Who is Rhianna Abrey?
Rhianna Abrey is a British singer and reality TV contestant, best known for competing in the seventh season of ‘The Voice UK.’ Although she did not make it to the finals, she reached the knockout stages of the show. She is one of the few contestants who have been part of both ‘Team will.i.am’ and ‘Team Jennifer Hudson’ in the same season. While she may have found fame through ‘The Voice,’ Rhianna has been an accomplished singer for most of her life. She even has a ‘YouTube’ channel where she posts music covers of popular songs. Her unique and powerful performances have generated thousands of views for her videos. Some of the most popular music covers on her channel are “Love Song – Sara Bareilles Cover,” “When We Were Young – Adele Cover,” “Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus Cover,” and “Like I Can – Sam Smith Cover.” Since leaving ‘The Voice UK,’ she has been performing with her boyfriend, Anthony Lunn, at social and corporate events.
Like many other singers, Rhianna started singing at a tender age. Blessed with a deep, soulful voice, she kept practicing and honing her skills. However, she later started working for an insurance company. In the meantime, she also launched her ‘YouTube’ channel and posted her first video on August 19, 2013. The video was a cover of the song “Hero” by Mariah Carey. It elicited a positive response and inspired her to keep making cover videos. While making ‘YouTube’ videos, she would also simultaneously perform at family functions and at weddings of her colleagues. These performances gave her a chance to hone her vocal skills in front of the public.
On September 1, 2013, Rhianna published her second ‘YouTube’ video, “Love Song (Sara Bareilles Cover).” The music cover was so good that it generated more than 28 thousand views and became her most popular video. She continued publishing song covers throughout 2013. Some of her most popular videos in 2013 were “Next To Me (Emile Sande Cover),” “Unconditionally (Katy Perry Cover),” “Roots Before Branches (Glee Cover),” and “Human (Christina Perri Cover).” Her powerful voice and her ability to carry pitch-perfect tunes gained the admiration of those listening to her songs.
In spite of this, she failed to gain subscribers and soon started to get disinterested in creating content for ‘YouTube.’ This started becoming evident when in the next 2 years, she sang only four cover videos. Two of those were the covers for “Ghost” & “Yours” by Ella Henderson and “Take You Home” by Jess Glynne.The videos generated more than 3.5 thousand views each. Rhianna Abrey did, however, get a massive response for her rendition of Adele’s “When We Were Young.” The video, published on January 17, 2016, generated more than 21 thousand views. She posted the last three videos on her ‘YouTube’ channel in December 2017. These were covers for “Touch” by Little Mix, “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” by Ella Eyre, and “Like I Can” by Sam Smith.
Following this, Rhianna received her first major break. She decided to participate in the seventh season of ‘The Voice UK’ (2018). She first performed in the blind auditions of the season, which aired on February 3, 2018. Her soulful yet nervous performance of “Ghost” by Ella Henderson got a chair turn from will.i.am, at the last moment. She thus became a member of ‘Team will.i.am.’ On February 24, 2018, she went up against Donel Mangena in the first battle round. Their performance of “Rain” by ‘The Script’ received a great response from the audience and the judges. However, will.i.am decided to pick Donel over her.
Nevertheless, Rhianna’s performance was so good that both judges Jennifer Hudson and Tom Jones tried to “steal” her. Ultimately, she became a member of ‘Team Jennifer.’ On March 24, 2018, she was eliminated after her performance of “Anywhere” by Rita Ora in the knockout round. Since her elimination, she has formed a duo with her boyfriend, Anthony Lunn. Anthony was also a contestant in the same season of ‘The Voice.’ They now perform at wedding receptions, birthday parties, private parties, gala dinners, and other such events. They are also working on their own music. She has also become more active on ‘Instagram,’ where her fan base has grown significantly since her appearance on ‘The Voice UK.’
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Family & Personal Life
Rhianna was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, on August 10, 1997. She has a younger brother and two sisters. Her parents' names have not been revealed to the media, although both of them were seen on ‘The Voice UK.’ She met and fell in love with co-contestant Anthony Lunn on the sets of ‘The Voice’ in 2018. They post their photos regularly on their ‘Instagram’ pages.