“The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road,” the Ministry of Tourism announced in a statement.
Riri’s run in 2017 has been something to marvel at, as she helped catapult DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” into the No. 2 slot on the Billboard Hot 100, while helping Kendrick Lamar carve an addictive banger in “Loyalty.” On the solo front, she became the first artist to have five No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. She also watched the success of her Fenty beauty line, which has garnered rave reviews from fans and critics.
On Nov. 30, Rihanna will join Prime Minister Freundel Stuart for a two-hour ceremony that will include the unveiling of Rihanna Drive.