Record-breaker Rihanna returns to the Odyssey Arena this December! After performing in January with the Pussycat Dolls, the Barbados-born songstress announces today that she will play her first headline show at the venue this winter.
Itâ€™s been an amazing summer for Rihanna. Current smash hit Umbrella has just recently been knocked off the Number 1 spot in the UK charts, after an incredible ten-week residency at the top slot. The song has equalled the record set by Whitney Houston for longest spell at Number 1 by a female artist, (I Will Always Love You in 1992 / 93), and has been dubbed by more than one commentator â€œthe soundtrack to a sodden summerâ€.
â€œ.. her new single is â€œUmbrella,â€ an icily elegant song built around that singularly inelegant wordâ€¦Rihannaâ€™s voice, nimble and cool, is perfectly suited to this sort of thing..â€ â€“ NY TIMES
Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her RIAA platinum second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, â€œS.O.S.â€ and â€œUnfaithful.â€ At the year-end 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 â€œS.O.S.â€ She finished out the year as guest performer on Dick Clarkâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Rockinâ€™ Eve spectacular.
In July 2007, 19-year old Rihanna will be seen in her first ads as a CoverGirl, joining the ranks of Queen Latifah, Molly Sims, Christie Brinkley and Keri Russell. The long list of famous CoverGirl models (which began in 1961) also boasts Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, and Niki Taylor.
Tickets go on sale NEXT FRIDAY 17th AUGUST at 9am from Odyssey Arena box office, Virgin & all usual Ticketmaster outlets.
Credit card bookings & info: 0870 2434455 (Ticketmaster 24hr line) / 028 9073 9074(Odyssey)
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MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER
Â£30.00 (seated) / Â£27.50 (standing)