By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 13, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:
Rihanna Is Lone Caribbean Woman To Make The Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List Of 2019
Barbados-born star Rihanna has made history again, not just debuting on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list for 2019, ahead of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, but becoming the only Caribbean woman this year to make the list.
The 31-year-old singer entered the list for the first time at No. 61. Beyoncé is at No. 66 and Swift comes in at No. 71.
The women on the publication’s ranking represent women in six categories: business, technology, finance, media & entertainment, politics & policy, and philanthropy.
Germany’s Angela Merkel topped the list.
Rihanna Docu. Worth $25 Million?
The news comes as Amazon reportedly paid out a whopping for worldwide rights to a Peter Berg-directed doc about Rihanna. The untitled film is dubbed an unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world’s most well-known pop artists.
With unparalleled access into the singer’s life and more than 1,200 hours of footage, the doc offers private insights into Rihanna’s personality, sense of humor, work ethic, family and love.
Berg and Rihanna have worked together previously on Universal’s Battleship.
t’s been an amazing year for Rihanna, who struck it big with Fenty Beauty and her Savage X Fenty lingerie line. Per Forbes, Fenty, founded in September 2017, generated an estimated $570 million in revenue last year.
Jamaica Proposes Insurance Fund For Entertainers
Jamaica’s Minister of Entertainment and former Shang executive, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has proposed implementing an insurance fund for Jamaican reggae and dancehall entertainers.
Grange announced plans by her ministry to establish the insurance fund for performing artists and musicians while speaking at the media launch for Reggae Month 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston recently.
It is proposed that provisions under the facility, targeted for introduction in 2020, cover life, health, maternity, and pension and be undertaken in partnership with the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA), Jamaica Federation of Musicians (JFM), and the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes Affiliates (JAVAA).
And The Top Reggae Albums For 2019 Are…
The list of Top Reggae Albums for 2019 are in. According to Billboard Reggae, ‘World on Fire’ by Stick Figure, was the top reggae album for 2019 followed by ‘Local Motion’ by Pepper at number 2.
‘44/876 by Shaggy and Sting took the 3rd spot while ‘Free Rein’ by Rebelution and ‘Ways Of The World’ by The Movement came in at 4th and 5th, respectively.
Buju Banton’s New Video Passes 991 K Views
Jamaican Grammy reggae star, Buju Banton’s new video ‘Trust,’ has already reached 991,292 views as of last night, Dec. 12th. The video was released on Dec. 6th. It deals with the issue of phones, trust, social media and relationships.
Check it out there.