12 Facts about Rihanna you probably didn’t know

12 facts about Rihanna you probably didn’t know– Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. She was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados. How much more do you really know about Rihanna? Test yourself with these facts.

1. Her real name is not Rihanna

Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Rihanna is her middle name.

2. Jay-Z discovered Rihanna

Rihanna sent Def Jam Records her demo tapes, and once Jay-Z, the label’s president at the time, saw her perform, he signed her. According to reports, Jay-Z was so impressed that he insisted Rihanna stay within the structure until th contract was completed.

3. There is a “Rihanna Day” in Barbados

Former Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson declared that February 22nd would become a yearly Rihanna Day in 2008.Even though it is not a bank holiday, people gather to enjoy her music and celebrate this day every year. Sometimes, she even returns to perform. Additionally, the street where she had resided has been renamed “Rihanna Drive”

4. Rihanna insured her legs once

After taking first place in Gillette’s Venus Breeze competition for the best legs in 2007, Rihanna insured her legs for $1 Million

5. Rihanna has been listed in the Guinness World Records six times

Rihanna holds records for being the first female musician to have a UK No. 1 for five consecutive years (2007-2011), Best Selling Digital Artist (US), and Most Liked Facebook User in 2014.

6. Rihanna is the first woman to receive the “Shoe of the Year” award

Following her partnership with Puma, Footwear News awarded Rihanna this honor. Kanye West’s Yeezys triumphed the year before. Nike Air Jordans designed by Virgil Abloh won the coveted award in 2018 and also this year.

7. Rihanna never graduated from high school

Rihanna made the choice to focus on her music career instead, and it was, of course, successful.

8. Rihanna has seen an exorcism happen before

Rihanna was raised in a religious neighborhood. She described how she once saw a girl screaming and speaking in tongues on a table during church while those around her prayed for her life in an interview with Kiss FM.

9. Rihanna was expected to serve as Katy Perry’s maid of honor

Despite being unable to attend Perry and Brand’s wedding in 2014 (she reportedly had to record some tracks for her album “Loud”), Rihanna nonetheless organized Katy’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas.

10. Rihanna was the first woman to create an original brand for LVMH

Launched in May 2019, Fenty was a clothing line created by Rihanna and distributed by the the high-end company LVMH. She was the first woman to design a original brand for LVMH and also the first woman of color to head an LVMH brand. On May 22, 2019, the house opened a pop-up store in Paris. On May 29, it was launched online globally. The house offered apparel, footwear, and accessories. Since 1987, LVMH had not introduced a new collection.

11. Rihanna sued her father

To avoid confusing her business pursuits with her music career, Rihanna only uses her last name when they are unrelated. In response to Ronald Fenty, her father’s usage of the Fenty name for commercial advantage, Rihanna sued him in January 2019. According to the lawsuit, Rihanna’s cosmetics lin, Fenty Beauty, suffered damage commercially by her father’s company, Fenty Entertainment, via misinterpretation of his company being affiliated with her. Although, Rihanna dropped her father’s lawsuit in September 2021.

12. Rihanna is the Richest Female Musician of 2022 according to Forbes

Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion according to Forbes estimates- which makes her the wealthiest female musician in the world. She also the second richest female entertainer after Oprah Winfrey. Most of her wealth, according to Forbes comes from her Fenty Beauty line ($1.4 billion) and her underwear line, Savage x Fenty ($270 million).

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