Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, born February 20, 1988 in St. Michael (Barbados), is an American singer and actress-Barbadian R & B and Pop. She has released four studio albums and several songs like Umbrella, Disturbia and Rude Boy. She has also completed two world tours, The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in 2008 and The Last Girl on Earth Tour 2010.
Rihanna was born in Saint Michael (Barbados), daughter of Ronald and Monica Fenty. She has two younger brothers, and Rorrey Rajad Fenty. His mother is a native of Guyana, of Afro-Guyanese. Her father is Barbadian and Irish origin. They divorced in the year of its 14 years.
Passionate about music, Rihanna sings very often listening to his favorite artists, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and she calls it being his favorite and biggest inspiration, Beyonce. In 2003 she met producer Evan Rogers, when she participates in a singing contest. Captivated, he decided to make her record a demo of 12 songs in New York. Upon first listen of tracks from Rihanna, Jay-Z is in turn conquered and made to sign a contract with the girl on Def Jam, the label he runs at the time. The single "Pon de Replay is then edited and is successful upon its release. End of 2005, Rihanna, then aged 17, released his debut album, Music of the Sun that gets too successful.
Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me (2005-2007)
Music of the Sun, Rihanna's debut album she co-wrote, was released in August 2005. The album is a mixture of Reggae, R & B with a touch of pop. The first single from the album is Pon de Replay, which will reach the second spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently released the song If It's Lovin 'That You Want to be less successful. Finally, Let me be the last single from the album, as proposed in Japan. The single will not equal the success of Pon de Replay works but still fairly well in the clubs. Moreover, the album will be a worldwide success. He received platinum certifications in several countries [Who?], And a Gold certification in the U.S. by the RIAA. To continue promoting the album, Rihanna provides part of Gwen Stefani concerts.
The second album by Rihanna, A Girl Like Me, was released in summer 2006 and runs to 3.5 million copies worldwide. [Unclear]. SOS is a success in the world. This excerpt released February 7, 2006 in the United States and became, two months later, the first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He stayed 3 weeks. Unfaithful is the second single from the album. The title will be awarded at the NRJ Music Award as best international song of the year 2006 and runs at 4.5 million copies. The next single, Break It Off Sean Paul, who played with will also experience great success. To end the exploitation of the album is We Ride. The song progresses very slowly, and runs at 1.1 million copies and was soon to fade to compete in the charts.
A Girl Like Me is a mixture of pop, R & B and Reggae and has sold 115,000 copies in its week of release, almost two times more than the last. Rihanna hand at this time on tour with the Black Eyed Peas in the United States and the Pussycat Dolls in Europe.
Good Girl Gone Bad (2007-2008)
For this album, Rihanna abandons reggae and dancehall to move towards pop, R & B, dance and pop rock. Meanwhile, scenes of her outfits are becoming more challenging, longer hesitate to flirt with fetishism (vinyl shorts and body, tapered leather or latex).
The album was released in June 2007, the first title that is extracted is Umbrella, which won a huge success around the world (8 million sold) and which will be 7 weeks no 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then follow Shut Up And Drive (2.1 million sold, Do not Stop The Music, which also dominate the charts in many countries (7 million sold) and Hate That I Love You with Ne-Yo (3.5 million of exmplaires). In November 2008 Rehab released as a single (1.7 million sold). In this way, the voice of Justin Timberlake appears in the chorus. It was he who wrote this song for Rihanna and it appears all Throughout the clip of it. This is the eighth and final single from the album.
To promote her album, Rihanna embarks on a tour, the "Good Girl Gone Bad Tour" with several [How?] Dates worldwide. A capture of the tour at a concert in Manchester will be recorded [when?] And released on DVD under the name Good Girl Gone Bad Live. This third installment is the second best selling album in the United States in 2008, with over 8 million copies sold.
Rihanna recorded a song, Live Your Life, with rapper TI. The song was released September 23, 2008 and ranks No. 1 quickly on the Billboard Hot 100.
On June 17, 2008, while Good Girl Gone Bad meeting a success worldwide, a reissue of the album, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded comes out, plus three new unreleased tracks that come out in turn as a single which fall into the worldwide charts: Take a Bow If I Never See Your Face Again & Disturbia.
Take A Bow is the first single from the rerelease of the album, as R & B. The song written by Ne-Yo will run to 5 million copies worldwide.
Beginning in July 2008, released the single If I Never See Your Face Again. It is a title of Maroon 5 rearranged for the occasion in a duet with Rihanna. The title is receiving only limited success in countries where it is classified by the other two singles (1.5 million sold).
Disturbia is the latest title in the reissue of the album. He is co-written by her ex-boyfriend, R & B singer Chris Brown and Rihanna gives a more adult, darker, it will convey during his world tour, recorded on a DVD of his concert in Manchester, released in May 2008. It is a success worldwide, and the title remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. He has sold over 7 million copies.
The three new titles, once exploited, do not sign anything in the end of exploitation of Good Girl Gone Bad, culminating in a single present on the original album, Rehab.
Rated R (2009-2010)
Rihanna has been in a relationship with Chris Brown in 2008. On February 8, 2009, while the couple was to go to the Grammy Award, an argument between two young people and degenerates in the altercation, Chris Brown will come to knock Rihanna, causing him facial injuries. The case will be an uproar in the press and many personalities [What?] Will support Rihanna. Chris Brown will be prosecuted by the Justice for assault and is sentenced to 180 days of community service, his lawyers avoiding a prison sentence of 5 years he could. The singer's subsequent apology to Rihanna claiming not to feel hatred towards him. Nevertheless, this experience will leave a legacy to the singer, it will take several months to recover from emotional trauma and return to his professional activities. Cold Case in the song Love on the album, Rihanna evokes aggression which it has been subjected.
Rumors about a possible reconciliation with Chris Brown have cost him the outright refusal of Anna Wintour to pose for the U.S. edition of the famous Vogue magazine. As a result, the project was abandoned. She posed in revenge for the September 2009 cover of Italian Vogue in which she was photographed by Steven Klein. Its black and white photographs, Rihanna displays a rather dark side, with a structured look. Furthermore, this photo session is reserved for special supplement of Vogue.
In April 2010, invited the American radio station Kiss FM, Rihanna has formalized its relationship with Matt Kemp, the baseball team in Los Angeles. In addition, she also talked about the wedding of his friend the singer Katy Perry with British comedian Russell Brand, confident that it had been in charge of organizing the bachelor party girl.
The singer is nevertheless the one featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West, Run This Town, released July 24, 2009. The second title is especially the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy for "Best Rap Collaboration".
Rated R was released November 23, 2009 in Europe. This album differs from previous works by Rihanna titles with dark influences R & B, rock and some electronica. Rihanna has embarked on a tour, "Last Girl on Earth" has completed the European part of it, she had started April 16, 2010 in Antwerp, Belgium. She has performed in France for three dates in Lyon, Marseille and Paris on 20, 21 and 28 April. As for the U.S. portion of the tour, she began to turn in July with opening Ke $ ha and Travis Barker. It will expire at the end of August in New York. However the tour will resume in Australia in 2011 where Rihanna will perform for six dates in major cities.
Moreover, Rated R has sold 2.2 million copies after its launch.
Wait Your Turn is the first single from the album. Simply promotional title comes with a clip black and white, putting the spotlight from novel angles. It will not be operated as a single.
So it's Russian Roulette, broadcast on U.S. 20 October 2009, which will be the first official single from the album. In the title clip, Rihanna appears transformed in line with Wait Your Turn, in a sad and dreary, addressing the topic of suicide. The fact that an up-tempo track has been chosen to introduce the album created a surprise for fans of the singer is more accustomed to securities over dancefloors in the image of Do not Stop the Music. But nevertheless, it will take to 3.215 million units worldwide and is in the top 10 of all countries where it is released.
Hard featuring Young Jeezy is the third single from Rated R and the second official single in the United States. The single was released November 2, 2009. The video features Rihanna in increasingly provocative outfits in the middle of a war scene in a violent atmosphere. He found success and ranks No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs.
Rude Boy is the fourth single from the album: third single in the U.S. and second single in the world. The video is presented 12 February 2010 and was an immediate success. In this video full studio tour, Rihanna appears in a colorful, very reggae back to its beginnings typically Barbadian singer. Rude Boy is the title most dancefloor album. The single encounter an international success and remain for five weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. She was voted best hit of the year 2010 by AOL Radio Blog.
Rockstar 101 "featuring Slash is the fifth single from the album and single of the report IV Rated R U.S.. The clip was released at the end of May 2010 depicts Rihanna in a world very rock, black and white where she disguises herself as Slash (that does not appear in the video although it is featured on the song ). We also note the presence of Travis Barker in this video. This title less successful but still ranked 2nd in the Hot Dance Club Songs.
Te Amo, is the sixth extract Rated R and his third single in Europe. The video was released just days after 101 and that Rockstar was shot at the Chateau de Vigny in Paris the day after her concert at Bercy. Laeticia Casta appears as a guest in the video that shows her and Rihanna in sensual scenes. The single meeting a great success in the European charts enjoying good airplay on radio.
Rihanna's next album is scheduled for release in November 2010. This was confirmed by the singer herself during her concert in Uncasville on August 12 as part of his tour Last Girl On Earth Tour. Introduced by rhythmic music and heady. This choice to release a new album at the earliest due primarily to the fact that Rihanna wants to move on, no longer endure the difficult history that tells Rated R and she says emotionally to his fans through a series of she gives concerts around the world, under the "Last Girl on Earth" (translated: "Last Girl on Earth"), and secondly that Rated R has not met with success achieved by the house disc Rihanna, Def Jam despite more than 2 million copies sold of the album. The shift of music Rihanna has certainly attracted its fans, but not all those who died at Good Girl Gone Bad, a small gold mine success.
That's what the house wants new disc Rihanna: "a gold mine to success." Arguably already more than 50 producers gathered in the context of achieving nearly 100 demos to propose to the singer. The team of acolytes of the singer as well as new names are among its producers, where we find among others Timbaland, Jay-Z, Chase & Status, Brian Kennedy, Tricky Stewart, Chuck Harmony, David Guetta, Taio Cruz and Rico Love. A song with producer DJ David Guetta has already been recorded sleep, the latter has unveiled a few seconds of the title during its passage through the issuance of Nikos Aliagas the 6 / 9 NRJ. Also, be aware that Rihanna does not work with the singer La Roux, who has politely declined the invitation or with Lady GaGa, as announced some rumors. Justin Timberlake for his part did not fail to write a ballad to Rihanna, and Ke $ ha, Ne-Yo, Taio Cruz and Will.I.Am have each written and composed a song which are all likely to appear on album. The album will include several up-tempo songs and a catchy hook, tones much more Pop than Rock and R & B music and much more energetic and driven.
The album release is scheduled for November 16, 2010, is just a year after Rated R. The first single Only Girl (In The World) announcing the arrival of the new album was released in preview at Ryan Seacrest, this single change confirms new style for Rihanna which is shifting to the Pop / Dance. The album will be called as Loud as Rihanna, it is very "sound." The 2nd single from the album called What's My Name? "featuring Drake, this title is geared toward the pop / R & B Dance with accents. Nicki Minaj also participated with Rihanna for her new album. They recorded a song together.
Rihanna is the artist having been placed over the first position on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2000: SOS, Umbrella, Take a Bow, Disturbia, her duet with TI Live Your Life, Rude Boy and his duet with Eminem, Love the Way You Lie.
Also in singles, she is the female artist who put the most Top 10 singles sales worldwide in the 2000s with 16 Top 10 . Umbrella is also spent ten weeks in first place in sales in the United Kingdom, which is the record for the twenty-first century.
Finally, it is the only artist to have five singles over 3 million legal downloads in the U.S.: Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z), Disturbia, Do not Stop The Music, Live Your Life (duet with TI) and finally his duet with Eminem, Love the Way You Lie.
To date, Rihanna has sold over 16 million albums and 70 million records.
See also Shakira
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