Rihanna to launch clothing range

 September 25th 2008    News    By: admin     With 13 Comments  Share:

Rihanna is set to be the latest celebrity to dabble in the world of fashion, with the news that she will launch her own clothing range.

In Milan yesterday for the Gucci show, the Disturbia singer told WWD that the collection was already in the works.

‘I’m not one to rush into anything. I want to take my time,’ she said, I can’t say when it will be released, but it’s definitely going to happen.’

As the latest spokesperson for Gucci, Rihanna shot her first campaign for the brand over the summer. When asked why she joined the brand she responded that its charity work had been a deciding factor, ‘I give them so much respect,’ she described.

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10 Things You Never Knew About Rihanna

 September 24th 2008    News    By: rihannafan     With 33 Comments  Share:

Having shot to prominence last summer with her infectious single ‘Umbrella’, Robyn Rihanna Fenty has continued her assault on the worldwide music charts and unleashes new single ‘Disturbia’ in the UK this week. Landing at number three through digital download sales alone, Rihanna is a strong contender to secure her third UK number one on Sunday’s chart countdown. Having bumped into a music producer at the age of 15, Rihanna nabbed a record deal with Def Jam Records and hasn’t looked back since. Read on as DS presents ten fascinating facts about the R&B superstar.

1. Rihanna was born and grew up in Barbados with parents Ronald and Monica Fenty. She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad.

2. Rihanna won her school beauty pageant in 2004, where she belted out a rendition of Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’.

3. The people of Barbados are so proud of their number one pop export that they created a national holiday in her honour in February.

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Rihanna Is Back On Top Of The UK Charts

 September 18th 2008    News    By: admin     With 11 Comments  Share:

Rihanna, is back at number one with her latest single ‘Take A Bow’. The Umbrella singer overtakes former number one singles from the Ting Tings with ‘That’s Not My Name’ at 2 and Madonna with ‘4 Minutes’ at 3.
The Ting Tings’ debut album ‘We Started Nothing’ has entered the album charts in pole position with Neil Diamond’s ‘Home Before Dark’ falling to 2 and Duffy’s ‘Rockferry’ climbing back up to 3.

Neil Diamond has another album in the top 10 as ‘The Best Of’ re-enters at 8 and the Osmonds have their first hit album in five years as ‘The Very Best Of The Osmonds’ comes in at number 11.
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Growing Up In Barbados

 September 17th 2008    Interviews    By: rihannafan     With 5 Comments  Share:

Chart queen Rihanna recently opened up in an interview with the U.K.’s The Mail On Sunday, recalling growing up on the island of Barbados, where she began hanging out and drinking at a fairly early age.

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the singer says she watched her mother struggle to keep the family afloat while her father experimented with drugs and ultimately left. At 14, Rihanna formed a band with two other girls and began hanging out.

“I’d go out and get drunk, but that’s what teenage girls do in Barbados,” the 19-year-old told the tabloid. “The country’s pretty laid-back about the legal age for drinking. But I never went too over the top. I wasn’t exactly in Amy Winehouse mode. I’d seen what alcohol and drugs had done to my dad and I wasn’t going to follow in his footsteps. I knew my limits when I was a kid and I still do.”

Rihanna added that now when she goes out, it’s for the music and dancing.

“I might have a few drinks, but I don’t get tipsy too easily. I don’t ever get to the point where I want to throw up, can’t stand up straight or say things I’m likely to regret in the morning,” she said.

Rihanna is currently ruling the pop charts with the tune “Disturbia” while her “Take A Bow” remains on the urban and urban adult charts.