RIHANNA – the Sizzling R&B Star
R&B star Rihanna is a multi platinum R&B recording artist famous for her smash hit R&B songs and stunning music videos. Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados on February 20, 1988, she released her debut album “Music Of The Sun” in 2005. It featured collaborations with J-Status, Kardinal Offishall and has hit Rihanna songs & Rihanna music videos “Pon Da Replay” and “If Its Lovin That You Want”, helping her album to debut at number 10 on the Billboard Album charts selling 69,000 copies in its first week of release.
Rihanna released her sophomore album “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. It featured collaborations with R&B singer Ne-Yo, Sean Paul. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Album charts selling 115,000 copies in its first week of release. It features her songs “SOS”, “Unfaithful”, “We Ride” & the fourth official single release “Break It Off” which featured another excellent Rihanna music video helping her album to sell over 1.5 million copies in the US alone.
Rihanna released her third studio album “Good Girl Gone Bad” in 2007. It featured collaborations with Hip hop star Jay Z, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Timbaland & Tricky Stewart. It debuted at number 2 selling 162,000 copies in its first week of release and had popular songs & videos “Umbrella” featuring Jay Z, “Shut Up And Drive”, “Hate That I Love You”, “Don`t Stop The Music”, “Take A Bow”, “Disturbia” & “Rehab”. It became her biggest selling album to date selling over 2.6 million copies in the US alone.
Rihanna released her fourth studio album “Rated R” on November 20, 2009. It featured collaborations Hip hop star Young Jeezy, Will.i.am & Rock Star Slash and included hit songs & videos “Russian Roulette”, “Hard”, “Rude Boy” amongst others. This album with best RnB songs debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Album charts selling 181,000 copies in its first week of release. The album has sold over one million copies in the US alone, giving Rihanna another Platinum selling album, also peaking at number 9 on the Official UK Album charts.
Rihanna released her fifth studio album “Loud” on November 12, 2010. This album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Album charts selling 207,000 copies in its first week of release. It also featured high profile collaborations with Hip hop superstar Eminem on the sequel to their hit “Love The Way You Lie”, Drake & rap sensation Nicki Minaj.
The album has sold over 1.5 million copies and has hit songs & music videos “Only Girl (In The World)”, “What`s My Name” featuring Drake, “S&M”, “California King Bed”, the dancehall flavored “Man Down” and her final single release “Cheers (Drink To That)”.
Rihanna released her sixth studio album “Talk That Talk” on November 21, 2011. It featured collaborations with Hip hop legend Jay Z, Alex Da Kid, Stargate and Calvin Harris and boasts of the hit song & music video “We Found Love” which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. Rihanna released her second single "You Da One" on November 14, 2011. This hugely infectious Rihanna song also featured a stunning music video. Rihanna is also expected to release more singles & more music videos in the months to come.
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James Griffith - About Author:
James Griffith is a freelance writer from London specialising in writing hiphop r&b music and UK Grime music articles. Over the years he has developed an extensive knowledge of urban music and urban music artists and is considered one of the leading authorities on this subject. With a passion for Hip hop and R&B music since childhood, James Griffith brings great knowledge and a great understanding of this exciting music genre and his articles are both informative and entertaining too.
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