Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados in 1988, what’s more, has been a musical ability since she was a small child. In 2003, when only 15 years of age, she got her first huge break when a companion acquainted her with Evan Rogers, a colossal music maker who happened to be on holiday in Barbados at the time.
Rogers helped Rihanna record her first material in the U.S., which was then sent to various recording companies as a pitch, one of which, landed on the desk of Jay-Z, who signed her to Def Jam Records.
Rihanna cites her rapid rise in the music industry to her love of music and her Caribbean background, as well as musical influences like Alicia Keys and Beyoncé Knowles. Some of these influences showed up in her 2005 debut album, Music of the Sun, from which the first single, Pon de Replay, was released in October 2005 and reached number 2 in both the U.S. and the U.K. singles charts.
Despite Pon de Replay’s commercial success, though, the album was heavily criticized as “lacking replay value, ingenuity, and rhythm,” but since then it went on to reach the top 10 in both the U.S. and Canadian charts, gaining a platinum certification into the bargain.
She is the best known for Chart-topping singles that include “SOS,” “Umbrella,” “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl,” “S&M,” “We Found Love,” and collaborations with the best in the industry.
Personal Life: In 2009 Rihanna was an instance of abusive behavior at home by her hit or miss beau Chris Brown. They separated not long after the occurrence however then started seeing each other again in 2012 and rejoined completely in mid-2013 preceding authoritatively part again in May 2013.