Watch: How Rihanna Became A Global Powerhouse
Chart-topper Rihanna lands in our #3 spot on our list of Hollywood's youngest influencers.
Despite all the headlines Rihanna
has made over the past year due to her alleged rekindled romance with Chris Brown
, business is booming. The singer is so in-demand, in fact, she can rake in a cool $8 million for flipping a switch
, which is why she ranks No. 3 on Celebuzz's Hollywood Power Index
With the launch of a sexy new fragrance, a new $12 million Pacific Palisades estate and a lucrative deal as the face (and body) of Armani Jeans, the “Diamonds” singer reigned supreme in 2012.
In November, the songstress celebrated a historical music milestone by topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for her hit song, “Diamonds” for the 12th time in her career. The impressive feat — aaccomplished in just six years — places RiRi ahead of Mariah Carey as the first female artist to reach 12 number-one hits in the fastest amount of time and ties her with Madonna and The Supremes for the fourth-most number-one singles in Billboard history.
Hollywood Power Index: Spotlight On No. 3 – Rihanna
That same month, the singer released her seventh studio album, Unapologetic,
featuring collaborations with Eminem
and on-and-off flame Brown and
posed for GQ
Men of the Year installment. In a barely-there lingerie shoot Kate Moss,
the singer was featured front and center in the December 2012 issue.
Rihanna Buys $12 Million Pacific Palisades Estate
Why does Rihanna rank so high on our list? Launch the video above to hear our experts weigh in on the controversial singer.
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