Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty
Robyn Fenty the Barbadian superstar also known as Rihanna started out known as a cookie cutter teen pop star after she moved to the United States at sixteen years old. Born on February 20, 1988 in St. Michael, Barbados she grew up in a 3 bedroom house with her mom, dad, three brothers and two sisters. She worked with her father at a vendor booth selling clothes, although most of their money went to support her father’s drug and alcohol addictions. She began signing when she was seven with two of her classmates but it wasn’t until she was sixteen that she met Evan Rogers and began to work with him and moved out of Barbados. A year after moving to the states she was asked to meet with Jay-z at DefJam Records where she was offered a contract in February 2005.
Working with DefJam records she was able to record her first album by the end of 2005. “Music of the sun” was released and Pon De Replay became her first widely known hit making it in to the top 5 singles for that year. Just about a year later she released album number two “A Girl Like Me”. Her song S.O.S. was her first number one hit and the album was ranked in the top five albums for the year. In May 2007 she released her third album “Good Girl Gone Bad” which won her a Grammy for best rap/collaboration for her number one hit Umbrella. This album also was known for three other number one hits including Don’t Stop the Music, Take a Bow, and Disturbia. Around two years later she released her fourth album “Rated R” which was the number one album on the Billboard Hot 100 albums for the year. Three of her songs from this album made it to the top ten singles including Russian Roulette, Hard, and Rude Boy. Under a year later she released “Loud” being one of her most popular albums and being known for her three number one singles Only Girl(In the World), S&M, and What’s My Name?. Finally her most recent album “Talk That Talk” was released in 2012 and is currently known for the number...
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