Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados as the oldest child to Ronald Fenty, her Barbadian Black father, and Monica Fenty, her GuyaneseBlack mother. She has two younger brothers named Rorrey and Rajad. Rihanna went to Charles F. Broome Memorial School, a primary school in Barbados, and then on to one of Barbados' Grammar (older secondary) schools, 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, singing Mariah Carey's "Hero". 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 Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles and her Caribbean background as major musical influences. 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.
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. 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 #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. Then her second single, "Shut Up and Drive", was sent to radio stations on June 5, has so far peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her club airplay third single, "Don't Stop The Music" was premiered on BET's 106 & Park on July 20, 2007 and was only released in Canada. The song is also going to be released in the UK. The fourth single, "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, was released on August 21, and so far has peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rihanna worked with Timbaland on three songs in the album. Justin Timberlake co-wrote and provides background vocals on "Rehab". In interviews, many have questioned the meaning and reasoning of the album title. The album title reflects the difference between the old and new Rihanna. "Bad means cool, bad means funky, bad means having an attitude, bad means being edgy. This album is definitely a great representation of who I am now, and where I am in my career," she says. Seven weeks after the album was released, it had gone gold in the United States and Platinum on the United World Albums Chart.
Starting September 12, 2007, Rihanna will tour Canada in support of the album with several shows then crossing off to UK, it is called the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour.
It has been rumored that Rihanna was dating R&B singer Chris Brown, but Rihanna said it was not true, saying they were just friends and seeing Chris Brown more as her "brother". Later rumors said that Rihanna would be dating old B2K singer Omarion, but Rihanna said that she and Omarion have a friendship together. After Rihanna dismissed these, rumors said that Rihanna was dating Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf. Again, Rihanna rejected those rumors,although other rumors recently stated they really were dating.
After the 2007 MTV VMA Awards, Rihanna has been spotted with Justin Timberlake at her hotel, leading some to say that they have slept with each other. However, at the same time, Justin Timberlake had a relationship with Jessica Biel.
On July 7, 2007, Rihanna performed at the Japanese leg of Live Earth in Tokyo.
Rihanna was named 2007 Venus Breeze 'Celebrity Legs of a Goddess' by Gillette and insured her legs for $1,000,000. Unfortunately, she injured her feet sometime after she insured her legs.
On September 1 issue of The Times of India newspaper, Rihanna was listed as one of the four richest teens in Hollywood.
On September 9, 2007, Rihanna won the Monster Single of the Year at the MTV Music Video Awards for "Umbrella". She also won the Video of the Year for "Umbrella". These two awards made her the big winner of the show alongside Justin Timberlake.
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She is fantastic perfect to sing!
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