Rihanna at 30: The naughty diamond of world music
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, just 30 years old. On February 20, she stepped out on the street when wearing a T-shirt with the words "I hate Rihanna" as a way of affirming her personality and class. On the occasion of 30-year-old Rihanna, many newspapers also point to her career. Many papers call her a "symbol" - an honorable name that any artist deserves.
Becoming a sex symbol from album “Good Girl Gone Bad”
According to VH1, 30, Rihanna has achieved achievements that a person can’t achieve in life. The key to her success is to persistently build a "bad girl" image throughout her career.
When launching "Music of the Sun" in 2005 with a very feminine image, it was hard for anyone to predict the singer would go that far if she did not announce her transformation to "bad girl” with his third album “Good Girl Gone Bad” in 2007.
Earlier, her music was praised, but the image was said to be quite similar to Beyonce. Compared to Beyonce is a compliment to most artists, but with a talented singer like Rihanna, being like another can kill her career.
With the turn reckless but confident in “Good Girl Gone Bad”, Rihanna is out of the role of the artist. She became a sex symbol with a provocative image and music message, but also full of charisma.
Rihanna is in the top 5 artists of the decade from 2010 to 2019 by Billboard.
Over the past 10 years, she has collected 19 Grammy Awards and about 170 other awards. Not until 2018 but in 2012, Rihanna was recognized as a new musical symbol of the world. It was after her four consecutive albums won Platinum, with her seventh album “Unapologetic” (2012) winning a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Album in 2014.
The MV of female singer left many memorable iconic pictures.
In addition, there is a long list of notable songs such as SOS, Unfaithful, Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Take a Bow, Disturbia, Love the Way You Lie, Only Girl (In the World), Rehab, What's My Name?, S&M, We Found Love, Diamonds, Stay, FourFiveSeconds, This Is What You Came For, Work, Love on the Brain and so on.
“Bad girl” image, which is hot, rebellious, and artistic in the MVs, perfectly match the personality and lifestyle of Rihanna. It was a style that was in her blood, just waiting for the chance to burst. And she broke out successfully. As well as her hit song like Diamonds (2012), Rihanna is likened to diamonds: cool in appearance and personality.
Because of the best use of body beauty and sensuality in both songs and music videos, Rihanna has faced countless criticisms. Her controversial "cheap or art" music productions also face the condemnation of social organizations that her image adversely affects young people. However, these are the arguments that almost every music icon has ever experienced on the way to high class.
By: Mithrine Smith