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Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, "Pon de Replay," and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., "S.O.S." in 2006; "Umbrella" in 2007; "Disturbia" in 2008). However, it was the singer's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she exhibited a certain star quality as a young child, often winning beauty and talent contests. Because she lived on the fairly remote ...

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Eminem and Rihanna perform 'The Monster' at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

RIHANNA News

Updated September 30, 2013
Rihanna gave fans an upcoming glimpse into her "Pour It Up" video by tweeting several saucy Instagram pictures of ...
Just a little eye candy for everyone - after all it is a GQ production.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna deck it out in this ...
Rihanna has a brand new short documentary out by director Phil Griffin. The footage captured our Bajan beauty ...
Rihanna is now Queen of the Streaming Giant YouTube with more views than even Justin Bieber. Yesterday, the Bajan ...
The Irish never forget ...or something like that! Rihanna is not so fond in the memory of some Irish folks from Dublin ...
Rihanna takes to the newstand with Elle UK in spectacular fashion this month. One of her best fashion and ...
Following on from her fantastic performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards, here is your first chance to check out the ...
Rihanna and Chris Brown have proved that their romance is back on track after the Bajan babe supported Breezy at a ...
Rihanna is 24 and not only living the dream but living life large. How does she do it? Well, mostly hard work, ...
Rihann has proved she's still one the sexiest women on the planet after gracing the cover of Complexmagazine's ...
Rihanna is giving her home nation a helping hand with a new commercial for Barbados Tourism. Using her signature ...
Christmas is about to get spicy as Rihanna is ready to stand under the public mistletoe with Chris Brown..again. The ...
Rihanna continues to be "Unapologetic" about her renewed relations...intimate shall we say ... with Chris Brown. ...
Rihanna announced this morning her upcoming European 'Diamonds' tour dates for her newest album Unapologetic. The ...
Rihanna, no stranger to controversy, continues to stir fans into a frenzy on the latest cover of GQ magazine which she ...
MTV is proud to announce the premiere of Rihanna's newest video "Diamonds" tomorrow night - (Nov. 9th at 00:55 CET). - ...
Rihanna continues to use her timeless beauty, sexy body and sex appeal to sell it! It being her brand new fragrance ...
Is Rihanna and Chris Brown back together? The couple were spotted in public at the brand new Barclay center where ...
Rihanna has dropped her debut single "Diamonds." The single is the first from her 7th not-yet-named Def Jam studio ...
Over the weekend, Rihanna announced a brand new single, Diamonds, that will debut Wednesday September 26th. The single ...

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Rihanna continues to heat and crank up the volume on her "Loud" tour that found her in Philladelphia on July 23rd. We are particularly amused/bedazzled by her current choices fo costume-wear.

Celebrites come dressed to kill for another star studded award celebration.

Full Biography

Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, "Pon de Replay," and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., "S.O.S." in 2006; "Umbrella" in 2007; "Disturbia" in 2008). However, it was the singer's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she exhibited a certain star quality as a young child, often winning beauty and talent contests. Because she lived on the fairly remote island of Barbados in the West Indies, however, she never foresaw the sort of stardom that would later befall her.

That stardom came courtesy of a fateful meeting with Evan Rogers. The New Yorker was vacationing in Barbados with his wife, a native of the island, when he was introduced to Rihanna. Rogers had spent years producing pop hits for such superstars as *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Laura Pausini, and Rod Stewart, and he offered the talented Rihanna a chance to record. Along with Rogers' production partner, Carl Sturken (the other half of Syndicated Rhythm Productions), Rihanna recorded several demos that sparked the interest of the Carter Administration -- that is, the newly appointed Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. This led to an audition, and Rihanna both received and accepted an on-the-spot offer to sign with Def Jam.

Come summer 2005, Def Jam rolled out "Pon de Replay," the lively leadoff single from Music of the Sun. Produced almost entirely by Rogers and Sturken, the song synthesized Caribbean rhythms with urban-pop songwriting. "Pon de Replay" caught fire almost immediately, climbing all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and contesting the half-summer reign of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" atop the chart. The debut album spawned one other hit, "If It's Lovin' That You Want," which also broke the Top 40. Rihanna's follow-up effort, A Girl Like Me, saw even greater success and spawned three sizable singles: a chart-topper ("S.O.S.") and two Top Ten hits ("Unfaithful," "Break It Off").

Rihanna's third album, 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad, continued her success while signaling a change of direction. Whereas her past two albums had been imbalanced -- often weighed down by faceless balladry and canned Caribbean-isms -- Good Girl Gone Bad was a first-rate dance-pop album, stacked with several chart-topping singles and boasting collaborations with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, and StarGate. The lead single, "Umbrella," shot to number one, as did "Take a Bow" and "Disturbia." Its success turned Rihanna into one of the planet's biggest pop stars.

Rated R was released in 2009 during the wake of a physical altercation with romantic interest Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to felony assault. The album's lead single, "Russian Roulette" -- written with Ne-Yo -- was one of the year's most controversial singles, and it set the tone for the singer's new, dark direction. Rated R peaked within the Top Five of the Billboard 200, while another one of its singles, "Rude Boy," topped the Hot 100. Rated R: Remixed was released in the spring of 2010 and featured ten tracks from the album revamped for the dancefloor by Chew Fu. Loud, Rihanna's fifth studio album, followed in November and was led by the StarGate-produced "Only Girl (In the World)."