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Rihanna Biography

Birth Name:
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Birth Place:
St. Michael, Barbados
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Was discovered in 2003 by music producer Evan Rogers while he was vacationing in Barbados
  • Auditioned for Def Jam Records president and C
  • E
  • O
  • Jay-Z, who signed her after hearing her sing three songs
  • Her debut single, "Pon de Replay," made it to No
  • 2 on the U
  • S
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart in summer 2005
  • Created the Believe Foundation in 2005 to benefit terminally ill children
  • In February 2009, was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown
  • Brown was arrested and later pleaded guilty to felony assault
  • When her single "S&M" hit No
  • 1 in 2011, she became the youngest solo artist to have 10 singles hit No
  • 1 on the Hot 100 list
  • In 2015, became the first artist to surpass 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications by the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America)