Diamond Ball 2017

Diamond Ball 2017

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017
New York City
New York City
 

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The Diamond Ball is an annual event and fundraiser held by Rihanna in association with the Clara Lionel Foundation.

The fundraiser aims to to benefit impoverished communities across the globe, with healthcare, and education, among other various programs.

The third Diamond Ball was held in New York City at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017. In a press release, Rihanna stated "New York always offers the perfect backdrop for an amazing event, which is why I am thrilled to have Diamond Ball there. It's a great way to celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation's accomplishments as well as bring awareness to our mission globally." The ball featured appearances from from Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappelle, and—via video link, Barack Obama. In his speech, Obama thanked Rihanna for her philanthropic work, which included the ball itself—an auction including personalized items from Rihanna, JAY-Z, and others.

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Rihanna
 
bornFebruary 20, 1988
Resides inUnited States
 
Beyoncé
 
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Resides inCalifornia
 
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Barack Obama
 
bornAugust 4, 1961
Resides inWhite House

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (/riˈænə/)[2] (February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, during 2003 she recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".

She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music. Its successful lead single "Umbrella" became an international breakthrough in her career, as she won her first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay Z in 2008. After releasing four consecutive platinum studio albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012), she was recognized as a pop icon. Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) and its lead single "Work" reached number-one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).

With sales exceeding 230 million records worldwide,[3] Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a current total of 31 Top 10 Hits on the same chart. She was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard.[4][5][6] Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" later that year.[7]

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The National City Bank Building at 55 Wall Street between William and Hanover Streets in the Financial District of downtown Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1836-41 as the Merchants' Exchange, replacing the previous exchange, which had opened in 1827 and burned down in the Great Fire of New York in 1835. The new building was designed by Isaiah Rogers in the Greek Revival style. The United States Custom House moved into the building in 1862 – with the conversion of the building overseen by William A.

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See La La Shining Bright Like A Diamond In A 'Naked' Dress
  –  September 15, 2017
It's only appropriate, seeing as how she was attending the Diamond Ball, right? La La kept her hair and makeup simple, allowing her dress to make an impression — and it sure did. We only hope to be half as hot as La La when we're 38. Can someone check ...
Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Raises Over $5 Million to Benefit The Clara Lionel Foundation
  –  September 15, 2017
The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), founded by Robyn Rihanna Fenty, held its third annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street. Hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle, the benefit raised over $5 million to support CLF’s global education ...
You can buy the exact dress Beyonce wore to Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
For members of the Beygency, it can be hard to copy Beyoncé's lifestyle. She flies in private planes. She has over 100 million Instagram followers. She has three perfect children. How could it be possible to keep up? Luckily, when Beyoncé appeared at ...
Beyoncé Joins Rihanna for Third Annual Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
It takes a special kind of celebrity to get the glitzy and glam to don black tie the night after New York Fashion Week, head down to Wall Street and agree to part ways with their phones for the evening. But if Rihanna — who herself had one of the busiest ...
Rihanna's Third Annual Diamond Ball Looked Lit AF
  –  September 15, 2017
“The more you drink, the more inspired you’ll be to donate money,” Rihanna told her guests during the event. “And help kids around the world.” The ball revolves around an auction that includes personalized items from Rihanna and other guests.
Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Raises $840K for Charity (Pics)
  –  September 15, 2017
“The more you drink, the more inspired you’ll be to donate money … and help kids around the world,” Rihanna told the crowd, according to Page Six. Co-host Dave Chappelle served as Rihanna’s right-hand man, regaling the guests with jokes and later ...
Beyoncé & JAY-Z Attend Rihanna's Star-Studded Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
New York, NY – From Barack Obama’s video message to a performance from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna’s third annual Diamond Ball was evidently a star-studded fair. Held on Thursday (September 14) at New York City’s Cipriani, the extravagant affair was ...
How Cardi B Got Her Cinderella Red Carpet Moment At Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
On Thursday night, Rihanna held her annual charity benefit dinner, the Diamond Ball, and everyone who's important pulled out all the stops: Rih stunned in a black dress, Beyoncé graced the room with her presence, and Barack Obama sent his love in a video ...
Rihanna Raises Over $5 Million at Diamond Ball 2017!
  –  September 15, 2017
As it turns out, the only person who can outdo Rihanna is…Rihanna. After raising $3 million at her Diamond Ball 2015, the 29-year-old pop icon just one-upped herself with the Diamond Ball 2017, raising over $5 million. “Together, we are funding ...
Cardi B, Lil Kim and More Attend Rihanna’s 2017 Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Rihanna brought her 3rd annual Diamond Ball to New York City this year, and hip-hop’s favorite rappers came out to show their support for the fancy, charitable affair. The event, which is hosted by the superstar’s Clara Lionel Foundation, saw ...
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Leonardo DiCaprio All Crashed Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
During New York Fashion Week, it is all too normal to receive a text message saying, “lol this is running so behind schedule” just moments before a show is about to start. But on the night after fashion week—a night typically reserved for catching up ...
Emily Ratajkowski Debuts New Lob and Fresh Hair Color at Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Emily Ratajkowski is the newest member of the celebrity bobs and lobs club. The style star, 26, debuted her hair transformation at Rihanna‘s third annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball on Thursday in New York City. Wearing a vintage Chanel dress ...
Beyoncé Makes First Red Carpet Appearance Since Twins at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Hey, even Beyoncé and Jay-Z need a date night! The couple made their first major red carpet debut since welcoming their twins in June at Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in New York. Though they have been spotted out and about since the ...
Inside Rihanna’s Diamond Ball, Where Beyoncé and Jay-Z Danced to Calvin Harris and Barack Obama Sent His Regards
  –  September 15, 2017
It was a starry finale to a jam-packed Fashion Week for the multi-tasking Rihanna. For Rihanna, creating the Clara Lionel Foundation five years ago has been one of her greatest accomplishments, and she says that through her grandparents, she has learned to ...
Beyoncé, JAY-Z, & Cardi B Shine Bright at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Rihanna’s humanitarian spirit continues to shine bright like a diamond. The multifaceted superstar held the Clara Lionel Foundation’s third annual Diamond Ball at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday (Sept. 14). Wearing a gorgeous black ...
What It's Like Inside Rihanna's Power Player-Filled Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
On Thursday night, reigning queen of, well, everything Rihanna hosted her third Diamond Ball in downtown New York. A charity gala raising money for her Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports health and education initiatives currently in the Caribbean and ...
Why Rihanna's Diamond Ball Is The Best Event Of The Year
  –  September 15, 2017
With the Emmys set to air on Sunday, the first winds of a rapidly approaching awards season are upon us. Many people are already flocking to L.A. for the award show, considered the biggest night in television. It's on the East Coast, though, where the ...
Must Read: Rihanna and Cardi B Rule the Diamond Ball Red Carpet, The Aftermath of Cindi Leive's Departure
  –  September 15, 2017
Plus, Justin O'Shea and Metallica collaborate on a music merch line for Selfridges. The Italian heritage brand Fiorucci, beloved for its influence over the disco-era, is opening an experience-based retail space in London's Soho area today. The store will ...
Beyoncé Wears $165 Gown to Rihanna's Diamond Ball, Continues Post-Baby Style Streak
  –  September 15, 2017
Beyoncé’s return to the spotlight after welcoming twins Sir and Rumi has been as spectacular as ever. She not only made her post-baby debut in a curve-hugging dress like the superhuman that she is, but she’s also stepped out in some shockingly ...
Beyoncé Makes Latest Appearance at Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Beyonce's back in the spotlight! For the first time since giving birth to her twins, Beyoncé is out attending a celebrity event in New York City.
Beyoncé wears $165 dress to Rihanna's Diamond Ball, hits 'Dear Evan Hansen' afterward
  –  September 15, 2017
Rihanna says she "can't believe" the lineup of her first East Coast Diamond Ball held in New York, which featured Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and more. (Sept. 15) AP Who slay? Beyoncé, yet again. Stepping out with JAY-Z, the Lemonade songstress dazzled ...
All The Most Incredible Looks From Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
On Thursday night in New York City, Rihanna hosted the third (shine bright like a) Diamond Ball, which raises money for charity and is always delightfully star-studded. Not even Rih, the host, who wore a lovely high-low look, brought that much drama to ...
Rihanna’s Diamond Ball: Dave Chappelle Rocks Star-Studded Event With Jay Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio
  –  September 15, 2017
Among the others we spied in the house: Trevor Noah, Jamie Foxx, Future, Lil Kim, Yo Gotti, Emily Ratajkowski, Karlie Kloss, Gayle King, Earvin Johnson, Young Thug, Black Thought, La La Anthony, Petra Nemcova, and not least Cardi B, who wore a wild ...
Rihanna hosts star-studded 3rd Diamond Ball charity auction with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, more celebrities in the house
  –  September 15, 2017
At a Rihanna charity event, she will encourage you to drink heavily — so that you donate generously. The pop star played the role of slick bartender at her third Diamond Ball on Thursday night in Manhattan, encouraging the audience to drink up and donate ...
Beyoncé Makes Her First Official Appearance Since Giving Birth at Rihanna's Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Beyoncé attended Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in New York on Thursday with her husband Jay-Z, making it the singer's first official red carpet event since announcing the birth of her twins Rumi and Sir. Beyoncé looked gorgeous in a long ...
Beyonce Flashes Lots of Cleavage in Glam Ensemble, Poses With Rihanna and Jay-Z at Diamond Ball: Pics!
  –  September 15, 2017
After the show it’s Angelina Jolie’s after party look! The 42-year-old director attended the of her film First They Killed My Father on Thursday night. After the screening, Jolie was flanked by her sons Maddox, 16, who served as an executive producer ...
EXCLUSIVE: Rihanna Reflects on 10 Year Anniversary of 'Umbrella' at 3rd Annual Diamond Ball
  –  September 15, 2017
Rihanna's iconic single "Umbrella" turned 10 this year and the Barbadian super star still remembers what it was like to see her hit skyrocket. The singer spoke with ET's Keltie Knight at her 3rd Annual Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation ...
Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform 'LOYALTY' at Rihanna's 2017 Diamond Ball
  –  September 14, 2017
On Thursday night (Sept. 14), some of hip-hop's biggest names attended Rihanna's 2017 Diamond Ball black-tie event to benefit her CIara Lionel Foundation. As JAY-Z, Beyoncè, and of course, Rihanna, were spotted having a ball, Kendrick Lamar made sure to ...

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