Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known as singer and model under her second name Rihanna, was born in a city of Saint Michael in the island republic of Barbados. Rihanna became the eldest child in the family - her parents gave birth to two sons. The beauty Rihanna showed different talents since her childhood - if she had lived somewhere on the continent, she would surely have become popular far earlier. Anyway, Barbados is an island, separated by the Ocean from the main land, though it is a popular vocational area. Therefore, Rihanna had to spare her time on the native island until she got a big chance for fame - the girl was introduced to producer Evan Rogers, who was having rest in Barbados. Dreaming of becoming a pop-singer girl caught it at once that the success of that acquaintance is the key to her future as Rogers worked with such stars like N’Sync, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson. At the same time, the famous producer realized that Rihanna is a true treasure and invited her to the USA.
Rogers assisted Rihanna in recording several demos and sending them to different recording companies. One of these works got into the hands of the Def Jam's head Shawn Carter, more known as Jay-Z. He also could not pass by such a precious girl and invited her for an audition. The significant and lucky events happened one after the other, and Rihanna signed the contract with the label without any hesitations right after the performance. In the summer of 2005, she released with all her hope the first single Pon De Replay. This danceable thing, combining Caribbean beats with pop music, became an instant hit and moved from the top of the USA chart We Belong Together of the pop-queen Mariah Carey. The single was followed by the debut release Music Of The Sun. Since such an assured and strong debut, the young beauty got two profitable proposals at once - to take part in advertising Nike and J.C. Penney. Rihanna agreed for the deals. In order to promote further the album the artist sang as an opening act for Gwen Stefani during her tour. In 2006, the new A Girl Like Me disc showed, how Rihanna grew up after moving to the USA to live and work.
The longer - the more - Rihanna recorded songs for advertising the Happy fragrance by Clinique and deodorant Secret of the company P&G. At the same time, the hot Carribean motives SOS, Break It Off and We Ride became constantly present in the charts. Most of all the listeners liked the track Unfaithful, written for Rihanna by the R&B singer Ne-Yo. It is a touching story about a girl, who is greatly upset with the fact she deceives her boyfriend. In the early 2007, the artist got down to recording her third album Good Girl Gone Bad. Ne-Yo, Timbaland and many others helped her in this work. In June 2007, the full-length already hit the shelves, presenting to the world the drastically changed singer. Firstly, Rihanna turned to the style of dance-pop, leaving low tempo compositions in the past. Besides, Good Girl Gone Bad does not have filling material and it is well balanced, which distinguishes it from the previous works. Moreover, the singer became more self-assured, which can be seen from both her performing and behavior. The first single was the catchy Umbrella, featuring Jay-Z, which was rapidly fallowed with the streamline Shut Up And Drive.In 2008 Rihanna issued her album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. That record had four new tracks, including beautiful ballad Cry. In a year Rihanna released another studio work titled Rated R (2009). The sound of Rated R became a little bit harder that the sound of previous records. In 2009 the singer enlarged her discography by releasing new album with an intriguing title Hot Wet & Sexy: The Definitive Collection. In 2010, the artist’s discography was enlarged by a new long play titled Loud, which had been created in Rihanna’s easy recognizable manner. The album includes fast and energetic compositions, and Cheers (Drink To That) and S&M are among them; however the singer did not forget about emotional ballads, like California King Bed. Rihanna keeps on looking for new edges of sound, and the record Loud is the best proof that she succeeds in that field.