Rihanna entertains us with her awesome pop numbers and inspires us with the way she lives life on her own terms. And that’s reflected in the sartorial risks she takes with her unique and edgy looks that crush the red carpet every time! Plus, her music videos are the best! On February 20 let’s give this special lady a shout-out for being awesome and one of a kind. Riri, you’re just…Riri!
February 20, 1988
The hit single "Pon de Replay" from her debut studio album "Music of the Sun" climbed all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart!
She got her first Album of the Year nomination for "Loud ."
Rihanna accepted the first-ever American Music Awards "Icon Award." Her mother, Monica Braithwaite, presented it to her. Sweet!
Her unforgettable yellow silk robe took two years for Chinese couturier Guo Pei to design.
The Barbados prime minister held a ceremony changing Rihanna's childhood street name from Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive.
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She uses her middle name
Rihanna is actually her middle name. Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Her voice is unique
Her voice is a “mezzo-soprano” which covers three octaves.
No umbrellas please
The UK once banned umbrellas from her concerts in case fans copied the moves she had performed in the song "Umbrella" — possibly injuring people!
Barbados honors their girl
Her native Barbados created a national holiday to honor Rihanna!
Before going on stage she always drinks a shot of dark liquor.
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