She is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer. She gained fame for songs like “Pon De Replay” and “Diamonds,” and was called one of the most influential people in the world by Time in 2012.
Before she would sell clothes in a street stall with her dad, who was addicted to crack cocaine.
She became an R&B sensation for singing “Disturbia” and “Shut Up and Drive,” which placed #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart in 2007.
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. Her mother is Monica Braithwaite, a retired Afro-Guyanese accountant, and her father is Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor of Barbadian and Irish descent. She was raised by her Barbadian and Guyanese parents, Ronald Fenty and Monica Fenty, alongside her two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad.
Rihanna’s career began through her association with American record producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers; she met Rogers through mutual friends in Barbados in December 2003. She caught the attention of Rogers, who asked Rihanna to come to his hotel room, where she performed renditions of the songs “Emotion” and “Hero”. This impressed Rogers, who then took Rihanna and her mother to New York City to record some demo tapes.