From Stan Wars
Rihanna was born in Barbados.
A typical Rihanna stan.
Rihanna's fans are known as the Navy. In is unclear how they got the name, but there are two popular theories:
1. Navy -----> Naval Fleet -----> Fleet 2. The fact that Rihanna swam to America from Barbados.
Rihanna Stan Strengths
The Navy excels in any task that can be done on a mobile device and costs no more $1.29 including, but not limited to, trending topics, retweets, singles, Vevo views and Facebook likes. Both Rihanna and The Navy have built a great sense of pride on exerting very little effort.
Rihanna Stan Weaknesses
Rihanna's middling success on the albums charts and her spotty tour receipts have lead to the Navy being criticized for being more of a theoretical fan base than a group with any type of useful purpose outside of the Internet. Some may argue that the Catch-22 of marketing an artist like Rihanna is that anyone who finds her entertaining wouldn't have $10 to spare, but it is more than a little classist to make fun of the Navy for not having any money and if we examine the finances of the average Rihanna stan you will see where the problem lies. Once their BreedItRaw checks come in the mail, and State and Federal taxes are deducted, then they must pay bus fare to get to the public library to use the computers to watch Rihanna's VEVO channel and make trending topics like "Rihanna is a Legind". Once you subtract money used for food, Rainbow clothing and antibiotics there simply isn't enough money left for a $10 album, a $10 movie ticket or a $3 concert ticket.
Biggest Misconception About Rihanna Stans
The biggest misconception about Rihanna stans is that they are vapid, basic, illiterate, embarrassing stereotypes who are only interested in fashion, sex and partying. This is untrue.
They're also interested in hair.
Why Her Stans Love Her
When you fantasize about being a rich and glamorous superstar you don't fantasize about spending hours in a rehearsal studio or a vocal coach's office; you dream about all of the money, power, clothes and random celebrity cock that come along with being rich and glamorous. In an era of reality TV and YouTube channels it has become 100% acceptable to stan for people with no other discernible talent other than being ratchet, so it's slightly hypocritical to criticize Rihanna for being a tone-deaf, rhythmless, unsanitary record label puppet and then turn around and stan for one of the Real Housewives of Baltimore County. This is the era of fame by any means necessary; fuck talent, respect and longevity. At least Rihanna puts her mediocrity over a catchy beat.
- Rihanna has 11 #1 Singles, the youngest person in the history of the Hot 100 to achieve that feat.
- Her collaborations with Kanye and Jay-Z have won multiple Grammys. Her solo work has won one Grammy.
- Has more likes on Facebook than any other
artist entertainermusic-related person.
- Has over 20 million followers on Twitter.
- Has more friends on BlackPlanet than any other female.
- Has more friends on Oovoo than any other female.
- Has more friends on MyVidster than any other female.
- In 2011, Pollstar estimated that the Australian leg of the Last Girl on Earth Tour and the Loud tour grossed a combined total of $90 million, placing Rihanna a #7 on the Top 50 Highest Grossing Worldwide touring artists of 2011. She became the first female artist to make the list with two separate tours in the same calendar year since Britney Spears in 2000. After 6 years, 5 albums, 4 tours and numerous hit singles, it was her first time making the list.
- Rihanna is the first and only digital-era female artist to have a Hot 100 single at peak at #1 for at least 10 weeks without that single being on a #1 album. (or a #2 album, for that matter.)
- Her 6 albums have sold a combined total of 8 million copies in the United States and 25 million worldwide.
- Ranks in the Top 10 of the most successful singles artists in the UK.
- Has more Top 10 singles in Zimbabwe than any other female artist.
- Has more Top 20 singles in Uzbekistan than another female artist.
- Has more Top 10 Singles in Cambodia than any other solo female artist. (Only Xscape, Shaggy and S Club 7 have more.)
- Has sold more digital singles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo than any other solo female artist.
Rihanna has had a very eventful career, but these are the moments that had the greatest impact on the general public:
Most Memorable Performances
Rihanna has performed on stages around the world, but these are the Rihanna performances that had everyone talking the next day:
What Rihanna Stans Think She Does On Stage
What Rihanna Haters Think She Does On Stage
What Rihanna Actually Does On Stage