Barbadian singer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and songwriter Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados. Raised in Bridgetown, Rihanna is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career. She grew up listening to reggae music and started singing when she was 7 years old. She formed a musical group while still in high school.
In 2005, Rihanna moved to the USA, when she signed with Def Jam Recordings to pursue a music career. She got an opportunity to an audition with music producer Evan Rodgers who was highly impressed by the teenagers talents. Pop and R&B singer who released her debut album, Music of the Sun in 2005, then had her big breakthrough with the 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad, which featured the number one hit Umbrella. In 2012, her album Unapologetic reached number one on the Billboard 200. She has sold over 230 million records and singles worldwide. Her album A Girl Like Me peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, on the UK Albums Chart including in several other countries. A lot of Rihannas songs had ranked among the best-selling singles like Take a Bow, Umbrella, Only Girl (In the World), Disturbia, We Found Love, S&M&, Stay, Work and Diamonds. She had also adopted the public image as a sex symbol while Rihanna had been reinventing her music.
Rihanna made her acting debut in a cameo role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All or Nothing which was released on 2006. Rihanna starred as Petty Officer Cora Raikes in her first theatrical feature film Battleship, released 2012. She played the recurring role of Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel. She had a major role in the Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Awards & Achievement
She received eight Grammy Awards from 24 nominations. The single Umbrella earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award in 2008 and she went on earn several more including those for Run This Town (with Jay-Z & Kanye West) in 2010 and Only Girl (In the World)’ in 2011.
In 2006, Rihanna won 14 Billboard Music Awards from 49 nominations which include Female Artist of the Year and Pop 100 Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist in 2011 and Top Radio Songs Artist in 2013.
She also holds the Guinness World Records for Female artist with the most U.S. number-one singles in a year in 2010, Most consecutive years of UK No.1 singles in 2011 and The Best Selling Digital Artist (U.S.) in 2012.
Birth sign: Pisces
Height: 5ft 8in
Measurement: 34-24-36 Inches