Rihanna Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Relationship, Career, Music, TV Shows & Movies, Awards, Net Worth

Rihanna’s Bio

Rihanna is a globally renowned Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. She’s known for her distinctive voice, fashion sense, and entrepreneurial endeavours. Her voice has captivated audiences worldwide, solidifying her position as one of the most prominent artists of the 21st century.

Rihanna Age

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on 20 February 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she will be turning 36 years old in 2024.

Rihanna’s Height and Weight

She is approximately 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall and weighs around 64 kg.

Rihanna’s Family

Rihanna was born to warehouse supervisor Ronald Fenty (father) and accountant Monica Braithwaite (mother). She has 5 siblings; two brothers, Rorrey Fenty and Rajad Fenty, two half-sisters; Samantha Fenty and Kandy Fenty and a half-brother named Jamie Fenty.

Rihanna with her family

Rihanna Education

Her journey began in Barbados, where she received her primary education at Charles F. Broome Memorial School and later attended Combermere School. Interestingly, her classmates included future international cricketers like Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite. Adding to this unique mix, she even served in the Barbados Cadet Corps at the age of 11, with fellow Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle as her drill sergeant. While initially intending to complete high school, Rihanna’s undeniable musical talent ultimately led her down a different path.

Rihanna’s Relationship

Rihanna has been in high-profile relationships and her romantic history includes a relationship with Chris Brown that ended in 2009 due to a highly publicized domestic violence case. She had an on-again, off-again relationship with Drake from 2009 to 2016. In 2013, Rihanna confirmed a reunion with Chris Brown, although he was still under probation for a prior domestic violence case. However, they broke up again in May 2013. In 2017, she began dating Hassan Jameel until their split in January 2020.

Later, in May 2021, ASAP Rocky confirmed his relationship with Rihanna during an interview, and in January 2022, news surfaced that they were expecting their first child. Their son, RZA Athelaston Mayers, was born in May 2022. During the Super Bowl LVII halftime show in February 2023, Rihanna announced her second pregnancy, making headlines as the first person to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show while expecting. The pregnancy was confirmed in British Vogue, and on August 1, 2023, Rihanna and ASAP Rocky welcomed their second son, Riot Rose Mayers.

Rihanna with ASAP Rocky and her sons

Rihanna’s Career

After joining Def Jam in 2005, Rihanna swiftly made her mark with her initial two albums, “Music of the Sun” (2005) and “A Girl Like Me” (2006), both steeped in Caribbean music, soaring into the top ten on the US Billboard 200 chart. Her third album, “Good Girl Gone Bad” (2007), blended dance-pop elements, cementing her as a formidable icon. The smash hit “Umbrella” not only clinched Rihanna her first Grammy Award but also propelled her to global fame.

Progressing through pop, dance, and R&B genres in subsequent albums—”Rated R” (2009), “Loud” (2010), “Talk That Talk” (2011), and “Unapologetic” (2012)—Rihanna amassed chart-topping singles like “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “What’s My Name?,” “S&M,”We Found Love,” and “Diamonds.” “Anti” (2016), her eighth album, showcased her creative autonomy post-Def Jam and marked her second US number-one album, featuring the hit single “Work.” Rihanna has collaborated with a range of artists including Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, and Shakira.

Beyond music, Rihanna is acknowledged for her philanthropy, entrepreneurial pursuits, and fashion ventures. She founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, Fenty Beauty cosmetics brand, and the Fenty fashion house under LVMH, making history as the first black woman to lead a luxury brand for LVMH.

In 2018, she was appointed an ambassador by the Government of Barbados and bestowed the title of National Hero of Barbados in 2021 during the country’s transition to a parliamentary republic, earning the honorific “The Right Excellent” for life.

Rihanna Music

Some of her popular songs include;

  • Diamonds
  • Umbrella
  • Work
  • Don’t Stop the Music
  • Love on the Brain
  • Rude Boy
  • Bitch Better Have My Money
  • We Found Love
  • Where Have You Been
  • Stay
  • What’s My Name
  • S & M
  • Only Girl
  • Lift Me Up
  • Disturbia
  • Pour It Up
  • Take Care
  • Lemon
  • Talk That Talk
  • Te Amo
Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rihanna TV Shows & Movies

Rihanna expanded her career into acting, appearing in films such as “Battleship” (2012), and “Ocean’s 8” (2018), and lending her voice to animated movies like “Home” (2015) and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017). She also produced TV shows like “Styled to Rock” and appeared in “The X Factor” as a guest judge.

Rihanna’s Awards

Throughout her career, Rihanna has received numerous awards as a recognition for her contributions to music and entertainment. Having sold over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna stands as the second-best-selling female music artist and the highest-certified female artist on the RIAA’s Top Artists (Digital Singles) list. Her repertoire boasts; 14 number-one singles, 32 top-ten US singles, and 31 top-ten entries in the UK.

Her trophy cabinet includes some accolades like;

  • 13 American Music Awards (including the Icon Award)
  • 12 Billboard Music Awards
  • 9 Grammy Awards
  • 6 Guinness World Records
  • 6 BET Awards
  • 5 World Music Awards
  • 3 Bravo Otto Awards
  • NAACP’s President’s Award

Her electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance in 2023 is the most-watched in history, and this is just one testament to her immense reach. Time magazine recognized her transformative impact by naming her one of the world’s 100 most influential people on two occasions, while Forbes placed her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities. As of 2024, Rihanna reigns supreme as the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.

Rihanna received a Grammy Award

Rihanna’s Net Worth

Rihanna has a net worth estimated at $1.4 billion, largely due to her successful music career, Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and other business ventures.

Rihanna’s incredible versatility as a performer, businesswoman, and trendsetter has cemented her as one of the most influential and successful figures in the entertainment industry.

Rihanna’s Socials

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