[131][132], In 2016, Rihanna was featured on several singles. [209] "Man Down", which features Rihanna shooting a man in a train station, was criticized by the Parents Television Council.
Kelefa Sanneh of the New York Times complimented its combination of dancehall and reggae, who said, "Dancehall reggae sometimes seems like a furiously insular form of music, but ... Rihanna is only the latest singer to discover how versatile the genre's spring-loaded electronic rhythms can be". [214] Her revealing leather costumes during her Good Girl Gone Bad Tour were highly criticized by Malaysia's conservative Islamic party, who recommended that her concert tour should be banned. The recordings received mainly negative responses due to the pair's history of domestic violence. In 2018, Rihanna launched a lingerie brand named Savage X Fenty. 1", "Rihanna Gets Voice Lessons From Ne-Yo For 'Fresh, Uptempo' New Tracks", "Rihanna Loses Good Girl Image, Thanks To Jay-Z, Justin, Timbaland, Ne-Yo", "Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad – Music Charts", "Rihanna:Good Girl Gone Bad (2007): Reviews", "Rihanna and Jay-Z – Umbrella – Music Charts", "Rihanna Makes It 10 Weeks Atop UK Singles Chart", International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, "Rihanna Earns Sixth Million-Selling Album", "Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna albums to hit shelves November 23", "Rihanna celebrates the tenth anniversary of her breakthrough album Good Girl Gone Bad: 'I'm forever grateful, "Rihanna revitalizes tired musical style", "Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour Will Feature Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D. We Found Love4. 1 on the chart. You know, like it's a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with". [352] The same year Rihanna also featured in the Kodak commercial along with rapper Pitbull. It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single "Work". In 2011, Rihanna released three controversial music videos about sadomasochism, rape and domestic violence.

In 2015, Rihanna appeared in the voice role of Tip in the animated feature film Home alongside Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez, the film was based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Rihanna canceled other meetings with record labels and relocated from Barbados to the United States to live with Rogers and his wife. End User Agreement.

[358] In 2013, the singer collaborated with MAC Cosmetics and released her own summer, fall and holiday lines of makeup called "RiRi hearts MAC".

Their relationship ended in February 2009, after which Rihanna dated Drake on-and-off from 2009 to 2016. "[299], As of September 2018[update], Rihanna has sold over 250 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Aside from her work in music, Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in the successful straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All or Nothing, released in August 2006. It debuted at No. Roc Me Out10. It is Rihanna's best-selling album in the country to date. But her big break came in 2006 with the release of the single "S.O.S." Most people use their real name. [21] In May 2005, her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was released under her mononym "Rihanna".

Talent and a dose of good luck got Barbados-born Rihanna signed to Def Jam when she was 16 years old. [202] The music video of the song "Rude Boy" featured images inspired by her Caribbean roots. Wait Your Turn3. Rihanna is ranked number 774 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 2,144. In February 2013, at the 55th Grammy Awards, Rihanna won her sixth Grammy Award, in the category Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love" (2011). Never Ending11.

[175] Loud and Talk That Talk saw her explore sexuality in her work ("S&M" and "Birthday Cake") and return to her dancehall roots ("Man Down" and "Watch n' Learn"). [26], A month after the release of her debut album, Rihanna began working on her second studio album.

[351] In 2010, Rihanna featured in the Optus commercial, in conjunction with Optus supporting Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth. [236], Described as one of the sexiest women of her generation,[237][238] she revealed that being a sex symbol is not a priority and that "it's definitely flattering, but also uncomfortable. [43][44] The songs "Shut Up and Drive", "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo) and "Don't Stop the Music" were also released as singles, with the latter becoming an international hit. Read Full Biography. Rihanna's second fragrance, Rebelle, was released in February 2012.

Talent and a dose of good luck got Barbados-born Rihanna signed to Def Jam when she was 16 years old. 1 on Dance/Club Play Chart; Second-Most No. [399] The television special helped raise $100 million for cancer research. [183] She stated, "He's one of my favourite artists of all time – he really paved the way for every other artist out of the Caribbean". Introducing the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year... "Hot 100 Turns 60! In 2007, Rihanna was named as one of the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet Ambassadors, with each celebrity representing a different global charity. Robyn Rihanna Fenty (/riˈænə/ ree-AN-ə;[1][n 1] born February 20, 1988)[2] is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman.

By late 2008, Rihanna still remained on the charts with the release of the fifth single from Good Girl Gone Bad, "Rehab", and was named "Diva of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly for her "newfound staying power".