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Rihanna

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is of Afro-Guyanese descent and her father has Afro-Barbadian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top sixth form school. Rihanna won numerous beauty pageants and performed Mariah Carey "Hero" in a school talent show. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for a vacation with his wife, who is a native. Rodgers arranged for her to go to New York to meet Jay Z, CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and knew she was going to be incredibly successful. She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Since then, she's amassed phenomenal success.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Rihanna -- Sunny With A Chance of Snow? Fur Coat & Shorts Combo (PHOTO)

Rihanna
Sunny With A Chance of Snow? Fur Coat & Shorts Combo

Rihanna left some people scratching their heads Friday night ... stepping onto a red carpet with short shorts and a long fur coat. RiRi was at the BET Black Girls Rock event in New Jersey with the… READ MORE >

Rihanna -- Fan Steals the Show

Rihanna
Fan Steals the Show

Rihanna gave one of her fans an "Idol" chance to sing in front of thousands ... and he nailed it. Terah Jay was front row at RiRi's Cincinnati concert Saturday when he goaded her into waiving the… READ MORE >

- 133 days ago
Rihanna -- Locked, Loaded ... And Smoking Hot! (PHOTO)

Rihanna
Locked, Loaded ... And Smoking Hot!

Rihanna's shooting a music video in Miami ... in see-through lingerie.  Oh, and she's got a gun, but who cares? Enjoy! READ MORE >

- 136 days ago
Rihanna & Drake -- This CAN'T Be Just for Show!! (VIDEO)

Rihanna & Drake
This CAN'T Be Just for Show!!

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- 137 days ago
Rihanna & Drake -- 'Work' Restaurant Is a NO Blunts Zone

Rihanna & Drake
'Work' Restaurant Is a NO Blunts Zone

Rihanna's "Work" music video keeps it real Caribbean -- from the ass-grinding dance moves to the Red Stripe -- but the restaurant where it was shot won't stand for ganja smoking, mon.  Lili… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Rihanna -- It's a Miracle ... No More Bronchitis!!!

Rihanna
It's a Miracle No More Bronchitis!!!

Rihanna certainly bounced back in a big way from her bronchitis just days earlier ... partying it up for her birthday. The singer posted video of her 28th birthday celebration.   We broke… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Rihanna -- Meltdown at the Grammys

Rihanna
Meltdown at the Grammys

Rihanna was screaming and hysterical before she bailed on the Grammys, but there are conflicting stories about what triggered her outburst.  Sources connected with the show and several… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Rihanna -- Cancels Grammy Performance

Rihanna
Cancels Grammy Performance

6:16 PM PT -- A rep for Rihanna tells TMZ the singer took antibiotics for three days leading up to the show, but they didn't work. Rihanna was then examined by a doctor at her rehearsal… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Rihanna -- Celebs Flock to Fashion Show

Rihanna
Celebs Flock to Fashion Show

Rihanna was to the East Coast what Adele was to the West Friday night ... attracting a ton of stars to her Fenty x Puma fashion show. Kylie, Tyga, Scott Disick, Travis Scott, Chris Rock, Anna… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Rihanna -- Dressing For A Galaxy Far, Far Away (PHOTO)

Rihanna
Dressing For A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Rihanna dropped a big clue she's a hardcore 'Star Wars' fan just like everybody else Thursday during her night out on the NYC town. RiRi dined at one of her favorite places ...  Da… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago

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