Childhood & youth
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) She is of mixed ancestry which explains her exotic looks. She has two siblings and three half-siblings.
Her childhood was a difficult one, marred by constant arguments between her parents and their eventual divorce. Her father was an alcoholic hooked in to cocaine who has since then overcome his addictions.
She received her education from Broome Memorial grade school and Combermere highschool . She loved music from a young age and commenced singing when she was seven. And went on to make a musical trio together with her classmates as a highschool student.
She had an opportunity meeting with American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003 and performed some songs in his presence. The record producer was impressed by the teenager’s talents and invited her to ny to record some demo tapes which might be sent to record labels.
Before long Rihanna had signed a contract with DefJam Recordings and brought out her debut album. ‘Music of the Sun’ in 2005. It debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and sold over two million copies worldwide despite receiving only mixed reviews from critics.
Her second album ‘A Girl Like Me’ was released subsequent year. The album not only became an enormous commercial success charting within the top ten in 13 countries, but also established the young singer as an adolescent sensation. IShe was distinguished by the single “sos” which reached its climax . 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
After enjoying more success within the ensuing months, she began the Glow within the Dark Tour with Kanye West, Lupe, N.E.R.D, et al. in 2008. The concert tour travelled to Latin America , Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and received much critical acclaim.
In 2009, her much awaited album ‘Rated R’ was out. She adopted a replacement music genre during this album which was well-received by her fans. The album reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and featured the only ‘Rude Boy’ which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for 6 weeks.
The year 2010 was a really eventful year for her. Her album ‘Loud’ went on to become a super-hit prompting the artist to start the Loud Tour to market it further. ‘Loud’ spawned numerous hits including ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ and ‘S&M’. She also featured on many hits by other artists, including Jay-Z’s ‘Run this Town’, Eminem’s ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and Kanye West’s ‘All of the Lights’.
Her next album ‘Talk That Talk’, released in 2011 was a dance-oriented pop/R&B crossover album with elements of hip hop, dubstep, electronic and house music. The album’s themes revolved around a nihilist romantic and lascivious lover. The album debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, and featured the singles ‘Talk That Talk’, ‘We Found Love’, and ‘You da One’.
In 2012, she brought out the album ‘Unapologetic’, mainly a pop and R&B album that incorporated elements of dubstep, hip hop, EDM and reggae. It featured seven singles including the international hits ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Stay’. Her most up-to-date album is ‘Home’, released in 2015.
In addition to her musical career, she has also appeared in small roles in movies like ‘This is that the End’ (2013), ‘Annie’ (2014), and ‘Home’ (2015). She may be a businesswoman too, and may be a co-owner, with various other music artists, within the music streaming service Tidal.
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