Vocal type: Lyric-Contralto
Vocal Range: 3 octaves 2 notes(B2- D6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Distinct tone that makes
Rihanna's voice easily identifiable. Voice sounds best in it's low to
mid range- as heard in the verses of Russian Roulette- where it finds a solid tone that has a slightly smoky quality to it.
Rihanna's belting range has improved in recent years; where previously
her voice was nasal and thin, it now has a degree of strength and weight
to it, sounding correctly placed- Listen to Only girl (in the world).
Rhianna's head voice is soft and airy with a sweet and warm tone and is
capable of switching quickly and effortlessly into that part of her
range. She has the ability to hold notes for lengths of time, while
maintaining its dynamics and tone, as well being capable of singing
vocal runs with apparent ease.
Vocal Negatives: Rihanna's voice can still sound nasal at times, particularly in live performances.