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RIHANNA, Cant Touch This

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

it’s very strange to believe that Rihanna is only 33 years old. yet within the 10 years since the start of her musical career, she’s become the youngest solo artist to score 14 no. 1 singles on the billboard hot 100—the fastest to do so—she’s sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks worldwide. Rihanna is the “best selling digital artist of all time… with more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications” and an eight-time Grammy award winner who also counts 14 billboard music awards among other countless music accolades. aside from her musical achievements, Rihanna is bona fide business woman with multiple entrepreneurial ventures. however, most importantly, her undeniable cultural influence has forever imprinted her in history as a global icon despite her young age.

it all began with her

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an impromptu performance for vacationing New York City music producers Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken in 2003 which helped jumpstart 15-year-old Rihanna’s multi faceted career. Def Jam released Rihanna's dynamic debut album, Music of the Sun, which garnered much attention due to the popularity of her highly addictive dancehall-flavored first single. Its popularity was propelled by the highly addictive dancehall-flavored lead single, “Pon de Replay.” A year later, Rihanna delivered the platinum-selling sophomore set, A Girl Like Me, featuring the No. 1 singles “SOS” and “Unfaithful.”

Rihanna home town.

Born in the Barbados parish of Saint Michael in 1988, Robyn Rihanna Fenty began honing her throaty, arresting vocals at an early age, influenced by such iconic talents as Madonna, Bob Marley, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Rihanna Awarded Nine Grammys.

But it was 2007’s Good Girl Gone Bad that catapulted Rihanna into icon status.

Over the course of 10 years, Rihanna has won nine Grammys and been nominated for 24. Her first win at only 19 years old was for "Best Rap/Sung Performance" at the 2008 Grammy Awards for "Umbrella." The lead single, "Umbrella", topped the charts in 13 countries and remained at No. 1 in the UK for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest-running No. 1 single there since Wet Wet Wet's single "Love Is All Around" spent 15 weeks at the top in 1994. It was Rihanna's first single to be named one of the best-selling singles worldwide, with sales of over 8 million copies. The songs "Shut Up and Drive", "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo) and "Don't Stop the Music" were also released as singles, with the latter becoming an international hit.

Rihanna and Ne-yo from Pinterest

SHE WAS VOCALLY TRAINED BY NE-YO As Rihanna never officially received vocal training, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo helped the 19-year-old star when she was in the studio. "He'll tell me how to breathe and stuff," she once said. "And I'm like, 'What?' Like he'll call out these big fancy words: 'OK, I want you to do staccato.' And I'm like, 'OK, I don't know what that is.'"

Also Rihanna has cited pop star Madonna as one of her greatest musical influences, as well as Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.

Rihanna barbados Ambassador from Pinterest

SHE HAS SIX GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: With eight studio albums under her belt, Rihanna has earned herself six Guinness World Records including being the first female artist to have a UK Number One five years in a row (from 2007 to 2011), being the Best Selling Digital Artist in the U.S., and being the most-liked person on Facebook in 2014.

Rihanna Showcase her Products. Getty Images

SHE OWNS FENTY BEAUTY In 2017, Rihanna launched her lucrative cosmetics company Fenty Beauty under LVMH. It has been highly praised for its inclusivity, touting 50 foundation shades.

Rihanna with Children. Pinterest

SHE CREATED THE BELIEVE FOUNDATION In 2006, Rihanna founded The Believe Foundation, an organization that helps terminally ill children. Six years later, she also founded the Clara Lionel Foundation to support global education and emergency response. Rihanna's annual Diamond Ball has become a star-studded charity event to benefit CLF. All Credit and Support of information and Photos, Getty images,Pinterest,crfashionbook and Rihanna Bio Website.

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