Rihanna Celebrates Her Musical Journey with 7 Complex Covers

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Rihanna takes a trip down memory lane with Complex. In honor of her seventh album Unapologetic, the “Diamonds” singer graces seven—count ‘em—magazine covers commemorating each era of her musical career.

The pop princess looks innocent as she takes it back to her 2005 debut Music of the Sun, gradually showing more skin as she moves into the Good Girl Gone Bad era. The Barbados beauty recalls a darker time on the Rated R cover, traveling into the future for the fun, yet playful Loud era. She rocks Chanel suspenders, earrings, and lots of attitude for Talk That Talk, ending with her current project Unapologetic, where she poses topless with only Polaroids covering her.

Go back in time with the RiRi retrospective.

A Girl Like Me

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Good Girl Gone Bad

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Rated R

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Loud

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Talk That Talk

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Unapologetic

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Which is your favorite cover? Weigh in below.

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52 Comments

  1. Ldragon

    LOVE!!!

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  2. JoJo

    Talk That Talk is a rip off of Lil Kim’s la bella mafia album cover #Clapback

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    AAA Reply:

    @JoJo, …. Wow, just wow, you looking way to hard, reading way into the picture, and she has 6 other pics and you say that unnessecesary comment

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    JoJo Reply:

    @AAA, I can say whatever I want. It’s a free world and it’s my opinion? You obviously got bothered by it so you had to make a whack comment #Bye

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    AAA Reply:

    @JoJo, it botherd me how active your imagination is

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    Nick-L Reply:

    @JoJo, I agree. Even Unapologetic album cover is reminiscent of Lil Kim’s La Bella Mafia album cover.

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    mumi Reply:

    @JoJo, Are you also a retarded Lil Kim fan? Just because Lil Kim has to put six dicks up in her ass to get ANY song that doesn’t mean you should drop such unnecessary comments. Okthnxbye

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @mumi, SMH! You kids are so f*cking stupid, you all fall for EVERYTHING!

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    GoToSleep Reply:

    @JoJo, You just made your self look like a pressed dumb ass #embarrassed

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    qqq Reply:

    @JoJo, It was a weak album anyway… #clapback

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @qqq, You right, it was weak as hell. That’s why it went Platinum, and also had 2 successful singles.

    YOUR SO RIGHT! _/

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    channelPink Reply:

    @JoJo, Nobody is ripping off that stiff faced album cover

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  3. @princejawsh

    I am in love with the LOUD complex cover!!

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  4. PIerre

    great photoshoot ! She’s hot and every cover captures really well the essence of each album.

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  5. LondonKiid

    Gwarn Rihanna These Are So Cool

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  6. Pereezy,YMCMB MMG. Good Kush & Alcohol

    She’s Shinnin’ Bright Like A Diamond.
    Queen Rih, Biatchhhhhh

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  7. Pereezy,YMCMB MMG. Good Kush & Alcohol

    She’s Shinnin’ Bright Like A Diamond.
    Queen Rih, Biatchhhhhhh

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  8. WTF

    Good girl gone bad and a girl like me becaus she’s hot

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  9. @iJustOrigiNate

    I love the concept and the pictures look great!!

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  10. Audrey Hepburn

    Of course she did, what else did you expect? :D

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  11. truthteller

    good girl bad and loud my favorites

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  12. Joey

    Rated R>>>>>

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  13. #RihannaNAVi

    those pictures are eveRIHthing!

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  14. boom boom

    this bitch is fucking bomb!!! from head to toes! BADDEST bitches out right now.

    Ain’t nobody can’t touch her.

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  15. AJ

    slay Slay SLAY!!!

    i loved GGGB, Rated R & Loud the most (in that order)

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  16. meme

    my god man. it just make no sense how good looking this woman is. her style is like nothing on this planet. she looks good in everything. i have yet to see her look bad.

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  17. JoJo

    GGGB , Loud & A Girl Like Me :) WOW

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  18. Lexx_Janay

    Rihanna is THAT chick! She doesnt disappoints! Loud and TTT are my favs! Great photoshoot!

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  19. HOVorJefe

    LOUD & Rated R, my favs.

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  20. Travone

    You gotta love the Talk That Talk

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  21. qqq

    WOW, Rihanna is naked again…

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @qqq, YUP JUST LIKE BEYONCE ON THE GQ COVER RIGHT.

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    ! Reply:

    @qqq, do you see her nipple or her pussy? No, so she’s not naked. Be jealous.

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  22. BEDSTUYFLY

    WERK BITCH! BAD!

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  23. Yep

    Love the creativity…didn’t know rihanna had a tattoo on her lower back tho

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  24. @ClothezMinded

    I love the GGGB, Loud and TTT covers. And those happen to be my fav albums! The 7 covers for her 7 album was a great idea. I’m glad she released the pics because I was tired of seeing those GQ pics from another artist *cough cough*

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  25. Kyle

    COMPLEX has some awesome concepts for their covers. I love these! GGGB and Loud are my favorite covers!

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  26. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens!

    damn beyonce goin be mad… i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  27. !

    AY AY AY BADGALRIRI!!

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  28. @PronceJawsh

    I love the concepts of all of them! Loud is my fave!!!

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  29. Lisa

    Simple, but fun concept. She looks beautiful and sexy. Surprisingly, I like her cover for “A Girl Like Me” the best, although all seven of them are cute. A collector’s item for fans, I’d say!

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  30. channelPink

    Is it a GQ thing to have a piece of thred on/around your stomach? Beyonce had it in her pics too

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    SdotB Reply:

    @channelPink, that’s not a thread…that’s body jewelry…Rih always wears that.

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  31. cjnavy

    @SdotB, rite she’s been wearing that since music of the sun came out in 05. Beyonce is late.

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  32. Chase

    QUEEN

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  33. Rihstand

    baddest bitch in the gaaame!!!
    short hait suit her so well
    #UKNAVY
    beyonce is so 2003…

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  34. KIM BEEN QUEEN SINCE "97

    ^^^ Be sure to catch Beyoncé at the superbowl!!! When will Rihanna?

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    Rihstand Reply:

    @KIM BEEN QUEEN SINCE “97,
    She is everywhere right now…

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @KIM BEEN QUEEN SINCE “97, nobody cares, Rihanna is young and fresh and bey (love her) is old and boring stfu and stop comparing the two… Bey been out since 97-98 she should have been done the superbowl

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  35. REALchiRAP

    i fucks wid rihanna on the finn! she got all ha shit nuthin fake! ughhh sexy af…

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  36. Pround of Uk 2013

    Cute Outfit on Rihanna. love it

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  37. Eddie

    BEST COVERS: GGGB & LOUD
    BEST ALBUMS: LOUD & UNAPOLOGETIC

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