Since the early aughts, Rihanna has made a reputation for herself in not solely the music business but additionally the worlds of motion pictures, vogue, magnificence and past.
Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados in 1988, the singer was found by Jay-Z in 2005 after sending a demo of “Pon de Replay” to Def Jam Records. After signing with the label, she launched the tune as her debut single later that year adopted by her first album, Music of the Sun.
Rihanna’s success continued in 2006 together with her sophomore report, A Girl Like Me, however she didn’t change into a family title till the launch of her hit “Umbrella” the following year. She received her first Grammy Award in 2008 for the tune, which featured her mentor Jay-Z and was featured on her album Good Girl Gone Bad.
After her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown resulted in 2009 following his arrest for bodily assaulting her, Rihanna reworked her sound from pop to a mix of hip-hop and rock on her fourth disc, Rated R. Her music continued to evolve as she tackled bubblegum pop on 2010’s Loud, EDM on 2012’s Unapologetic and up to date R&B on 2016’s Anti.
In the midst of her busy music career, Rihanna achieved mogul standing with a number of profitable business ventures. She turned a co-owner of Jay-Z’s streaming service, Tidal, in 2015 earlier than beginning her personal cosmetics, lingerie and skincare corporations: Fenty Beauty in 2017, Savage X Fenty in 2018 and Fenty Skin in 2020. She additionally launched a vogue home, Fenty, below the luxurious group LVMH in 2019.
On high of that, Rihanna has starred in a quantity of motion pictures and TV exhibits. She made her big-screen debut in the 2012 motion movie Battleship and voiced a personality in the 2015 DreamWorks Animation flick Home. After a recurring position in the last season of Bates Motel, she starred in 2017’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and 2018’s Ocean’s 8.
“I don’t leave things hanging,” she informed Interview journal in 2019 whereas discussing her busy schedule. “I will work all day in a meeting, leave that meeting at 1 or 2 a.m., and then come home with a tiny group of staff and work until 5, 7 a.m. … I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”
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