Rihanna has become a legend for her massive amount of hits, her killer red carpet looks, and for the fact that she’s dated some of the most famous people in the music industry. She’s currently the 4th highest paid woman in the music industry, and it’s looking like she’s going to be poised to climb the charts even higher.
Hailing from the Barbados, Rihanna’s become known for being one of the biggest ballers in the music industry.
Rihanna’s Net Worth as of 2019: $163 Million
RiRi earns over $26 million per year. How did she get so much cash? The answer is all in her unique rise to fame. Let’s take a look.
“Pon De Replay” Launches Rihanna’s stardom.
Her first release, Music of the Sun, featured the smash hit single “Pon De Replay,” which launched her into international stardom. Her first album sold 1/2 million CDs internationally, and was quickly followed by another album launch A Girl Like Me. Both releases were major commercial successes, and netted her well over $20,000,000. Popular songs like “SOS” and “Break It Off” also topped charts on iTunes. Needless to say, her first two albums made a major impression on the music industry.
Her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, was packed with hits that pumped through the club scene around the globe. “Umbrella,” which remains her most well-known song, had topped charts in over a dozen countries, and stayed put at the #1 position for over two months. The hit single also happens to be Rihanna’s best-seller, with a grand total of over 6.6 million purchases to date. Other smash hits on Good Girl Gone Bad included “Shut Up And Drive” and “Don’t Stop The Music.” She later released an album filled with remixes of the songs, and was also nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Good Girl Gone Bad.
2008 – 2011 – Collaborations Made Bank
Ri-ri seemed to realize that collaborations could make a major impact on record sales, and she quickly began to team up with industry heavyweights like Eminem, Kanye, Maroon 5, T.I, and Lupe Fiasco. Hit singles during these years included “Disturbia,” “Run This Town,” “Love The Way You Lie,” and a mega collaboration called “All Of The Lights.” Most of these releases entered the Billboard Top 100.
2010 – Loud Gets Louder
Rihanna’s next major album featured the smash hit “Only Girl (In The World),” a chartopper that hit #1 in 15 different countries. Her second single off Loud, “What’s My Name?” and her third, “S&M” also reached the top spot on multiple charts. This accomplishment made her the only female singer to have 5 #1 hit singles on UK charts in consecutive years. Loud is also the album that tied her with pop legend Janet Jackson in terms of the record of #1 hits she attained. “Only Girl (In The World)” won a Grammy for the Best Dance Album that year. In 2011, her single “We Found Love” also topped charts on an international level and later won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
2012 – 2014
Rihanna released her 7th album, Unapologetic, in 2012, and it actually managed to outdo Loud in terms of sales. Her first single off the album, “Diamonds,” helped launch the album into the #1 position in over 20 countries. In recent years, her collaboration with Eminem for “The Monster” won the awards for being the Best Rap Song in its year.
After the release of her album, Home, the RIAA had announced that the chanteuse had surpassed over 100 million Gold and Platinum song release certifications. To date, she is the only artist that has accomplished that in history.
2016 – 2017
On January 27th, Rihanna released a track featuring Drake called “Work”, from her upcoming album Anti.
On January 28, 2016, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album Anti to rave reviews.
Rihannas’s current net worth is said to be an estimated $163 million dollars. Her earning this year have been over $26 million, but she is sure to see another increase in pay, similar to that of 2014. No wonder she’s made such bank!
Rihanna jumps from 5 to 2 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart after premiering her new Sephora lipstick line with the help of 25.3 million Instagram follower reactions.
After her album ‘Anti’ which was released 3 years ago, Rihana has finally promised a new album in this year 2019 but the exact name and date are yet to be revealed.