TRIVIA

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  • Was signed to Def Jam Records.
  • Her musical inspirations include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mariah Carey.
  • Attended Combermere which is a sixth form school similar to technical school in America.
  • Performed Mariah Carey’s “Hero” at her school’s talent show.
  • Won a beauty pageant at her school.
  • Born to a black Barbadian father Ronald Fenty and a black Guyanese mother Monica Fenty.
  • She has two younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad.
  • Stated in an interview that her friend and former Island Def Jam record label artist Fefe Dobson was someone that she admired and looked up to. Having a fellow black artist writing, singing, and performing the music she truly loves.
  • Ranked #8 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • Sampled “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ” by Michael Jackson from his ” Thriller” album in her song “Please Don’t Stop the Music”.
  • Ranked #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • She’s addicted to shopping and owns over 100 pairs of shoes.
  • She had a cameo role in Bring It On 3: All or Nothing.
  • She sold a million copies worldwide of her debut Music Of The Sun.
  • In the Philippines, If It’s Lovin’ That You Want became Rihanna’s first #1 single.
  • Rihanna says that the thing she misses most about Barbados is the food.
  • Whenever Rihanna visits Barbodos, the first place she goes to is the beach.
  • Her favourite movie is ‘Hangover’.
  • Rihanna’s favorite hangout spot in Barbodos is the boatyard.
  • Rihanna won as Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Mistress of Music for 2007.
  • Rihanna has put up her own foundation called “Believe” to help sick children get medical treatment, school supplies, and toys.
  • The choreography for Rihanna’s videos Pon De Replay and If It’s Lovin’ was done by Fatima Robinson.
  • Was on the cover of various magazines such as: Vogue (UK, US, Italia), Harper’s Bazaar US, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, GQ.
  • The first artist to be featured on Coldplay’s album.
  • She’s the most liked female artist on Facebook with almost 60 million likes.
  • The first artist to hit 2 billion view on VEVO.
  • 11 of her singles went No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • In the UK, she became the only female; and the only artist in 52 years to have three top ten songs at once on the ‘UK Official Chart’. She also became the first female artist; in the history of the chart, to have a number one in five consecutive years.
  • Is worth an estimated $143 million. [Forbes Febuary 2011].
  • Named “Sexiest Woman” for 2011 by Esquire magazine [October 12, 2011]. Esquire gives the title of “sexiest woman” to a different celebrity each year.
  • Organised a bachelorette party for her close friend Katy Perry in 2010.
  • Named one of “The Most 100 Influential People In The World” – in 2012 by Time Magazine.
  • Ranked 4th on Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2012, with earnings of $53 million.
  • Was tagged “The Digital Download Queen” due to her songs being downloaded over 75,000,000 times combined.
  • Her album ‘Talk That Talk’ returned to the No.1 spot in the UK 9 months after its premiere.
  • She become the only female in American history to have her first single to go number one after the second. [What’s My Name? went no.1 before the first single from ‘LOUD’ – ‘Only Girl (In the World)’.
  • She received two ICON Awards so far: in 2013  for her impact on music and in 2014 for her impact on fashion.
  • She covered American Vogue three times.
  • She covered Harper’s Bazaar two times.
  • She is the artist with most videos that have over 100 million views on VEVO (19).
  • She established Clara Lionel Foundation which helps children with cancer.
  • Teamed up with Hard Rock Cafe in 2014 and created a T-shirt. The money earned will be directed to Clara Lionel Foundation.
  • Made four collections for M.A.C Cosmetics and was the face of VIVA Glam 2014.
  • Designed collections for River Island and two capsule collections for Armani.
  • Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci, voiced by Rihanna in ‘HOME’, is the first black protagonist in a feature film by DreamWorks Animation.
  • Rihanna is the first black woman to become the face of Dior.
  • In 2014 Rihanna organized the first ‘Diamond Ball’ which raises funds to help people all over the world.