Name Rihanna

Birth name Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Birthday 20 February 1988

Star sign Pisces

Birthplace Saint Michael, Barbados

Rihanna was born in Barbados to dad Ronald Fenty and mum Monica Braithwaite in 1988. She has two younger brothers called Rorrey and Rajad.

Her father battled addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol. Ri-Ri’s parents divorced when she was 14.

The youngster always loved to sing. In her teens she moved to the US to pursue a music career and, after auditioning for Jay-Z at Def Jam Records, was signed on the spot.

Rihanna released her debut single Pon De Replay in 2005 and it was a huge hit. First album Music Of The Sun soon followed.

After her second album A Girl Like Me, Ri-Ri returned with an edgier image in 2007. She had her biggest hit to date with Umbrella and the album Good Girl Gone Bad spawned several popular tracks.

Rihanna‘s private life hit the headlines in February 2009 when she was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown before the Grammys, leaving her battered and bruised. Later in the year she released the dark record Rated R.

Chris was sentenced to five years’ probation and 180 days of community labour for the attack. Despite the incident the couple confirmed that they’d reunited in 2013 but soon split again.

Meanwhile Ri-Ri’s career has gone from strength to strength. Her successful albums include Loud, Talk That Talk and Unapologetic. She has also had several chart-topping hits.

The singer has become a sex symbol and fashion icon, known for her daring sense of style.

She got people talking when she wore a completely see-through dress to collect the 2014 Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

Rihanna has also branched out into acting, having starred in the 2012 film Battleship.

The singer has released perfumes, a clothing collection for River Island and has been the face of MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam range.

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Rihanna surprises fans with totally adorable baby pics

Rihanna left fans swooning as she took to Instagram to share series of utterly adorable baby pics after one of her close pals welcomed a little one. The iconic pop super star melted her followers’ hearts when she posed for some pics with the tiny new born boy, congratuling her…

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Rihanna hits back at fan who criticises her shiny forehead

The Diamonds singer, who over her own beauty line Fenty Beauty, took to her Instagram page to share her thoughts on one of her new products. Sharing a slow motion video with her over 76 million followers that shows her enjoying the sun in a bikini, the singer showed off…

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THIS is why Rihanna’s fans are convinced she is pregnant

Heaps of pop sensation Rihanna’s fans think that she is pregnant after spotting her consistently covering her stomach in a string of recent Instagram uploads. Yesterday, the Barbadian singer took to the social media platform to share a series of paparazzi shots with her 75 million followers. As she stepped…

Meghan Markle and Rihanna have secretly become ‘best friends’

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has reportedly become ‘best friends’ with pop princess, Rihanna. The former suits actress, 37, and the music icon are said to have become pally after Rihanna, 31, moved to London. The duo allegedly knew each other before Meghan tied the knot with Prince Harry…

Chris Brown gets in touch with Rihanna to wish her a happy birthday!

Rihanna marked the big 3-0, but what fans didn’t expect was that the singer would receive a public message from her ex, Chris Brown. Taking to Instagram, Chris, 28, shared a baby picture of the Bajan singer – similar to the one she posted herself – with the caption: ‘Happy Birthday!’…

This is the last thing we’d imagine Rihanna collaborating on!

RIHANNA will literally try her hand at anything. Since she burst onto our TV screens back in 2005 after signing with Jay-Z at Def Jam Records she’s had countless hits, incredible music videos and even tried out acting with her latest film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, in…

So, Rihanna has a ‘new man’ and everyone is going CRAZY

Things only Rihanna can do? Snog a really fit ‘fella on holiday, and then manage to cause an ENTIRE hashtag to trend on Twitter. Like, a real life internet melt down. Over a snog. Yup, she did that. The power of Riri is *so* real… So, currently some paparazzi snaps of Rihanna…

Meet Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s Met Gala 2017 doppelgangers…

Celebrities spend hours getting ready for the Met Gala, days dreaming up their ideal dress and months trying to live it down – especially if they get it totally wrong! Well, for the likes of Rihanna – who received a wave of mixed feelings on social media when she rocked…

Update your look, celeb style from just 99p!

We can’t take our eyes off Solange Knowles amazing style, the simple hair clip has turned her look into a total style statement and it’s amazing! To recreate her look, just grab a handful of hair clips, straighten your locks and add the clips at regular intervals along the edges…

What!? Is Rihanna going bald?

She’s changed her hairstyle more times than we can count, but is Rihanna now paying the ultimate price for the constant dyeing and hair treatments she puts her locks through, as well as the weaves she swaps in and out? The 28-year-old was recently spotted preparing for the Global Citizen Festival with a…

How the Internet reacted to Rihanna’s new dreadlocks…

Whenever RIHANNA posts a new pic of herself on Instagram we can’t help but wish we were friends with her. She’s the queen of cool, a style icon and true talent, she also has the best holidays and so many hairstyles we’ve lost count. So when Rihanna took to Instagram to…