Rihanna: 8 interesting facts you should know

Rihanna: 8 interesting facts you should know

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is from Barbados and rose to fame at a young age with her debut single “Pon de Replay” from her 2005 debut studio album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna, who has won numerous Grammy Awards and created her own top hits, not only dominates her music industry, but also leaves her mark in the fields of fashion, beauty, and philanthropy. Recently, she attended Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar, India, which marked her significant entry into the Indian stage after an eight-year hiatus. It showed a comeback.

8 Facts to Know About Rihanna are listed below:

Music Career: 

With successes like “Pon de Replay” and “Umbrella,” Rihanna shot to international stardom at the beginning of the 2000s. Her three albums, “Good Girl Gone Bad,” “Rated R,” and “Loud,” which included hits like “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Only Girl (In the World),” established her status as a pop icon. Her versatility was shown by her collaborations with Eminem on songs like “Love the Way You Lie.” “Unapologetic” became her first Billboard 200 chart-topper in 2012. 2016 saw the release of “ANTI,” which included songs including “Work” and “Needed Me.” Beyond her popularity on the charts, Rihanna’s music reveals her development as an artist and a person, genuinely addressing social issues. Her impact goes beyond awards, inspiring fans and artists everywhere.

The Fenty Beauty Revolution

Rihanna’s cosmetics line Fenty Beauty has revolutionized the beauty industry with its comprehensive range of makeup colors. On September 8, 2017, Fenty Beauty made its grand debut and is now available in stores and online platforms in over 150 countries. The first collection featured a wide range of products, from foundations and highlighters to bronzers, blush compacts, lip glosses and blotters. Its distinguishing feature was its inclusivity, which appealed to people of all skin colors.

Recognizing its groundbreaking impact, Time magazine named Fenty Beauty one of the “The 25 Best Inventions of 2017” and praised its extensive range. The brand’s influence, commonly referred to as the “Fenty effect,” changed the world of cosmetics. This has changed the way other beauty brands approach diversity in both marketing and product formulation.

Savage x Fenty:

Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line challenges traditional beauty standards and emphasizes diversity and body positivity. Launched in 2018, the brand offers a wide range of sizes and styles, making it accessible to people of all body types. Rihanna unveiled this brand at her September 2018 New York Fashion Week, highlighting its holistic approach to lingerie design and presentation.

Fashion Icon and Brand Collaborations:

Rihanna is a fashion star because of her sense of style. 2011 saw Rihanna sign endorsement contracts with Vita Coco and Nivea. In November 2011, she made a splash in the fashion industry when she revealed her first fashion project with Armani. After that, Rihanna worked with a number of fashion brands, such as Dior, Stance, and Manolo Blahnik.

When Rihanna joined Puma in 2014, she was appointed creative director of the fashion sportswear line. In this capacity, she oversaw the creation of the brand’s women’s collection, which featured collaborations in footwear and apparel. The next year, Rihanna’s first trainer collaboration with Puma was released; it sold out online in three hours after being on pre-sale.

The first time a black woman was selected to represent Dior was when Rihanna made history in March 2015 by landing the role as the brand’s new face.

Super Bowl Halftime Performance:

The news of Rihanna’s headline performance at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show broke on September 25, 2022. Her first live performance in more than five years was this one. A staggering 121.017 million people watched Rihanna’s halftime show on television and digital platforms, according to Nielsen Media Research. This amazing number of people broke prior records and made it the most-watched halftime show in history—even exceeding Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX event.

Ambani Performance: 

Rihanna gave a performance at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar, India, on March 1. She has not performed in India for eight years, until now. For her performance, Rihanna chose a bright green bodycon dress embellished with beads. After her performance, she wore a hot pink headpiece and the Ambani family joined her on stage for a group shot. Hits including “Work,” “Diamonds,” and “Wild Things” were among the songs Rihanna sang, winning the audience cheers and applause.


Rihanna is active in philanthropy, especially through the Clara Lionel Foundation. Here are some of her posts:

In 2006, Rihanna founded the Believe Foundation to help terminally ill children.

In 2007, she was the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet Ambassador.

Rihanna has actively contributed to HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, including designing clothing for H&M’s Fashion Against Her AIDS line in 2008.

She has raised funds for the Believe Foundation through benefit concerts such as 2008’s “A Girl’s Night Out.”

Rihanna participated in the charity single “Just Stand Up!” She supported cancer research in 2008.

In 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which focuses specifically on healthcare and education in Barbados.

CLF hosts the Diamond Ball fundraiser each year, raising millions of dollars for charity.

Rihanna has supported a variety of causes, including hurricane relief efforts and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she donated millions of dollars to relief efforts and provided resources to fight domestic violence.

The Clara Lionel Foundation has committed significant funds to climate justice, including her €13 million in 2022.

Movie and TV appearances:

In addition to her music career, Rihanna has appeared in several movies and TV shows. Rihanna had cameo roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and the feature film Battleship (2012). She played the character Tip in the animated film Home (2015).

In the highly praised last season of “Bates Motel,” Rihanna played Marion Crane. Additionally, she starred in the $300 million international box office hits “Ocean’s 8” (2018) and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017).

In 2018, Rihanna filmed Guava Island in Cuba with Donald Glover and Letitia Wright. The film was released by Amazon Studios in April 2019.


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