Rihanna

Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (; born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, during 2003, she recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful".

She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and adopted a public image as a sex symbol, while reinventing her music. Its lead single "Umbrella" became an international breakthrough in her career, as she won her first Grammy Award at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008. She then annually released four consecutive RIAA multi-platinum certified studio albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012). Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) topped the US Billboard 200 and became one of the most streamed albums of the year. Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", "Stay" and "Work" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).

Recognized as a pop icon of today's music, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 250 million records sold worldwide. Rihanna is the youngest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and has a total of thirty one top-ten singles. She was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade, as well as the all-time top Pop Songs artist by Billboard. Additionally, she is Spotify's most streamed female artist of all time. Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won nine Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards and twelve Billboard Music Awards. Furthermore, she was awarded with the inaugural American Music Award for Icon in 2013 and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2016. Rihanna received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. In 2012, Forbes ranked her the fourth most powerful celebrity, while Time included her on the annual list of the most influential people in the world.

Albums/Movies/TV Shows


2016

Anti

Anti is the eighth studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on January 27, 2016, through Westbury Road and Roc Nation. The singer began planning the record in 2014, at which time she left her previous label Def Jam and joined Roc Nation. Work continued into 2015, during which she released three singles including "FourFiveSeconds", which reached the top 10 in several markets; they were ultimately removed from the final track listing. Anti was made available for free digital download on January 27 through Tidal and was released to online music stores for paid purchase on January 29.

Genre: Pop, hip hop soul, R&B

Release date: Jan 27, 2016

Anti Tracks
1 Consideration 3:56
2 James Joint 3:59
3 Kiss It Better 3:23
4 Work 3:38
5 Desperado 3:33
6 Woo 3:18
7 Needed Me 3:49
8 Yeah, I Said It 3:58
9 Same Ol' Mistakes 3:19
10 Never Ending 3:58
11 Love On The Brain 3:24
12 Higher 3:24
13 Close To You 3:17
14 Good Night Gotham 3:15
15 Pose 3:3
16 Sex With Me 3:28

2015

Home

Home Tracks
1 Towards The Sun 4:42 Lyrics
2 Dancing In The Dark 3:50 Lyrics
3 As Real As You And Me 3:01 Lyrics

2012

Unapologetic

Unapologetic is the seventh studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released on November 19, 2012, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records (her final release on both labels before signing on to Roc Nation). It was recorded between June and November 2012, during promotion of her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). As executive producer, Rihanna enlisted previous collaborators The-Dream, David Guetta, Chase & Status, and StarGate to work alongside new collaborators such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It, and Labrinth. Unapologetic is mainly a pop and R&B album that incorporates elements of dubstep, hip hop, EDM and reggae in its production, similar to the sound of her previous albums Talk That Talk and Rated R (2009).

Genre: Pop, R&B

Release date: Nov 19, 2012

Unapologetic Tracks
1 Half Of Me 3:13 Lyrics
2 Diamonds 4:43 Lyrics
3 Lost In Paradise 3:37 Lyrics
4 No Love Allowed 4:19 Lyrics
5 Get It Over With 3:35 Lyrics
6 Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary 6:56 Lyrics
7 Nobody's Business 3:43 Lyrics
8 Stay 4:08 Lyrics
9 What Now 4:09 Lyrics
10 Right Now 3:05 Lyrics
11 Jump 4:27 Lyrics
12 Loveeeeeee Song 4:21 Lyrics
13 Pour It Up 3:17 Lyrics
14 Numb 3:29 Lyrics
15 Phresh Out The Runway 3:43 Lyrics
16 Diamonds (Dave Audé 100 Extended) 3:34
17 Diamonds (Gregor Salto Downtempo Remix) 3:6

2011

Talk That Talk

Talk That Talk is the sixth studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released on November 18, 2011, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. In 2011, Rihanna decided to re-release her previous studio album Loud (2010), however she revealed that the idea had been scrapped and she would instead release her sixth studio album. The album was recorded between February and November 2011, predominantly during Rihanna's Loud Tour. As executive producer, Rihanna enlisted a wide range of producers including Alex da Kid, Mr. Bangladesh, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Cirkut, Da Internz, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Gareth McGrillen, Hit-Boy, No I.D., Priscilla Renea, Rob Swire, StarGate, The-Dream. Musically, Talk That Talk follows in the same vein as Loud. Talk That Talk is a dance-oriented pop/R&B crossover album that incorporates elements of hip hop, dubstep, electronic and house music. The album also continues to have subtle dancehall genres, whilst "Talk That Talk"'s lyrical content and themes revolve around a nihilist romantic and lascivious lover.

Genre: Pop, dance, R&B

Release date: Nov 18, 2011

Talk That Talk Tracks
1 We Found Love (Extended Mix) 5:50 Lyrics
2 Fool In Love 4:21 Lyrics
3 Do Ya Thang 3:52 Lyrics
4 Red Lipstick 3:20 Lyrics
5 Farewell 4:17 Lyrics
6 Watch N' Learn 3:34 Lyrics
7 Roc Me Out 3:32 Lyrics
8 Drunk On Love 3:35 Lyrics
9 We All Want Love 4:00 Lyrics
10 Birthday Cake 5:27 Lyrics
11 Cockiness (Love It) 3:01 Lyrics
12 Talk That Talk 3:32 Lyrics
13 We Found Love 4:36 Lyrics
14 Where Have You Been 4:15 Lyrics
15 You Da One 3:29 Lyrics

2010

Loud

Loud is the fifth studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released on November 12, 2010, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. It was recorded between February and August 2010, during the singer's Last Girl on Earth Tour and the filming of her first feature film Battleship. Rihanna was the executive producer of Loud and worked with various record producers, including StarGate, Sandy Vee, The Runners, Tricky Stewart and Alex da Kid. The record features several guest vocalists, including rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj and Eminem, who is featured on the sequel to "Love the Way You Lie", titled "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)".

Genre: Dance-pop, R&B

Release date: Nov 12, 2010

Loud Tracks
1 Love The Way You Lie Part II 5:03 Lyrics
2 Skin 4:57 Lyrics
3 Complicated 4:18 Lyrics
4 What's My Name? 4:24 Lyrics
5 Raining Men 3:46 Lyrics
6 Man Down 5:40 Lyrics
7 California King Bed 4:44 Lyrics
8 Only Girl (In The World) 4:11 Lyrics
9 Fading 3:20 Lyrics
10 Cheers (Drink To That) 4:42 Lyrics
11 S&M 4:04 Lyrics

2009

Rated R

Rated R is the fourth studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on November 20, 2009 by Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions for the album began in April 2009 and took place at several recording studios throughout United States and Europe. Rihanna together with Antonio "L.A." Reid and The Carter Administration was the executive producer of the album and worked with many record producers, including Chase & Status, StarGate, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, and Brian Kennedy. The record featured several vocalists and instrumentalists, including Young Jeezy, will.i.am, Justin Timberlake and Slash who played the guitars in "Rockstar 101".

Genre: Pop, R&B

Release date: Nov 20, 2009

Rated R Tracks
1 Cold Case Love 5:42 Lyrics
2 Wait Your Turn 3:53 Lyrics
3 Hole In My Head 4:07 Lyrics
4 The Last Song 4:17 Lyrics
5 Te Amo 4:09 Lyrics
6 G4L 5:54 Lyrics
7 Photographs 4:47 Lyrics
8 Rude Boy 3:46 Lyrics
9 Fire Bomb 4:09 Lyrics
10 Russian Roulette 4:24 Lyrics
11 Rockstar 101 4:07 Lyrics
12 Stupid In Love 4:00 Lyrics
13 Hard 4:11 Lyrics
14 Mad House 1:36 Lyrics

2007

Good Girl Gone Bad

Good Girl Gone Bad is the third studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released on May 31, 2007, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. Rihanna worked with various producers on the album, including Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "Dream" Nash, Neo da Matrix, Timbaland, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers and StarGate. Inspired by Brandy Norwood's fourth studio album Afrodisiac (2004), Good Girl Gone Bad is a dance-pop, pop and R&B album with 1980s music influences. Described as a turning point in Rihanna's career, it represents a departure from the Caribbean sound of her previous releases, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006). Apart from the sound, she also endorsed a new image for the release going from an innocent girl to an edgier and more sexual look.

Genre: Pop, dance-pop, R&B

Release date: May 31, 2007

Good Girl Gone Bad Tracks
1 Breakin' Dishes 3:25 Lyrics
2 Don't Stop The Music 3:54 Lyrics
3 If I Never See Your Face Again 3:38 Lyrics
4 Take A Bow 3:50 Lyrics
5 Disturbia 4:22 Lyrics
6 Haunted 4:11 Lyrics
7 Cry 3:46 Lyrics
8 Good Girl Gone Bad 3:08 Lyrics
9 Hate That I Love You 4:58 Lyrics
10 Question Existing 4:10 Lyrics
11 Rehab 4:39 Lyrics
12 Lemme Get That 3:45 Lyrics
13 Sell Me Candy 2:50 Lyrics
14 Say It 4:15 Lyrics
15 Shut Up And Drive 3:59 Lyrics
16 Push Up On Me 3:19 Lyrics
17 Umbrella 4:14 Lyrics

2006

A Girl Like Me

A Girl Like Me may refer to:

A Girl Like Me Tracks
1 Hypnotized 5:42 Lyrics
2 Should I? 3:09 Lyrics
3 Coulda Been The One 4:09 Lyrics
4 Who Ya Gonna Run To? 4:05 Lyrics
5 If It's Lovin' That You Want Pt. 2 4:33 Lyrics
6 A Million Miles Away 4:12 Lyrics
7 A Girl Like Me 4:02 Lyrics
8 P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You) 4:20 Lyrics
9 Selfish Girl 3:41 Lyrics
10 Crazy Little Thing Called Love 3:33 Lyrics
11 Break It Off 3:46 Lyrics
12 Final Goodbye 3:18 Lyrics
13 Dem Haters 4:22 Lyrics
14 We Ride 4:20 Lyrics
15 Unfaithful 4:56 Lyrics
16 Kisses Don't Lie 4:03 Lyrics
17 S.O.S. (Rescue Me) 4:02 Lyrics

2005

Music Of The Sun

Music of the Sun is the debut studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was released by Def Jam Recordings on August 30, 2005. Prior to signing with Def Jam, Rihanna was discovered by record producer Evan Rogers in Barbados, who helped Rihanna record demo tapes to send out to several record labels. Jay-Z, the former chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Def Jam, was given Rihanna's demo by Jay Brown, his A&R at Def Jam, and invited her to audition for the label after hearing what turned out to be her first single, "Pon de Replay". She auditioned for Jay-Z and L.A. Reid, the former CEO and president of record label group The Island Def Jam Music Group, and was signed on the spot to prevent her from signing with another record label.

Genre: Dance-pop, dancehall, R&B

Release date: Aug 30, 2005

Music Of The Sun Tracks
1 Pon De Replay (Remix) 3:38 Lyrics
2 The Last Time 5:13 Lyrics
3 Now I Know 5:13 Lyrics
4 There's A Thug In My Life 3:40 Lyrics
5 Rush 3:09 Lyrics
6 Let Me 4:13 Lyrics
7 Music Of The Sun 3:37 Lyrics
8 Willing To Wait 4:53 Lyrics
9 That La, La, La 3:47 Lyrics
10 You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) 4:22 Lyrics
11 If It's Lovin' That You Want 3:37 Lyrics
12 Here I Go Again 4:53 Lyrics
13 Pon De Replay 3:37 Lyrics


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