Can you imagine what it feels like to be a superstar? Would you believe that she started her singing career at 16? All the mystery and all the gusto of Caribbean reggae music were her unique gift to the world. She did later branch out into several avenues like hip hop, rock, and dance, R&B. Rihanna is only 31 now with a birthday not so far away. A lot more musical and song magic is yet to come.
Gift of Caribbean reggae music
Rihanna is now very much in the news with the eighth studio album R8 expected anytime! A million dreams would be born and lots of new fans made. The world is going to rock like never before since each album is a complex journey, greater than the one that came before. A single from R8 that leaked does provide intimate glimpses into what is to come. ‘World Peace’ is the appropriate title, something we would all pray for.
‘Umbrella,’ ‘Disturbia’ and ‘Diamonds’ among the singles climbed high on the charts in many countries worldwide. Figures do not really speak the truth and only bring numbness. To know how many albums were sold and how many dollars she earned could never tell the whole truth. Celebrities have enough of that anyway. Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists ever! Generations hence would talk of her.
Besides, celebrity life is shrouded in mystery and gossip. What is her love life like? Nobody really knows.
Meanwhile, the miraculous voice floats high in excruciating tension. The hype is palpable too as the many world tours when she came face to face with live audiences. The ‘Unapologetic’ album came more than two years ago and it is certainly time for more. Let us pray for something better than her best.