The potent cultural influence Rihanna has managed to sustain since her debut in entertainment is one matched by very few. Earlier this year, the starlet was named Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year" thanks to her charitable and philanthropic work with the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program. She was honored at the 69th Annual Parsons School of Design Benefit for her feats in fashion, having garnered continuous accolades for her work on Fenty PUMA. Additionally, the Bad Gyal launched Fenty Beauty, a $10 million cosmetic company under LVMH's Kendo Brands, earning considerable praise for its diverse range of skin colors.
On the music front, the Barbadian singer’s collaborated summer hit with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts,” reached platinum status and peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it her 31st top 10 song. Rihanna also joined Kendrick Lamar on the third single, “LOYALTY.,” from the rapper’s #1 album, DAMN.