Rihanna & Chris Martin & Coldplay - We Found Love & Princess Of. China Paradise (Live at 54 Grammy Awards 2012)
Robyn Rihanna Fenty;
(pron.: /riˈɑːnə/ ree-ah-nə or /riˈænə/ ree-an-ə; born February 20, 1988), known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian-born American recording artist and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, she began her career as a result of meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003. At age 16, she moved to the United States to pursue a recording career and began recording demo tapes under Rogers' guidance, subsequently signing a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for Jay-Z.
Rihanna's debut studio album, Music of the Sun (2005), peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 and features the Billboard Hot 100 top five hit single "Pon de Replay". Her second album, A Girl Like Me (2006), peaked at number five in the United States, and produced her first Hot 100 number one single, "SOS". Rihanna's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), spawned the international hit singles "Umbrella", "Don't Stop the Music", "Take a Bow", and "Disturbia". The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Umbrella". Her fourth album, Rated R (2009), produced the top ten singles "Russian Roulette", "Hard", and "Rude Boy", with the latter achieving the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Rihanna's fifth album, Loud (2010), spawned the number one hit singles "Only Girl (In the World)", "What's My Name?", and "S&M". Her sixth album, Talk That Talk (2011), served the worldwide chart topper "We Found Love" and the top five single "Where Have You Been". Rihanna's seventh album, Unapologetic (2012), was preceded by the lead single "Diamonds", which became Rihanna's twelfth number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rihanna's work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including four Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards. In 2012, Rihanna was awarded by her label, Def Jam, for selling 25 million records worldwide and 75 million singles, since the beginning of her career in 2005, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time. She has achieved a total of twelve number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat.Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the seventeenth overall artist of the same decade.In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012 with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012.The same year, American magazine Time named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world.
2010–11: Loud and new management
Rihanna in Florida performing on her Loud Tour, July 2011
During the summer of 2010, Rihanna collaborated with rapper Eminem on "Love the Way You Lie", which was a major worldwide success, reaching number one in over twenty countries worldwide.The song became Rihanna's seventh US number one of her career, making her the female artist with the fifth-most number ones in the chart's history.Despite reaching number two, the song became the biggest-selling song of 2010 in the UK, and the first of Rihanna's singles to sell over one million copies in the country.
Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic, was released on November 19, 2012.In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 238,000, becoming Rihanna's first number one album in the country. In addition, it became the best-selling debut week of her career, besting her fifth studio album Loud (2010).The album also became Rihanna's third and fifth consecutive number one album in the United Kingdom and Switzerland.The lead single from the album, "Diamonds" was released in September 2012 and has reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rihanna's twelfth number one, thus tying her with Madonna and The Supremes for the fifth most number one songs in the chart's history. As promotion prior to the album's release, Rihanna embarked on the 777 Tour, a mini tour consisting of seven shows, in seven countries, lasting a duration of seven days.Rihanna's fifth headlining concert tour, the "Diamonds World Tour", is set to begin in March 2013.
In a January 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Rihanna confirmed that she has rekindled her relationship with Chris Brown. The confirmation followed persistent media speculation throughout 2012 regarding a reunion between the pair.Brown remains under probation for their 2009 domestic violence inciden