Point Of View
RIHANNA”s Point of View on how her music affects the world:
“It is one thing to record an album but it”s a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.”
Rihanna is a world famous recording pop artist, actress, and fashion designer. She was born in Saint Michael, Barbados. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. She has sold over 30 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has achieved thirteen number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the youngest and fastest solo artist to achieve the feat. Billboard named her the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade. In 2012, Forbes ranked her the fourth most powerful celebrity of the year, with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012. The same year, TIME named Rihanna one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. On November 24, 2013, Rihanna was presented with the first ever American Music “Icon” Award.
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Rihanna, ROC NATION HOSTS ANNUAL PRIVATE PRE-GRAMMY BRUNCH, Private Residence, Beverly Hills, CA, January 25, 2014, Photography by David Crotty for PatrickMcMullan.com