Rihanna seems to be the hardest working lady in music at the moment – with a sold-out UK tour the singer is set to release her new album 'Talk That Talk' later this month.
Since her assault at the hands of former boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, the singer has come back bigger and bolder than ever.
Love her or hate or – there is certainly no way you can ignore her (and those tiny stage outfits!)
To celebrate the album’s arrival, Gigwise has taken a look back at the star’s impressive rise. Check out our photo collection of Rihanna in action below.
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
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Indie star plays intimate gig in Liverpool
Star will be a mentor on Rihanna's television series