For The HistoRIH Books: Here’s 10 Iconic Rihanna Moments To Celebrate Her 30th Birthday
by Staff Editor
Happy 30th birthday to the iconic and beloved Robyn Rihanna Fenty!
The beautiful superstar has succeeded well beyond music to become a global pop-star, fashion icon and cosmetics connoisseur. Fans have gotten the opportunity to watch Rihanna set many standards in the industry, from fashion to music, and continuously break the mold.
The Barbados born singer has lead a career spanning over 10 years and continues to deliver that bad gal sound that fans fell in love with. She also knows how to seize a moment, whether it’s during an award show, during a talk show, or just her roaming down the streets being her.
From national stages, to runways and Billboard charts, Rihanna has given endless moments that define the magnitude of her star power. While an infinite list of Rihanna being legendary can easily be created, the KarenCivil.com team decided to put together 10 iconic moments from Rihanna, including a playlist of her best hip-hop collabs.
See what we came up with below and be sure to comment on your personal favorite Rihanna moments.
Rihanna x Fenty Beauty
Rihanna launched Fenty beauty in 2017 and took the cosmetics industry by storm. The brand instantly became a hit. With an all-inclusive shade range, glitzy highlighters and bold matte lipsticks, Fenty Beauty has something for everyone. Best part? She’s just getting started.
Rihanna x Dior
In 2015, Rihanna made history as the first black woman to lead a Dior campaign. Rihanna truly embraced the landmark moment. “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color. I think, to be acknowledged by Dior is just…it means a lot as a woman to feel beautiful, and elegant and timeless.” says Rihanna to MTV News. Rihanna also collaborated on a sunglasses collection with the brand in 2016. Did someone say #BlackGirlMagic?
Rihanna x Black Girls Rock
In 2016, BET’s Black Girls Rock honored Rihanna with their ‘Rock Star’ award, which she most certainly deserves. The star thanked her mother and grandmother for inspiring her career and spoke on empowerment and self-celebrating black women. Watch the entire speech here.
Rihanna x Unapologetic
Unapologetic is Rihanna’s seventh studio album yet her first #1. Released in November of 2012, Unapologetic won the Grammy award for Best Urban Contemporary Album during the 2014 ceremony. The album is certified platinum in 10 countries. Enough said.
Rihanna x Met Gala
In the near future, Rihanna’s name may become synonymous with Met Gala. In fact she is one of the hosts of the 2018 event. The Met Gala, sometimes referred to as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute and each event has a specific theme guests are challenged with nailing through high fashion looks. Rihanna, known for her meticulous sense of style is sure to nail the theme. One of her most celebrated looks comes from the 2015 Met Gala. The star was one of few to wear a Chinese designer to the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ themed ball. Her stunning yellow gown is by Guo Pei.
Rihanna x Puma
Rihanna launched her own fashion line in collaboration with Puma and gave the world sporty chic goals. Fenty Puma began in 2014 when Rihanna became a creative director for the brand. The collaboration has sense taken runways and streetwear by storm.
Rihanna x Wine
I need to start a thread of photos of Rihanna leaving restaurants with the wine glass pic.twitter.com/ZPSQKrOof1
— josh edwards (@joshuedwrds) July 27, 2016
One of everybody’s favorite things about Rihanna is her genuine carefree, bad gal nature. Wine glass Rihanna is an eternal mood. Being caught in paparazzi shots, sipping wine out of a glass wherever she pleases is genius.
Rihanna x CFDA
In 2014, Rihanna was named ‘Fashion Icon Of The Year’ during the CFDA Awards. Rihanna accepted this award as only a fashion icon could, in a completely blinged out sheer gown with a matching head wrap along with fur and jewel accessories. Introduced by Anna Wintour, Rihanna took the stage and shared a speech about her love of fashion.
Rihanna x Crop Over
Rihanna’s 2017 Crop Over look nearly broke the internet. The island girl celebrated Barbadian Crop Over in traditional fashion, adorned with jewels and feathers yet her vibrant turquoise hair and dazzling pink feathers. After a two year break from the festivities, this is what the world needed.
Rihanna x Giving Back
Although she may be a bad gal, Rihanna makes the effort to give back and support communities and organizations in need. In 2017, Rihanna accepted the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award, recognizing some of her philanthropic contributions to society. In her speech, Rihanna reflects on wanting to help underdeveloped communities since childhood.
Rihanna x Hip Hop
The bad gal has gotten to collab with some of rap music’s heaviest hitters including Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj. The playlist below features most of Rihanna’s hip hop crossovers.