Congrats to Barbados-born singer Rihanna.  Esquire has named her the Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011. Her nude cover shot is featured in the November issue of the magazine on newsstands now.

In her interview with Esquire, she covered everything from her career, her former boyfriend Chris Brown, keeping her Barbadian fans happy and drinking to soothe herself before a concert.

Just last week Billboard announced RiRi bested Madonna to become the fasted solo artist to chart 20 songs inside its Hot 100 top 10.  Not bad for the 23-year-old singer.