Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Rihanna
Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes. With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top-ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, and the NAACP’s President’s Award. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2018. Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014. As of 2021, she is the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. Aside from music, Rihanna is known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, entrepreneurial ventures, and the fashion industry.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.
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Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Rihanna
[2:40] Tip #1
“At the beginning of my career. I remember when the replay started doing really well. And he came up to me at a showcase and he said, You must be a really great person because great things keep happening for you. Don’t ever change who you are, always remain humbled the same, and it kind of rings in my air every day. I hear that. And it’s stuck with me and I have a lot to be grateful for. I built a brand. The brand is Rihanna. And there are a lot of things that come with that. It’s a lot of work that went into this brand. And that’s why they built an empire because it was from the ground up. You know, we started from scratch and everything we did thus far has had a lot of influence on me. I’m a musician. I’m a very creative person. I love music. I love fashion. I’m very edgy. I’m always a little to the left. Never safe. Because it’s just not me it’s never gone yet. Um, and everything I do reflects that. Whether it be what I wear in an interview or a photoshoot nothing is safe, because that’s just not Rihanna.”
[4:15] Tip #2
“The downside is there’s no private life. There’s no privacy. You can’t imagine what that kid has to feel like like, there’s nothing you you can do. Like you can’t step out of your hotel room. Without the paparazzi being parked out there. They’re parked outside of your house. There’s no moment of okay, no, I’m finished work. I can close the door. No, there’s none of that. And that’s, that’s a downside. Some big downside. But also, if that’s what I have to deal with, to do what I love, I’ll take it because the upside is I get to do what I love. And I get to travel to all these amazing countries and cities and see, meet amazing people and just reach out to my friends. hands all over the world. There’s I can deal with the Pepsi.”
[5:42] Tip #3
“I think a lot of people think went that them doing what they want, means doing what everybody else doesn’t want. And it’s not that doing what you want means moving forward with the way you feel and living your truth. And a lot of the times you’ll find common ground with people and sometimes there are a lot of people you won’t find that agree with you but it has to be your your truth because that’s the only way really.”
[6:47] Tip #4
“Wow. It’s definitely the ultimate dream for me because I always dreamt of doing it. So yeah, it could be the ultimate dream. But know that there was a lot of hard work that people don’t see a lot of toil, toil in at night, you know, a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of traveling. And some stuff you don’t want to do, but you just do it for the love of it. So if you want to do it for fame or money, forget it. Stop now. But if you want to do it for the love of it, keep keep on going.”
[7:44] Tip #5
“The show has evolved so much since the first one in 2018. We started off our show in like an old armory, and it was really hot and sweaty. And we really only had limited resources to work with. But we made the best of it. And people really enjoyed just seeing a bit of inclusivity. And when we realize how much people appreciated something that we just sincerely wanted to do, we didn’t know that we would have the response that we did. And so we took that. And we said, this is going to be the core of what our brand stands for. Because we we do it already. We love it, we appreciate it. And to see people confirm and validate it, we didn’t want to deny their access to our brand. And from now on we just kept, we’re just gonna keep expanding on the level of inclusivity. And every show has expanded on that. Ever since in this time isn’t going to be nothing different.”
[9:14] Tip #6
“It’s really important for me to expand, to build to evolve, to do things bigger, better. Try new aspects of creativity. Very important for me, I get bored really quickly. So if I’ve done it, I’m already bored of it while I’m doing it. That’s something I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. But I’m always like, what’s next? What’s next? I want something better. I want something different. How do we It doesn’t necessarily have to be bigger, but maybe it’s deeper. Maybe we’ll just go deeper and explore things that aren’t being discussed.”
[10:28] Tip #7
“It’s scary. I do think about it all the time. As am I make it a point to think about it. Because I I get scared when you know, the pedestal comes into play. And people put you up there and they keep wanting to put you up there. I’m like, now I want to be on the ground. I want to feel my feet on the ground, because I know it’s not gonna be a fall at all. If anything, right. I don’t want to be on this thing. I don’t want to be this. I can’t I want to remember who I am. I want and I always compass that with where I came from. I think that is what makes it worth it. That’s what I want. That’s what I work for. I want I want to be able to share my inspiration. I want to be able to be inspiration and and I want to be inspired by even my fans, the people who look up to me, I look up to them. And it’s mutual respect that I have because I wouldn’t be here without them.”
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