Full name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
DOB: 20 February 1988
Place of birth: Saint Michael, Barbados
Following the mega-success of Umbrella, Rihanna had to ban fans from bringing umbrellas to her UK concerts, as there were fears of lawsuits arising from mass umbrella-related injuries.
She’s had her legs insured for a million dollars.
Barbados hosts a national holiday every year in Rihanna’s honour, during which she performs a free concert for local fans.
Why We Love Rihanna
Right now, nobody in the whole world of pop is hotter, cooler or on a bigger roll than Rihanna. Not Beyonce, not Britney, not Adele, not Katy Perry. She’s the queen, the mighty ruler of them all, with seven mega-selling albums, a new hit single every four months, more Twitter followers than Jesus and a higher profile than Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Michelle Obama’s latest hairdo combined. In fact, you can probably see Rihanna’s success from space.
On top of all that, of course, Rihanna is incredibly – almost super-humanly – sexy, and the fact that she’s also kind of a bad-ass only makes her seem even sexier. Whether being snapped smoking spliffs, live-tweeting her boozing sessions, or upsetting Irish farmers by flashing too much flesh, she’s never less than 100 percent entertaining. Long may she reign.