Happy Birthday, Rihanna! The ‘Diamonds’ singer turned 28 on Feb. 20 and has experienced a whirlwind of a year. From dropping a new album to announcing her latest tour (to then postponing that tour), RiRi has certainly kept fans on their toes. Help us celebrate the last 12 months by remembering some of her year’s highlights!
It’s Rihanna’s special day! And it has been one crazy year for Rihanna – in both great ways and in not-so-great ways, let’s remember all that went down over the past year for the star. She found love — more than once, saw her newest album go platinum, and even had the opportunity to perform at the 2016 Grammys! But although not all of her endeavors had a fairytale ending, we still love the artist and hope that this next year will be her best one yet! Help us wish Rihanna a very happy birthday right here.
Age 27 seemed to have been the year of love for Rihanna as she found herself falling for not one, but two men. And let’s not forget that Chris Brown, 26, will always hold a special place in her heart as well. RiRi’s summer was extra sizzling as she spent her time getting hot and heavy with hunky soccer star Karim Benzema, 28. The two appeared head-over-heels for each other as it was even reported that the couple wanted to spend the rest of their lives together! Talk about the real deal!
But unfortunately their relationship ended in heartbreak for Rihanna towards the end of the summer amidst cheating rumors that Karim had hooked up with Karrueche Tran. Poor RiRi! Our girl jumped back on the dating horse though when, in September, she stepped out with Travis Scott, 23. While the pair were on a fast track to love — including almost dropping the “L” word — Travis and Rihanna reportedly split in Feb. 2016. So sad!
Although Rihanna didn’t find love last year, maybe her famous ex, Chris, will step up to the plate in her 28th year. After all, the two HAVE been allegedly flirting lately. But man or no man, the singer dropped a new album — her first in four years — in January titled Anti. But despite the work going platinum — and fans LOVING her new sound — Rihanna has reportedly been disappointed in her sales.
In fact, a source EXCLUSIVELY told Hollywoodlife.com that she’s extremely depressed about both low album sales for ANTI and the absence of any romance in her life. But Rihanna, we still love you! Her feelings could help explain her 2016 Grammy performance cancellation on Feb. 15 though. Apparently the star has been under a lot of pressure lately, which hasn’t been good for her health. We were so sad that Rihanna had to cancel her much anticipated performance, but health comes first and bronchitis is certainly no joke! We’re hoping she’s feeling much better for her special day!
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And now with Ri’s Anti tour, we’re sure the star has something to look forward to in the upcoming year! Although she unfortunately had to delay the tour, she’s still set for 67 dates and if there’s anything that can raise Rihanna’s spirits it’s performing! Happy birthday, Rihanna! We wish you the very best this year and can’t wait to see you totally dominate on your tour.
HollywoodLifers, join us in celebrating Rihanna’s b-day by showing her some love in the comments below!