BHTA lauds Rihanna

Barbadian superstar  Rihanna has come in for high praise from the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) for consistently identifying with her Bajan roots on the international stage.

Congratulating “RiRi” on her latest achievement as the recipient of the 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, BHTA chairman Roseanne Myers applauded the 28-year-old not only for her impact on the international music industry but for helping to keep Barbados on the map as a beautiful destination.

Rihanna accepts the Michael Jackson Vanguard Video Award the the recently held MTV Video Music Awards.

“It is remarkable what this young, talented Barbadian has achieved internationally over the past ten years. She is the bestselling digital artiste of all times, has sold more than 54 million albums worldwide and has won eight Grammy Awards and 14 Billboard Awards, just to name a few,” Myers said.

“This is nothing short of amazing and the fact that she still continues to acknowledge and pay homage to her little island in the sun, speaks volumes. We could never pay for the kind of publicity she gives to the island and we want to say a big thank you and congrats to this fantastic Barbadian who continues to take the world by storm.”

Rihanna was selected for the MTV Video Music Awards’ highest honour,also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, for her ‘decade-long impact on music, pop culture, film and philanthropy’. Previous recipients of the award include Kanye West (2015), Beyoncé (2014), Justin Timberlake (2013), Britney Spears (2011), Hype Williams (2006), Duran Duran (2003), U2 (2001) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (2000).

4 Responses to BHTA lauds Rihanna

  1. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes September 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Keep it up RI RI

  2. Alex Alleyne September 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Very good for Rihanna and Barbados. Would have been better with Alison Hinds there also.a

  3. waka aka September 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Rihanna is NOT a Barbadian Super star. She is a Barbadian born, Americanized INTERNATIONAL super star. She has NEVER released a song much less an award inning song in Barbados. Most of her fans are aged 6 to 12. The ones over 12 have the Sesame Street Moppets Show mentality. Barbadians should stop taking credits for her success. She did it all in the USA, Yes we are happy to know that she was born in Barbados WITHOUT any professional assistance from any Bajan. But as Sparrow say…” dat is all, daty is all, dat is all”…. I was dining in NY recently and Rihanna came was a part of the discussion and a Bajan, yes a Bajan remarked that she can’t dance, all her dance moves looked like Mother Sally in slow motion. one American asked if her father builds coffins, because her chin is so long and pointed, her face looks like a coffin. Most of the people who likes her really are sucking up to her especially the announcers at VOB. I couldn’t say a ting..

  4. Brewster September 15, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Well done! What an amazing journey and job she has done. Big up to RiRi for keeping it real! Barbados should be very proud of her.


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