Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, businesswoman, diplomat, actress, dancer and songwriter. She was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in her home country of Barbados in 2003. Throughout 2004, she recorded demo tapes under the direction of Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me, which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles “Pon de Replay”, “SOS” and “Unfaithful”.

Birth Name

Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Nickname

RiRi, Caribbean Queen, The Barbados Babe, Queen of Pop, Bajan Beauty

Profession

Recording Artist, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model, Fashion Designer

Genre

R&B, Dance, Pop, Reggae, Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Def Jam, Roc Nation, SRP, Westbury Road

Nationality

Afro-Bajan

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

Age

She is currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Religion

Christianity

Ethnicity

Multiracial

She has Afro-Guyanese ancestry on her mom’s side while she is of Barbadian and Irish descent on her father’s side.

Education

Rihanna attended Charles F. Broome Memorial School for her primary education in Barbados and then she joined Combermere High School, Waterford, St. Michael, Barbados in 2004 where she formed a musical trio with two of her classmates at the age of fifteen.

Family Details

  • Father – Ronald Fenty (Warehouse Supervisor)
  • Mother – Monica Braithwaite (Retired Accountant)
  • Siblings – Rorrey (Younger Brother), Rajad Fenty (Younger Brother), Samantha Fenty (Paternal Half-Sister), Kandy Fenty (Paternal Half-Sister), Jamie Fenty (Paternal Half-Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Rihanna dated –

  • Josh Henderson (2009) – It was reported that Rihanna had a short-lived romance with actor Josh Henderson after they were spotted together on various occasions.
  • Asap Rocky (2013) – She had a fling with American rapper Asap Rocky in 2013.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (2015) – In 2015, Rihanna was seen partying with American actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. They spent the Valentine’s Day of 2015 together and he helped her at her birthday party, just a week later.
  • Karim Benzema (2015) – In June 2015, she had a fling with French professional footballer, Karim Benzema.

  • Lewis Hamilton (2015) – From July 2015 to September 2015, Rihanna dated British Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton.
  • Travis Scott (2015–2016) – In October 2015, she had a fling with American rapper Travis Scott. They were again seen partying and spending time together at various occasions throughout 2016.
  • Drake (2016) – Rihanna was rumored to have had a fling with Canadian rapper Drake in spring of 2016.
  • Hassan Jameel (2017) – Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel (owner of Toyota car dealership in the country) and Rihanna were seen kissing in the swimming pool during a vacation in Spain.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 61 kg
  • In Pounds – 135 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-26-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Athletic

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Rihanna had earlier bleached blonde, red and light brown hair colors too.

Eye Color

Hazel

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

International R&B star singer Rihanna released her first album in 2005 and is known for such hits as Umbrella, Pon de Replay, SOS and Disturbia.

Film Debut

2006 film “Bring It On: All or Nothing” as Herself. This is just her cameo appearance.

Album Debut

“Music of the Sun” in 2005. It also stood at the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart.

Brand Endorsements

In 2007, Rihanna appeared in a TV commercial for CoverGirl (Canada). Rihanna has been seen in a PUMA commercial. In December 2014, she was also named Puma’s Creative Director and Brand Ambassador. She has appeared in print ads for CoverGirl’ cosmetics. Later in 2011, she was seen in print ads for Nivea Lotions and skin care products.

Controversies

  • Rihanna had to bare physical abuse from her then boyfriend Chris Brown. She was supposed to perform at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which got cancelled because of the ugly incident. Her pictures were leaked by police officials where she sustained injury marks on her face. Chris Brown was imprisoned and punished as well as restraining orders were imposed to keep her safe.
  • There have been controversies about her videos because of nudity and explicit content. Although same level of these elements have been observed in other videos as well. Although the reasons for dropping her latest album’s songs is still not clear.
  • Rihanna filed a lawsuit of $35 million against Peter Gunis and the firm Berdon LLP. They opted for settlement out of court for over $10 million.

Rihanna Favorite

  • Favorite Actors – Terrence Howard, Denzel Washington
  • Favorite Actresses – Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Meryl Streep
  • Favorite Movies – Napoleon Dynamite/Borat
  • Favorite TV Shows – Entourage
  • Favorite Food – Callaloo, Jerk Chicken of Barbados, Cheesecake
  • Favorite Music – Paramore
  • Favorite Artist – Bob Marley
  • Favorite Perfume – Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
  • Favorite TV Programs – Entourage
  • Favorite Hangout Spot in Barbados – Boatyard
  • Favorite Fashion Designers – Zac Posen, Dsquared
  • Favorite Song – “On A Girl Like Me, We Ride”
  • Favorite Colors – Pink, Red, Black, Green

Rihanna Net worth

Rihanna’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $260 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rihanna

  • Rihanna took over control for creating her third album Good Girl Gone Bad and was not ready to compromise on the creative process.
  • Rihanna has to her name, five Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified platinum albums.
  • She won a Grammy for her album Unapologetic and her album ANTI, hit the Billboard 200 at the top position even when the album was not released properly.
  • Rihanna has multiple singles and collaborations that have been the best-selling singles  of all time.
  • Rihanna has eight Grammys and eight American Music Awards to her name, along with 2 BRIT Awards and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards 2013.
  • She has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the  Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014.
  • Rihanna has a turtle and two dogs Marley and DJ.
  • Rihanna won a talent show and a beauty pageant contest at her school.
  • She broke a Guinness World Record by selling 58 million copies of a single in 2012.
  • She was rumored to be dating Jay-Z when he was dating Beyonce already. The rumors were false but helped Rihanna get some attention.
  • Rihanna and Katy Perry are good friends and she threw her a Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas.
  • Rihanna has several wax models around the world and her legs are insured at $1 million.
  • Rihanna was also an army cadet in a sub-military program that trained with the military of Barbados.
  • She has been recently named the best-selling digital artist of all time by Nielsen SoundScan.
  • Rihanna won a beauty pageant at her school in 2004 and performed Mariah Carey‘s “Hero” in a school talent show.
  • Rihanna’s favorite subjects were Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • If Rihanna didn’t have a music career, she would have liked to go into psychology.
  • Rihanna was discovered by music producer Evan Rogers while he was vacationing in Barbados with his wife Jackie.
  • In November 2015, she launched a website named ANTIdiaRy.com by partnering with Samsung to promote her album ANTI.
  • In November 2018, Rihanna was not happy with then-President Donald Trump because her music was being played at his rallies.
  • Visit her official website @ rihannanow.com.
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