Friday, April 20, 2007

Rihanna's "Umbrella" Video Captures

Def Jam Platinum recording artist Rihanna is back with a new single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z from her forthcoming album "Good Girl Gone Bad," due in stores June 5.

Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, “S.O.S.” and “Unfaithful.” At the 2006 Billboard Music Awards on December 4th, she took away four top honors, including Female Artist of the Year, Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year, Female Pop 100 Artist of the Year, and Hot Dance Airplay Song of the Year for “S.O.S.” She finished out the year as guest performer on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve spectacular.

A Girl Like Me was the follow-up to Music Of the Sun, Rihanna’s debut album of 2005, featuring her #1 Dance hit “Pon De Replay,” a traffic-stopper in the U.S. and Europe that was certified a triple-platinum digital download by the RIAA. With its infectious taste of “Tainted Love” (the Soft Cell classic), “S.O.S.” became Rihanna’s second world wide phenomenon – hitting #1 in the U.S. and Canada, the Japanese International chart, the Australian singles chart, and European airplay chart.

Personally signed by Def Jam president and CEO Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Rihanna is a unique role model for West Indians back home and around the world. She created Believe, a public charity organization dedicated to assisting terminally ill children worldwide. Its mission is to assist and inspire children who suffer from life-threatening diseases including cancer, leukemia and AIDS. Believe raises funds and awareness for medical research, as well as for individual and institutional medical needs. The vision of Believe is to achieve what Rihanna has always strived for in her remarkable music career - “to inspire with hope, courage and love.”

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