Spotlight on Rihanna: From an international pop star to an entrepreneur, we look at Rihanna’s successful career to date.
Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20th 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados. Fast forward 26 years and Rihanna is now an international renowned performer, a multi award winner, a fashion icon and a philanthropist. Fashion One looks back at the already very impressive career of the international sensation that is Rihanna. 11 years ago Rihanna was signed to Jay Z’s label but it wasn’t until her third album in 2007, “Good girl gone bad” that she transformed into a pop phenomenon with the release of the lead single on the album, Umbrella.
Having sold more than 30 million albums we look at the inspiration behind Rihanna’s success and talk role models and influences. Known for her style, famous red carpet outfits and her risqué Instagram stream we look at Rihanna’s latest fashion collaborations with high street fashion retailer River Island and French fashion house Balmain as well her latest award. This time we’re not talking about a Grammy, a Brit award or a Billboard music award but a Fashion Icon Lifetime Achievement award.
In June 2014 Rihanna was awarded this coveted award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Not surprisingly really, all you have to do is look at this round up of Rihanna looking stunning in Zac Posen, Adam Selman, Giambattista Valli, Stephane Rolland and Alexander McQueen to name a few. It’s no wonder this pop princess has become a style icon, designer and entrepreneur.