Robyn Rihanna Fenty, also known as Rihanna, is best known as a Barbadian singer along with fashion designer, entrepreneur, and actress. Renowned as a pop icon and one of the most influential singers has won multiple awards including Grammy awards.
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. She was born Monica Braithwaite, an accountant and her husband Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor.
As for siblings, Rihanna has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. Likewise, from her father’s side, she has two half-sisters and a half-brother.
The pop icon belongs to the mixed ethnicity of white and African-Caribbean and American nationality. Her birth sign is Pisces.
Due to complications between her parents, they divorced when Rihanna was 14. She liked to listen to reggae music as she grew up.
As for her education, she attended her high school from Combermere High School however dropped out in the middle to pursue her music career.
The pop icon has a total of 21 tattoos on her body from head to ankles. Her first tattoo is a music note located on her feet in 2006.
Likewise, she tattooed Pisces sign behind her right ear star on her left ear. She tattooed the Egyptian goddess Isis below her breasts, Sanskrit prayer side of her right hip saying, “Forgiveness, Honesty, Suppression, and Control”.
Other tattoos are danger sign(skull) wearing pin ribbon, a trail of stars, “Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh” in Arabic, “Love”, “Shh….”, her birth date in roman “XI.IV.LXXXVI”, Tribal sign, Handgun, “fleur rebelle”, “Never a failure, always a lesson”, faience falcon.
There have been many rumors regarding her relationships. In 2007, there were rumors of her relationship with actor Shia LaBeouf, however, Labeouf disclosed to Playboy in 2009 of him went on a date with Rihanna but never got beyond that.
Similarly, in 2008, she had a relationship with singer Chris Brown, the two dated for a year and parted when Chris assaulted Rihanna with physical injuries. They resumed their relationship in 2013 and parted soon after.
Likewise, she had a relationship with rapper Drake but halted after a year. In an interview, Rihanna says,
“I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is like it was what it was,”
“We didn’t want to take it any further. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn’t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.”
In 2010, the pop icon was in an active relationship with professional baseball player Matt Kemp. They dated for a year until a year the two parted their ways.
There also had been rumors of Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio seeing each other in 2005. DiCaprio was seen at her 27th birthday party and seen together at Playboy mansion party. Unfortunately, there had never been confirmation of the relationship.
In the same year, Rihanna and rapper Travi$ Scott were spotted hugging during a week. However, there had been no official confirmation.
According to Forbes, the pop icon has the estimated net worth of $600 million dollars, as of July 2019. During her Diamonds World Tour in 2013, she had the earnings more than $140 million worldwide.
Likewise, she also profited from sponsorship during her tour. Rihanna signed with Samsung to promote during her 2016 Anti World Tour and collected $25 million.
Moreover, Rihanna earned $7.6 million from online streaming and $2.5 million by selling music copies in 2015. Until now, she has sold over 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks.
In addition, Rihanna worked as a designer for companies such as Armani and River Island. She also had dealt with many brands like Dior, Cover Girl, and MAC.
The pop icon started her career with two fellow classmates forming a musical trio. She caught the attention of an American music producer Evan Rogers in Barbados and he asked her to move the United States to record some demo tracks. Later Rihanna signed the contract with Rogers’ and Carl Strurken’s production company Syndicated Rhythm Productions.
Rihanna’s demo got to the table of Def Jam Recordings where she got the recognition of rapper and president of Def Jam Recordings Jay-Z. In 2005, she signed a contract with Jay-Z and released her debut album Pon de Replay in May 2005.
From that point, she moved forward to her success. Her lead single, Umbrella ranked at the top in 13 countries and remained at the top for 10 consecutive weeks in the UK. The song earned her a Grammy Award.
By the age of 23, she collaborated with many prominent singers such as T.I. and Eminem. In today’s music world, Rihanna is one of the most prominent female singers with many popular songs.
In addition to music, she also played in movies such as Ocean’s 8(2018), Battleship (2012) and This is the End (2013).
Furthermore, she opened her own cosmetic business Fenty Beauty in 2017 that offers 40 different shades of foundations.
• American Music Awards(2007,2008,2010,2011)
• Barbados Music Awards(2006)
• Billboard Latin Music Awards(2013)
• Bravo Otto Awards(2011,2012)
• Grammy Awards(2010,2015)
• Guinness World Records –Most Digital Number #1 Singles in the US(2010)
Rihanna is best known as a Barbadian singer along with fashion designer, entrepreneur, and actress.
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
As of 2019, she has amassed the net worth of $600 million through her music career, as an actor and entrepreneur.