The most beautiful pictures of Rihanna
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint-Michael, Barbados. His childhood was marked by his father’s addiction to drugs and alcohol. Her parents finally divorced when she was fourteen. Passionate about music from a young age, she was spotted in 2003 by producer Evan Rogers, when she took part in a singing competition. The latter makes him record a mock-up of four songs in New York and Jay-Z decides to make him sign a contract with Def Jam, the label he was managing at the time.
In August 2005, the singer released her first album, Music of the Sun, a mixture of reggae, R&B with a pop touch. It’s a success: the album has sold more than two million copies in the United States, where it is certified platinum, as in Canada. Her first single, Pon de Replay, reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Rihanna, to make herself known, was the first part of Gwen Stefani’s concerts at the time.
In April 2006, she released her second album, A Girl Like Me, carried by the SOS hits (it is her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remains 3 consecutive weeks), Unfaithful (awarded at the NRJ Music Awards as being the best song of the year 2006 and sold 4.5 million copies) and Break It Off. The album itself has sold 3.5 million copies. Rihanna rides the wave of her success and begins a tour of the United States with the Black Eyes Peas and in Europe with the Pussycat Dolls.
On the occasion of the release of the album Good Girl Gone Bad in June 2007, the singer’s stage outfits became more and more provocative. The album is once again a huge hit across the world. With eight million copies sold, it was the second best-selling album in 2008 in the United States and for seven consecutive weeks remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A year later, the singer released a reissue of Good Girl Gone Bad (Reloaded) with three unreleased tracks including Disturbia, co-written by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. During her world tour, the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour, Rihanna accentuates her dark side a little more. On January 27, 2009, she released an entire album of remixes from the Good Girl Gone Bad album, The Remixes.
On November 23, 2009, she released the album Rated R whose single Russian Roulette ranked in the top 10 in many countries. Another triumph: the album exceeds 2 million albums sold worldwide. On May 25, 2010, she released the remixed version of the album, Rated R: Remixed. On November 15, 2010, the singer’s fifth album, Loud, was released. The first single, Only Girl (In The World) was successful worldwide and also ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
In early 2011, Rihanna launched her first fragrance, Reb’l Fleur. That same year, she posed in the US edition of Vogue magazine, becoming the third black woman in history to cover it (after Naomi Campbell and Halle Berry). Finally, on November 21, 2011, Rihanna released her sixth album, Talk Talk Talk. Fruit of several collaborations with Calvin Harris (the producer who notably worked for Kylie Minogue) and Jay-Z, its tone is a digest of his last two albums. Rihanna thus becomes the artist with the most singles ranked number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She is also the one who took the least time to land eleven number one titles on the Billboard Hot 100, thus dethroning Mariah Carey. On May 8, 2011, the singer uploaded Where Have You Been and set a new record, with 4.7 million views in 24 hours.
In July 2017, Rihanna starred in Luc Besson’s latest feature film, Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes, alongside Cara Delevingne.
On the private side, Rihanna dated rapper Chris Brown in 2008. But after a heated argument in February 2009 (the rapper was sentenced to 180 days of community service for assault and battery), the couple broke up. . The singer has since been very discreet about her private life. In August 2016, during the MTV Video Music Awards, rapper Drake declares his love for her on stage and kisses her. In January 2020, Rihanna and Hassan Jameel, a Saudi businessman, separate after three years of romance. On the occasion of an interview with GQ magazine, in its June 2021 edition, ASAP Rocky formalizes his love affair with Rihanna.