Rihanna’s BiographyExciting and exotic Rihanna’s story began in the Caribbean. Nowadays anyone can unmistakably recognize her unique voice and style, which is a harmonious blend of R’n’B, pop, and reggae. The total number of her number-one singles in America’s official charts has even outrun the Pop Diva Madonna. Today Rihanna is not only a famous singer but an actress and a designer.
ChildhoodRihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty), who was more widely known as Robyn in her early years, was born in a dream place - hot Barbados, with its beautiful beaches and measured reggae rhythms. She started showing passion for creativity and stage performance at a young age, taking part in stage productions, beauty competitions, and concerts. As a teenager, inspired by music, she started her own band and invited two of her friends - who shared her passion - to join her. Her first success came in the form of the first prize in a song competition where she sang Mariah Carey’s «Hero».
The Beginning of Music CareerRihanna herself would later say that her ambitions went overboard at that time. With Evan’s help, Rihanna’s demo tapes were sent to different record companies, one of which belonged to the famous promising rapper Jay Z. He saw powerful potential in her the day they met and he was not mistaken. Rihanna started working under Jay-Z's supervision and remained in his ward for many years.
Career PinnacleAlong with music, the singer started taking up movie roles in 2006. «Bring It On: All or Nothing», where Rihanna appeared in a cameo role, became her debut movie. Designer Manolo Blahnik has made public comments on Rihanna’s artistic talents, which, in his words, only a true star could obtain.
In 2012 the «Diamonds» single from her new album «Unapologetic» was broadcast on the radio. It reached number one on the charts all around the world. A year later, the same title went to «The Monster», sung in a duo with Eminem. The same year she tried her artistic skills in the science fiction movie «Battleship», starring Liam Neeson.
After Rihanna’s eighth album - «Anti» - her music career slowed down. In subsequent years she has appeared on screen more often, both in episodic and leading roles: season 5 of «Bates Motel» (2017); the criminal comedy «Ocean’s 8» (2018), where she played one of the leading roles; and the fantasy movie «Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets» (2017).
Rihanna’s Personal LifeRihanna tried to keep her personal relationships from the media, but it was difficult to avoid paparazzi. She has often been suspected of having romantic relationships with celebrities, especially Afro-American rappers: Puff Daddy, Usher, and Drake. Once she was suspected of being intimate with Leonardo DiCaprio, but the rumors turned out to be false.
In the same year, news appeared in the media that Rihanna was dating rapper A $ AP Rocky. Lovers are often seen together. The singer herself does not confirm these rumors, but she does not refute either.