Rihanna Breaks O2 Arena Record With Final 'Loud' Tour Gig

22 December 2011, 16:54

Singer has been presented with an award from the London venue.

Rihanna will make history tonight (22nd December) when she performs the final gig of ten at London's O2 Arena.

The concert will mean the star has performed to over 170,000 fans at the venue, breaking the previous eight-night record held by Britney Spears.

Rihanna has been presented with a specially commissioned framed award to recognise to recognise her achievement.

Sally Davies, The O2, Events Director, said:  "To put Rihanna’s achievement into perspective, no other female artist has played more nights at The O2 as part of the same tour.

"We have hosted some of the biggest female names in modern music, including Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Madonna, who have all performed on our stage to sell out crowds."

Rihanna's performance at the O2 Arena will also mark the final show of her 98-date 'Loud' tour, which has taken the singer across North America, South America and Europe.

Rihanna poses with her special award ahead of a gig at the O2 Arena.

rihanna poses with O2 Arena award