123 Facts About Rihanna Fenty


Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman.

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Rihanna Fenty has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top-ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK.

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Rihanna Fenty's accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, and the NAACP's President's Award.

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Rihanna Fenty is the founder of the nonprofit organisation Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH; she is the first black woman to head a luxury brand for LVMH.

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Rihanna Fenty has ventured into acting, appearing in major roles in Battleship, Home, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Ocean's 8.

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Rihanna Fenty was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados in 2018, and was declared a National Hero of Barbados on the first day of the country's parliamentary republic in 2021, entitling her to the style of "The Right Excellent" for life.

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Rihanna Fenty will be headlining the halftime show for Super Bowl LVII on February 12,2023.

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20,1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados.

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Rihanna Fenty is the daughter of accountant Monica and warehouse supervisor Ronald Fenty.

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Rihanna Fenty's mother is an Afro-Guyanese, while her father is a Barbadian of African, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.

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Rihanna Fenty grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in a stall on the street.

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Rihanna Fenty's childhood was deeply affected by her father's alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction, which contributed to her parents' strained marriage.

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Rihanna Fenty's father used to physically abuse her mother, and Rihanna Fenty would try to get in between them to break up fights.

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Rihanna Fenty attended Charles F Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, where she studied alongside future international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite.

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In 2003, Rihanna Fenty formed a musical trio with two of her classmates in her home country of Barbados.

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That same year, Rihanna Fenty was signed to Rogers's and Carl Sturken's production company, Syndicated Rhythm Productions.

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Rihanna Fenty waited in Jay-Z's office until 3:00 in the morning to get lawyers to draft up a contract because he wanted to prevent her from signing with another label.

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Rihanna Fenty canceled other meetings with record labels and relocated from Barbados to the United States to live with Rogers and his wife.

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Rihanna Fenty worked with different producers to complete her debut studio album, primarily Rogers and his production partner Carl Sturken.

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In early 2007, Rihanna Fenty appeared on the single "Roll It" with Jamaican band J-Status and fellow Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle.

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Around that time, Rihanna Fenty had already begun work on her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad.

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In support of the album, Rihanna Fenty began the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in September 2007, with 80 shows across the US, Canada, and Europe.

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On June 9,2008, Rihanna Fenty released Good Girl Gone Bad Live, her first live long-form video.

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On February 8,2009, Rihanna Fenty's scheduled performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was cancelled.

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Rihanna Fenty was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.

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In early 2009, Rihanna began working on her fourth studio album, Rated R Rated R was released in November 2009.

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The album had Rolling Stone magazine stating that Rihanna Fenty "transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year".

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In January 2010, Rihanna Fenty released her charity cover version of "Redemption Song" for the Hope for Haiti Now campaign.

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Rihanna Fenty recorded the song "Stranded " together with Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge for the same campaign to alleviate the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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In summer 2010, Rihanna Fenty collaborated with rapper Eminem on "Love the Way You Lie", which was a major worldwide success, reaching No 1 in over 20 countries.

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In October 2010, Rihanna Fenty switched managers, joining Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management.

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Rihanna Fenty set a record as the solo artist with the fastest accumulation of 10 chart toppers in the Hot 100s history.

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In early 2012, two collaborations featuring Rihanna Fenty were released: Coldplay's "Princess of China", from their album Mylo Xyloto, and Drake's "Take Care", from his album of the same name.

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In February 2013, at the 55th Grammy Awards, Rihanna Fenty won her sixth Grammy Award, in the category Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love".

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Also that month, the United Kingdom's Official Charts Company announced that Rihanna Fenty had sold 3,868,000 records in the past year in the country, ranking at No 1 in the list of 2013 BRIT Awards artist nominees.

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Rihanna Fenty's fifth headlining concert tour, the Diamonds World Tour, began in March 2013, in support of Unapologetic.

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Rihanna Fenty then appeared in the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy film This Is the End, which was released in June 2013.

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In October 2013, Eminem released his Rihanna Fenty-assisted single, "The Monster", as the fourth release from his eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

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In 2014, Rihanna Fenty appeared on Shakira's single, "Can't Remember to Forget You".

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Year after Rihanna Fenty began working on her eighth studio album, the single "FourFiveSeconds" was released, which featured Rihanna Fenty paired up with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

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On January 28,2016, Rihanna Fenty released her eighth studio album, Anti, exclusively through streaming service Tidal.

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Rihanna Fenty was then officially featured on Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For", which was a success.

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Rihanna Fenty was featured on Drake's "Too Good" and on Mike Will Made Its "Nothing Is Promised".

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In June 2016, Rihanna Fenty released "Sledgehammer", a single from the Star Trek Beyond movie soundtrack.

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Summer 2017 saw the release of Rihanna Fenty's collaborations with record producer DJ Khaled, "Wild Thoughts", which featured Bryson Tiller and was a worldwide success, and Kendrick Lamar's single, "Loyalty", which earned Rihanna Fenty her ninth Grammy Award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

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In December 2018, Rihanna Fenty confirmed that the album would be released in 2019, and later announced that it is a reggae project.

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In December 2019, Rihanna Fenty alluded to her album being complete and indefinitely withholding the release date in an Instagram post.

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Rihanna Fenty was next featured on Canadian singer PartyNextDoor's song "Believe It", which was released on March 27,2020.

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On September 25,2022, Rihanna Fenty announced that she would be headlining the Super Bowl LVII halftime show.

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Rihanna Fenty is a mezzo-soprano, with a range spanning from B2 to C6.

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Rihanna Fenty's songs are inspired through record sampling from other artists.

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Rihanna Fenty has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence.

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Rihanna Fenty said that she wanted to be the "black Madonna" and praised her ability to reinvent herself throughout her career.

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Rihanna Fenty stated, "He's one of my favourite artists of all time – he really paved the way for every other artist out of the Caribbean".

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Rihanna Fenty was influenced by Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Tupac, Beyonce and Destiny's Child.

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Rihanna Fenty takes influence from the different types of music she discovered when she came to America and revealed that rock music was one of the first genres she fell in love with.

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Rihanna Fenty cited Brandy's fourth studio album, Afrodisiac, as her main inspiration for her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad.

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Rihanna Fenty has worked with music video director Anthony Mandler on more than a dozen music videos, the first being "Unfaithful".

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Rihanna Fenty has perfected the pout, the long-legged strut, and trend-setting hairdos that keep women and men alike checking her out on YouTube.

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Rihanna Fenty's revealing leather costumes during her Good Girl Gone Bad Tour were highly criticized by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, who recommended that her concert tour should be banned.

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In 2009, New York magazine described Rihanna Fenty's early look as that of "a cookie-cutter teen queen", noting she has the ability "to shift looks dramatically and with such ease".

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Rihanna Fenty revealed during Oprah's Next Chapter that Def Jam's pop-princess blueprint made her feel claustrophobic during her early years with the label.

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Rihanna Fenty followed the likes of recording artists Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera who shed their innocent image for an edgier look and sound.

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Nico Amarca of Highsnobiety magazine wrote "over the course of her now 10-year career, [Rihanna Fenty] has undergone one of the most significant aesthetic metamorphoses the world has ever seen".

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Rihanna Fenty commented that as a child she "used to watch her [mother] get dressed" and that her love and admiration for fashion started with her mom.

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Rihanna Fenty has made eight appearances in the years since; notably in 2015, for China: Through the Looking Glass, her Guo Pei-designed yellow dress garnered the most attention of the event, accruing a billion impressions on social media.

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The dress, which had taken two years to make before Rihanna Fenty came across it, became the subject of a documentary by Pietra Brettkelly, entitled Yellow Is Forbidden.

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Rihanna Fenty co-chaired the 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination themed event, wearing Maison Margiela.

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Rihanna Fenty is regarded by the media as a pop and fashion icon, particularly since her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad.

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Rihanna Fenty gives to her fans, friends and foundation not just herself but her energy and spirit.

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On June 2,2014, Rihanna Fenty was presented with the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from Council of Fashion Designers of America, a special prize reserved for "an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage".

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Rihanna Fenty has become a dominating figure on social media and internet streaming, ranking at No 1 on Forbes' 2012 list of Social Networking Superstars.

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In 2013, Rihanna Fenty was named the most influential pop star in the United Kingdom by UK channel 4Music.

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Rihanna Fenty's work has directly influenced numerous artists such as Lorde, Sam Smith, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Kim Petras, Jennie from Blackpink, Marilyn Manson, Jessie J, SZA, Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Alexandra Stan, Grimes, Sleater-Kinney, Tegan and Sara, Cover Drive, Cher Lloyd, Bad Gyal, and Era Istrefi.

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Rihanna Fenty has an honorary title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados.

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In February 2017, Rihanna Fenty was named Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Harvard Foundation.

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Rihanna Fenty was listed among Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2019.

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At the 2020 NAACP Image Awards, hosted by BET, Rihanna Fenty accepted the President's Award from Derrick Johnson.

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On March 30,2015, it was announced that Rihanna Fenty is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal.

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In 2016, it was revealed that Rihanna Fenty would be releasing her music through her own label Westbury Road Entertainment, which was established in 2005.

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Rihanna Fenty was the first woman to create an original brand for LVMH and the first woman of color to lead an LVMH brand.

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Rihanna Fenty exclusively uses her surname for business endeavors not related to her music career so as not to conflate the two.

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In January 2019, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, over the use of the Fenty name for commercial purposes.

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The lawsuit alleges Rihanna's cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, was damaged commercially by her father's company, Fenty Entertainment, through misrepresentation of his company being affiliated with her.

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In 2017, Rihanna launched her critically acclaimed cosmetics company Fenty Beauty under LVMH's Kendo Brands.

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The first installment of Rihanna Fenty Beauty was released on September 8,2017, in stores and online, available in over 150 countries.

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Rihanna Fenty showcased the brand at the New York Fashion Week in September 2018.

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In September 2019, Rihanna Fenty promoted the brand in a show again during the New York Fashion Week held at the Barclays Center with modeling appearances from models Alex Wek, Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne, actress Laverne Cox, and musicians Normani and 21 Savage.

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In 2010, Rihanna Fenty featured in the Optus commercial, in conjunction with Optus supporting Rihanna Fenty's Last Girl on Earth.

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In 2013, Rihanna Fenty collaborated with MAC Cosmetics and released her own summer, fall and holiday lines of makeup called "RiRi hearts MAC".

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In July 2013, lager production company Budweiser announced that Rihanna Fenty had become a part of their global "Made For Music" campaign, co-starring Jay-Z.

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Early in her career, Rihanna Fenty made clear her interest in fashion and desire to work in the clothing design industry.

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In February 2013, Rihanna Fenty presented her first women's fashion collection at London Fashion Week for British brand River Island, collaborating with her personal stylist Adam Selman.

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Rihanna Fenty then collaborated with numerous fashion house's including Dior, Stance and Manolo Blahnik.

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In March 2015, Rihanna Fenty was chosen as the new face of Dior; making her the first black woman to be the face of the brand.

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In 2014, Rihanna Fenty became the creative director of the fashion sportswear Puma, overseeing the brand's women's line which will include collaborations in apparel and footwear.

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The following year, Rihanna Fenty released her first trainer with Puma and it sold out online within three hours of its pre-sale launch.

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Rihanna Fenty made her acting debut in a cameo role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All or Nothing, released in August 2006.

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Rihanna Fenty starred as Petty Officer Cora Raikes in her first theatrical feature film Battleship, which was released on May 18,2012.

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Loosely based on the game of the same name, both the film and Rihanna Fenty's performance received mixed-to-negative reviews; the New York Times said she was "just fine in the rather generic role".

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In 2015, Rihanna Fenty appeared in the voice role of Tip in the animated feature film Home alongside Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez; the film was based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

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Rihanna Fenty played the recurring role of Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel.

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Rihanna Fenty had a major role in the Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the comic book series Valerian and Laureline.

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Also starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, the film was released by STX Entertainment on July 21,2017, in the US Rihanna Fenty was one of the all-female cast in the heist film Ocean's 8, directed by Gary Ross and released by Warner Bros.

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In 2007, Rihanna Fenty was named as one of the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet Ambassadors, with each celebrity representing a different global charity.

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In 2008, Rihanna Fenty performed a series of charity concerts entitled A Girl's Night Out to benefit the Believe Foundation.

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Rihanna Fenty founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

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On February 12,2012, Rihanna Fenty performed a benefit show at the House of Blues to raise money for the Children's Orthopaedic Center and the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children's Hospital.

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In November 2012, Rihanna Fenty gave $100,000 to food bank donation for Hurricane Sandy.

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In March 2020, Rihanna Fenty donated $5,000,000 to COVID-19 relief and followed that up with additional donations of personal protective equipment to the state of New York and an offer of $700,000 worth of ventilators to her home country Barbados.

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In January 2017, Rihanna Fenty participated in the 2017 Women's March, which took place in New York among protests the day after US President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Rihanna Fenty has criticized President Trump's immigration policies–including Executive Order 13769, which sought to ban citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States–and his response to the 2019 shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

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In February 2021, Rihanna Fenty extended her support to Indian farmers' protest against the farm bills through Twitter.

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In December 2018, Rihanna Fenty put her Hollywood Hills mansion up for sale after a break-in six months before.

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On February 8,2009, Rihanna Fenty's scheduled performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was canceled.

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Rihanna Fenty turned himself into the police and was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats.

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Rihanna Fenty was subpoenaed to testify during a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on June 22,2009.

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Rihanna Fenty was accompanied to the interview by his mother, Joyce Hawkins, and attorney Mark Geragos, as he discussed growing up in a household with his mother being repeatedly assaulted by his stepfather.

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Rihanna Fenty received the "Icon Award" at the 2013 American Music Awards and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Rihanna Fenty has accumulated 14 No 1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third most No 1 songs in the chart's history.

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Rihanna Fenty has been named the top Mainstream Top 40 chart artist of the past twenty years by Billboard; she ranks first with most entries, most top tens and most No 1 songs.

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Rihanna Fenty is the tenth best-selling and the second best-selling female singles artist in the country, only behind Madonna and is second only to the Beatles for the most million-selling singles in the UK of all time.

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Rihanna Fenty has earned over 30 top-ten songs in the UK and Australia, making her the only artist in the 21st century to achieve this feat so far.

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