Drake presents Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV Music Video Awards. She performs 13 of the biggest hits in her 13-year career, including Rude Girl, Diamonds, and Only Girl in the World. Drake:
She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me.
McGregor and Rihanna meet at her Dublin show.
Rihanna appears on the cover of summer 2015 issue of V magazine. She talks about privacy while going very public with photos of her nearly naked body.
Do I even give a d–k about [privacy] anymore?
Rihanna pranks Kimmel on April Fools Day.
I’m a really big fan of your April Fools’ pranks. So I was like, I want to do that. If I’m going to go on the couch, let’s get him pranked.
Jay-Z launches his streaming music service TIDAL at an industry event, #TIDALforall at Skylight in Moynihan Station in New York City. He announces his partnership with 16 other artists, including Beyonce, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Butler and Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jack Wright, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Nikki Minaj, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who formally sign a declaration of partnership. Tidal is the first service to offer ad-free music, video and editorial content owned by the stars who actually create it. The high quality sound service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as in Web browsers and desktop players, in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Tidal Premium is $9.99, and Tidal Hifi is $19.99. Alicia Keys:
We come to you with one voice in unity. The first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform!
Rihanna performs Bitch Better Have My Money during the iHeart Radio Music Awards show promoting her untitled album.
Brown’s probation officially ends as the court closes Rihanna assault case. Brown’s attorney, Geragos:
I couldn’t be more delighted. He is in a spot right now and a place right now that I couldn’t be prouder of him. It is a monumental feat for him.
Rihanna appears on the cover of Harpers’ Bazaar. Rihanna swims with tiger sharks at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa in a photo shoot for the issue.
Greatest adventure? Are you kidding me? I just did a photo shoot in the midst of sharks. It’s going to be pretty hard to beat that.
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine interviews Rihanna about her favorite red carpet style and staying ambitious.
My favorite red-carpet looks are usually the ones I get to help design: the Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress at the CFDAs, the Stella McCartney all-white dress at the Met Gala, and the Adam Selman white jersey dress from the VMAs. But the red Azzedine Alaïa at the Grammys is also one of my favorites.
I am very ambitious! It’s ridiculous how much I want to put on my plate, which is already full. I am sensitive to what my team is going through. Actually I’m lying. They get no sympathy we love what we do.
Rihanna, West and McCartney perform FourFiveSeconds during the Grammy Awards show.
Pitt roasts Rihanna at the singer’s First Annual Diamond Ball, jokingly asking the audience to stage an intervention for her.
I hate to see such potential squandered. I believe it’s important that we view tonight not just as a wonderful fundraiser for a great cause, but as an intervention. I ask that we stand together, by her side, and show her our support and our love and say to her the hard words: ‘Rihanna, put down that sandwich, get off your ass and do something. God damn it, just do something with your life. Thank you’.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the December issue of Esquire. She discusses how she reinvented mac and cheese into a dish she calls “Mac A Rih” for the food and drink special issue.
This was discovered by accident due to our gas running out halfway through making the original dish. I fell in love with the taste and texture, so I’ve been making it to perfection ever since.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the December issue of Elle. When asked “what’s your mantra?”
Fuck bitches, get money!
Rihanna invites Kimmel and Pitt to participate in her first annual Diamond Ball to benefit her charity, the Clara Lionel foundation. Kimmel is set to host the event, while Pitt will introduce Rihanna before she performs.
It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support. Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work.
The pop star checks out the 10th floor of One York, designed by starchitect Enrique Norten. The floor — currently configured as three separate apartments — is on the market for $18 million, with James Cox, of Urban Compass, as listing broker. Cox declined to comment. A source close to the singer states that the Rihanna is looking for a place that will not require more renovation, however, may make an exception due to its location.
Eminem accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Mr. Porter and Rihanna, both of whom accept the challenge on stage as well as Rick Rubin.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of W magazine. Rihanna appears in more photos inside the magazine wearing Alexander McQueen.
Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi:
Rihanna came (to the shoot) with her own mental mood board, channeling the power of Grace Jones and the sophistication of Josephine Baker.
Williams disses Rihanna during an episode of Hot Topics, saying that Rihanna is not the girl you take home to mom.
I don’t think anyone but Chris Brown has been serious about Rihanna cause Rihanna, don’t take this the wrong way because this is an observational observation…Rihanna is like, you hit the skins and scram. I didn’t make that up. She puts it out there. Like Rihanna is not girlfriend material. Am I wrong? Rihanna is the kind of girl she’s hot, she’s sexy. You do her, then you take your penicillin.
Rihanna performs Unfaithful during the World Music Awards to promote her album A Girl Like Me.
The actor goes on a Twitter rampage against Rihanna when she refuses to meet with his new fiancee when the three wound up in the same restaurant. He tweets:
So, I took my gal out to dinner last night with her best friends for her Bday. We heard Rihanna was present as well. I sent a request over to her table to introduce my fiancee Scotty to her, as she is a huge fan. (Personally I couldn’t pick her out of a lineup at gunpoint.) Well, the word we received back was that there were too many paps outside and it just wasn’t possible at this time. At this time? AT THIS TIME?? Lemme guess, we’re to reschedule another random 11 million to 1 encounter with her some other night?No biggie for me; it would have been 84 interminable seconds of chugging Draino and ‘please kill me now’ that I’d never get back.My Gal, however, was NOT OK with it. Nice impression you left behind, Bday or not. Sorry we’re not KOOL enough to warrant a blessing from the Princess. (Or in this case the Village idiot.)
Rihanna announces star role in the new DreamWorks film Home, her first lead role in a film. Rihanna plays a tomboy who help a group of aliens, that have taken over the world, called Boovs find a new home. Co-stars of the film are Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. Home is due to be released in theatres on November 26. Until then DreamWorks has created a 4 minute prequel titled Almost Home to the movie as a sneak peek.
Rihanna performs The Monster, live at the MTV Video Music Awards, with Eminem.
Rihanna and Moss appear on the cover of the Spring 2013 issue of V magazine. Rihanna talks about not knowing Moss had a kid, Moss joining in the photoshoot, and not reading gossip.
I don’t read it anymore. I already have too many voices in my head right now! I don’t have room for that other stuff. If I let that other stuff in, it’ll take the space of productive sh*t, and that isn’t good.
CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg announces that Riahnna is to make a new album around the movie Home, in which she has the lead role.
Rihanna appears on the March 2014 issue of Vogue magazine. She talks about how she feels about being a celebrity.
I never wanted to be famous. I just wanted my music to be heard all over the world. Then it happened and the fame came with it. I can’t ever imagine feeling used to it.
Rihanna wins Grammy for Best Dance Recording for Only Girl (In The World).
Thanks for letting us accept this. Thank to these guys we made the record with.
Harris and Rihanna wins Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video for We Found Love.
Rihanna releases the music video for single Can’t Remember To Forget You. Shakira says:
Working with Rihanna was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.
Rihanna wins a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Unapologetic.
I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said, ‘You just won a Grammy,’ and I was like, ‘What’?
Rihanna and Ekko are Grammy nominees for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Stay. Ekko:
I’m honored to announce…Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group for “Stay“…So excited. Thanks for all your love and support, guys. It means the world.
Rihanna performs Diamonds during the American Music Awards.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about how she went away for a bit, going home to Barbados, and her new tv show.
They’re going to keep knocking away until all this comes crashing down. But I’m not ever gonna crash. I’m in control.
Rihanna performs Diamonds during the American Music Awards to promote her album Unapologetic.
Rihanna releases the music video for, What Now, the fifth single off her Unapologetic album.
It’s gonna be kind of eerie, very creepy because, What Now is one of those songs that you can get really boring with the visual.You can get really almost expected. Everybody’s probably expecting narrative type of video, a love story of some sorts or something really soft and pretty. It is pretty and kind of soft, but it’s really a little demented.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the November 2013 issue of Glamour magazine. The cover photo is taken by Tsiolis. The singer talks about the difference between her real name Robyn and Rihanna.
When people call me Robyn, my head just flies around because I feel like that person knows me. But Rihanna, that tends to be people’s own [creation]. Robyn is who I am. Rihanna—that’s an idea of who I am.
Rihanna appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue (25th anniversary) of British GQ. The magazine also features a 12 photo spread of Rihanna and live artist, Damien Hirst.
Love playing with dominant animals! These 2 were double the trouble but they’re superstars!
Rihanna and Eminem collaborate on The Monster from Eminem’s album, Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Marshall Mathers LP 2, is not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.
Rihanna and Coldplay create music video for song Princess Of China. The video for the rock song, depicts Rihanna and Chris Martin in a Asian-style battle is directed by Adria Petty, who says:
It’s a music video, you’re not really held to any narrative structure. Once we had the movie trailer format, we wanted to celebrate something visual and Asian-inspired across the board, but nothing too prescriptive. Thus, they planned a sequence of acrobatic martial arts scenes and dubbed Rihanna’s violent damsel character the “Geisha Assassin” and Chris Martin’s hero “The Returning Ronin.”
Rihanna announces launch of her new mac summer cosmetics line, RiRi Hearts.
That’s right baby, I’m a #MACgal now! Get into it, package designed and products created from scratch by yours truly! Thanks to the EPIC team at #MAC for giving me the opportunity to play and share my favorite sh*t with my fans and yours.
Rihanna performs at Twickenham Stadium in London live with David Guetta. The pair perform Phresh Out The Runway from Rihanna’s Unapologetic album.
Rihanna performs What’s My Name during the American Music Awards show to promote Loud.
Rihanna performs Only Girl, S&M and What’s My Name during the Brit Awards show to promote her album Loud.
Rihanna performs Diamonds during The Voice season finale from her album Unapologetic.
Rihanna performs Stay and We Found Love on UK’s X Factor from her album Unapologetic.
Rihanna performs Stay during the Saturday Night Live show to promote her album Loud.
Rihanna performs Diamonds live on Saturday Night Live.
It was the right powerful record. It was hopeful. It was also different from what people are used to hearing from me. It was a song that meant something, and that’s the whole theme throughout the album.
Rihanna performs Diamonds at The Victoria Secret Fashion Show from her album Unapologetic.
Rihanna releases single Diamonds, first single to her Unapologetic album.
Rihanna performs Cockiness during the iHeart Radio Music Festival promoting her album Talk That Talk.
Rihanna performs a full concert of her songs including Only Girl, S&M, and What’s My Name during the iHeartRadio Music Festival promoting her album Loud.