She is one of the highest paid performers in the world today, so there’s no doubt Rihanna knows how to turn a passion into a paycheck. Of course it takes that level of talent, but the pop star says there’s more to being successful than just having skill. Her top tip for anyone starting out is to dream big!
“I always had a big dream and it’s only now I look back in hindsight that it was a really, really, really big dream for a little girl from a really small island (Barbados). I wanted to sing and I wanted to sing like the big ones: Mariah (Carey), Celine (Dion), Whitney (Houston), Destiny’s Child. These were women from all spectrums of the globe who made music that could be heard all over the world and I wanted to do that too. This was so far from the reality of my life that it was hardly even possible, but back then it didn’t seem strange at all. I really believed it could happen.”
Believing in her dream, visualising it and working tirelessly towards achieving it has helped Rihanna attain superstardom. And tasting success hasn’t killed her appetite for it. The 28-year-old singer works just as hard today as she did when she was starting out. “I don’t think you’re ever at the top. If you ever feel you’re at the top, there’s only one way to go and that’s down,” says the ‘Work’ singer, as her star continues to rise.
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