Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is making serious money to end 2019. New reports claim the Barbados beauty has secured a $25 million deal with online retailer Amazon.
According to reports, RiRi and Amazon have agreed to the huge payout for an upcoming documentary based on her life.
Another pop superstar has scored a mega payday from a streamer. Amazon has landed worldwide rights to a Peter Berg-directed doc about Rihanna. Sources say Amazon paid $25 million for the untitled film’s rights in a move that reflects last week’s $25 million Apple TV+ deal for a Billie Eilish doc directed by and produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The documentary will reportedly focus on RiRi’s professional and personal life.
As the outlet describes, the project is 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.” (Pop Crush)
Last year, director Peter Berg talked about his admiration for RiRi and putting together the new doc.
“I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is. The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision. She’s a really, really interesting woman and the movie will be out in about a month and half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it.” (Slash Film)
A few days ago, Grammy-nominated rap entertainer Lizzo credited Rihanna as her inspiration.