Top Female Artist “Rihanna”
| November 11
An inside look on where Rihanna started, how she became who she is, and a show of her motivation.
| R&B and Hip Hop
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Barbados, St. Michael. Birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty Born to a black Barbadian father Ronald Fenty and a black mixed mother Monica Fenty. She has two younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad. She lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top class school. Rihanna won numerous beauty pageants and performed "Hero" in a school talent show, then was given high quality nicknames like, RiRi, Caribbean Queen, and The Barbados Babe. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for a vacation with his wife. Rodgers arranged for her to fly out to New York to meet Jay – Z, CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and knew she was going to be incredibly successful. She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam and since then, she's amassed phenomenal success. She then start making trade marks on Leather outfits, changing hairstyles, Bright red hair, Silky tone of voice, Bajan accent, Revealing outfits, and tattoos. Her musical inspirations include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mariah Carey. She was named "Sexiest Woman" for 2011 by Esquire magazine, exact date, October 12, 2011. Esquire gives the title of "sexiest woman" to a different celebrity each year. While filming a music video for her song "We Found Love" in Ireland, the farmer whose land was borrowed as a setting for the video, asked the crew to stop filming and leave the land after he objected to Rihanna's revealing outfits and state of undress, which he deemed as "inappropriate" 2011. 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...
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