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!
Rihanna’s Birthday timeline
Where the streets have her name
The Barbados prime minister held a ceremony changing Rihanna's childhood street name from Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive.
Best Dressed on MET Gala
Her unforgettable yellow silk robe took two years for Chinese couturier Guo Pei to design.
The Icon Award
Rihanna accepted the first-ever American Music Awards "Icon Award." Her mother, Monica Braithwaite, presented it to her. Sweet!
She got her first Album of the Year nomination for "Loud ."
Rihanna was a hit from the start
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!
How to Celebrate Rihanna’s Birthday
Watch her music videos
Check out "Russian Roulette" and "Disturbia," both famous for their dark imagery. The former features Rihanna playing Russian roulette in a padded room.
Throw a RiRi party
You can really dance to RiRi's songs! May we recommend "Desperado," "Wild Thoughts," "Love on the Brain," and "Pose" to get the party started!
Celebrate on social media
If you follow Bad Gal RiRi on social media, you know she once wore a shirt proclaiming "I hate RiRi" for her birthday. What will she do next? Stay entertained!
5 Reasons Rihanna Rocks
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.