As Rihanna steals the Esquire magazine title of sexiest woman alive, we take a look at her at her sexiest best.
Real Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Born: 20 February 1988
Height: 5' 8" / 1.73 m
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Rihanna started her career in 2005 after securing a six album deal with Def Jam Recordings, which was headed at the time by her now mentor Jay-Z. RiRi's debut single 'Pon De Replay' was a worldwide hit and marked the start of the star's illustrious career, which besides music, has also seen her star in the big budget movie Battleship and release her own fashion collection for River Island.
Did you know?
- When she was a child Rihanna used to listen to reggae music at her home in Bridgetown.
- At the age of 16 she left high school to move to New York and pursue a musical career led by music producer Evan Rogers.
- Her third album, 'Good Girl Gone Bad', featuring the song 'Umbrella', was her first number one in the UK Albums Chart.
- Rihanna was the non-singing star of Kanye West's video for 2009 single 'Paranoid'.
- Rihanna won Best International Act at the 2011 MOBO Awards.
- 2011 Big Top 40 No.1 'We Found Love' is a collaboration with producer Calvin Harris.
First Single: 'Pon De Replay'
Rihanna Album Discography: 'Music Of The Sun' (2005), 'A Girl Like Me' (2006), 'Good Girl Gone Bad' (2007), 'Rated R' (2009), 'Loud' (2010), 'Talk That Talk' (2011) and 'Unapologetic' (2012)
First Big Top 40 No.1: 'Russian Roulette'
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PLUS Rihanna makes a definitive statement about when fans will hear about her new record
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Looks like there won't be another 'We Found Love' superstar team-up on her eighth album.
As RiRi tweets fans to tease '#R8', it's time to take a look at just what Ms. Fenty has been up to... and take some educated guesses about where she might go on her NEW album! Bring it on Rihanna...
Get ready for your jaws to hit the floor as RiRi's been posing for some SERIOUSLY beautiful new shots for the US fashion publication.
Praise the lord, the Queen of Instagram has returned! It's been a LONG six months, but now that Rihanna's back (and better than ever), what better way to celebrate than with her greatest Insta-moments!
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The Bajan star unveils the promo to her latest track from seventh studio album 'Unapologetic'.
Rihanna has unveiled the raunchy video for her latest cut from album 'Unapologetic'.
The star has finally premiered the official video for her brand new single.
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