Rhianna (singer)

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Rhianna
Birth name Rhianna Hannah Louise Kenny
Born 1983 (age 33–34)
Origin Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony Music
Notable instruments
Guitar

Rhianna Hannah Louise Kenny (born 1983, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)[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, but she dropped out and went solo 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][4] 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.

Fleurona (2006–2009)[edit]

After her solo career came to an abrupt end, Rhianna formed a band called 'Fleurona', which played many genres of music such as pop, alternative and experimental. The band did not release any material but recorded a few tracks. Fleurona disbanded for unknown reasons.[citation needed]

Little Fix (2010–present)[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 sings vocals for singer/songwriter Lianna La Havas.

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. 
  4. ^ "Rhianna – Get On (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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