This is an archive of the band profile for Rhianna.
Originally from Leeds, singer Rhianna (Kenny) is a modern popstar with a stunning voice who works a future retro chic that is distinctly her own. Cool like Sade lost in Shoreditch, Rhianna name-checks Kate Bush, Nelly Furtado and Patti Smith as inspirations. Importantly, she is a performer of equal skill and imagination, writing or co-writing everything she sings . Songs like the ultra-groovy 'Word Love' and the brashly filmic 'Oh Baby' are going to catapult her to the rare kind of stardom that can balance Smash Hits and Later With Jools Holland at the same time. Rhianna's debut album has a vibrant sound all of its own that she modestly describes as "cool pop". Rhianna is not to be confused with Rihanna..