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Rihanna: LG Arena, Birmingham

Pete Paphides, The Times, 10 May 2010

IF 2008 WAS the year in which Rihanna consolidated her status as a global pop phenomenon and 2009 the year that she came back stronger after her violent separation from the R&B singer Chris Brown, for what will the Barbadian star ultimately be remembered in 2010? Perhaps it depends who you ask. To the audience on the opening night of her British tour, it might be the lengthy delay in her arrival, which resulted in massed boos.

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