Rihanna was born February 20, 1988 in St. Michael, Barbados in the family of accountant and worker.
Girl singing since childhood, and in 15 years has organized two classmates own group. Rihanna noted music producer Evan Rogers. At his invitation, she went to Connecticut, where she met with the owner of the label Dem Jam Records - Jay-Z. Immediately after listening to the famous rapper and producer signed a contract with her.
In 2005 Rihanna's debut album Music of the Sun. The first single, Pon De Replay ranked high enough lines in the charts in both the US and Europe. In the same year, Rihanna went on tour with Gwen Stefani, where she performed as the opening act.
The real breakthrough happened in 2006, when Rihanna released her second album - A Girl Like Me. SOS first single topped the charts around the world and, most importantly, won chart Billboard Hot 100. The rest of the singles from the album have also been successful. In addition, in 2006, Rihanna made her debut as an actress - she starred in a small role in the youth film "Bring It On: All or Nothing".
Recorded Rihanna's third album Good Girl Gone Bad was attended by such artists as Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. At the latest, as well as Jay-Z, the singer sang a few songs. The first single Umbrella won the ratings of all sorts, and the fall of 2007, Rihanna is already in the status superzvzedy, went on a world tour to promote the album.
In 2008, Rihanna won two awards - American Music Awards and "Grammy", and do charity work: with fashion house Gucci and UNICEF, she raises money for the Children's Defense Fund.