Rihanna has been in the spotlight for more than a decade, but the past five years have been the best of her career. From becoming a billionaire to experiencing motherhood. Check out her life since 2016.
Rihanna recently thrilled her fans with the biggest news of the year. The “Diamonds” star is expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky.
The 33-year-old “Man Down” singer was spotted in New York with a growing baby bump.
Rihanna rocked a long pink coat in the pictures making the rounds on the internet. She unbuttoned the baggy overcoat at the bottom, revealing her swollen stomach, which was adorned with a gold cross and sparkling jewels.
Things got more serious between Rihanna and her rapper boyfriend a few months ago, and the couple has publicly declared their admiration for each other.
Rocky previously called the “Ocean’s 8” actress the love of his life. Here’s a rundown of the star girl’s life since 2016.
2016-BIGGEST ALBUM “ ANTI.”
2016 was a green year for what had been a rewarding career. Despite bagging several awards, including a Grammy, Rihanna reached more popularity with the release of her 2016 album, “Anti.”
After three years of anticipation, Rihanna’s eighth studio album, “Anti,” was unexpectedly released. The album was unique and unlike anything else the singer had ever done.
It reached No. 1 two weeks after its release and stayed on the Billboard Hot 200 for 159 weeks.
Rihanna was one of the biggest winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards, as her work “Anti” was nominated for best urban contemporary album and best recording package. “The“
Battleship” star was also nominated for album of the year for her contribution to Drake’s “Views.”
HARVARD HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
Rihanna has been actively involved in charity. The singer launched the “Clara Lionel Foundation”(CLF) in 2012, and since then, she has been a voice in tackling global injustices.
The “Umbrella” star is also a part of the Global Partnership for Education and the Global Citizen Project, which gives millions of children in the world access to education.
Her efforts were recognized after she received the Harvard University Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award in March 2017 for her commitment to advancing programs for children.
FENTY BEAUTY IS LAUNCHED
Rihanna showed her entrepreneurial side in 2017 after announcing the launch of her brand, Fenty Beauty. The makeup brand gained popularity and endorsement shortly after its arrival and was tagged as one of the best products of that year.
RELATIONSHIP WITH A$AP ROCKY
After many years of staying friends, Rihanna and Rocky’s relationship was confirmed in 2020. The couple sparked dating rumors after the “Home” actress split with her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna also collaborated in her fashion campaign, but sources close to the duo claimed that the couple was strongly attracted to each other.
RIHANNA BECOMES A BILLIONAIRE
Last year, Rihanna achieved another remarkable milestone in her career after becoming the richest female musician in the world with a net worth of $1.7 billion.
Rihanna was proud to join the slim list of billionaires in the entertainment industry. However, her business activities, including her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty (worth $1.4 billion) and her lingerie company Savage x Fenty (worth $270 million), account for the majority of her wealth.
RIHANNA SHUTS DOWN FAN’S REQUEST
After five years since releasing an album, fans grew impatient waiting for the singer’s next move. Rihanna shared a post on her Instagram showing her new year’s resolution, but a fan instead asked the singer for a new album.
Rihanna reportedly shut down the fan with a response, asking the fan to grow up. However, other fans joined their voices to demand a new album from their favorite singer. So far, fans can only hope to get their wish in 2022.
The past few years only shows how much progress Rihanna has made since she was first showcased by Jay-Z more than a decade ago. With motherhood on her cards, the 33-year-old is now into a new phase of her life.