Coming from Barbados straight to the Main Stage of Sziget Festival 2016 – please welcome Rihanna, one of the biggest and most influential pop icons of our days. According to the latest announcement by Sziget Festival, the singer will headline the event’s Day 0 (August 11th), playing on the Main Stage
Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty to a retired accountant by an alcoholic, crack-addicted father, her childhood was interesting, to say the least. She started singing at the age of seven but didn’t think of a musical career until she was discovered by Shontelle, her drill sergeant in a sub-military training program, much later.
Since her debut on the musical scene the singer has released eight studio albums tried her luck in seven feature films, and took a short stride into the world of television, too. She was the only artist to produce Hot 100 singles from seven consecutive albums, and to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts fourteen times.
Rihanna is just 28 years old but has an amazing musical career behind her already. She sold 54 million LPs and 210 million singles, she won eight Grammy awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She has over 10 million followers on either social media outlet you can name, and her tunes were played on YouTube over 8 billion times. And this year’s Sziget Festival will be
her only one of her handful of festival gigs in Europe.
Anti – Rihanna’s latest album
Rihanna has released her latest album, Anti, at the beginning of this year. Since then she was touring North America continuously – and her tour will continue in Europe this summer. For the album the singer has collaborated with producers like Jeff Bhasker, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy, Brian Kennedy, Timbaland and No I.D., to “achieve the sound she desired”. With this new album, the singer has moved away from the dance and club music genre adopted lately, back to pop and R&B.
Tickets are available in limited supply
Sziget has made 25,000 one-day tickets available for Day 0. The 7-day passes are valid on this day, too.