Rihanna has consistently reinvented her style and image and she is most notably known for her third album Good Girl Gone Bad. Her work has earned her many awards. Ri has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. She has sold over 30 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She became the youngest and fastest solo artist to achieve thirteen number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Rihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She said she wants to be the “black Madonna” and (quote) “I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world.”
The Pop Queen Madonna and Bad Girl Ri are both continuously revamping their look. Every time Rihanna changes her hair color she sets the trend for her fans to follow! From her hair color to her nails one is sure to see it spread like a bird’s wings once Rihanna is seen sporting it. Madonna has always had that influence as well. In the 80’s she had a huge following within the pop culture. Her style was fun and funky to me. I loved to sit and watch her videos to see what she would be wearing. Madonna made fishnets, leather bombers, and cross necklaces cool to wear! I’m curious to see the next fashion phase for these ladies. Guess we will have to keep up with their videos and red carpet affairs for the update. Kela B.