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Rihanna backstage with the award for Video Of The Year at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Sunday in Las Vegas. (AP Picture.)

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Rihanna with the award for Best Rap Collaboration for Umbrella at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Picture.)

Grammy-award winner Rihanna came home to a hero's welcome. The singing sensation was met by Prime Minister David Thompson

February 21, 2008

Grammy-award winner Rihanna came home to a hero's welcome. The singing sensation was met by Prime Minister David Thompson, Government ministers and relatives when she stepped off a British Airways flight around 3:50 p.m. There were hundreds of umbrellas in the arrival area, a tribute to her chart-topping song "Umbrella", as Barbadians converged en masse to celebrate the multiple award winner.

After the official welcome, Rihanna was the guest of honour at a cultural presentation featuring performances from Dancin'' Africa, Charles F. Broome Primary and Combermere School. (YB) AN AWESTRUCK RIHANNA (inset) taking in the huge outpouring of adoration by fans at Grantley Adams International Airport. Compliments of the Nation News

Rihanna 2007

November 20, 2007 by Ricky Jordan

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THE SHINING SUPERSTAR that is Robyn Rihanna Fenty got even brighter Sunday night when she copped her biggest award at the prestigious American Music Awards (AMAs) show in Los Angeles.

Rihanna and Ne-Yo performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday.

The 19-year-old Bajan sensation took the award of Favourite Female Artist, Soul/R & amp;B, beating out more experienced and renowned nominees including pop divas, Beyonc & eacute; and Fantasia, and adding this to a string of 2007 achievements that included two MTV awards, World Music Awards, dominance of the Billboard Top 100, and a ten-week run atop the British charts. < Read more >

RIHANNA SPARKLES AT MUSIC AWARDS. Rihanna, in a dramatic Zac Posen gown, performed a classical rendition of her smash hit Umbrella with string accompaniment and a Hate That I Love You duet with Ne-Yo at the 2007 American Music Awards on Sunday. Rihanna was named the favourite female Soul/R & B star, beating out BeyoncŽ and Fantasia. For the first time in show history, winners were chosen by public votes cast online. Above, Rihanna minutes after she accepted her award.

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RIHANNA'S BACK!

Barbados' brightest star is back home, armed with her umbrella . . . ella, ella, eh, eh!

The 19-year-old Def Jam recording artist, who copped two MTV awards last month and is a nominee at next month's American Music Awards, flew in Wednesday night, fresh from a concert in Montreal, and was joined by her mum Monica and met by best friend Leandre at the airport. Rihanna spent yesterday afternoon liming with other teenaged pals in Bridgetown, before joining other relatives for dinner on the West Coast. (RJ)

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Date January 07, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News

The Barbados Music Awards (BMAs) was hosted for the second year by Timeless Barbados Inc., the two-man team sought to reward Barbadian talent in the entertainment industry.
And with several record producers from the United States and other record executives in attendance, many artistes called the five-hour show a great success and "an excellent opportunity".
"I am a living testimony of what this show can do for you," said Dwayne Husbands who performed at the inaugural BMA and since then got the opportunity to create a duet with Rihanna. < Read more >

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Date January 07, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News

The Barbados Music Awards (BMAs) was hosted for the second year by Timeless Barbados Inc., the two-man team sought to reward Barbadian talent in the entertainment industry.
And with several record producers from the United States and other record executives in attendance, many artistes called the five-hour show a great success and "an excellent opportunity".
"I am a living testimony of what this show can do for you," said Dwayne Husbands who performed at the inaugural BMA and since then got the opportunity to create a duet with Rihanna. < Read more >

An energetic dancer getting down to the music of the tuk band at the Oistins Fish Festival.
An energetic dancer getting down to the music of the tuk band at the Oistins Fish Festival


BARBADOS - music & entertainment 2006

Barbados entertainment has something for everyone. From the Barbados Jazz Festival in January to the many Old Years Night celebrations in December, every month has several exciting events.
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Famous visitors come for Awards Shows and to perform at reggae shows


 

There are Regattas and Fish Festivals, Racetrack and Rally racing events


Barbados Fashion Week is fast becoming a fixture on the fashion calendar and the Bridgetown Film Festival is an annual event


Cool Jazz under the stars is a monthly mix of great ambience and musical expertise that explores the choices contained within the jazz genre

 
The world tunes in to the Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup. Other major sporting events upcoming include The Golf World Cup and the Cricket World Cup 2007.



 

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Barbados tunes in to Third World at the 2006 Reggae on the Hill concert

Polo is popular and Barbados has several excellent new polo fields including the luxury Lion Castle development where the 2006 Battle of the Sexes was vigorously contested

Apart from special events the Barbados music scene offers regular live performances of reggae, dub, soca, jazz and alternative music at venues mainly on the south coast.
Classical and cultural performances by both local theater groups and visiting players, regularly delight audiences and there are several annual theatre productions.

 

If your ideal entertainment is a top class restaurant there are many excellent Barbados restaurants to choose from

 

The local “Rum Shops” welcome visitors and many are known for good food and good conversation!

Ocean entertainment includes party cruises both large and small
For those whose idea of entertainment is total relaxation… Barbados offers that at well


Entertainment Archive

GetBak has added a dimension to Barbados music with great renditions of the top tunes of the seventies, eighties and nineties. This retro group combined top local musical talent with the considerable vocal talents of Alex Santoriello, ex Broadway lead performer.

John King and The Plantation Band, perform on 'Boogie night' at The Plantation Garden Theatre.

On internet radio, which is growing in global popularity, Webb Internet Radio hosted by renowned DJ Ken Webb, launched its and dynamic 'Caribbean Kiss' program out of York. Ken Webb is seen here interviewing Steel Tempo, a steel pan group from Manchester.


In the summer the focus is on the Crop Over Carnival and Caribzones was proud to be associated with the vibrant Baje International Band 'Animaniaks' in 2003


Popular local calypsonian Adonijah performed at the Crop Over 2003 opening gala. The full moon rising to the side of the stage during his song, created a magical Caribbean moment

 
 
 
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