Rhianna (singer)

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Rhianna
Birth nameRhianna Hannah Louise Kenny
Born1983 (age 35–36)
OriginLeeds, West Yorkshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2002–present
LabelsSony Music

Rhianna Hannah Louise Kenny (born 1983)[1] professionally known as Rhianna, is an English R&B singer.

Early life[edit]

Born to David and Linda Kenny[citation needed], Rhianna started her career as a backing vocalist for her brother's band, LSK. She started her solo career in her twenties.[1]

Music[edit]

Solo career (2002–2005)[edit]

She signed a recording contract with Sony Music to record her debut album, Get On.[1] Rhianna was initially successful in the UK and Ireland with her first single "Oh Baby" reaching Number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] However, her second single "Word Love" failed to reach the Top 40 and the third, "I Love Every Little Thing About You," missed the Top 75 altogether. When the album Get On[3] also failed to reach the UK Albums Chart Top 75 it effectively ended her solo career.

Rhianna supported Beverley Knight on her 2003–2004 Who I Am UK tour and was the backing vocalist for trip hop act Faithless during their live performances in 2005.

Little Fix (2010–2012)[edit]

Rhianna is part of a duo, Little Fix. Rhianna and Bill Laurence (co-founder of the band), met on stage. They have recorded a handful of songs: "Human Love", "Into Your Arms" and "No More Than Now".

(2012–present)[edit]

Rhianna Kenny has sung backing vocals for Lianna La Havas, Faithless, Noisettes, Róisín Murphy, Bryan Ferry, Max Jury, John Newman, Years and Years and Robbie Williams.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak positions Album
UK[2]
2002 "Oh Baby" 18 Get On
"Word Love" 41
2003 "I Love Every Little Thing About You" 89

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Track listing
UK[2] Japan
2002 Get On
  • 16 September 2002 (UK)
  • 31 October 2002 (Japan)
91 46
  1. "Oh Baby"
  2. "Word Love"
  3. "Moon Is Blue"
  4. "Runaway"
  5. "I Love Every Little Thing About You"
  6. "Damm"
  7. "Justify"
  8. "Girlfriend"
  9. "TLND"
  10. "Romeo and Juliet"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jon O'Brien "Rhianna | All music".. allmusic.com
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 459. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ O'Brien, Jon (16 September 2002). "( Get On > Overview )". allmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2010.

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