If you think you know everything about the legendary Rihanna, we suggest you think again because while she might be one of the most well-known celebrities in the world right now, there is a lot more to her than what everyone knows and we are here to try and tell you everything you need to know about Rihanna. The reason we are talking about her right now is because of her Superbowl performance which shocked everyone across the globe and has been one of the most trending videos on the internet right now.
The more you know about Rihanna, the more you fall in love with her, and that’s exactly what is going to happen by the end of this article, so make sure you stick around. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this brilliant singer, from her net worth, to her biography, and much more:
Rihanna’s Net Worth
At the time of writing this article, Rihanna’s net worth is estimated to be a staggering $1.7 billion, making her the world’s wealthiest female. She has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for almost 18 years and has participated in many endorsements and sponsorships. In 2010, she collaborated with Kodak in support of her Last Girl on Earth Tour. She also has been the face of brands such as Nivea and Vita Coco.
She collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to create her own makeup line called “RiRi hearts MAC” in 2013. In the same year, she collaborated with her stylist, Adam Selman, to design her first women’s fashion line for River Island, totaling four collections. In 2014, she became the creative director of Puma and oversaw the brand’s women’s line of sportswear. She became the face of Dior in 2015, making her the first Black woman to be the face of the brand. Additionally, she signed a contract with Samsung worth $25 million, agreeing to promote Samsung’s Galaxy products with Samsung sponsoring her Anti World Tour.
Rihanna began her business endeavors outside of her music career when she launched her first fragrance, Reb’l Fleur, in January 2011. The fragrance grossed about $80 million by the end of 2011. She released four more fragrances in 2014: Rebelle, Nude, Rogue, and Rogue Men. She is a co-owner of the music streaming service Tidal as of 2015. She launched her cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty, in September 2017, and owns 50 percent of the company. In 2018, she also launched a lingerie and loungewear brand, Savage X Fenty.
She maintains 30% ownership of the brand, which has been shown at New York Fashion Week since September 2018. When she created the fashion brand Fenty in 2019, she became the first woman to create an original brand for the luxury fashion group LVMH, as well as the first woman of color, to lead a brand for LVMH. She expanded upon her cosmetics line with the inception of Fenty Skin in July 2020.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, on February 20, 1988. She grew up in Bridgetown, living in a three-bedroom bungalow with her parents and two brothers. She had a strained relationship with her father due to his abuse of alcohol and crack cocaine and his physical abuse of her mother. She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, but rather than finish high school, she decided to pursue her music career. Throughout her childhood, Rihanna had some health issues, including unbearable headaches which were so intense that doctors believed she might have a brain tumor. When she was 14 years old, her parents divorced, and she began to see improvements in her health.
When Rihanna was about 15 years old, she auditioned with two of her classmates for Evan Rogers, an American record producer. Rogers took an interest in Rihanna and invited her to record a demo in the United States. She was signed to Syndicated Rhythm Productions, Rogers’ and Carl Sturken’s production company. Def Jam Recordings received a copy of Rihanna’s demo where then-president and CEO Jay-Z heard the track “Pon de Replay”. He invited her to audition for Def Jam in New York City and introduced her to record executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Rihanna walked out of the meeting with a six-album record deal and immediately moved to the United States. Jay-Z and his team spent the next three months recording and producing her debut album, Music of the Sun, with “Pon de Replay” as the lead single. The album was released in August 2005 and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA. Rihanna also quickly made her acting debut in a cameo role in Bring It On: All or Nothing in August 2006.
Rihanna’s Early Days
Rihanna began working on her sophomore album, A Girl like Me, in September 2005, just a month after the release of her debut album. The album, released in April 2006, charted in the top 10 in 13 countries and was her first to be certified Platinum by the RIAA, selling over one million units. “SOS,” the lead single, was her first to reach number one on the United States Billboard Hot 100. Three more singles were released: “Unfaithful,” “We Ride,” and “Break It Off”.
She began working on her third studio album in early 2007, which was released in May. Good Girl Gone Bad included several dance tracks produced by Sean Garrett, Tricky Stewart, and Timbaland. “Umbrella,” the lead single, remained number one on the charts in the United Kingdom for ten consecutive weeks. Another four singles were released and met with positive reviews, including the international hit “Don’t Stop the Music”. She embarked on her first headlining tour in September 2007. The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour consisted of 80 shows across Europe, the United States, and Canada.
She won her first Grammy Award, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella” with Jay-Z. Good Girl Gone Bad remains her best-selling album in the United States, certified double-Platinum by the RIAA. Rihanna then joined Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D. on the Glow in the Dark Tour in 2008. Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded was released in June of that year and included three new songs: “If I Never See Your Face Again” with Maroon 5, “Disturbia,” and “Take a Bow”.
Rihanna’s Fourth Studio Album
Rihanna’s fourth studio album, Rated R, was released in November 2009. There were six singles from the album, including “Rude Boy”. She collaborated with rapper Eminem in the summer of 2010 on the single “Love the Way You Lie”. She joined Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management in October 2010 and was featured on three songs: “Who’s That Chick?” by David Guetta, “All of the Lights” by Kanye West, and “Fly” by Nicki Minaj.
Rihanna’s Fifth Album
Loud, her fifth album, was released in November 2010, initially supported by the singles “S&M,” “Only Girl (in the World),” and “What’s My Name?” with rapper Drake. “Only Girl (in the World)” was awarded Best Dance Recording at the 53rd Grammy Awards. In June 2011, she began her Loud Tour, selling out ten nights at London’s The O2 Arena. In November 2011, her sixth album, Talk That Talk, was released. Its lead single, “We Found Love,” topped the charts in 27 countries and was the longest-running number-one single of 2011 in the United States.
Rihanna’s Grammy Award
Rihanna won her third Grammy Award in February 2012 for her collaboration with Kanye West on “All of the Lights,” taking home the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Her seventh album, Unapologetic, was released in November 2012 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her first number-one album in the United States. “Diamonds,” its lead single, shot up to number one in over 20 countries. Her fifth headlining tour, the Diamonds World Tour began in March 2013. In June of that year, she was featured in the Seth Rogen comedy film This Is the End. The following year, she left Def Jam to sign with Jay-Z’s own Roc Nation, and she appeared on the single “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Colombian singer Shakira.
Rihanna’s Eighth Studio Album
Rihanna’s album Anti, her eighth studio album, was released on January 28, 2016, and peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. The Anti World Tour began in March 2016, featuring Travis Scott in North America and Big Sean in Europe. The album was supported by the singles “Work,” featuring Drake, “Love on the Brain,” and “Needed Me”. Later that year, she featured on the singles “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris and “Too Good’ by Drake. At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, she was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. During the summer of 2017, she collaborated with DJ Khaled on “Wild Thoughts” and Kendrick Lamar on “Loyalty,” for which she earned her ninth Grammy Award.
Rihanna’s Music Career
Rihanna took a hiatus from music from 2017 through 2022, when she was featured on “Believe It” by PartyNextDoor. She then released “Lift Me Up” as the lead single from Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, her first solo release since Anti. She gave her first live performance in more than five years when she headlined Super Bowl LVII’s halftime show in February 2023. Supposedly, she will also embark on a stadium tour in 2023.
Rihanna Dating History
In 2007, Rihanna began dating American singer and rapper Chris Brown. Their relationship ended when he physically assaulted her in February 2009. She was scheduled to perform at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, but her appearance was canceled suddenly.
A photo of the singer was leaked from the police department and showed that she had suffered visible injuries, primarily to her face. Brown was charged on March 5, 2009, with assault and making criminal threats. Although he was still on probation for their 2009 domestic violence case, Rihanna and Brown resumed their relationship in 2012. They ended their relationship once again in May 2013.
Rihanna also dated Canadian rapper Drake on and off from 2009 to 2016. From 2017 to the beginning of 2020, she was in a relationship with Hassan Jameel, a Saudi Arabian businessman. She has been dating rapper ASAP Rocky since early 2021.
Rihanna is the daughter of Monica and Ronald Fenty. Her mother was an accountant while her father was a warehouse supervisor. He also used to sell clothes in a stall in their neighborhood, and as a child, Rihanna would assist. She has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad, as well as a half-brother and two half-sisters from her father’s previous relationships. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese, and her father is Barbadian. She is of Scottish, Irish, African, and English descent on her father’s side, as well.
Rihanna gave birth to her first child with ASAP Rocky on May 19, 2022. The couple has yet to share their son’s name with the public. She revealed that she is pregnant with their second child on February 12, 2023, while performing at Super Bowl LVII, making her the first pregnant person to headline a Super Bowl halftime show. Her due date is unknown at the time of writing this article.
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