Does Rihanna Smoke? Yes Does Rihanna drink alcohol? Yes Music producer Evan Rogers spotted Rihanna for the first time when he was in Barbados on a holiday with his wife. Rihanna took over control for creating her third album Good Girl Gone Bad and was not ready to compromise on the creative process. Rihanna has to her name, five Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified platinum albums. She won a Grammy for her album Unapologetic and her album ANTI, hit the Billboard 200 at the top position even when the album was not released properly. Rihanna has multiple singles and collaborations that have been the best-selling singles of all time. She’s sold more than 200 million copies worldwide which makes her one of the best selling artists. She would’ve liked to study Psychology in case she wasn’t a singer, although her favorite subjects were mathematics and chemistry. Rihanna is the youngest artist who won fourteen number one Billboard Hot 100 Chart-ratings and that too in the shortest span of of career of all. Rihanna has eight Grammys and eight American Music Awards to her name, along with 2 BRIT Awards and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards 2013. She has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. She has seen a lot of drug and emotional abuse in her childhood. Her father was addicted to cocaine, crack and alcohol and her parents had rough marriage; which could be the reason for tumor-strong headaches as she ceased to experience them as her parents divorced when she was fourteen. Rihanna has a turtle and two dogs Marley and DJ. Rihanna was classmates with Carlos Brathwaite and Darren Sammy. The England and West Indies cricketers, Chris Jordan and Kraigg Brathwaite (respectively) were her classmates in school. Rihanna was admitted in a sub-military program, where she was a army cadet, commanded by the singer-songwriter Shontelle. Rihanna won a talent show and a beauty pageant contest at her school. Rihanna stayed on the charts till the end of the year ad with her 8th single hitting it too, she was called “Diva of the Year” for her power and presence on the charts. For some reason, after Rihanna dropped the label Def Jam and joined Roc Nation, her album ANTI did not include her initial three releases – “Bitch Betta Have Money”, “American Oxygen” and “Four Five Seconds”. However, ANTI became her second album to rank number one on Billboards 200. She still keeps in touch with her Bajan friends. Rihanna is official ambassador for Barbados’ tourism agency. Rihanna had signed a $25 million with Samsung in October 2015, where she agreed to sell the Samsung Galaxy range and Samsung would support release her album ANTI and its World Tour. Rihanna’s voice type is mezzo-soprano and her vocal range is three scales and two notes. Rihanna took vocal-lessons from Ne-Yo while she was recording Good Girl Gone Bad. She had never had any vocal training before this. She would sing Whitney Houston’s songs, brushing her hair, so much that her neighbors started calling her ‘Robyn Redbreast’. New York Times named her cookie-cutter teen queen because of her ability to change styles frequently. She said her inspiration for fashion comes from her mother. She broke a Guinness World Record by selling 58 million copies of a single in 2012. Rihanna co-owns the music streaming business Tidal with several other artists. Rihanna’s and all her siblings’ names start with the letter ‘R’. She used to sell clothes on a stall with her father. She was rumored to be dating Jay-Z when he was dating Beyonce already. The rumors were false but helped Rihanna get some attention. Rihanna asked her fans not to bring umbrellas to her concerts, so that they dont hurt each other while doing her steps. Barbados has actually made Rihanna’s birthday a national holiday! Her way of saying thank you was doing a free concert for her fans. Her mother would return every gift she would get for her after checking the prices and finding them too expensive. Now it’d be hard to return a five-bedroom house! Which she could not. Her line of fragrances are named as ‘Nude’ and ‘Rebelle’! She always chug a short or too of dark liquor before her shows. Rihanna and Katy Perry are good friends and she threw her a Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas. She has 19 tattoos and still counting. No wonder she likes hanging out in the tattoo shops. Rihanna has several wax models around the world and her legs are insured at $1 million.