Rihanna Makes History, Becomes New Face of Dior

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Rihanna is the new face of Christian Dior, becoming the first black woman to be the face of the fashion house. The pop singer will be a part of Dior’s Secret Garden campaign. Rihanna will follow in the footsteps of other celebrities who have represented Dior including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Marion Cotillard.

The pop singer is continuing to build her fashion resume, which also includes a new partnership with Puma. Rihanna was named the Creative Director and chief consultant for Puma’s womenswear line, for which she will be working on their fitness and training apparel and shoes. “Signing Rihanna is a fantastic step for Puma. Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition…all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand,” Puma’s chief officer Bjorn Gulden stated. He added,”With a strong portfolio in football, running, and motorsport, finding an inspiring partner for women’s training was very important. Rihanna was a natural choice for us.”

Rihanna‘s fashion opportunities has not slowed down her music career. The pop singer has the Number 1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with her “FourFiveSeconds” (along with Kanye West and Paul McCartney). “FourFiveSeconds” is currently sitting at Number 5 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart as well. The hit single will be featured on her upcoming album, which is expected to be released some time this year. The project will be executive produced by Kanye West.

Rihanna’s “Towards the Sun” is also at the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, after is sold 24,000 digital downloads. Along with “Towards the Sun,” Rihanna recently debuted her single “American Oxygen,” which has been named the theme song for college basketball’s March Madness tournament. March Madness launches on March 17th, but the advertisements for the tournament, featuring “American Oxygen,” are already airing on television networks.

The pop goddess has also dominated the world of music streaming, and she was named Spotify’s top streamed female artist globally. This is the third time Rihanna has been honored with the music streaming award. Katy Perry was the second most streamed female artist globally, and Beyonce finished in third place. On the contrary, Beyonce was ranked Number 1 on Spotify’s all-time most streamed female artist worldwide.

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