Rihanna Makes History with Paris Show
The 25-year-old Pour It Up singer is currently trekking across the globe on her Diamonds World Tour.
Saturday night the star took the stage in the commune of Saint-Denis just north of Paris in front of thousands of fans.
According to many of her followers Rihanna’s performance was one for the history books.
“Rihanna is also the youngest person to ever headline Stade De France,” she re-tweeted a follower before she the took stage (sic).
A post on the Stade de France website supports the claim.
A spokesperson last year noted Lady Gaga “will be the youngest artist ever to tread the stage at the stadium” ahead of her then-scheduled September 22, 2012 performance at age 26.
A list of performers at the venue within the past eight months does not reveal a headlining act younger than Rihanna.
A spokesperson from Stade de France was not available for comment.
Rihanna meanwhile re-tweeted another message noting she is now one of only three black artists to headline a show at the famous venue.
“Tina Turner, Prince, and Rihanna are the only black artist to headline Stade De France,” a user with the handle Vaun wrote (sic).
Tina performed a show on her Twenty Four Seven Tour at the venue in July 2000. Prince gave a concert for his Welcome 2 America Euro 2011 Tour at Stade De France in July 2011.
Rihanna was clearly amped to follow in their footsteps.
“That (…) Rihanna reign!!! #justwontletup #StadeDeFrance #STADIUMSTATUS,” she tweeted after performing to the packed crowd.
The singer will continue her tour of Europe through the end of July.
She will take six weeks off before heading to Asia mid-September, followed by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East and North America.
Rihanna’s final show is scheduled for November 15 in New Orleans, Louisiana.