The singer will play five stadium and arena shows as part of a massive world tour set to take place next year
Rihanna voted sexiest woman of 2011
Poll by magazine crowns Bajan singer
Rihanna beat a host of female stars to the title including Beyonce and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the Esquire poll.
"At the end of a concert, I don't feel like I've been this sexy thing," said the singer "Really I don't even think about it."
Last year's winner was 30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden.
Kate Middleton dazzles at St Andrews University, and Skyfall star Javier Bardem is given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Rihanna and Katy Perry are up for several awards at the 2012 music ceremony
Bajan beauty Rihanna will reportedly release a new album and single in the coming months.