A Powerful Best-selling Artist
Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen
number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She was named the Digital
Songs Artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard.
She has won countless accolades and awards includingeight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards and twelve Billboard Music Awards. She was ranked by Forbes as the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012. Her single Umbrella was an international success in her career. She won her first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2008.
Rihanna dropped four consecutive platinum studio albums like
Unapologetic which was a Grammy Award winner. Her eighth album, Anti,
released in 2016, reached number one on the Billboard and Hot 100
charts. Most of Rihannas songs rank among the worlds best selling
singles of all time.
She is known for frequently renewing her style, receiving the Fashion
Icon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of
America in 2014.
Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in the film Bring It On: All or Nothing. She was named Diva of the Year by Entertainment Weekly for remaining on top of the charts. She has experimented with musical styles like pop, dubstep and rock music.
In 2008, Rihanna and other singers recorded the charity single Just
Stand Up. It was the theme song for the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to
Cancer. In 2010 she released her charity cover version of Redemption
Song for the Hope for Haiti Now Campaign. This year Rihanna was named
Harvard Universitys Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation.
Former President Obama lauded her work stating that she had become a
powerful force in the fight to give people dignity.
Rihanna has partnered with many fashion houses like Dior and Stance. She became the first black woman to be the face of Dior.
In 2015 she secured a $25 million contract with Samsung whereby she would promote Samsung Galaxys line of products. The company would sponsor the release of her eighth studio album and its supporting tour.
In acting, Rihanna played the role of Mario Crane in the final season of
Bates Motel. The show received positive acclaim from critics. She also
joined the all-female cast of Oceans Eight. The film will be released
in June next year.
Rihanna has ventured into other businesses like creating her first
fragrance ReblFleur. It was a financial success. She added other
fragrances like Rebel, Rogue and Rouge Men.
Her most recent venture is a cosmetic company, FentyBeauty. It provides a myriad of products like foundations, highlighters and lip glosses.
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