(Eva Rinaldi Photography)
warms up Sydney for Mardi Gras, by Eva Rinaldi - 4th
had been looking forward to the return of Rihanna,
and tonight she didn't disappoint with her 'Last Girl
On Earth' tour.
hours earlier she tweated 'Sydney U ready to play?'
Seems were certainly were.
hottest current hit is 'Only Girl' (In The World),
but most major music press predict that it won't be
long before she soon finds another number to eclipse
Acer Arena looked to be near capacity and the crowd
was pumped, as screams of joy were heard well before
it was announced Rihanna was heading to the stage.
The excited fans reached out forming a sea of hands.
those of you still getting more familiar with Rihanna,
let's groove into a bit of background.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is known to the world as just
Rihanna, joining that first name only required club.
is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and songwriter.
Born in Barbados, Rihanna moved to the U.S at the
age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the tutelage
of record producer Evan Rogers. She went on to sign
a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning
for then-label head Jay-Z.
was in 2005 that Rihanna released her debut studio
album entitled Music of the Sun, which reached the
top ten of the Billboard 200 chart and features the
Billboard Hot 100 hit single "Pon de Replay."
Less than a year later, she released her second studio
album, A Girl Like Me (2006), which peaked within
the top five of the Billboard albums chart, and produced
her first US number one hit single, "SOS",
as well as Billboard Hot 100 top ten entries "Unfaithful"
and "Break It Off".
Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007),
peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, featured
five top ten hits including three US number one hit
singles"Umbrella", "Take a Bow"
and "Disturbia"and the worldwide hit
"Don't Stop the Music". The album was nominated
for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for "Umbrella," which features Jay-Z.
Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and 45
million singles worldwide. She has achieved nine number-one
singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since first appearing
on the chart on June 11, 2005, which is the most by
any artist during that duration.
has sold over 5,564,000 album units in the US. She
has sold over 10 million records in the UK. Billboard
named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s
decade. She has received dozens of industry awards
and commendations including the 2007 World Music Awards
for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female
Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American
Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
was pleased to learn the she proudly serves as one
of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors. In January
2010, Rihanna received two Grammy Awards for Jay-Z's
2009 single "Run This Town". In February
2011, Rihanna snatched a Grammy Award for Best Dance
Recording, as well as receiving a Brit Award for Best
International Female Solo Artist.
to tonight, unfortunately as a photographer, I was
only permitted to stay and shoot for 3 songs. I didn't
get to hear my favorite 'Te Amo', but I must say I
loved her colourful and floral dress and her vocals.
Her energy is also so radiant and just makes your
want to dance along with her.
current release is entitled Loud, but the diva has
a soft spot for Rated R, which went down well with
fans and industry insiders. She says on her albums
"I'm gonna miss the Rated R era too, but nothing
compares to the album I just made," Rihanna said,
adding, "I made sure not to let you down with
my music. You guys are always defending me, so now
youve got some great songs to justify it. I
didnt want to go backward and remake Good Girl
Gone Bad. I wanted the next step in the evolution
of Rihanna, and its perfect for us".
strongly rumoured to be appearing tomorrow night at
the Sydney Mardi Gras but in what capacity I don't
know. Mind you, she was spotted leaving a sex shop
in Sydney earlier today, so she's should be well prepared.
sassy, amazing talented and all diva... that's Rihanna,
and boy can she move, groove and sing up a storm.
The gods and goddesses above must have tipped her
off about Mardi Gras, or was it some of the cleaver
dicks at Frontier Touring and MG Promotions, that
tied her into Sydney's sexiest event of the year.
Rihanna and Mardi Gras less than 24 hours later. Now
that's a sexy daily double if there ever was. Rumour
is she's already planning another tour down under
next year. Yes, the love (or lust) affair in mutual.
Thanks Rihanna, and I will be looking out for you
tomorrow. Something tells me that you will be wearing
either a bit or alot of pink, and a dash of colourful
flowers, matching one the dresses you wore tonight.
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AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 & 11
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Michael Jackson a collection of personal
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tour, signed Billie Jean lyrics, personal album awards
and signed Fedora stage worn hat from the Victory
James Brown full stage worn jumpsuit
Marilyn Monroe gold high heels
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Steve McQueen Enemy of the People
Robert Redford The Natural
Kirk Douglas Top Secret Affair
Johnny Depp Blow costumes
Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas
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