Barbadian singer, model, and beauty queen
Rihanna is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and model. Rihanna pursued a career in recording under the guidance of Evan Rogers at the age of 16. She later signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings. Rihanna's debut album Music of the Sun was released in 2005. Her second album A Girl Like Me was released in less than a year in 2006. Her third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007 and was nominated for nine Grammy Awards. Rihanna's fourth album Rated R was released in November 2009. She serves as one of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors. Rihanna received two Grammy Awards for the single Run This Town in January 2010.
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Success for me isn't a destination it's a journey. Everybody's working to get to the top but where is the top? It's all about working harder and getting better and moving up and up.
— Rihanna about Success
There's nothing that I say "I have to make this decision". We all make our decisions together. I'm new to this industry and these are people who have experienced it and been here and seen it all.
I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.
People think, because we're young, we aren't complex, but that's not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.
I did one talent show at my high school, and I won it singing Mariah Carey's Hero.
I think people are always looking for something that's new, something fresh, something different, 'My music doesn't have a specific genre, it's a fusion of reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. People haven't heard a lot of that, and they seem to like it.
I want to be the black Madonna.
I keep working at it as I want it to be perfect, It makes my clothes look good and guys like it!
— Rihanna proud of her b**ty.
[Beyonce] wrote me a note that said, 'When you get onstage, just let loose. Have fun. You're in control,'
When I was in the studio that was the album that I listened to all the time and I really admired that every song was a great song,
— Rihanna was inspired by Brandy's 2004 album, Afrodisiac, when she worked on her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad.