Congratulations to Fenty Beauty for winning “Launch Of The Year” in the Prestige Sector at the WWD Beauty Inc Awards 2017! Check out Rihanna’s thank you note on instagram, using our edit!
Rihanna is the most streamed female performer of the year globally on Spotify, followed by Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. This is the third year in a row that Rihanna tops the list.
Most Streamed Female Artists
#2 Taylor Swift
#3 Selena Gomez
#4 Ariana Grande
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a day my people and I will never forget! all the lessons, running around barefoot, nosey neighbors, braiding hair on the step, playing in the cemetery, walking to the beach, rum shop karaoke keeping the whole street awake til 4am ("only the lonely" by Roy Orbison is playing in my head as I type this) , stealing Sammy pomegranates from his tree, begging my mother to let me walk to Jan's shop cause she had American snacks, selling plastic/glass bottles to Peter so I could buy those American snacks, getting my hair hot combed for Harvest at church, doing my homework on my front step while Miss Hyacinth yells "ya gon get belly hurt from dat cold step" across from her veranda, watching iFE walk past with her dreads dragging on the floor like a couture gown, all the times I thought Melissa came to hang out with me, turns out she was dating my next door neighbor all along, rushing to do dishes when my mother's high heels start hitting the pavement as she gets off the bus from work……right here on this street! WESTBURY is more than a community, we're family!!! Thank you for all that you've poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I'm glad my village was you!!!! To God be the Glory!!!! #RiRiDrive
Grateful and honoured. That was Rihanna’s reaction to the renaming of her childhood neighbourhood to Rihanna Drive and the conferral of the title of Cultural Ambassador last night.
“I couldn’t be more honoured to have the street that I was raised on, the street that I grew up on, the street . . . my dreams were born on this very street here and I know that saying ‘believe in your dreams’, it sounds cliché but, I guarantee you, the only thing that got me here was believing my dreams,” Rihanna declared to screams yesterday.
Dressed in a gold deconstructed shirtdress and matching purse from the Jacquemeus spring-summer 2018 collection, the entertainer, actress and businesswoman took the spotlight in a ceremony that started an hour and 40 minutes late under stormy afternoon skies.
Her arrival and that of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart were heralded by a bugle fanfare and she was greeted by a flag-bearing guard of honour of cadets from Combermere School. She later chatted with Charles F. Broome Memorial School’s head boy Alique Marshall and head girl Anya Walcott, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a plaque.
Noting that she still thought of it as Westbury New Road, the 29-year-old singer said she could not be more grateful “for a day like this”.
She credited the people of Westbury New Road with making her into the woman that she now was.
“Special thanks to all my neighbours in Westbury New Road who had a hand in raising me and the woman that I am and the discipline that I have. I am very grateful for that kind of backbone. I believe that I was here for a reason,” she said.
The songbird said she never doubted her dreams would come true and urged young men and women to believe in their dreams.
“I didn’t know how it was going to happen. I know I was hidden away on this little rock Barbados, how would anybody find me but I always knew it would happen. I always focused on the result and that kind of faith. It really was just faith.”
She added it was that faith that got her through doubt and times of discouragement.
“It is the thing that I go back to, having faith in God. And I want to encourage not just the people of Westbury New Road and the Westbury community, but all of the people in Barbados, all the young women and young men who have dreams and think that the world is up against them, it is possible,” she said.
The event was attended by the who’s who of Barbados, including Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, Cave Hill Campus principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau, MP for the area Michael Carrington, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, other politicians and noted entertainers Gabby, Red Plastic Bag and Richard Stoute. The event, which included the unveiling of a signpost and a sign board, culminated with a street party after Prime Minister Stuart and Rihanna viewed the symbol that was embedded into the pavement outside Rihanna’s former home.
Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s “Loyalty” has received a nomination in the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held at Madison Square Garden for a special celebration. See full list of nominees.
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The The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will air on CBS on Sunday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
The day is finally here – STUNNA lip paint has officially released in shade #Uncensored – a perfect universal red.
Stunna is described as a weightless, 12-hour liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish—born in one head-turning red shade that looks incredible on all skin tones.
“The perfect red is hard to get right, and it’s really hard to find your red that works on your skin tone.”—Rihanna, Brand Founder
When life’s all about taking risks, wearing red lipstick shouldn’t be one of them. Enter Stunna Lip Paint: The love child of high-impact color and low-maintenance long-wear in one head-turning red that’s got everyone’s name on it. It is, hands down, the perfect shade of red—hand-picked by Rihanna and obsessively tested to make sure it looks incredible on everyone.
Equal parts class and sass, Stunna Lip Paint goes from zero to 100 in one stroke of its lip-defining precision wand, making it easier than ever to dress your lips in show-stopping, soft matte pigment. Its serious 12-hour hold is so weightless, if it weren’t for the non-stop compliments, you’d forget you were even wearing it. And if that weren’t enough—Stunna Lip Paint won’t feather, staying kissably smooth. In other words, it behaves so you don’t have to.
Caught in the headlights for the cover of Dazed’s winter 2017 issue – out today – this is Rihanna after dark.
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Rihanna invited Vogue Paris into her eclectically chic world this Christmas, as three collectors’ covers by Jean-Paul Goude, Juergen Teller and Inez & Vinoodh celebrate the style and charisma of a modern-day icon.
Vogue Paris has had actors, designers, filmmakers and models. Catherine Deneuve, Vanessa Paradis, Martin Scorsese, Nelson Mandela and David Hockney have all taken a turn in the editor’s chair for their Christmas double-issue. This year, Rihanna is the special guest.
“She’s one of the most emblematic artists of the early 21st century. She’s moved more than 200 million records of her hybrid R&B, dance, rock and reggae-flavored music, provided sartorial surprises from glammed-up streetwear to reworked classics and is driven by an unparalleled desire to succeed. Stamped with her trademark bold body art, Rihanna cuts an unusual figure in the celebrity Hall of Fame,” writes Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in the December 2017/January 2018 issue.
Three covers and three fashion editorials by Jean-Paul Goude, Juergen Teller and Inez & Vinoodh capture the different facets of a superstar, as Rihanna invites Vogue Paris to a giant family Christmas.
Vogue Paris n°983, out December 1.