On This Day

Rihanna

Singer Rihanna
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Full Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Profession: Singer

Nationality:
Barbados
Barbadian

Why Famous: Rihanna is one of the most successful singers of all time and her records have sold over 230 million copies worldwide.

Her many hit singles include "Umbrella", "Disturbia", "Don't Stop the Music", and "Love the Way You Lie". Rihanna has won 8 Grammys and had 14 No. 1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100

Born: February 20, 1988
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Age: 31 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces

Events in the Life of Rihanna

  • 2007-03-29 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z - stays 7 weeks at No.1 on US Billboard Hot 100
  • 2007-05-31 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"
  • 2007-09-09 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Fergie win
  • 2008-11-23 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win
  • 2009-02-08 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown
  • 2012-09-06 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win
  • 2018-05-07 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit
  • 2018-06-05 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna
  • 2018-07-31 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue
  • 2018-09-22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados
  • 2019-05-10 Rihanna announces her new upmarket fashion label Fenty with world's largest luxury group LVMH, their first black female designer

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