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Riyanka
Riyanka
Riyanka in 2017.
Born Riyanka Henriköhasterman
(1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 20)
Ubenmoor, Lashardia
Occupation Singer, songwriter, model
Alma mater Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts
Musical Career
Genres Lashpop, R&B, electronic
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2015–present
Labels Cyclops

Riyanka Marianna Henriköhasterman (born 13 August 1998), better known as simply Riyanka, is a Lashardian singer, songwriter, and model.

After signing to Cyclops Records, Riyanka's debut single, "Never Give Up", was released in January 2017, fusing Lashpop, R&B, and electronic music. It became a number-one hit and massive success for Riyanka. Her debut studio album, Alpha, will be released in 2017.

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Riyanka was born as Riyanka Henriköhasterman on 13 August 1998 in the Hoffmann district of Ubenmoor. Her father, Henrik, works as an entertainment lawyer, while her Naxnic mother, Adrianna, owns a public relations firm. Riyanka has two younger brothers, while the family was upper-class.

Riyanka attended primary school in Hoffmann, where she was a high-achieving student and aspired to become a lawyer or politician. When she was 12-years-old, she began listening to the music of 80s artists such as Bleta, Anjelina, Dasha Franköforson, The Cherry Bombs, and Killer Queens, and was inspired to pursue a career in music.

She graduated from primary school in 2013, and enrolled in Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts as a vocal performance student. She graduated from high school in 2016.

2015–present: Breakthrough and AlphaEdit

In 2015, while still a high school student, Riyanka was signed to Cyclops Records and began work on her debut studio album. In January 2017, she released her debut single, "Never Give Up". The song was a downtempo Lashpop song heavily inspired by R&B and electronic music, that was described as "sultry" by music critics. It was a massive success, and peaked at number-one in three countries. Her debut studio album, Alpha, will be released in 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Riyanka resides in Hoffmann with her family. She was raised speaking Naxnic, but today can only understand the language. She is a vegan.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
LAS PES ADR CON SOD ZAK ILM NAX
2017 Alpha
  • Label: Cyclops
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
LAS PES ADR CON SOD ZAK ILM NAX
"Never Give Up" 2017 1 4 1 8 4 5 3 1
  • PES: 2x platinum
  • LAS: 3x platinum
  • ADR: 3x platinum
  • CON: Platinum
Alpha