Noone is more sizzling hot right now in the world of entertainment than Rihanna. After receiving the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles at the Staple Center, she also received a Fashion Icon Award by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) on June 2, 2014 in New York City. This prestigious award was presented to her by the well-respected Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour. Rihanna has influenced not only the world of music with her unique sound which is heavily influenced by reggae and R&B but she has also become the hottest trendsetter in the world of fashion. She has a style that uniquely displays her personality and many admire her for truly displaying the freedom of being a real independent woman ... one who is not afraid to step outside of the box to be daring, sexy, feminine and still embrace her tomboyishness.
She is a music international success. She has a long list of accolades that keeps growing and growing. Thus far, she has received 7 grammy awards with her most recent grammy being awarded to her in the category "Best Urban Contemporary Album" for her latest album Unapologetic. This album I own and I must say that it truly ROCKS! To date, she has sold more than 50 million albums and 180 million singles. She also has had 13 #1 singles within the last 7 years already matching Michael Jackson's record. ♪ "Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa!" ♪
Pushing this music diva further into the limelight and nestling her in the elite world of high-end fashion, she has landed 6 Vogue covers with her most recent 3 being in 2014. At this pace, I am anxious to see the additional Vogue covers she will land before the end of this year! We are only at the half-way mark but I can confidently state that the year 2014 has truly been a year of distinction for this young, uber-sexy and naturally talented artist. She leaves me in awe of her voice, her music, her videos, her editorials ... and of course her fashion. From her sexy tattoos and her cute Barbados accent to her ever-changing hairstyles and trendy faux jewelry she is appealing in every sense of the word and I just can't get enough of her. And neither can Anna Wintour!
1. (US) April 2011
2. (UK) November 2011
3. (US) November 2012
4. (US) March 2014
5. (BR) May 2014 (Cover #1)
6. (BR) May 2014 (Cover #2)