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Picture perfect

A stunning new visual autobiography from Rihanna shows the musical icon like you’ve never seen her before.

F ans of Rihanna are getting hot under the collar following the release of her new visual autobiography which features over 1,000 photos documenting the life of the music icon.

The book called Rihanna, is an incredible visual narrative from the nine-time Grammy Award–winning recording artist, songwriter, actress, designer, philanthropist and entrepreneur and is packed with never-seen-before shots charting her rise to global dominance.

From her childhood in Barbados to her worldwide tours, from quintessential fashion moments to private time with friends and family, it takes an exclusive, inside look into her world and features intimate photographs of her life through the ages.

As you’d expect from a Rihanna production, the 504-page book is impeccably produced, with 11 special inserts, a removable poster, seven gatefolds plus a cover which features a wrap-around cloth binding and presented in a printed black carrying case.

So it’s no surprise to discover the book which was exclusively launched at Harvey Nichols, prior to its general sale in October, has a price tag of £120.

Rihanna, 31, who has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide, making her the top-selling digital artist of all time, said at the launch of her book: “I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I believe that,”.

Tucked away in a gatefold are moments from the singer’s childhood, which includes mementos such as a Barbie cassette tape and family portraits.

Also included are school report cards foretelling her career as a Grammy winning artist, with one teacher praising her music and movement skills as “well-coordinated” with the additional comment, “Enjoys rhythms and singing.”

The Rihanna book, published by Phaidon,
is available priced £120

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