Rihanna Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career, and Awards.
Rihanna Net Worth 2020 – Robyn Rihanna Fenty popularly known as Rihanna is a Barbadian singer-songwriter who gave us hits like ‘Pon de Replay’, ‘SOS’, ‘Umbrella’, and ‘Take a Bow’.
A very successful artist still in the prime of her youth, she has already sold over 41 million albums and 150 million songs worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Biography – Early Life
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, to Monica Braithwaite, an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor.
She is of mixed ancestry which explains her exotic looks. She has two siblings and three half-siblings.
Her childhood was a difficult one, marred by constant arguments between her parents and their eventual divorce. Her father was an alcoholic addicted to cocaine who has since then overcome his addictions.
Rihanna has dated many men including singer Chris Brown, baseball star Matt Kemp, and Canadian rapper Drake.
Her relationship with Chris Brown garnered a lot of media attention due to allegations that Brown used to hit her physically.
She received her education from Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere High School.
She loved music from a young age and began singing when she was seven and went on to form a musical trio with her classmates as a high school student.
She had a chance to meet with American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003 and performed some songs in his presence.
The record producer was impressed by the teenager’s talents and invited her to New York to record some demo tapes which could be sent to record labels.
Before long Rihanna had signed a contract with DefJam Recordings and brought out her debut album, ‘Music of the Sun’ in 2005.
It debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and sold over two million copies worldwide despite receiving only mixed reviews from critics.
Her second album ‘A Girl Like Me’ was released the next year.
The album not only became a huge commercial success charting in the top ten in 13 countries but also established the young singer as a teenage sensation.
It featured the hit single ‘SOS’ which peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
After enjoying more success in the ensuing months, she embarked on the Glow in the Dark Tour with Kanye West, Lupe, N.E.R.D, and others in 2008.
The concert tour traveled to Latin America, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, and received much critical acclaim.
In 2009, her much-awaited album ‘Rated R’ was out. She adopted a new musical style in this album which was well-received by her fans.
The album reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and featured the single ‘Rude Boy’ which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks.
The year 2010 was a very eventful year for her. Her album ‘Loud’ went on to become a super-hit prompting the artist to embark on the Loud Tour to promote it further.
‘Loud’ spawned numerous hits including ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ and ‘S&M’.
She also featured on many hits by other artists, including Jay-Z’s ‘Run This Town’, Eminem’s ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and Kanye West’s ‘All of the Lights’.
Her next album ‘Talk That Talk’, released in 2011 was a dance-oriented pop/R&B crossover album with elements of hip hop, dubstep, electronic, and house music.
The album’s themes revolved around a nihilist romantic and lascivious lover.
The album debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, and featured the singles ‘Talk That Talk’, ‘We Found Love’, and ‘You da One’.
In 2012, she brought out the album ‘Unapologetic’, mainly a pop and R&B album that incorporated elements of dubstep, hip hop, EDM, and reggae.
It featured seven singles including the international hits ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Stay’. Her most recent album is ‘Home’, released in 2015.
In addition to her musical career, she has also appeared in small roles in movies such as ‘This Is the End’ (2013), ‘Annie’ (2014), and ‘Home’ (2015).
She is a businesswoman too, and is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal.
Awards and Achievements
She is the recipient of eight Grammy Awards from 24 nominations.
The single ‘Umbrella’ earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award in 2008 and she went on earn several more including those for ‘Run This Town’ (with Jay-Z & Kanye West) in 2010 and ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ in 2011.
Rihanna has won 14 Billboard Music Awards from 49 nominations. The awards include ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Pop 100 Artist of the Year’ in 2006, Top Female Artist in 2011, and Top Radio Songs Artist in 2013.
She also holds the Guinness World Records for Female artist with the most U.S. number-one singles in a year (2010), Most consecutive years of UK No.1 singles (2011), and The Best Selling Digital Artist (U.S.) (2012).
Rihanna has a net worth of $230 million.