- Birthday20th Feb, 88
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
Since the discovery of Rihanna's potential to be a big star by Evan Rogers when a common friend introduced them to each other, her way to stardom is totally impressive. With her appealing voice and effortless sexiness Rihanna entered the top 20 of the pop stars reigning the charts when she was only 18 years old. Her very first album Pon de Replay became a summer hit after its release, proving the lightning speed of her popularity meter. While many are impressed with Rihanna's meteoric rise and instant stardom in the music industry, there are still people who from time to time question her popularity.
After winning a singing contest where she sang Mariah Carey's "Hero" Rihanna's life has truly changed. From once selling clothes in the streets before, she rose to show the world the exceptional talent and skills that just not helped her in earning millions but also make the people who support her smile. Her pop career has been well complemented by countless endorsements. Some brands that have inundated Rihanna's career are Gucci, Armani Jeans, cosmetic and skin care products for Nivea. Her album sales is may be less than the stellar sales of Mariah Carey's album but she has to her credit a string of singles that have reached and stayed in the No. 1 US for consecutive weeks having a great impact on her career and earnings
Although Rihanna's album sales in the US alone hasn't reached its full potential or the desired number of target sales, she remains to be the only female artist with the highest sold out singles in digital with 47, 571,000 sales this 2012. Rihanna’s worth shot to $30 million between May 2010-2011. From the start of her career in 2005, Rihanna have already sold about 25 million albums, making her one of the best selling artists of all time. In 2008 a rift between female pop singer Rihanna and her manager buzzed around the media. Rihanna accused her manager of stealing her earnings when she found out that she only has $20,000 in her account. In a separate interview with Rihanna's former agent, Patricia Williams, she said that Def Jam recordings and Marc Jordan are the ones who used Rihanna's earnings to fund making videos for her album.
Before these financial problems caught her in a maze, Rihanna's act of good will is known to many people. In 2006 she established the Believe Foundation that helps terminally ill children, the reason behind this is that she longs to help children that were shown on television hurt and suffering and promised to herself she will be an instrument in changing the lives of these unfortunate angels. She also hold concerts and campaigns to raise funds for charities and other foundations. Back in 2008 she also helped in the campaign in H&M in New York in fighting against AIDS.
- You don't want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That's what I'm missing right now.
- If I cry, it's because I'm very angry and I can't do anything about it because I've run into a dead end. That's when the tears would come down.
- I don't do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.
- I always keep my guard up with guys and I guess that can get in the way sometimes. I can make them go through hell.
- God just has a way of working things out the way he wants to and you have no say in that.
Did you know?
- She won the Miss Combermere Beauty Pageant in 2004.
- Her nickname is RiRi also Rih-Rih
- Rihanna is of African, Creole and Guyanese descent.
- Her legs is insured for a million dollars.
- Her second album, A Girl Like Me, debuted at #5 in the United States.
Family & relationships
Los Angeles home
The pretty singer Rihanna sold her Los Angeles home in December 2011 for $5.03 million. The 8,520-square-foot home in Los Angeles, California, which she purchased for a reported hefty sum.
Location: Rihanna’s home is located in an estate called the Platinum Triangle in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: The 8,520-square-foot, three-story contemporary mansion has 8 bedrooms, including a den, media room, breakfast area, three fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. In addition to that, it has a glittering garden and is situated on a gripping landscaped hill that provides a breath taking view of the Los Angeles Cityscape.
Features: The builders of this mansion have used the white color extensively to create the idea of space. The giant ceiling is one of the best eye-catching features of the mansion which adds palatial glamour and splendor to the entire house. The mansion’s furniture has been decked in ivory to compliment the color scheme of the entire interior designing scheme of the mansion. Visitors can notice the dark brown floors that inject a sense of classiness to the combined look of the house. The mansion’s bedrooms, living rooms and hallways have been decorated with extra-large paintings visualized by the most skillful modern artists.
This startling celeb mansion is a glass-palace in its truest sense with imposing windows that wrap up entire walls of the house. Although the glassiness of the mansion does lower its privacy quotient, but the singer seems to be unperturbed with the mansions see through design. The mansion also has a personal library, a customized theater, entertainment room and media room, a private pool and a sauna equipped with a contemporary steam room.
Neighborhood: Rihanna's estate is based in the vicinity of other famous Hollywood celebrities like Tom Cruise, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Anniston who also own residential properties in the same neighborhood.
The contemporary bathroom
The kitchen hall
The stylish dining hall
Glass arm chair in living hall
The living hall
Pacific Palisades mansion
Pop sensation Rihanna purchased Pacific Palisades mansion on the month of August, 2012. The lavish mansion costed her $12 million USD. The 11,000 sq ft mansion is surely a treat to enjoy living. It's a palatial building that Rihanna purchased to enjoy a lifestyle she is most used to: lavish, royal, and luxurious. Now, only time will tell whether she will be sharing her living space with ex Chris Brown.
Location: Rihanna recently purchased a lavish mansion in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California for a whooping $ 12 million.
Accommodation: The 11,000 sq. ft lavish mansion features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. However, the property features an equally stunning outdoor space when compared to interior area. There is a huge and well designed pool to enjoy some real cool outdoor sessions. The property also features 20 number of car parking space. The beautiful mountain view from the 1st floor bedroom simply promises a pleasant experience.
Features: This magnificent property is surrounded by Sycamore and mature oak trees. Plenty of green on the offering. The property sits on a total 33541 sq ft of area. The building boasts for a 11000 sq ft. The property is beautifully poised and elevated against mountain to provide for a fine viewing experience. Apart from the seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the property also features private auditorium (read, movie theater hall), private gymnasium, games room, library, and Sauna center. The lavish Italian kitchen is surely going to be noticed for the beautiful curved design and classy worktops. The extra-large dining room features a ceiling that is 14 ft in height. The house also features an underground discotheque and bar. Also, attached bar option is available within the swimming pool area of the house. Backyard of the main building features a jacuzzi, fire pit on sun deck, and an additional bbq. This area is approximately 6000 sq ft. The fleetdoors (12 ft) are nice operated through remote control. The French chandelier at the dining space is surely going to catch attention of many.
Neighborhood: The pop sensation enjoys good company of notable celebrity neighbors like Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Dennis Quaid, and Seal.
The living hall
The dining area
The master suite
The upper deck
Modern features kitchen
Caribbean villa feel
Pacific Palisades mansion
Poolside bbq and bar
Pacific Palisades mansion
Infinite swimming pool
Just like she loves singing, the talented artist Rihanna loves dancing as well. The singer adores dancing to the tunes of some of her favorite hits including her own chartbuster songs. Well, that might be another way to stay in shape for the pretty singer, as apart from singing, one of the highlights of Rihanna’s glamorous personality is her sexy feminine curve.
The young songbird is a real shopping freak and spends a descent portion of her accumulated fortune in purchasing luxury goods and other items. With shopping choices ranging from eminent Christian Louboutin to Tom Ford, the Barbados singer doesn’t have to think for more brands, as theses choices definitely reveal the class she maintains while shopping.
The Barbados singer loves to watch movies of her choice whenever free. So, what sort of movies Rihanna likes? Probably she admires more of musical movies as she herself belongs to the music industry or quite possibly she loves watching movies of her former beaus Josh Hartnett and Ryan Philippe. Whatever might be the singer’s choice for movies, one thing is probably definite that she might gear up for founding her own movie production house some day.
The brilliant singer adores the surface water sport “Paddle boarding”, and has been spotted on a number of occasions doing it for fun, as seen during her vacation in Miami. Rihanna likes to flaunt her sexy body while going for her favorite water sport, and is seen in quite a jolly mood having fun in the ocean water. Hope the singer doesn’t go on to a different island doing paddle boarding, as considering her fond for the aqua sport, she might think travelling from one island to the other on her paddle board, rather than going on a luxury yacht.
Porsche 997 turbo
The singer owns a classy sixth generation Porsche 911 (Type 997) turbo sports car. The car boasts of an enhanced engine performance which is capable of delivering 480 bhp at 6,000 revolutions per minute and an engine torque of 620 Newton-meters. The new 911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission requires 3.9 seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km/hour and has a top speed of over 200 km/h that it reaches in 12.8 seconds.
Rihanna is a proud owner of America’s most trusted car models, the Chevrolet Suburban LTZ. The mammoth SUV is powered by a V8 engine that has an engine capacity of 6.0-liters and 352 horse powers with 382 lb-ft of torque. Apart from upgrading to a six-speed automatic transmission, the next generation Suburban gets handsome new looks, more glass area and a reduced step-in height than its predecessors.
Rihanna was spotted relaxing aboard a yacht on the French Mediterranean Island
of St. Tropez; this is not the celebrity singer’s maiden visit, since she has visited the
French Mediterranean beach quite a few times before. She was seen frolicking in a blue
turquoise swim suit and sipping expensive wine along with her female friends on the two
hundred thousand pounds a week private yacht that boasts of having six cabins and an
in-house beauty salon.
Location: The Beach of St. Tropez is located in Cote d’Azur, Southern France on the
Gulf of St. Tropez.
Accommodation: The celebrated St. Tropez features numerous stylish and luxurious
beach resorts, hotels, villas, and luxury yachts for the super rich offering plenty of
options to have a good time to visitors of different purses.
Main Attractions: The biggest attraction of St. Tropez for visitors is to catch a glimpse of
their favorite celebrities holidaying at the spectacular beach fronts or lounging in their
private yachts. Tourists can also visit the Citadel and three towers in the old harbor
district, the Place Aux herbes, Place des Lices and a 12 Km coastal hitchhiking to the
beach of Pampeleonne from downtown St. Tropez
Vacations in St Tropez
Rihanna has a fun ride
Pop diva Rihanna jetted off to her native Barbados in the third week of December in order to spend her 2012 Christmas Holidays, and to also get over the traumatic heart break she has suffered with rapper Chris Brown. The singer usually spends her annual Christmas holidays in her native place and flew down the island immediately after performing in the finale of “The Voice USA” music show. For the entire duration of her stay, Rihanna was be provided company by her best friend Melissa Forde. Interestingly, the paparazzi also managed to photograph the star enjoying a good time tanning her body, donning a gorgeous green and gold string two piece bikini, and enjoying a can of beer with her friend.
Location: The exotic beach resort of Barbados is part of the Caribbean island chain.
Accommodation: Barbados has a good collection of close to two dozen luxury hotels. Five star places of stay like the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Treasure Beach Hotel, Barbados Resort and Spa usually charge in the region of $800 to $1,500 to let out a room on a per night basis during the prime tourist season.
Main Attractions: Awesome sun kissed beaches constitutes the main reason for Barbados’s billing as a top international tourist destination. The beaches offer a great experience to the visitor owing to their perpetual carnival atmosphere and possess several restaurants offering exotic Bajan cuisine along with cheap drinks.
Further, the Andromeda Botanical Gardens are home to a rich collection of exotic plant specimens. Barbados Museum houses a rich collection of local artifacts and beautifully chronicles the history of the region. Some of the government buildings dotting the island like the Parliament complex are renowned for their majestic architecture.
Show off her bikini body
Vacation with friends
Having a good time
Rihanna jetted off to the exotic beach destination of Hawaii on the third week of February 2013 to take a break from her hectic work schedule. The pop star was in town to celebrate her 25th birthday and was accompanied by her on and off boyfriend, musician Chris Brown for the entire length of her four day long holiday. The Barbadian beauty spent a lot of time sunbathing by the side of the beach by donning a skimpy string bikini. Rihanna donned an outrageous fishnet skirt for the romantic strolls she took on the beach side with her beau and even found time to take a few dips in the ocean.
Location: Hawaii is an American island chain situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Accommodation: Hawaii is home to more than sixty high end luxury hotels and resorts. Five star accommodations of the likes of ”Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows”, ”Kolea At Waikoloa” and “Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort Spa” can charge up to $3,500 to let out a room over the weekend during the tourist season.
Main Attractions: Hawaii has gained worldwide recognition as one of the best holiday destinations in the world on account of its world class beach resorts. The islands of Maui, Kauai and Honolulu manage to attract millions of tourists every year due to the facilities they offer to visitors for marine recreational activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and rafting. Hawaii also possesses some of the best seafood restaurants in the United States.
Rihanna generously supports the food charity “Feeding America”, which works to allocate food and grocery products via a specialized member network stretched throughout the nation. Known as Second Harvest in the past, Feeding America creates public awareness about domestic hunger and advocates for the various public policies which can help the hungry Americans.
Rihanna stands in full support for the “Red Cross” foundation which offers a breather to the helpless victims of disasters along with providing help to the people to plan wisely to handle emergencies in a well planned manner. The noble charity also protects the precious lives and self-esteem of the victims of battle and domestic violence. Red Cross works on the universal humanitarian principles and strives to strengthen the humanitarian law to prevent suffering of the anguished people.
The generous singer supports the “Grammy Foundation”, which cultivates respect for music by highlighting the importance of music and arts in the society and passes the precious gift of recorded music to the American culture. Founded in 1986, the foundation runs several innovative programs and activities to bind together the esteemed music industry, cultural society and the general public. The noble Foundation functions in affiliation with “The Recording Academy” to safeguard the affluent cultural heritage.
Kids Wish Network
The talented singer supports the noble charity foundation “Kids Wish Network”, which offers its dedicated services to improve the life standard of suffering children experiencing life bullying situations. The National charitable organization formulates various key programs in order to help the valiant children to face the problematic situations and also recover from their difficult time. The Network also provides encouragement and support to the suffering children’s family. The charity also develops new and innovative programs to eliminate the pain and provide moral support to the suffering children.
$1.7 million Barbodas hospital charity
Pop sensation Rihanna has donated more than $1.7 million of funds to a hospital located in her native Barbados in order to pay homage to her late grandmother Clara Braithwaite who died in June 2012 due to cancer. The artist's generous donation led to the radiotherapy department being renamed as the “Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine” and also helped to buy important hospital equipment worth around $3.5 million. The singer’s love for her grand mom was well known to the world with the artist always speaking about her in social networking sites.
Rihanna has 3 pets all of them dogs belonging to the Maltese breed who travel with the singer in mostly all of her social outings and events.
Oliver is a male Maltese poodle. He was first spotted with Rihanna during a shopping-tour in Los Angeles in October 2008. Maltese poodles are feisty, vivacious and playful dogs that are very gentle, loving and devoted to their masters. Highly intelligent and bold, they learn tricks quickly and instantly sound an alarm in case of suspicious noises.
Marley is a male Maltese dog, who was first spotted with Rihanna during a shopping outing in New York City in Summer 2006. Marley's name was inspired from singing sensation Bob Marley. Although known for their excellent companionship skills, Marley no longer stays with Rihanna as he is now being looked after by the singer's friends in Barbados.
Star is a white Maltese dog of unknown gender. He was first spotted with Rihanna during a visit to a radio station in New York City in March 2007. On account of their photogenic features like long silky hairs and feathered pendant shaped ears, the dog was Rihanna's companion in two widely publicized photo-shoots that were captured in 2007.
Rihanna was seen wearing Repossi in a red carpet event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Italian jewelry company is world renowned for its ultimate jewelry pieces crafted from sheer craftsmanship. The company’s jewelry works are a hot favorite among the celebrities, for high profile parties and almost any special event.
The pretty singer was spotted sporting a Ksubi Channel Tee, as she arrived at her hotel in New York City. Made from the finest quality fabrics and bearing a trendy design, Ksubi clothing range is one of the preferred choices for the celebrities. The brand’s exquisite clothing offers a cool, chic and elegant look to the celebrity sporting them.
The hot singer has been spotted a number of times wearing hats by the world eminent brand Hat Attack. Rihanna was seen sporting a cool look wearing the hat along the beach. Wearing a bikini at the beach might not keep Rihanna’s hot body cool, but she can at least keep her head cool with her trusted brand for hats.
Tom Ford Anouk Sunglasses
Rihanna loves to wear Tom Ford Anouk Sunglasses, and has been seen on numerous occasions wearing the brand’s sunglasses of different shades. Apart from offering superb guard against the ultraviolet sun rays, the brand’s sunglasses offer a chic look to the person sporting them, on account of their brilliant design and use of premium fabrication material.
Rihanna has been spotted a number of times wearing Rolex Day Date Presidential Wristwatch with Champagne Stick Dial. The Swiss made self winding watch features mechanical motion along with a magnified date display. Crafted from solid stainless steel, the watch body is completely scratch resistant and appears an absolute beauty with its distinctive, elegant design.
Rihanna donned black lace dress at the event of small scrren show X Factor in November 2012.
As if in celebration of the fact that her album, Unapologetic, reached the #1 spot in Billboard Top 100, songster Rihanna flashed around her brand new Rolex watch and proclaimed the same on Twitter too. However, rumors of a romantic relationship between her and singer Chris Brown rented the air as Brown too flaunted the same Rolex model - only that it was man-sized and the singer shared the picture on Instagram since he isn't able to tweet any more. Rolex seems to be the brand that has come to symbolize the bond between the singers as both of them shared photos of the same Rolex simultaneously on social media and neither of them spoke out against the 'rumors'. Rihanna has also been open about her love for her ex-boyfriend and the two have been seen hanging out together despite the fact that he had been arrested for abusing her.