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Who is Rihanna? Why is she trending on Twitter; all you need to know

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 February 2021, 17:35 IST

International pop sensational Rihanna has been trending on Twitter ever since she posted a tweet on the ongoing farmers’ protest in India. Surprisingly, her tweet on farmers’ agitation garnered over 76 k likes and over 228.8k retweets.


Responding to the news article, the pop singer asked, “why aren't we talking about this?!#FarmersProtest.”


Also, she is the first global influencer who talked about the ongoing farmer's agitation in Delhi. Later, her tweet evoked reactions from many celebrities all across the world.

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Since then, social media has been flooded with several reactions, and also her reaction divided the Internet. However, many of you are unknown about her and searching online to know more about her. Well, let’s have a look at her life.

Who is Rihanna?

She was born as Roby Rihanna Fenty. She is a native of the Caribbean island nation of Barbados. At the age of 15, Rihanna started her singing career. The Umbrella crooner is also into acting and producing music. She came to fame for her albums ‘Music of the Sun’ (2005) and ‘A Girl Like Me’ (2006). In 2007, she launched her third album, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.

Grammy Winner:

For her worldwide popular song ‘Umbrella’, Rihanna won her first Grammy Award, and then she became one of the most popular global icons.

After releasing several hits peppy tracks, the 32-year-old singer collaborated with famous artists like Drake, Eminem, and Calvin Harris.

With sales of over 250 million records across the globe, Rihanna becomes the best-selling music artist of all time.

Rihanna’s Award List:

All credit goes to her superhit tracks that helped her in grabbing nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.

Highest-Paid Celebrity:


Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012, and 2014. In 2019, she became the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $600 million.

A Philanthropist:


For the uninitiated, Rihanna is also a philanthropist. She founded a non-profit organization Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012. In the wake of COVID-19, she also extended help to the needy by donating US$5 million to the foundation.

An Entrepreneur:

Rihanna is an entrepreneur as she owns a cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty and fashion house Fenty under LVMH.

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First published: 3 February 2021, 17:35 IST