29 Times Rihanna Slayed | EGO

Today marks the momentous occasion that is Rihanna’s birthday. Although we can’t quite believe she’s 29 - WHERE has the time gone - there’s no better time to celebrate all things RiRi. Ri’s had one hell of a journey from her unassuming entrance to the pop circuit way back in 2005 with the innocence of "Pon De Replay", "We Ride" and "S.O.S", through to her reinvention and subsequent certification as international sex symbol ,with the release of Good Girl Gone Bad. In the decade since that date Rihanna has sold over 200 million records, won 8 Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and 2 Brit Awards, releasing 8 albums and dominating the charts worldwide.

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Ri may be a one-woman hit factory, churning out number one singles on a seemingly weekly basis, but her status as a style icon is just as famed, frequently reinventing her image and experimenting to push the boundaries of fashion. From her constantly evolving hairstyles and statement pieces, her unique style never fails in our eyes and in 2014 she was awarded the "Fashion Icon" lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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To honour her 29th birthday we’re celebrating with 29 times our girl has slayed over the years - and trust me, narrowing it down to 29 is a task in itself. We’ve also got the perfect Rihanna party playlist, so grab your biggest fur coat and a killa’ pair of heels, and make a toast to Rih. Happy bday queen <3

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1. Shooting for Harper's Bizarre, Marking the 40th Anniversary Of Jaws

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Harper's Bizarre March 2015 Cover Rihanna

Harper's Bizarre, March 2015

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2. Dreads Of Our Dreams

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Rihanna, Dreads NYC 2016

Pictured in NYC, 2016

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3. With Fellow Queen Bey At The Yeezy Supply AW15 Show 

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Beyonce Rihanna NYFW AW15 Yeezy Supply

Yeezy Supply show AW15, New York Fashion Week

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4. Lady In Red For Dior AW15 

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Rihanna Red Dior AW15 Paris Fashion Week

Dior AW15 show, Paris Fashion Week

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5. Stealing The Show At The Met Gala, 2015, In A Chinese Couture Gown By Guo Pei

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Rihanna Met Gala 2015 Guo Pei

Met Gala 2015

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6. Carnival Queen

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Barbados Carnival 2015 Rihanna

Barbados Carnival, 2015

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7. Cover Girl For V

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Feature for V Magazine 2015 Rihanna

V Magazine, 2015

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8. Paying Homage to The Ultimate Girl Boss Of Yesteryear - Amelia Earhart

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 Rihanna Harper's Bizarre March 2017 Amelia Earhart

Harper's Bizarre, March 2017

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9. Looking Fresh AF Shooting For i-D Magazine

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i-D magazine rihanna anti

i-D Magazine, 2015

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10. Killing It In The First Of FOUR Performances at the 2016 VMA Awards

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VMA's 2016 Rihanna

VMA Awards, 2016

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11. When Only A $9000 Crown Will Do

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Rihanna Instagram Dolce & Gabbana Crown Jewelled Headphones

Pictured on her Instagram in a pair of $9000 Dolce & Gabbana headphones (which subsequently sold out within 24 hours of her posting)

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12. Shining Bright Like A Diamond (soz we had to) At The 2014 CFDA Awards

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Rihanna CFDA Awards 2014 Swarovski Crystal Dress

CFDA Awards, 2014

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13. Vogue Vibes

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Vogue Brazil May 2014 Rihanna

Vogue Brazil, 2014

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14. Rasta Feels On The Set For Ocean's Eight

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Ocean's Eight Rihanna

On the Ocean's Eight set, 2016

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15. In Gold Alexandre Vauthier At The 2016 VMA's, Collecting Her Vanguard Award From Drake (they should be together </3)

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VMA Awards 2016 Rihanna Drake 

VMA Awards, 2016

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16. Flawless For The New York Times Style Magazine, 2015 

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The New York Times Style Magazine, 2015 Rihanna

New York Times Style Magazine, October 2015

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17. Island Babein' At The Kadooment Day Carnival In Barbados

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Kadooment Festival Barbados 2013 

Barbados, 2013

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18. She Don't Need No Wings To Hold Her Own Next To The VS Angels

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Rihanna 2012 Victoria's Secret Show 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 2012

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19. Unveiling Her New "Fenty X Puma" Collection At Paris Fashion Week, 2016

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Fenty X Puma Pink Rihanna Paris Fashion Week, September 2016

Fenty X Puma September 2016 show, Paris Fashion Week

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20. Slaying All Day On Copacabana Beach 

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Rihanna Copacabana Beach Brazil

21. Channelling Oriental For Harper's Bizarre, 2015

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Harper's Bizarre China April 2015

Harper's Bizarre China, April 2015

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22. Ultimate Girl Squad Goals

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Rihanna Naomi Campbell Iman Balmain W Magazine Septmber 2014

With Naomi Campbell & Iman for W Magazine, Spetember 2014

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23. Looking Fire For British Vogue, 2016

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British Vogue April 2016 Manolo Blahnik

Modelling her collection with Manolo Blahnik for British Vogue, April 2016

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24. Pink And Fabulous

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Rihanna Visiting Good Morning America 2015

On Good Morning America, 2015

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25. Girl Power At The January Women's March (rih we want that jumper framed)

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Rihanna Women's March

Women's March, 2017

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26.  Straight Up Stunting In Giambattista Valli at the 2015 Grammy Awards

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Grammy's 2017 Rihanna Giambattista Valli

Grammy Awards, 2015

27. Off Duty Outfit Goals

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NYC Rihanna OOTD

Pictured in NYC, 2016

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28. Head To Toe Balmain Resort

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Balmain Resort 17 Blue London

Pictured in London, 2016

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29. Out At 1OAK In NYC And Looking Oh So Amaze

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1OAK NYC Rihanna

Pictured in London, 2016

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Check out our Rihanna party playlist for 29 tracks (you guessed it) that will have you partying as hard as Riri undoubtedly will be. No slow jamz allowed.

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