Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, model, fashion designer and music director. She is the second artist, and first female, from Barbados to have received a Grammy Award (the first being Jimmy Senya Haynes). Rihanna is currently signed to the Def Jam Recordings label. She has attained four Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far (“SOS”, “Umbrella”, “Take a Bow”, and “Disturbia”), tying her with Mariah Carey and Beyonce as the female solo artist with the most number ones this decade.

Rihanna came to fame in 2005 with the release of her debut album Music of the Sun, which featured her breakthrough single “Pon de Replay”. Less than a year later, Rihanna released A Girl Like Me and gave her first number one single, “SOS”. In 2007, Rihanna released her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. The album has yielded six hit singles including four worldwide number one singles “Umbrella”, “Don’t Stop the Music”, “Take A Bow”, and “Disturbia”. Since the release of her debut album, Rihanna has amassed eleven top 40 hit singles in the U.S.

This is a comprehensive list of awards and nominations won by Rihanna, a Barbadian singer-songwriter. Her first single led her to win three awards, following her winning more awards for both herself and her debut album. Her second album, A Girl Like Me (2006), was much more successful and earned her many more awards and nominations. Good Girl Gone Bad, the third album, was the most successful album of her career. She won Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards, a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 2008 Grammy Awards, and an International Album of the Year award at the Juno Awards. Since beginning her career, Rihanna has received forty-three awards from seventy-eight nominations.

American Music Awards
2008     Rihanna     Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B     Won

Barbados Music Awards
2006     “Music of the Sun”     Best Reggae/Dancehall Album     Won
Album of the Year     Won
“Pon de Replay”     Best Dance Single     Won
Song of the Year     Won
Rihanna     Best New Artist     Won
Entertainer of the Year     Won
Female Artist of the Year     Won
Best-Selling Female Artist of the Year     Won
2007     “A Girl Like Me”     Album of the Year     Won
“SOS.”     Best Music Video (Female)     Nominated
Best Dance (Pop) Single     Nominated
“Unfaithful”     Best Music Video (Female)     Nominated
Song of the Year     Nominated
Rihanna     Best Entertainer of the Year     Won
Best Female Entertainer of the Year     Won
Best Selling Recording Artiste (Worldwide)     Won
Digicel People’s Choice Award     Nominated
2008     “Umbrella”     Song of the Year     Won
“Shut Up And Drive”     Best Female Music Video     Won
“Don’t Stop the Music”     Best Pop/R&B single     Won
Rihanna     Pop/R&B Artist of the Year     Won
Female Entertainer of the Year     Won
People’s choice Entertainer of the Year     Won

BET Awards

2006     Rihanna     Best New Artist     Nominated
2008     Rihanna     Best Female R&B Artist     Nominated

Billboard Music Awards
2006     Rihanna     Female Artist of the Year     Won
Pop 100 Artist of the Year     Won
Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year     Won
“SOS”     Hot Dance Airplay song of the Year     Nominated

Brit Awards
Year     Nominated work     Award     Result
2008     Rihanna     Best International Female Artist     Nominated

Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards are held annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Rihanna has won one award from six nominations.
2008     “Umbrella”     Record of the Year     Nominated
Song of the Year     Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration     Won
“Don’t Stop the Music”     Best Dance Recording     Nominated
“Hate That I Love You”     Best R&B Song     Nominated
Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group w/ Vocals     Nominated

Juno Awards
2008     “Good Girl Gone Bad”     Album of the Year (International)     Won

NRJ Music Awards
2007     “Unfaithful”     Best International Song     Won
Rihanna     New International Artist of The Year     Nominated
2008     “Don’t Stop the Music”     Best International Song     Won
Rihanna     Best International Artist     Nominated

Teen Choice Awards
2006     Rihanna     Female Breakout Artist     Won
Choice R&B Artist     Won
2007     Rihanna     Choice Music: R&B Artist     Won
Choice Female Hottie     Nominated
Choice Music: Female Artist     Nominated
Choice Summer Artist     Nominated
“Umbrella”     Choice Music: Single     Nominated
“Shut Up and Drive”     Choice Summer Song     Nominated

World Music Awards
2007     Rihanna     Female Entertainer of the Year     Won
World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist     Won

Other awards
2006     20th Japan Gold Disc Award     New Artist of the Year     Rihanna     Won
MOBO Awards     Best R&B Artist     Rihanna     Won
MTV Europe Music Awards     Best R&B Artist     Rihanna     Won
Best Song for     “SOS”     Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Japan     Best New Artist in a Video     “Pon de Replay”     Won
2007     MOBO Awards     Best International Act     Rihanna     Won
Best Video     “Umbrella”     Nominated
People’s Choice Awards     Favorite R&B Song     “Shut Up and Drive”     Won
MTV Video Music Awards     Monster Single of the Year     “Umbrella”     Won
Video of the Year     “Umbrella”     Won
Best Director (Director: Chris Applebaum)     “Umbrella”     Nominated
Female Artist of the Year     “Umbrella”     Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards     Ultimate Urban     Rihanna     Won
Solo     Rihanna     Nominated
Most Addictive     “Umbrella”     Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Latin America     Song of the Year     “Umbrella”     Nominated
Best Pop Artist (International)     “Umbrella”     Nominated
Premios Principales 2007     Song of the Year     “Umbrella”     Won
2008     Image Awards     Best Music Video     “Umbrella”     Nominated
ECHO Awards     Female Artist of the Year (International)     Rihanna     Nominated
Hit of the Year (National or International)     “Umbrella”     Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Japan     Best Video of the Year     “Umbrella”     Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards     Best International Artist Video     “Don’t Stop the Music”     Won
International Dance Music Awards     Best R&B/Urban Dance Track     Don’t Stop the Music     Won
Best Pop Dance Track     Don’t Stop the Music     Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards     Best Female Video     Take A Bow     Nominated
Swiss Music Awards     Best Song International     Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)     Won


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