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List of awards and nominations received by Rihanna

This is a comprehensive list of awards and nominations won by Rihanna, a Barbadian singer-songwriter. Her first single led her to win three awards, following her winning more awards for both herself and her debut album. Her second album, A Girl Like Me (2006), was much more successful and earned her many more awards and nominations. Good Girl Gone Bad, the third album, was the most successful album of her career. She won Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards, a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 2008 Grammy Awards, and an International Album of the Year award at the Juno Awards. Since beginning her career, Rihanna has received 45 awards from 80 nominations. Her awards is in the Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock, and Rap categories.

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Rihanna has received three awards from three nominations.

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate Black Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. Rihanna has received 2 nominations.

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. The awards are based on sales data by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Rihanna has won 3 awards from 4 nominations.

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Rihanna has received one nomination.

The Grammy Awards are held annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Rihanna has one award from nine nominations, so far.

Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. Winners are currently chosen by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or, depending on the award, a panel of experts. In almost all of the main general categories, such as Album of the Year or Artist of the Year, nominees are determined by sales during the qualifying period; in genre-specific categories, they are determined by panel. Rihanna has received one award from one nomination.

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List of Rihanna awards

This is a comprehensive list of awards and nominations won by Rihanna, a Barbadian singer-songwriter. Her first single led her to win three awards, following her winning more awards for both herself and her debut album. Her second album, A Girl Like Me (2006), was much more successful and earned her many more awards and nominations. Good Girl Gone Bad, the third album, was the most successful album of her career. She won Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards, a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 2008 Grammy Awards, and an International Album of the Year award at the Juno Awards. Since beginning her career, Rihanna has received 45 awards from 80 nominations. Her awards is in the Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock, and Rap categories.

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Rihanna has received three awards from three nominations.

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate Black Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. Rihanna has received 2 nominations.

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. The awards are based on sales data by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Rihanna has won 3 awards from 4 nominations.

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Rihanna has received one nomination.

The Grammy Awards are held annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Rihanna has one award from nine nominations, so far.

Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. Winners are currently chosen by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or, depending on the award, a panel of experts. In almost all of the main general categories, such as Album of the Year or Artist of the Year, nominees are determined by sales during the qualifying period; in genre-specific categories, they are determined by panel. Rihanna has received one award from one nomination.

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Rihanna discography

Rihanna performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in 2008

The discography of Barbadian singer Rihanna consists of three studio albums, one remix album, fourteen singles, twelve music videos and one live DVD. She has featured as a guest artist on four charting singles by other performers, and contributed to nine other songs on other artists' albums. She has also provided one original recording for a film soundtrack, and one original song to promote a range of Clinique products.

Rihanna's music incorporates various styles of musical genres, including R&B, dance-pop, pop rock and the Caribbean music styles of reggae and dancehall. Her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was released on August 22, 2005. It performed well in English speaking countries, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, the United Kingdom Singles Chart, and the Irish Singles Chart. It reached number one in New Zealand and number six in Australia. It was later certified platinum in the US and gold in Australia. Music of the Sun, Rihanna's first album, had distinct Caribbean reggae rhythms and dancehall beats fused with synthesised urban dance-pop. It was released at the end of August 2005 and performed moderately well in charts around the world. In the US, it reached number ten on the Billboard 200, number thirty-five on the UK Albums Chart, number twelve on the Irish Albums Chart, and also appeared on other European charts. Its highest chart position was number seven on the Top Canadian Albums Chart. It was certified gold in the US and UK, and platinum in Canada. The album produced two further singles, "Let Me", which was only released in Japan, and "If It's Lovin' That You Want".

The following year, her second album was released. A Girl like Me, which had a less tropical but greater urban sound, performed better in the charts than Music of the Sun and reached number one in Canada. It was certified platinum in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe and the UK. The album's lead single, SOS, reached number one in the US, Australia and Canada, number two in the UK, and number three in many other European countries. Three other singles were released from A Girl Like Me: "Unfaithful", "We Ride", and "Break It Off". Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna's third album, was released in June 2007. It dropped the dancehall, reggae and ballad styles of her previous albums and featured a more European dance-pop sound. The first single from the album, "Umbrella", featured a rap by Jay-Z and reached number one in more than nine countries. "Shut Up and Drive", "Don't Stop the Music" and "Hate That I Love You", a duet with Ne-Yo, were also released as singles. In 2008, Good Girl Gone Bad was re-released and retitled Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. It featured three new songs, "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", and a rerecorded Maroon 5 song, "If I Never See Your Face Again"—all were released as singles. "Rehab", featuring Justin Timberlake, was the eighth and final single taken from Good Girl Gone Bad. In 2009, Good Girl Gone Bad: The Remixes was released, containing radio-edit remixes of eleven tracks from Good Girl Gone Bad.

These songs do not appear on any official Rihanna releases.

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SOS (Rihanna song)

Rihanna in the "SOS" music video, singing in a hotel garden

The song was primarily written by producer J. R. Rotem and Evan "Kidd" Bogart, son of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart. Label mate Christina Milian was originally asked to record the song for her third album, So Amazin', but the singer turned it down and Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid instead offered "SOS" to Rihanna. Christina commented that the song was too "pop" for an R&B artist and that she wasn't asked to record it, which she confirmed in her official forum.

The song's theme is based around the song's protagonist crying out for help as she becomes besotted with a lover mentioned in the song. Because she is unaccustomed to feeling this way, she believes that she is out of character, and states "'cause you on my mind, it's got me losing it." Remixes were provided by Jason Nevins, who has produced remixes for artists such as Madonna, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and Pink.

This song was used in a 2008 movie "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet".

In the United States, "SOS" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100, Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Dance Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks; the track also hit number two on the Pop 100 Airplay, but could not get past the massive airplay of Sean Paul's single "Temperature". The track was made available as a digital download upon the release of the album and its first week of digital sales prompted a dramatic jump from #34 to #1, one of the biggest jumps to the number one position in Billboard history. The single remained at #1 for three weeks. The reason for the large jump was that "SOS" was kept off of most digital download services until her album was released to stimulate more album sales.

Outside the U.S., "SOS" became Rihanna's first number-one hit in Australia and New Zealand. It stayed at the top for eight consecutive weeks, making it the singer's biggest hit in Australia. The song also reached number two on the UK and German singles charts, number four on the Dutch chart, and number seven in Italy. In Romania the song competed with both "If It's Lovin' That You Want" and "Unfaithful" since the "S.O.S." single was pushed back due to the good performance of "If It's Lovin' That You Want", and when finally released, "Unfaithful" had already start gaining heavy radio airplay. "S.O.S." reached #28 in the Romanian Singles Chart.

The song spawned three music videos; one of them being an Agent Provocateur promotional video which features Rihanna walking into a hotel which turns into a nightclub. Another promotional video was done for Nike, featuring a dance contest in a gym. The official version was shot for music and music-related television stations and premiered on MTV's Total Request Live and MuchMusic's MuchOnDemand on March 23, 2006. The video reached number one on Total Request Live for the first time on April 14, 2006 and stayed on the countdown for twenty days.

In this clip, directed by Chris Applebaum, Rihanna wears a bikini and the video has her telling a guy she's going to call for help due to the desperate feelings caused by their relationship. She also uses a Nokia 3250 cellular phone, and she apparently seems to be listening to "Pon De Replay," and "Tainted Love," the song sampled in "SOS", as Soft Cell's album cover can be seen on the display.

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "SOS". Ironically, in some formats, "Break It Off" was released as the B-side to "SOS," even though it ended up being released as a single on its own later on.

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Source : Wikipedia