Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20,
1988), better known simply as Rihanna is a
Barbadian-American Pop/R&B recording artist,
songwriter and model. Born in Saint Michael,
Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States
at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career
under the guidance of record producer Evan
Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract
with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for
then-label head Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna
released her debut studio album, Music of the
Sun, which peaked in the top ten of the
Billboard 200 chart and features the Billboard
Hot 100 hit single "Pon de Replay". Less than
a year later, she released her second studio
album, A Girl Like Me (2006), which peaked
within the top five of the Billboard albums
chart, and produced her first US number one
hit single, "SOS", as well as Billboard Hot 100
top ten entries "Unfaithful" and "Break It Off".
Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone
Bad (2007), peaking at number two on the
Billboard 200, featured five top ten hits
including three US number one hit singles”
Umbrella", "Take A Bow" and "Disturbia" and
the worldwide hit "
Don't Stop The Music". The
album was nominated for nine Grammy
Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for "
Umbrella" which features Jay-Z. Her fourth
studio album, Rated R, was released in
November 2009. Its first three singles,
Russian Roulette", "Hard" and "Rude Boy"
became instant hits. In August 2010 Rihanna
Eminem reached the number one on the U.
S. music charts with "
Love The Way You Lie".
That same year the singer releases "Loud",
featuring the hit songs "
Only Girl In The
World", "What's My Name?", "S&M",
California King Bed", "Man Down" (video) and
Cheers (Drink To That)" (video). In 2011 "We
Found Love" (video) becomes the first single
from "Talk That Talk", followed by "
You Da
One" (video) and "Where Have You Been?"
video). A year later "Unapologetic" features
Diamonds" (video) and "Stay" (video). In
October 2013 Rihanna returns with "
Pour It
Up" (video), followed by "What Now" (video)
and in 2015 with "
FourFiveSeconds" (video)
featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney,
American Oxygen" (video) and "Bitch Better
Have My Money" (video). In January of 2016
her album "Anti" is released, featuring the hit
single "
Work" (video), followed by "Kiss It
Better" (video). In June she releases
Sledgehammer" (video) from the Star Trek
Beyond movie soundtrack.