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Rihanna

Rihanna on the red carpet of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
Background information
Birth name Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Born February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20) (age 20)
Saint Michael, Barbados
Origin Barbados
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, dance-pop, dancehall, reggae, electronica
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2005–present
Label(s) SRP, Def Jam
Associated acts Ne-Yo, Jay-Z, Ciara, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Fefe Dobson, David Jordan
Website www.rihannanow.com

Rihanna (pronounced /riːˈɑːnə/;[1] born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian[2] singer. She is the first female and the second known person from Barbados to have received a Grammy award.[3][4][5] (The first being Jimmy Senya Haynes).[6] Rihanna is signed to the Def Jam Records label.[citation needed] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rayhana bint Amr ibn Khunafa was a Jewish woman from the Banu Qurayza tribe. ... The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards took place September 9, in Las Vegas at The Palms. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The parish of Saint Michael is home to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the Jamaican reggae artist. ... Felicia Lynn (Fefe) Dobson (born February 28, 1985) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. ... David Starr Jordan David Starr Jordan (January 19, 1851-September 19, 1931) American eugenicist and a leading ichthyologist, educator and peace activist. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Barbados (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ...

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Early life

Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, to Ronald Fenty of Barbados[7] (of African and Irish ancestry)[8][9] and Monica Fenty, who is of Guyanese descent.[10][11] She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad. Rihanna went to Charles F. Broome Memorial School, a primary school in Barbados, and then on to the Combermere School, where she formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. In 2004, she won the Miss Combermere Beauty Pageant and performed in the Colours of Combermere School Show. At the age of 15, Rihanna received her big break when one of her friends introduced her to music producer Evan Rogers, who was vacationing in Barbados with his wife. Rogers, along with his partner, Carl Sturken, helped Rihanna record material in the U.S. which was sent to various recording companies. One copy of Rihanna's work was sent to Jay-Z, who eventually signed her to Def Jam Records. Rihanna cites Beyoncé Knowles, and her Caribbean background as major musical influences.[12][13] Rihanna also 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 artist writing, singing, and performing the music she truly loves.[14][15][16] She currently lives in San Diego, California.[17][18][19][20] The parish of Saint Michael is home to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Combermere School is and educational facility located in Waterford, St, Michael, Barbados. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Evan Rogers is a New-York based producer who produced hits for Ruben Studdard, Christina Aguilera, and new-comer Rihannas debut album. ... Carl Sturken produced and wrote songs for Rihannas debut album Music of the Sun with business parter and family friend Evan Rogers after meeting the pop singer through him. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Felicia Lynn (Fefe) Dobson (born February 28, 1985) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. ... San Diego redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Career

Music of the Sun

Main article: Music of the Sun

Rihanna's debut album, Music of the Sun, was released August 30, 2005 from which, further singles were released, the first being "Pon de Replay" which was released on October 11, 2005 and reached position #2 in both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[citation needed] and the UK Singles Chart[citation needed] and gained several #1 positions in various niche charts.[21][22] The single itself was written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers alongside Rihanna herself and described by Rolling Stone magazine as a "poppy piece of dancehall reggae with slapping, syncopated beats recalling big-band jazz."[23] However, despite Pon de Replay's commercial chart success, the album itself was rated 2½ out of 5 stars by Rolling Stone magazine and described as lacking the replay value, ingenuity and rhythm of the single with "generic vocal hiccups and frills" of US R&B inflecting upon her "caribbean charm".[24] Since its release, the album reached the top 10 in both US and Canadian charts,[citation needed] gaining gold certification from the RIAA from selling 500,000 units and subsequent platinum certifications for selling 2 million units in various other countries.[citation needed] To further promote the album, Rihanna toured as an opening act for American pop singer Gwen Stefani.[citation needed] Alternate cover Limited Edition Japanese Re-issue Singles from Music of the Sun Released: August 22, 2005 Released: November 28, 2005 Released: January, 2006 (Japan Only) Music of the Sun is the 2005 debut album from the singer Rihanna, released on August 30, 2005 via Def Jam Records. ... Alternate cover Limited Edition Japanese Re-issue Singles from Music of the Sun Released: August 22, 2005 Released: November 28, 2005 Released: January, 2006 (Japan Only) Music of the Sun is the 2005 debut album from the singer Rihanna, released on August 30, 2005 via Def Jam Records. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Pon de Replay (Play it again in Bajan) is an dance-pop song written by Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Alisha Brooks for R&B-reggae singer Rihannas debut album Music of the Sun (2005). ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... A niche market also known as a target market is a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. ...


The second single, "If It's Lovin' That You Want", was considerably less successful than its predecessor, peaking at position #36 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100[citation needed] and position #11 in the UK.[citation needed] A third single, "Let Me", was released only in Japan, where it was a big hit, reaching #8 on the charts.[citation needed] If Its Lovin That You Want is a pop-reggae song written by Samuel Barnes, Scott La Rock, Makeba, Jean Claude Oliver, Alaxsander Mosely and Lawrence Parker for Rihannas debut album Music of the Sun (2005). ... Let Me is a song by Bajan R&B singer Rihanna released as the third and last single from her debut album, Music of the Sun in Japan only. ...


A Girl like Me

Rihanna released her second album, A Girl like Me, in April 2006; less than eight months after the release of her first album. The album debuted at number five in the U.S.[citation needed] and number four in the UK.[citation needed] The lead single, "SOS", was used in an endorsement deal with Nike. The song became Rihanna's first number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it also debuted at number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart. "SOS" peaked at number one in Australia and number two in the UK. The second single, entitled "Unfaithful", was written by R&B singer Ne-Yo. The song became her third top ten hit in the U.S. and in the UK. The third single, "We Ride", wasn't as successful as her previous releases, failing to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, however, it became her fifth UK top 20 single, where it peaked at number 17 on that chart and peaked number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. Rihanna's fourth single from the album, "Break It Off" featuring Sean Paul, had already climbed to number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 based solely on airplay. It was released as a digital download on February 19, 2007, which made the song jump from number fifty-two to number ten and then eventually peak at number nine. Alternate cover A Girl like Me: Ultra Platinum Deluxe Edition Singles from A Girl Like Me Released: March 7, 2006 Released: July 17, 2006 Released: September 2006 Released: December 2006 A Girl like Me is the second album by R&B singer Rihanna. ... Alternate cover A Girl like Me: Ultra Platinum Deluxe Edition Singles from A Girl Like Me Released: March 7, 2006 Released: July 17, 2006 Released: September 2006 Released: December 2006 A Girl like Me is the second album by R&B singer Rihanna. ... Rihanna Japan singles chronology Let Me (2006) SOS (2006) Unfaithful (2006) SOS (also known as S.O.S. (Rescue Me)) is a dance-pop song written by Evan Kidd Bogart, and J. R. Rotem for Rihannas second studio album A Girl like Me (2006). ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ... Alternative Covers Maxi cover Unfaithful is a song written by Ne-Yo, Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen for Rihannas second album A Girl like Me (2006). ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Break It Off is a Dance-pop song written by Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna and Reggae Superstar Sean Paul. ... This article is about the Jamaican reggae artist. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In total, Rihanna has had 11 #1's on the Billboard charts and has had major success on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with four number-ones ("Pon De Replay", "SOS", "Unfaithful", and "We Ride"). When Rihanna received an endorsement deal from Clinique, she recorded a song written by Ne-Yo entitled "Just Be Happy" as part of the deal to promote their Happy fragrance. Rihanna also recently recorded a song called "Winning Women" with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger for P&G’s female deodorant Secret. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ...


Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in Bring It On: All or Nothing, which was released on August 8, 2006; she also appeared on an episode of American soap opera All My Children and drama Las Vegas. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic comedy television series about a team of people working in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas — dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security. ...


Good Girl Gone Bad

Main article: Good Girl Gone Bad

Rihanna went into the studio in early 2007 with Ne-Yo, Stargate, and Timbaland among others to record her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad. The album was released on June 5, 2007. It features Jay-Z and Ne-Yo as featured artists. Rihanna worked with Timbaland on three songs in the album. Justin Timberlake co-wrote and provides background vocals on "Rehab".[25] Seven weeks after the album was released, it had gone platinum in the United States and 3x Platinum on the United World Albums Chart.[citation needed] Singles from Good Girl Gone Bad Released: March 29, 2007 Released: June 12, 2007 Released: August 7, 2007 Released: August 21, 2007 Released: January 15, 2008 Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by singer Rihanna, which was released on June 4, 2007 in most European countries and... Stargate is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen (often credited as Mikkel SE) working today in the genres of pop, R&B and hip hop. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... Singles from Good Girl Gone Bad Released: March 29, 2007 Released: June 12, 2007 Released: August 7, 2007 Released: August 21, 2007 Released: January 15, 2008 Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by singer Rihanna, which was released on June 4, 2007 in most European countries and... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... The United World Charts current number-one single, The Sweet Escape. The United World Charts current number-one album, 12. ...


The first single, "Umbrella", featuring Jay-Z, was released on March 29, 2007, reaching number one in various countries, including the U.S. "Umbrella" was the #1 single in the UK for 10 consecutive weeks. It was the longest running UK #1 single since "Wet Wet Wet's¹" single "Love Is All Around", back in 1994, and the longest running #1 by a female artist since Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", which also topped the chart for 10 weeks in 1992. It was produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The-Dream" Nash. Umbrella was set at #2 at the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart, behind Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable".[26] However, Umbrella is the most successful song of 2007, getting 8,160,000 points on the United World Chart.[27] Time magazine named "Umbrella" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #3. Explains writer Josh Tyrangiel, "Rihanna has a special talent for vocal innuendo. She toys with the word umbrella — or, as Rihanna would put it, um-ba-rella, ella, ella — as if she's taking it for a ride on a water bed. The sexiest song of 2007."[28][29] For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation). ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation). ... Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish pop band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Love Is All Around is a song composed by Reg Presley and performed by the Troggs. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974) and then most famously recorded by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Christopher Tricky Stewart is an American rap artist and music producer best known for his work with Blu Cantrell, for whom he produced much of the songs from her first two albums and who is signed to his label, RedZone Entertainment. ... The Dream was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, presented by Australian comedic duo Roy and HG. Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all nations queueing up to appear. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Audio sample Info Irreplaceable (help· info) Alternate covers Maxi cover Irreplaceable is a song written by American singer-songwriters Beyonce Knowles and Ne-Yo, and Norwegian songwriters Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Espen Lind, and Amund Bjørklund for Knowles second studio album, BDay (2006). ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... “TIME” redirects here. ...


The second single, "Shut Up and Drive", was sent to radio stations on June 5, and peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed] Shut Up and Drive is a song written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers for Rihannas third album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). ...


Her club airplay third single, "Don't Stop The Music" was premiered on BET's 106 & Park on July 20, 2007 and was released only in Canada. The song was released in the UK on 4th February, it peaked at #4 from downloads alone and has climbed back to #4 upon physical release. However, the single was also released in parts of Europe, where it was a huge success. The song peaked at #1 in countries like Germany, France, The Netherlands and Austria. The song has so far reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her seventh top ten single and her fourth top five hit. It also reached #1 on the United World Chart. On February 17, 2008, Rihanna's single "Don't Stop The Music" became the first single in history to make it to number 1 on the Australian ARIA charts based solely on digital downloads. The single is yet to be released on CD and has already made it to the coveted number 1 position on the national singles charts.[citation needed] For other uses, see Dont Stop the Music. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live is a top-ten video countdown that has airs weekdays on BET. It is the networks #1 rated show. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


The fourth single, "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, was released on August 21, and so far has peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Rihanna her sixth top ten hit. Hate That I Love You is a song by R&B singer Rihanna, and it is the fourth single from her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


The fifth single was to be "Breakin' Dishes" according to Billboard and has so far peaked on #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play.[30] However due to the high surge in airplay and digital sales of "Don't Stop the Music", it has replaced Breakin' Dishes as the next single. Breakin Dishes is a song by R&B singer Rihanna, and it is the fifth single from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. ...


Also in 2007, Rihanna won World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist & Entertainer of the Year at the 2007 World Music Awards. On November 18, 2007, she won Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B at the 2007 American Music Awards. "Shut Up and Drive" won best R&B song at the 2008 People's Choice Award. "Don't Stop the Music" won best international song at the 2008 NRJ Music Awards in France. she also won four awards at the 2008 BMAs Barbados Music Awards including Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Single - Don't Stop the Music, Best Female Music Video - "Shut Up and Drive", Song of the Year - "Umbrella", Album of the Year - Good Girl Gone Bad, Female Entertainer of the Year and People's Choice Entertainer of the year The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... For other uses, see Dont Stop the Music. ... The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1 takes place every year in mid-January at Cannes (PACA, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de lédition musicale). ... Barbados – The first ever locally produced Barbados Music Awards Ceremony, takes place at the exquisite Sherbourne Conference Centre on January 8th, 2006 at 7:00pm. ... For other uses, see Dont Stop the Music. ... For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation). ... Singles from Good Girl Gone Bad Released: March 29, 2007 Released: June 12, 2007 Released: August 7, 2007 Released: August 21, 2007 Released: January 15, 2008 Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by singer Rihanna, which was released on June 4, 2007 in most European countries and...


Starting September 12, 2007, Rihanna toured Canada and the United States in support of the album with several shows and then crossed to Europe. It is called the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour, which will be released on DVD in early 2008 and feature the show performed at the Manchester Evening News Arena on December 6 2007. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Singles from Good Girl Gone Bad Released: March 29, 2007 Released: June 12, 2007 Released: August 7, 2007 Released: August 21, 2007 Released: January 15, 2008 Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by singer Rihanna, which was released on June 4, 2007 in most European countries and... The Manchester Evening News Arena or M.E.N. Arena (commonly referred to as just The M.E.N. or simply Manchester Arena) is a large indoor arena in Manchester, England. ...


Rihanna received four Grammy Awards nominations: Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (for "Umbrella"), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (for "Hate That I Love You") as well as Best Dance Recording (for "Don't Stop the Music"), while her album received an extra two Grammys: Song of the Year and Best R&B Song. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For the UK music award, see The Record of the Year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ...


Rihanna premiered a new single, "Take A Bow", on KIIS-FM's On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The song will be backed by the re-issue of Good Girl Gone Bad, which will be released on May 27, 2008.[31] KIIS-FM is a Los Angeles, California, USA-based radio station with a rhythmic leaning top 40 musical format. ... On Air with Ryan Seacrest which ran from January 12, 2004 through September 17, 2004 was an American syndicated TV talk show. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fourth studio album

There are conflicting reports about her next album. MTV.com reported that Rihanna has now gone into the studio to start recording her fourth album,[32] but on the Ryan Seacrest show Rihanna said "I am not in the studio yet, Not yet no, We're not gonna have an album out this year, probably the top of next year in 2009."


Future projects

Rihanna has teamed up with H&M and other celebrities like Timbaland and Good Charlotte for "Fashion against AIDS". The collection is designed to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. It will be available at H&M in early February 2008.[33] She will be going on the "Glow In The Dark Tour" with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D..[34] For the former railroad, see Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ... N*E*R*D or N.E.R.D is the name of a rock band consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and their friend Shay Haley. ...


Accomplishments

On September 1, issue of The Times of India newspaper, Rihanna was listed as one of the four richest teens in Hollywood.[citation needed] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 9, 2007, Rihanna won the Monster Single of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Umbrella". She also won the Video of the Year for "Umbrella". is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


She was ranked #8 on Maxim Hot 100 list of 2007.[35] ...


On February 10, 2008 she won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy with Jay-Z for "Umbrella". is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation). ...


On February 21, 2008 Rihanna was honored with a national holiday - Rihanna day in her home town Barbados to be celebrated each year on the same date.[36] is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Main article: Rihanna discography

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Tours

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Awards

Main article: List of Rihanna awards

References

  1. ^ See inogolo:pronunciation of Rihanna.
  2. ^ AskMen Editors, et al., (2006)., "Rihanna was born in Barbados on February 20, 1988."
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  4. ^ http://www.cbc.bb/content/view/14209/10/
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  7. ^ Interview with Rihanna. Honoluluadvertiser.com. September 15, 2006.
  8. ^ Biography at musicsquare
  9. ^ Rihanna fan site
  10. ^ Rihanna: Brightest Star, allhiphop.com. September 2005
  11. ^ Interview with Rihanna. Morafire.com. Jan/Feb 2007.
  12. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/news/article/0,,3655378,00.html
  13. ^ Rihanna Profile
  14. ^ [http://ahotmess.wordpress.com/2007/05/26/rihanna-performs-in-germany/ Rihanna performs in Germany
  15. ^ Rihanna: A Dream Come True
  16. ^ Rihanna - Biography
  17. ^ Def Jam Records, et al. (2007). "Rihanna |Rihanna | Rihanna - Biography" Retrieved on 24 July, 2007 from http://www.rihannanow.com/ L.A. Design Studio, Def Jam Records
  18. ^ Def Jam Records, et al. (2007)., "If nothing else, it has been an eye[-]opening year for Barbados-born pop songstress [,] Rihanna.
  19. ^ AskMen Editors, et al., (2006). "AskMen.com - Rihanna Interview" Retrieved on 24 July, 2007 from http://uk.askmen.com/toys/interview_200/206_rihanna_interview.html IGN Entertainment: United States
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  21. ^ Billboard.com editors, et al. (2007). "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History : Rihanna" Retrieved on July 31, 2007 from http://www.billboard.com/bbcom... Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  22. ^ Billboard.com editors, et al. (2007), states that Rihanna achieved chart position #1 in both the "Hot Digital Songs" and "Dance Radio Airplay" charts, with the remix "Pon de Replay (Norty Cotto Remix)" gaining chart position #1 in the "Hot Dance Music/Club Play" charts.
  23. ^ Walters, Barry (September 8, 2005). Music of the Sun Review. Rolling Stone. Accessed August 18, 2007.
  24. ^ [Walters, Barry. (2005)., -- "the rest of Music of the Sun lacks the single's immediacy and rhythmic ingenuity. Photogenic Rihanna suggests a young Mariah Carey minus the birdcalls, and the generic vocal hiccups and frills clearly learned from American R&B often overwhelm her Caribbean charm."]
  25. ^ Rihanna Loses Good Girl Image, Thanks to Jay-Z, Justin, Timbaland, Ne-Yo
  26. ^ Billboard 2007 Year In Music
  27. ^ Global Track Chart
  28. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh; "The Best Top 10 Lists of the Year"; "The 10 Best Songs"; Time magazine; December 24, 2007; Page 39.
  29. ^ Time magazine's Top 10 Songs of 2007 at time.com
  30. ^ Chart Beat
  31. ^ Rihanna "Take A Bow". KIIS-FM (2008-03-14). Retrieved on 2008-03-14.
  32. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1580653/20080130/west_kanye.jhtml
  33. ^ Good Charlotte, Rihanna H&M AIDS Charity Fashion Line; Celebrities Team With H&M For “Fashion Against AIDS” Clothing Line
  34. ^ Kanye West's Glow In The Dark Tour Will Feature Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D.
  35. ^ | Rihanna of 2007 Hot 100 on Maxim.com
  36. ^ http://www.popcrunch.com/rihanna-day-rihanna-national-holiday-barbados/ "Rihanna Day:" Rihanna National Holiday Barbados

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