Rihanna

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • Buddy TV

Date Of Birth

20 February 1988

Biography

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna broke onto the music scene in 2005 and has since enjoyed whirlwind celebrity as a singer, model and fashion designer. She also proudly represents Barbados, and is the second artist, and first female artist from the country to have received a Grammy. Rihanna is currently signed to Jay-Z’s Def Jam label, and has released three albums through the company. She has attained five Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far: “SOS”, “Umbrella”, “Take a Bow”, “Disturbia” and “Live Your Life.” Rihanna is the female solo artist with the most number ones in this decade, and her albums have sold over 11 million copies the world over.

Rihanna released her first album, Music of the Sun, in 2005. The album’s first single, “Pon de Replay,” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her second album, A Girl Like Me, was released in 2006, less than a year after her first album was released. A string of highly successful singles, such as “SOS,” “We Ride,” and “Break It Off,” led to album sales of over 3.5 million copies worldwide. Never losing speed, in 2007 Rihanna recorded and released her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, which she worked on with several big name artists and producers, including Ne-Yo, Stargate, Timbaland, and Justin Timberlake. The album produced even more hit singles than the last, including “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Shut Up and Drive,” “Disturbia,” and the ever-popular “Umbrella.”

Rihanna is set to continue on to become one of the most successful and highest-selling female artists of the new millennium. Beyond their near-constant radio airplay, her songs have been featured on the soundtracks of many films and television series, including the new 90210, Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Bionic Woman, Entourage, and Dancing With the Stars.

Place of Birth

February 20, 1988

Birth Name

Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Gender

female

Fun Facts

Included in People magazine’s annual list of Best Dressed Women of 2008.

Was recruited in July 2008 as the spokesperson for Gucci’s first ever United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ad, dubbed “Tattoo Heart.”

Voted the 8th on Maxim magazine’s list of 100 Hot Hollywood Starlets in May 2007.

Teamed up with DKMS, the world’s largest non-profit marrow donor center, to help a leukemia patient named Lisa Gershowitz Flynn diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia to find a suitable bone marrow donor (February 2008).

Bought Todd Goldman’s paintings; Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap, Goodbye Kitty in a Microwave, Gold Digger Like a Hooker Just Smarter, My Mom Says Not to Run Scissors, Barbie is a !$#!#, A Salt with a Deadly Weapon, and Smurf Blue Balls, in February 2008.

Voted as the Sexiest Female Musician in Victoria’s Secret 2008 “What Is Sexy?” list, unveiled in January 2008.

Donned the creamy “milk mustache” in “Got Milk?” new advertising campaign that showed her sitting on a sofa in a short dress (January 2008).

Teams up with H&M and Designers Against AIDS (DAA) for the so-called “Fashion Against AIDS,” to be launched in February 2008, which is meant to raise awareness of the disease among teens with slogans like “Believe” and “Stop and Think.”
Idolized Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce Knowles.

Picked as one of Seventeen Magazine’s “Style Stars” for its December/January issue (November 2007).

Made her catwalk debut for the Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2008 collection presented in Milan, Italy on September 27, 2007.

Teamed up with clothes company Totes to launch her own collection of umbrellas which range in price from US$16 to US$50 and come in a variety of different colors, with the most expensive being the limited edition Rihanna 2 Color Satin Stick (July 2007).

Penned the song “Winning Women” with The Pussycat Doll’s Nicole Scherzinger for P&G’s female deodorant Secret.

Recorded the song written by Ne-Yo titled “Just Be Happy” for her endorsement with Clinique’s perfume, Happy.

Her single “SOS” was used in her endorsement deal with Nike.

Inked a deal in December 2006 as one of the faces representing CoverGirl cosmetics.

Got a tattoo artist tattooed a friendship symbol behind her right ear in August 2006.

Chosen the 3rd “Most Searched Celebrity” on VH1 by June 2006.

Her “Pon De Replay” single was heard on HBO’s hit TV show “Entourage'” in the ‘An Offer Refused’ episode during the club scene.

Awards

American Music Awards

2008
Won American Music Award
category Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

2008
Won American Music Award
category Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

2007
Won American Music Award
category Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Barbados Music Awards

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Best Selling Recording Artiste – Worldwide

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Entertainer of the Year

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Female Entertainer of the Year

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Song of the Year – Female for “Unfaithful”

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Album of the Year for “A Girl Like Me”

2007
Won Barbados Music Award
category Best Soul/R&B Single – Female for “Unfaithful”

2007
Got nomination for Barbados Music Award
category Best Music Video – Female for “SOS”

2007
Got nomination for Barbados Music Award
category Best Music Video – Female for “Unfaithful”

2007
Got nomination for Barbados Music Award
category Best Dance Pop Single for “SOS”

2007
Got nomination for Digicel People’s Choice Award

Belgian TMF Awards

2007
Got nomination for Belgian TMF Award
category Best International Female Artist

2007
Got nomination for Belgian TMF Award
category Best International Video for “Umbrella”

2007
Got nomination for Belgian TMF Award
category Best International Album for “Good Girl Gone Bad”

2007
Got nomination for Belgian TMF Award
category Best International Pop

2007
Got nomination for Belgian TMF Award
category Best International Urban

BET Awards

2008
Got nomination for BET Award
category Best Female R&B Artist

2006
Got nomination for BET Award
category Best New Artist

Billboard Music Awards

2006
Won Billboard Music Award
category Female Artist of the Year

2006
Won Billboard Music Award
category Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year

2006
Won Billboard Music Award
category Pop 100 Artist of the Year

Brit Awards

2008
Got nomination for Brit Award
category International Female Solo Artist

ECHO Awards, Germany

2008
Got nomination for ECHO Award
category International Pop/Rock Female Artist of the Year for “Good Girl Gone Bad”

2008
Got nomination for ECHO Award
category National/International Hit of the Year for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
Grammy Awards

2009
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Long Form Music Video for “Good Girl Gone Bad Live”

2009
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Dance Recording for “Disturbia”

2009
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “If I Never See Your Face Again”
shared with Maroon 5
2008
Won Grammy Award
category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2008
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Record of the Year for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2008
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Stop the Music”

2008
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Hate That I Love You”
shared with Ne-Yo
International Dance Music Awards

2007
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best Pop Dance Track for “SOS”

2007
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best Dance Solo Artist

2006
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best Latin Dance Track for “Pon De Replay”

2006
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best R&B/Urban Dance Track for “Pon De Replay”

2006
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track for “Pon De Replay”

2006
Got nomination for International Dance Music Award
category Best New Dance Artist Solo

Juno Awards

2008
Won Juno Award
category International Album of the Year for “Good Girl Gone Bad”

Los Premios MTV

2008
Won Fashionista Award – Female

2008
Got nomination for Los Premio MTV
category Best Pop Artist – International

2007
Got nomination for Los Premio MTV
category Mejor Artista Pop Internacional (Best Pop Artist – International)

2007
Got nomination for Los Premio MTV
category Mejor Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year) for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
MOBO Awards

2008
Got nomination for MOBO Award
category Best International Act

2007
Won MOBO Award
category Best International Act

2007
Got nomination for MOBO Award
category Best Video for “Umbrella”

2006
Won MOBO Award
category Best R&B

MTV Australia Video Music Awards

2007
Got nomination for MTV Australia Video Music Award
category Download of the Year for “SOS”

2006
Got nomination for MTV Australia Video Music Award
category Best Dance Video for “Pon de Replay'”

MTV Europe Music Awards

2008
Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award
category Act of 2008

2007
Won MTV Europe Music Award
category Ultimate Urban

2007
Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award
category Most Addictive Track for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2007
Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award
category Solo

2006
Won MTV Europe Music Award
category Best R&B

2006
Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award
category Best Song for “SOS”

2005
Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award
category Best New Act

MTV Video Music Awards

2008
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award
category Best Female Video for “Take a Bow”

2007
Won MTV Video Music Award
category Monster Single of the Year for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2007
Won MTV Video Music Award
category Video of the Year for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2007
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award
category Female Artist of the Year

2006
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award
category Best New Artist for “SOS”

2006
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award
category Viewer’s Choice for “SOS”

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

2008
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan
category Best Video of the Year for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2007
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan
category Best Pop Video for “S.O.S.”

2006
Won MTV Video Music Award Japan
category Best New Artist Video for “Pon De Replay”

MTV Video Music Awards Latin America

2006
Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Latin America
category Best New Artist – International

MuchMusic Video Awards

2008
Won MuchMusic Video Award
category Best International Video – Artist for “Don’t Stop the Music”

2007
Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award
category Best International Artist for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2006
Won MuchMusic Video Award
category Best International Artist for “S.O.S.”

2006
Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award
category People’s Choice: Favorite International Artist for “S.O.S.”

NAACP Image Awards

2008
Got nomination for NAACP Image Award
category Outstanding Song for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards

2007
Got nomination for Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Award
category Fave Song for “Umbrella”

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK

2007
Got nomination for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award UK
category MTV Hits Best Music Video for “Umbrella”

NRJ Music Awards

2009
Got nomination for NRJ Music Award
category International Female Artist of the Year

2009
Got nomination for NRJ Music Award
category International Song of the Year for “Disturbia”

2008
Won NRJ Music Award
category International Song of the Year for “Don’t Stop the Music”

2008
Got nomination for NRJ Music Award
category International Album of the Year for “Good Girl Gone Bad”

2008
Got nomination for NRJ Music Award
category International Female Artist of the Year

2007
Won NRJ Music Award
category Best International Song of the Year for “Unfaithful”

2007
Got nomination for NRJ Music Award
category Best International Revelation of the Year

People’s Choice Awards, USA

2009
Got nomination for People’s Choice Award
category Favorite Pop Song for “Disturbia”

2009
Got nomination for People’s Choice Award
category Favorite R&B Song for “Take a Bow”

2009
Got nomination for People’s Choice Award
category Favorite Female Singer

2008
Won People’s Choice Award
category Favorite R&B Song for “Shut up and Drive”

Shockwaves NME Awards

2008
Got nomination for Shockwaves NME Award
category Sexiest Woman

Teen Choice Awards

2008
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Female Hottie

2008
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: R&B Artist

2008
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Female Artist

2008
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Single for “Don’t Stop the Music”

2007
Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: R&B Artist

2007
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Summer Artist

2007
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Summer Song for “Shut Up and Drive”

2007
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Female Hottie

2007
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Female Artist

2007
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music: Single for “Umbrella”
shared with Jay-Z
2006
Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music – Breakout (Female)

2006
Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music – R&B Artist

2005
Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
category Choice Song of the Summer for “Pon de Replay'”

TMF Awards Belgium

2006
Won TMF Award – Belgium
category Best Urban International for “SOS”

World Music Awards

2007
Won World Music Award
category World’s Best Selling Pop Female Artist

2007
Won World Music Award
category Female Entertainer of the Year

2007
Got nomination for World Music Award
category World’s Best Selling R&B Artist

2006
Got nomination for World Music Award
category World’s Best R&B Artist

Filmography

Mama Black Widow InfoMama Black Widow (2009)
stars as Carol

Nickname

Rihanna

Height

5′ 8″

Quotes

She said her favorite fashion designers are Zac Posen and Dsquared.

Rihanna says she had much more control over her new album “Good Girl Gone Bad” than she did in “A Girl Like Me”.

Rihanna: Beyonce just put the level of female entertainment all the way up there. She does acting, she has a beautiful voice and that’s really the person I look up to, that type of entertainer.

Rihanna: All my friends are guys. For some reason, I don’t get along really well with girls. I have three girlfriends and a million guy friends.

Rihanna: Nike’s a big brand, I love Nike, and for them to have me endorse their brand, that’s a big deal for me.

Rihanna: I like to be creative.

Rihanna: I feel like I’ve grown five years in just a year, and I really want to show people that.

Rihanna: I got excited when I first heard this track and three days later, it was recorded. On her first single SOS from her second abum.

Rihanna: On a lot of records, men talk about cheating as though it’s all a game. For me, Unfaithful is not just about stepping out on your man, but the pain that it causes both parties.

you might also like...

Everything You Need to Know About In the Land of Leadale
In the Land of Leadale

Everything You Need to Know About In the Land of Leadale

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • Buddy TV

One of the new and highly anticipated anime series coming out in 2022 is “In t...

Everything You Need to Know About Ao Ashi
Ao Ashi

Everything You Need to Know About Ao Ashi

  • Jan 15, 2022
  • Buddy TV

Much to the delight of seinen and sports manga fans, the Japanese manga series ...

Everything You Need to Know About Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Everything You Need to Know About Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • Buddy TV

The rom-com Japanese manga “可愛いだけじゃない式守さん,” also k...

Everything You Need to Know About Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

Everything You Need to Know About Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • Buddy TV

“Aharen-san wa Hakarenai” (阿波連さんははかれない) is a manga abo...

Everything You Need to Know About World’s End Harem
World's End Harem

Everything You Need to Know About World’s End Harem

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • Buddy TV

“World’s End Harem” is a very popular harem manga series that was first pu...

our sponsors

Your ad could be here.


Advertise on BuddyTV

Newsletter

Subscribe for your weekly updates.