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Rihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She said that she wanted to be the "black Madonna". "I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world."She also cites Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as major influences and idols.Of Janet Jackson, Rihanna has commented that "[s]he was one of the first female pop icons that I could relate to."Rihanna has said the late R&B singer Aaliyah has a huge impact on her style and also complimented on the singers artistry as well. Rihanna was inspired to start her career after watching Beyoncé on television with Destiny's Child.

Rihanna commented that Marilyn Monroe and vintage clothing served as visual inspiration for the music video "Hate That I Love You" and "Rehab". The "dark, creepy" scenes of "Disturbia" have been compared to Michael Jackson's Thriller.Other musical influences include Alicia Keys, Fefe Dobson,Celine Dion,Brandy, and Gwen Stefani.[citation needed] Jon Bream of the Star Tribune commented "[i]n the tradition of Madonna and Janet Jackson, Rihanna has become the video vixen of the '00s ... Rihanna has perfected the pout, the long-legged strut and trend-setting hairdos that keep women and men alike checking her out on YouTube." George Epaminondas of InStyle considers Rihanna's music videos to be "cinematic" due to her "blend of lush island rhythms and swinging pop and ... mischievous sensuality."

Rihanna's music contains strong influences of Caribbean music, including reggae and dancehall. The video for "Rude Boy" was inspired by her Caribbean roots. She stated that while growing up in Barbados she listened to reggae music, and when she came to the United States she was exposed to many different types of music. Rihanna is heavily influenced by the Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley. She stated, "[h]e's one of my favorite artists of all time [...] he really paved the way for every other artist out of the Caribbean". She built a shrine in her home dedicated to Marley. Rihanna has covered Marley's "Is This Love" and Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Redemption Song"

Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, "Pon de Replay," and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., "S.O.S." in 2006; "Umbrella" in 2007; "Disturbia" in 2008). However, it was the singer's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she exhibited a certain star quality as a young child, often winning beauty and talent contests. Because she lived on the fairly remote island of Barbados in the West Indies, however, she never foresaw the sort of stardom she would later attain.

That stardom came courtesy of a fateful meeting with Evan Rogers. The New Yorker was vacationing in Barbados with his wife, a native of the island, when he was introduced to Rihanna. Rogers had spent years producing pop hits for such superstars as *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Laura Pausini, and Rod Stewart, and he offered the talented Rihanna a chance to record. Along with Rogers' production partner, Carl Sturken (the other half of Syndicated Rhythm Productions), Rihanna recorded several demos that sparked the interest of the Carter Administration — that is, the newly appointed Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. This led to an audition, and Rihanna both received and accepted an on-the-spot offer to sign with Def Jam.

Rihanna was voted in at #1 in a poll conducted by AntiBloat's to find the 'Sexiest Celebrity Stomachs' in July 2008.
Rihanna was ranked #15 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
Rihanna came out with a new album called Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded on June 17, 2008. It contains all of the songs from Good Girl Gone Bad and 3 bonus songs, Take a Bow, If I Never See Your Face Again (with Maroon 5), and her brand new single, Disturbia.
Rihanna is friends with Chris Brown.
Rihanna worked with Maroon 5 on a song called If I Never See Your Face Again.
Her single, Take a Bow, has been in the top 10 songs on iTunes for about a month, as of June 2008.
She claims that her dark skin color faded away because she spends so much time traveling in cold countries.
She banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her U.K. concerts because she does not want anyone getting hurt if the fans try to copy her dance moves with the umbrellas when she performs her song Umbrella.
Rihanna doesn't smoke.
The choreography for Rihanna's videos Pon De Replay and If It's Lovin' was done by Fatima Robinson.
In February 2008, she teamed up with H&M and Designers Against Aids (DAA) to promote the so-called "Fashion Against Aids". It is meant to raise awareness about the disease to teens.
In her song Don't Stop the Music, she samples a part of the Michael Jackson song Wanna Be Startin' Something from his Thriller album.
Her father, Robert Fenty, is Bajan and her mother, Monica Fenty, is Guyanese.
In February 2008, it was revealed that Barbados was creating a national holiday to honor Rihanna. Rihanna accepted the honor and put on a free concert for her fans.
Rihanna is a big fan of Whitney Houston.
Rihanna has put up her own foundation called "Believe" to help sick children get medical treatment, school supplies, and toys.
Aside from her singing voice, Rihanna gets awards for her legs-they're even insured for a million dollars. She admits that she has to work out regularly to make them look fit.
While growing up, her make-up artist mom didn't let Rihanna play with beauty products. Now she gets to have all the make-up she wants-Rihanna is now the endorser of big make-up label, Cover Girl.
Rihanna doesn't eat Mexican, Indian, Japanese, or Chinese food. Instead, she snacks on local fruit and lots of water to keep healthy.
Rihanna was ranked #78 on Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 for her music video featuring Ne-Yo "Hate That I Love You".
At the 2007 American Music Awards, Rihanna was chosen as the Favorite Female Artist for Soul/R&B category.
Rihanna won as Cosmopolitan Magazine's Ultimate Mistress of Music for 2007.
In the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, Rihanna won in the category "Choice Music: R&B Artist".
Rihanna ranked #8 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List.
Rihanna and the band, Fall Out Boy, sang "Shut Up and Drive," which was a song by Rihanna.
Rihanna's favorite hangout spot in Barbodos is the boatyard.
Rihanna enjoys watching the show Entourage.
Rihanna's biggest pet peeve is when people are dishonest.
Whenever Rihanna visits Barbodos, the first place she goes to is the beach.
Rihanna's favorite subjects were chemistry and math.
Rihanna is the official sponsor for the Barbados Tourism Agency.
If Rihanna didn't have a music career, she would like to go into psychology.
Rihanna has a turtle and a Pomeranian named Marley.
Rihanna says she had much more control over her new album "Good Girl Gone Bad" than she did in "A Girl Like Me".
Rihanna says that the thing she misses most about Barbados is the food.
Rihanna’s favorite fashion designers are Zac Posen and Dsquared.
Rihanna performed her songs "Pon de Replay", "SOS", "Unfaithful", "Shut Up and Drive" and "Umbrella" on July 7th, 2007 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Japan as part of the Live Earth concert.
Rihanna was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007.
Her third album is titled Good Girl Gone Bad and was released on June 5, 2007. The first single is Umbrella featuring Jay-Z.
She won four honors at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards including Female Artist of the Year.
She and Christina Aguilera helped launch the new colors of the LG Chocolate phones.
She is the new face of Cover Girl.
On A Girl Like Me, We Ride is her favorite song.
Unfaithful is based on a relationship Rihanna had when she was 14-years-old. Her relationship "was not physical" though.
Christina Milian was originally asked to record S.O.S. (written by Jonathan Rotem) by Def Jam but she declined. Rihanna was then offered to record it.
In the Philippines, If It's Lovin' That You Want became Rihanna's first #1 single.
In 2006, Rihanna received two Video Music Award nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Viewer's Choice" for S.O.S..
Her second album, A Girl Like Me, debuted at #5 in the United States.
Her second album, A Girl Like Me, was released less than eight months after her debut album, Music of the Sun.
Her musical influences include Dancehall, Pop, Reggae, and Soca.
She has two brothers Rorrey and Rajad.
She has a few tattoos, including a pisces sign behind her right ear and music notes on her right foot.
Her second album A Girl Like Me recently reached platinum.
She sold a million copies worldwide of her debut Music Of The Sun.
Her obvious talent impressed Def Jam Records CEO Jay-Z enough for the label to sign her to a 6 album contract at the young age of 16.
Def Jam's contract offer was so strong that Rihanna turned down meetings with other major record labels.
Her song Unfaithful, a slow ballad very different from Rihanna's earlier work, addresses the feelings of guilt a girl faces as she cheats on her boyfriend.
Her album A Girl Like Me, was leaked onto the internet via illegal download sites.
The lead single off her album A Girl Like Me, "S.O.S." was recorded for her recent endorsement deal with Nike.
She had a cameo role in Bring It On 3: All or Nothing.
In 2006, Rihanna landed several endorsement deals, including ones for Nike and J.C. Penney.
She toured as an open act for Gwen Stefani to promote her own album.
She was discovered by music producer Evan Rogers while he was vacationing in Barbados with his wife Jackie.
She won the Miss Combermere Pageant in 2004 at her school.
She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial School and Combermere School, which is a sixth form school similar to technical school in the United States.
Her musical inspirations include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, Mariah Carey, Sean Paul, Luther Vandros, Shaggy, DC, and Diana Ross.
She once said she would risk her life for her mother and her brother.
She is of African, Creole and Guyanese descent.
She's addicted to shopping and owns over 100 pairs of shoes.
She is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
The only Rihanna song not available on CD is "Bring It Back". It might've been a demo or just unreleased on CD.
She has worked with Sizzla, Rupee, J-Status, Memphis Bleek, and Kardinal Offishall on duets.
She worked with Ne-Yo on her sophomore album, A Girl Like Me.
Rihanna was rankde #5 in Maxim's Hot 100 in 2010



Adult Hits

Please Don't Stop The Music
Pon De Replay
SOS (Rescue Me)
Take A Bow
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)


We Found Love (Chuckie Mix) (feat. Calvin Harris)
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) (Dance Mix)

Hip Hop/RNB

Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown)
Man Down
Raining Men (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Rude Boy
Talk That Talk (feat. Jay Z)


A Child Is Born


B_tch Better Have My Money
FiveFourSeconds (Disco Suckz Remix)
FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West and Paul McCartney)
Loveeeee Song (feat. Future)
Pour It Up
Right Now (feat. David Guetta)
What Now

Today's Hits

California King Bed
Cheers (Drink To That)
Hate That I Love U
If it's lovin' that you want
Only Girl (In The World)
Russian Roulette
S and M
Shut Up and Drive
Umbrella ( Cinderella Remix )
What's My Name (feat. Drake)
Where Have You Been
You Da One

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