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27 Riveting RIHANNA Facts!

Members of Rihanna Navy around the world are celebrating the 27th birthday of the one and only bad gal RiRi! Below are 27 riveting facts about the "Unapologetic" singer!

1. Her family still calls her Robyn! Her full name is actually Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

2. The names of Rihanna's siblings also begin with an R! 

3. Rihanna won a high school beauty pageant! She sang Mariah Carey's "Hero" during the talent portion. 

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4. Aside from Mariah, her influences include Madonna, Janet Jackson and Beyonce. 

5. RiRi hails from the island of Barbados. Her Caribbean heritage is reflected in her music! 

6. Her debut single “Pon De Replay” peaked at #2 in the Billboard Hot 100.

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7. She formed a girl group with two classmates, but only Rihanna stood out for veteran producer Evan Rogers during their audition. 

8. She landed a record deal at 16 - thanks to Def Jam Records president Jay-Z!

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9. Rihanna created her Believe Foundation in 2006 to help terminally ill children. 

10. Rihanna won her first Grammy for the song “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z! 

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11. Rihanna had a cameo in "Bring it On: All Or Nothing".

12. She made her feature film debut in "Battleship". 

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13. She surprised her mom with a five-bedroom mansion in Barbados.

14. She is the very first recipient of the Icon Award at the American Music Awards!

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15. Her Facebook page has more than 90 million Likes! 

16. She was one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2012.

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17. She was the most streamed female artist on Spotify for 2013 and 2014. 

18. RiRi is the most-viewed and subscribed recording artist on YouTube. 

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19. She's BFFs with Katy Perry (again)! 

20. Her legs are insured for $1 million.

21. She was hailed as a Style Icon by the CFDA! 

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22. She's an official tourism ambassador for Barbados.

23. She takes a shot to calm her nerves before a show.

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24. She has more than 20 tattoos!

25. The "S&M" video was banned in over 11 countries. 

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26. The "Rihanna Navy" was named music's most die hard online fan base by Complex Music. 

27. Her birthday February 20 is also Rihanna Day in Barbados! 

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Feel free to send your birthday greetings to Rihanna in the comments section!

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