What is the correct pronunciation of Rihanna's name? Is it commonly mispronounced as Ree-an-nah or Ree-awh-na?
At the Golden Globes, Jenna Ortega received praise for correctly pronouncing Rihanna's name. It's time for everyone to follow her example.
Last month, Ortega was present at the Golden Globes and presented the award for Best Song in a Motion Picture.
Before revealing the winner, Ortega listed the other nominees in the category, one of whom was Rihanna for her song 'Lift Me Up' from the film "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
"I'm gonna get to original song in a minute, we got artists like Taylor Swift and Rihanna competing for that award," she said.
"I know, I'm very excited."
A fan on TikTok, @sugeneshin_, observed that Ortega pronounced Rihanna's name differently than they expected and shared their thoughts on the video-sharing platform.
Confessing they had been mispronouncing the singer's name, other fans also admitted they had made the same mistake.
It was discovered that the correct pronunciation of Rihanna's name is Ree-an-nah, not Ree-awh-na as previously believed by some.
Rihanna's make-up brand, Fenty Beauty, appreciated Ortega's correct pronunciation, commenting on one video: "Miss Wednesday understood the assignment."
Some were surprised they had been pronouncing it incorrectly all along, with one person commenting: "I've been pronouncing it wrong my whole life?!??"
Another said: "Dang...so I've been saying her name wrong my whole life?!! I feel embarrassed now. I had NO idea that was how you correctly pronounce her name!"
A third said: "Now everyone is gonna pronounce the way she said rihannas name after seeing this video."
Additionally, a fourth commented: "Damn i always said ree-aw-nuh not ree-ah-nuh."
Others insisted they had been pronouncing it correctly all along, while a few individuals noted that the pronunciation can vary depending on one's location.
Many Britons commented that they had already been pronouncing Rihanna's name correctly, with one person adding: "In the uk we pronounce it the same as Jenna."
A second added: "Pov everyone in britian already saying it right."
Rihanna herself has previously confirmed that Ree-an-nah is the correct pronunciation of her name, telling Showbiz Tonight. Now you know!
Have you been pronouncing it incorrectly up until now? Please share with us!