Black music artists who inspire us | Rihanna - Live at Made in America

By: Eric C.Fri, 02/04/2022

Qello Concerts’ Black History Month collection spans decades, genres, and generations, from jazz legends, to reggae pioneers, to the best of today’s chart topping megastars, like Rihanna, whose Live at Made in America concert was filmed in 2016 in Philadelphia (one of the most important hubs of Black music in America), as part of her Anti World tour.

Headlining day one of the festival, RiRi owned the stage, working the crowd into a frenzy with hits like “We Found Love,” “Umbrella,” and “Diamonds.” The Barbadian star, who has won multiple Grammys, launched uber successful makeup and lingerie lines, and sits atop her very own fashion empire, was an actual army cadet in a sub-military program in Barbados before her big break in the music business.

Since then, though, she’s gone on to have a major impact on afro culture the world over, becoming one of the most celebrated artists of her generation, and the world’s richest female musician. Her influence has gone beyond music as well - Rihanna's makeup line offers over 40 different shades of foundation (providing many more options to people of all shades and tones to look their best), and she became a billionaire doing it!

Rihanna recently announced her pregnancy to the world, and fans everywhere cannot wait to meet her mini-me.

You can catch Rihanna’s Live at Made in America here.

Discover our Black History Month series here!