Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. She was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. As of 2019, she is the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of USD 600 million. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and six Guinness World Records.
About Rihanna in brief
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. She was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. Rihanna’s third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, incorporated elements of dance-pop and established her status as a sex symbol in the music industry. As of 2019, she is the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of USD 600 million. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and six Guinness World Records. With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has also ventured into acting, appearing in major roles in Battleship, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Ocean’s 8. In 2018, she was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados in 2018. She is the founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH. Her father used to physically abuse her mother, and Rihanna would try to get in between them to break up fights. She grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in a stall on the street. Her childhood was deeply affected by her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction, which contributed to her parents’ strained marriage. She attended Charles F.
Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, where she studied alongside future international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite. As a child, she had many CT scans for the excruciating headaches she suffered, recalling, “The doctors even thought it was a tumor, because it was that intense.’’ Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme. Although she initially wanted to graduate from high school, she chose to pursue a career in music instead. In 2003, she formed a musical trio with two of her classmates and performed with Destiny’s Child’s Mariah Carey and Beyonce. Her eighth album, Anti, showcased a new creative control following her departure from Def Jam. It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single \”Work\”. Rihanna has released collaborative hit singles with artists such as Drake, Eminem, and Calvin Harris. She has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top- ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her mother, Monica Fenty, is an accountant and warehouse supervisor, and she has two half-sisters and a half-brother from her dad’s side, each born to different mothers from his previous relationships. She currently lives in Barbados with her husband and two children, including a son and a daughter, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. In 2012, she became the first Barbadian woman to win a Grammy Award.