Barbadian singing sensation Rihanna has won her eighth Grammy award for her album “Unapologetic” .
The announcement was made during the pre-telecast of this year’s 56th staging of the awards show.
Rihanna did not attend but she tweeted “thank you” after it was revealed that she had won in the category Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Unapologetic”.
The popular performer was also nominated in the Best Pop Duo /Group Performance category for “Stay” but she did not take home the coveted award for her collaboration with Mikky Ekko.
In 2008, she won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Umbrella; in 2010, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for Run This Town; 2011 Best Dance Recording for Only Girl; in 2012 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for All Of The Lights and in 2013 Best Short Form Music Video for We Found Love.
Here she is at the pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons, honouring Lucian Grainge, in Beverly Hills at the weekend.