 2003. Rogers, impressed by Rihanna... ... read more

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Rihanna - Diamonds
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Rihanna - Diamonds 49,964,862 views
Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World) 251,970,274 views
Rihanna - We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris 73,481,596 views
Rihanna - Rude Boy 149,346,391 views
Rihanna - Man Down 186,542,036 views
Rihanna - You Da One 41,606,868 views
Rihanna - What's My Name? ft. Drake 162,230,096 views
Rihanna - Talk That Talk (Audio) ft. Jay-Z 9,377,133 views
Rihanna - Russian Roulette 48,431,331 views
Rihanna - Hard ft. Jeezy 47,172,555 views
Rihanna - Te Amo 46,128,933 views
Rihanna - Take A Bow 39,831,374 views
Rihanna - Disturbia 27,898,728 views
Rihanna - Rehab ft. Justin Timberlake 20,339,558 views
Rihanna - Rockstar 101 (Director's Cut / Explicit Version) 2,707,480 views
If It's Lovin' That You Want (Cingular Sounds Live) 823,582 views
Rihanna - Sell Me Candy (Control Room) 349,770 views
Rihanna - Breakin' Dishes (Control Room) 840,559 views
Rihanna - Umbrella (Pepsi Smash) 363,846 views
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad (Control Room) 354,992 views
Rihanna - Disturbia 27,898,728 views
Rihanna - Rehab ft. Justin Timberlake 20,339,558 views
Rihanna - Shut Up And Drive 22,182,113 views
Rihanna - Disturbia (Online Only Version) 1,172,461 views
Rihanna - Russian Roulette 48,431,331 views
Rihanna - Take A Bow 39,831,374 views
Rihanna - Breakin' Dishes (Control Room) 840,559 views
Rihanna - Cheers Drink To That (official music video) 361,757 views
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad (Control Room) 354,992 views
Rihanna - Sell Me Candy (Control Room) 349,770 views

Rihanna Bio

Rihanna

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados in 1988, is a successful recording artist, fashion designer, and actress. Her career took flight after meeting American record producer Evan Rogers through mutual friends in 2003. Rogers, impressed by Rihanna’s vocal skills, urged her to move to the United States to pursue a music career. In 2005, she auditioned and signed a six-album record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is owned by artist Jay-Z.

Rihanna’s debut single, “Pon De Replay”, was released in 2005 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 100 chart. However, it was not until the release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad did Rihanna begin to receive widespread recognition and praise. The album featured some of the performer’s greatest hits, such as “Umbrella”, which topped the UK chart for 10 consecutive weeks, and “Don’t Stop the Music.” She also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration alongside Jay-Z for “Umbrella” in 2008. Good Girl Gone Bad also sold over seven million copies worldwide and became Rihanna’s best-selling album to date.

In 2009, Rihanna was originally scheduled to perform at the 51st Grammy Awards, but had to cancel due to a dispute with artist Chris Brown. Images of the performer abused and injured surfaced, and Chris Brown was subsequently charged with felony assault.

Rihanna has also collaborated with other well-known artists on a number of popular songs, such as “Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem. The song sold more than five million copies in the United States and received five Grammy nominations. In late 2012, Rihanna also released her latest album, Unapologetic, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her concerts are often jam-packed with people waiting to listen to some of her greatest hits, such as “Rude Boy” and “S&M.”

Rihanna User Comments

Sarah F. Oct 16, 2013
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Rihanna's concert in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was cynical of what to expect due to Rihanna's unpredictable reputation. As I sat amongst 67, 000 fans, it was impossible not to contract the feeling of excitement and an adrenaline rush. From the moment Rihanna took the stage, the whole audience became one. Everyone sang along and danced as if they had never heard music before. Although I had heard that she wasn't a good performer live, she actually was. Her voice sounded impeccable and the way she moved brought everyone to their feet. The concert wasn't too long but just the perfect length to make us feel like we had enough, and a slight urge to want more. Although many were disappointed that Rihanna didn't play around with costume choices, I don't think it detracted from the performance as she did what was expected from her- a killer performance. Rihanna truly has a way of bringing out the crowds inner rebel. It was definitely a concert worth the hype!
lauren h. May 6, 2013
Rihanna has always been a star, but since she's let the real her out she's been "shining bright like a diamond." From debuting in the movie "Battleship" to being on the cover of Vogue, Rihanna never ceases to amaze me. She has won millions over with her "phuck you” attitude and for those she hasn't she simply does not care. Her voice has gotten stronger and fashionably she's always turning heads. She's now on her Diamonds World Tour keeping her fans drooling and happy. With such a strong 'Rihanna Navy' fan base and her "I do what I want" approach to life, I don’t think the worthy or unworthy critics can faze her. If it's not her music, attitude, or look that keeps her the topic of discussion, it's her forever controversial relationship with singer, Chris Brown. She just bares it all and does not apologize for it, hence the title of her recent album "UNAPOLOGETIC." What you see is what you get with her and I love it! There is no one like her out right now and arguably she's taking over the game. Her clothing line seems to be doing well and her lipstick collabo with MAC Cosmetics sold out in what seems like seconds. Rihanna just doesn’t stop and you never know what she's going to do next. She gives you permission to judge her and I think she handles it very well. It's obvious that she knows it comes with the territory and freely lives her life. If she hasn't won you over, one thing's for sure....you can’t ignore her.
Ariel C. Nov 13, 2012
When I first heard Rihanna, I was a fan, her voice was very powerful and she has a really great range. But her songs are all the same, she got old and boring very quickly. I haven't payed attention to her live performances but doesn't sound like she is the least bit impressive which doesn't surprise me very much. She definitely strikes me as an artist that draws lyrics from a lot of problems in her life, psychological or physical. I won't go as far as to say she is a bad singer, I do think she has talent, but I would probably switch stations if she came on the radio.
Hanqing Z. Nov 13, 2012
I found that many Rihanna's songs are auto-tuned or digitally decorated. I have seen her performing live multiple times on TV. It seems that she can't recreate the power and sustainability as shown in the studio version. She seems short of breath, and her voice trembles sometimes. She needs the accompanied vocals to make the songs sound appropriate enough for a live performance. It is indeed valuable for a woman singer to be able to write and produce so many songs, and they are all very catchy. But I wouldn't recommend friends to watch a live concert that only features Rihanna.
Natalie M. Sep 17, 2012
I absolutely agree. I have had the misfortune of seeing Rihanna live three times now so I can say with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that she is NOT talented! She may be a good recording artist but that is the extent of her abilities. I am actually pretty surprised that she even performs live considering how blatantly bad she sounds. Whenever she performs she has a track of herself singing behind her which should be evident to anyone watching her face (she stops singing frequently but the song continues) and if you are paying attention you can hear that the track is much louder than her own voice, and the performance gets worse each time she comes back in with her real voice. Did anyone watch the VMAs last year??? Disastrous... "I Love the Way You Lie" made me cringe with embarrassment for her.
Gabe L. Aug 13, 2012
I'm pretty sure Rihanna suffers from some form of mental illness. I used to have a theory about her that she was blind, and a lot of evidence from her album "LOUD" alluded to this. First of all, her Ronald McDonald weave - no one would have that if they could actually see that on their head. Also, her dancing - mostly just pelvic thrusting and crotch slapping - which you dont need to have vision to be able to do. Also, most of the lyrics in her songs are just "eh eh" or "oh na na," which may be because she is illiterate and must learn songs phonetically. In one performance at the AMA's, she was even tied to the stage, which I believe is so that she wouldn't fall off. The lyrics on the album also leave subtle hints, such as in the song "Fading" which could be in reference to her vision fading. However, her newest album "Talk That Talk," seems to be more about her recovering her vision, with songs like "We FOUND Love," and "Where Have You Been." With her vision returned, she seems to now occupy her time with some very inappropriate activities, which you can hear all about in her songs "Cockiness," "Birthday Cake," and "Watch'n'Learn." Overall, I find her antics very entertaining, but I also find people to highly overrate her actual talent. She is not very talented, she is just crazy and disgustingly vulgar, and doesn't deserve as much credit as she gets.

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