The Barbados-born R&B singer is an international megastar who has sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks worldwide!

EMA veterans


  • Best Song 'Work'

  • Best Female

  • Best Pop

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Fun Facts

From: Barbados

Debut: ‘Music of the Sun’ (2005)

Big Break: ‘Umbrella’ (2007)

Cool Collabs: ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and ‘Monster’ with Eminem

EMA Nominations: Best New Artist/ Best Song 2005, Best RnB/ Best Song 2006, Most Addictive/ Ultimate Urban/ Solo Artist of the Year 2007, Most Addictive Song/ Act of 2008, Best Song/ Best Pop/ Best Female 2010, Best Pop 2011, Best Song/ Best Video/ Best Female/ Best Pop/ Biggest Fans/ Best Look/ Best Worldwide Act 2012, Best Song/ Best Look 2013, Best Song 2014, Best Female 2015

EMA Wins: Ultimate Urban 2007, Best North American Act 2012, Best Female 2015

EMA Performances: ‘SOS’ (Copenhagen 2006), ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ (Madrid 2010)

Fun Fact: In high school, RiRi was a military cadet.

Why MTV Loves Her: The ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ is NOT afraid to take risks.