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.
14 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.
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.