Rihanna is a
Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
She has sold over 150 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time.
She has achieved thirteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming
the youngest and fastest solo artist to accomplish this record.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
February 20, 1988 ( age
Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Father: Ronald Fenty (White Barbadian )
Mother: Monica Fenty (Black Guyanese)
2 younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad
Los Angeles, California, US
Combermere sixth form school in Barbados
Recording artist, actress, fashion designer
R&B, pop, reggae, hip hop, dance
MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist
MOBO Award for Best R&B
• Her big break came when she
met Evan Rodgers, a producer while he and his wife were on vacation in Barbados
She signed with Def Jam Records when she was 16 years old.
• Won a beauty pageant in Barbados
Rihanna has many small tattoos including a music note on her ankle; pisces sign behind her right ear; Sanskrit prayer on her hip; a star in her left ear; the word "Love" on her left middle finger; an Arabic phrase on her ribcage area, meaning "Freedom in Messiah"
Rihanna was assaulted by Chris Brown before the 51st Grammy Awards. Chris Brown was subsequently charged on March 5, 2009.
Rihanna regards Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She has often been quoted as saying she wants to be the "Black Madonna".
"I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me."
"I saw just a little bit of Jay's face down the hall and I was just like, 'Oh my God!' I had never met a celebrity, and to meet a celebrity who's also the president of the label, that was crazy!!"
"Music is in my D.N.A.!"
"If I hadn't met Evan and Carl I might have just been dreaming forever,"