Thursday, 8 May 2014

My Week with Rihanna - Week 9

So this week my choice is Rihanna. Its Week 9 of My project to spend each week with a different artist. 7 days, 7 song choices. Each day, I post my song choice and my review of it. At the end of the week, I rank my preferences and so far its been really good fun.

Rihanna then. What a huge star. Lets have a look at this mega watt lady and what we can expect over the next week - how exciting!!

Rihanna - real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty. She is still, at the time of writing this, aged just 26!! She is from Barbados. She got her first record deal when she auditioned for non other than Jay Z! Impressive.

She released her debut album in 2005, Music of the Sun. She followed it with the album A Girl Like Me in 2006. However, it was her third album that established her as a success. Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007, and I'm sure its lead single - Umbrella, was somewhat responsible for the fact that we all needed Umbrella's most of that summer!!

Rihanna followed her success with the albums Rated R in 2009, Loud in 2010 and Talk That Talk in 2011. in 2012 she released the album unapologetic. 7 albums in such a short space - this is one busy lady!!

She has won so many awards - Grammys, BRIT awards, you name it. Worldwide, she has sold over 30 million albums, and 120 million singles. Wow. Not bad for a girl with very humble beginnings.

She hasn't had it easy this girl. Her dad was troubled and struggled with addictions according to the press, and her parents split up when she was a teenager. She doesn't come from a well off background - all she has, she has made for herself. Inspiring.

The star herself is not exactly PC on occasion but its refreshing for someone to just be themselves. She has tattoos, likes a drink, likes to party, but there is no denying she works hard too. She acts, she sings, she performs. She looks amazing, changes her style and image, but always pulls it off. She's an icon.

All in all, I'm looking forward to the 7 songs - the difficult part is going to be deciding on which 7!! Pop back tomorrow for the first song choice. Or check out My music page here for more if you can't wait! :)

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