The government of Barbados has given Rihanna a new ambassadorial role. Rihanna is going to be able to use this new role to promote investments, tourism as well as education in Barbados.
She was named 'Ambassador Extraordinary And Plenipotentiary' on the 19th of September, and she said that she was very proud to receive this new role. She also stated that she was very excited for all of the new responsibilities that she was going to have, and that everyone in the country was going to have to contribute to the country's newest efforts.
Thus far, the 30-year-old has only had her own accomplishments in the music industry, which include being the youngest solo artist that's had fourteen no.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She has also sold over 54 million albums and 210 million tracks all over the world. Rihanna is also a Grammy award winner, and eight times at that, and she also has 25 Billboard Music Awards.
And as for her new ambassadorial role, the Prime Minister of Barbados said that Rihanna has always shown her love of her native country, and she has demonstrated it with her philanthropy, specifically within the areas of education as well as health. The singer previously already had an ambassadorial role, where she was the cultural ambassador for Barbados, but now her responsibilities are going to expand, which also reflects on her overall global influence within a lot more areas.
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Last week, the singer also wrote an article for The Guardian, where she said that she received a very lackluster education in Barbados and that she was still learning, both through formal education, and the many lessons she received just by being a big part of the music world. So in order to help the worldwide education efforts, she also launched her own foundation called the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents. which helps fund various programs that eradicated children's barriers to a good education, by offering financial support to both kids and their communities.