Rihanna was receiving plaudits last night after she impressed a 80,000-strong crowd at Twickenham, at the London stop on her 'Diamonds' world tour.
The star told her fans she was "making history" with her sell-out gig aged only 25, and she pulled out all the stops for a crowd that included her mother, father and brothers.
Rihanna on stage in Twickenham
Celebrity fans of the Barbados-born star included Kylie Minogue, who tweeted:
Rihanna impressed fans with her energetic set, finishing with hits 'Stay' and 'Diamonds'
And others were quick to praise the singer:
Rihanna has inspired me tonight more than any other artist ive ever seen live.. For some mad reasons too..— Mike Hough (@mikehoughmusic) June 16, 2013
I'm gunna make a bold statement...just watched rihanna.....she's the QUEEN! Yes I said it.......the QUEEN!!! A xxx— M.O (@MOMusic) June 15, 2013
There were a relatively few disgruntled fans, too, noting her arrival on stage 45 minutes late. Not bad for a self-respecting diva.
Rihanna out and about in London, before her gig
Rihanna had earlier shown she came prepared for London, sporting a unique headpiece bound to protect her from the inclement British weather.