Singer Rihanna is turning 34 today!
Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. Although she’s best known for her hit songs, she is also an actress, a fashion designer, and a businesswoman.
Rihanna: Everything You Need To Know About The National Hero Of Barbados
Rihanna signed with Def Jam in 2005 and released her debut album “Music of the Sun” the same year She followed it up with “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. The following year, she released her third album, “Good Girl Gone Bad.” Her single “Umbrella” granted her a Grammy Award and made her an international sensation.
She followed up her success with several more successful albums: “Rated R” in 2009, “Loud” in 2010, “Talk That Talk” in 2011, and “Unapologetic” in 2012. Those albums produced successful hit songs like “Only Girl (In The World)”, “What’s My Name?”, “S&M”, “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds.” In 2016, she left Def Jam and released her new album, “Anti,” which featured the single “Work.”
Rihanna has sold over 250 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She’s earned 14 number-one singles and 31 top-ten singles in the U.S. and 30 top-ten singles in the U.K. Throughout her career, she has won nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. In both 2012 and 2018, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. As of 2021, she was ranked the world’s wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion dollars.
In addition to her singing work, she has also founded several organizations: the nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, the cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and the fashion house Fenty under LVMH. She is the first black woman to head a luxury brand for LVMH.
In 2018, she was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados and declared a National Hero of Barbados in 2021 when the country declared independence from the U.K. This gives Rihanna the right to use the title of “The Right Excellent” for the rest of her life!
Rihanna is also currently expecting her first child with A$AP Rocky!
But right now fans are celebrating her 34th birthday by listening to all of her hit songs. Here are just a few of our favorites!
‘Umbrella’ Featuring Jay-Z
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard “Umbrella” yet?
“2022 and I’m still standing under that umbrella,” one fan wrote. “Your music will never die. I can still remember when the hood girl went bad. Thanks for the memories that come along with this masterpiece.”
“Still one of my favourites from the last 20+ years , sounds timeless and would still smash the charts released today , wish Rihanna would go back to making stuff like this,” another commented.
“I woke up this morning with this song in my head,” another wrote. An amazing song, Unforgettable like the first time I heard it. Brings a lot of memories.”
‘We Found Love’ Featuring Calvin Harris
Believe it or not, this music video has over 1,012,773,905 views on YouTube!
“This song is also 10 years old,” one fan wrote. “This song will continue to touch my heart. Rihanna, you are a real masterpiece.”
“This wakes a weird nostalgia inside me, I feel like I am in an another world, I love this song,” another fan commented.
“Rihanna must be proud because she made our childhood amazing,” another wrote.
“This song will always be my favorite no matter how many years go by,” another fan shared.
‘Work’ Featuring Drake
“Rihanna drops a song midnight and next morning it’s billboard no. 1,” one fan wrote.
“I am a huge fan of Rihanna!” another fan shared. “I have grew up listening to her music ever since I was nine! I am twenty three years old now. Rihanna is absolutely amazing! Her music is amazing! I really hope she releases new music very soon. She is my idol. My top favourite singer of all time. She has the best voice in Hollywood!”
“straight up. one of those songs you just got to vibe to no matter what,” another wrote. “Driving, walking, working out whatever!”
Still Not Enough Rihanna For You?
It’s not enough for us either! Click on the video above to a full hour of Rihanna’s best songs!