The luscious pop star has actually gone on record for saying that her inspiration for her music style is Madonna.
While critics have drawn comparisons for Rihanna’s fashion style and music videos to other artists’ (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is one of them) none can deny how beautifully Madonna’s addictive pop rhythms have created the underlying basis for Rihanna’s iconic sounds.
Rihanna’s ability to blend popular trends (E.g. Fashion, music, videos, etc) into her own have awarded her numerous awards over the years. As listed by Wikipedia, she has a staggeringly impressive lineup of accomplishments.
“Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.” – Wikipedia