A multi-hyphenate if ever we saw one, it appears that Rihanna can do no wrong. She has a slew of Grammy awards to her name, has launched one of the most successful beauty brands, like ever, oh and we can't forget the fact that she's the richest female musician on Earth.
Now, the 31-year-old has posed nude on Instagram - covered just by a gigantic book - to promote her upcoming visual autobiography. The 16-inch, 15-pound book which she clutches to her chest in the very aesthetic setting of a pink rose garden, is a 504-page photographic homage to the pop star, and is on sale now.
Personally, I think it's safe to say that Rihanna marked the occasion in the best possible way, and her fans seem to agree as the post has already garnered over a million likes.Watch Rihanna smoke in a bikini...
The coffee table book, RIHANNA, is published by Phaidon in three special editions, This Shit Is Heavy, Drippy + The Brain, and Stoner - they were reportedly named per their exclusivity and the material that binds them. The imagery includes childhood pictures of the Barbadian singer, as well as tour-diary snippets and holiday snaps.
RIHANNA will also feature some of her iconic Met Gala costumes, an inside look at the infamous moment when RiRi walked out of a restaurant holding a glass of wine, and more insights into her personal life.
In related news, Rihanna was recently crowned the richest female musician. According to a profile published in Forbes, the singer's estimated fortune is around $600, which puts her ahead of fellow superstars including Madonna ($570 million), Celine Dion ($450 million), and Beyoncé ($400 million).
The publication detailed that it was not her music sales or concert proceeds which are responsible for her fortune, rather it's her move into entrepreneurship. Her partnership with French luxury conglomerate, LVMH, on Fenty Beauty - which launched in September of 2017 at Sephora - was a runaway success, with the brand purportedly making $100 million in sales in its first few weeks.
The brand proved to be revolutionary when it came to championing inclusivity in the beauty industry, with it providing POC with the most diverse range of skin shades ever seen in a commercial venture. "It challenged the standard convention that you only needed a very defined set of shades to satisfy a market," Jefferies research analyst, Stephanie Wissink, said at the time. "Not only did [the range] achieve meaningful sales, but it potentially changed the industry permanently.”