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Rihanna is a Barbadian singer and actress born in 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados. After her audition with rapper and then Def Jam President Jay-Z, she signed a contract with Def Jam Records. Her first two albums, Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me, reached top ten status in the Billboard 200. Other albums she released include Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, Loud, Talk that Talk and Unapologetic. Some of her most popular songs include Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds, and Take a Bow. Rihanna has won seven Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, eight American Music Awards, and two Brit Awards. She has formerly dated rapper Drake and singer Chris Brown.

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29 Aug, 2016

Wins Video Vanguard Award

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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 GirlDiamonds, 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.

21 Apr, 2015

V cover

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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?

30 Mar, 2015

Launch Tidal

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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!

20 Mar, 2015

Assault case closed

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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.


1 Mar, 2015

Harpers’ Bazaar cover

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Rihanna-4-498x600 (1)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.

15 Feb, 2015

Harper’s Bazaar interview

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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.

11 Dec, 2014

Pitt roasts Rihanna


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’.

1 Dec, 2014

Elle Cover

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rihannaRihanna appears on the cover of the December issue of Elle. When asked “what’s your mantra?”

Fuck bitches, get money!

Esquire cover

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Esquire-Rihanna-cover-january-2014-bodycopyRihanna 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.

25 Nov, 2014

Kimmel, Pitt invited to Diamond Ball


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.

27 Aug, 2014

Checks out $18m apartment


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.

11 Aug, 2014

W cover

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1407764353_rihanna-w-cover-lgRihanna appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of 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.

14 Jul, 2014

Rihanna diss


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.

22 May, 2014

Rihanna brush off


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.)