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Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known as Rihanna, is a singer, actress, model, businesswoman and fashion designer. She was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, in 1988. The famous singer has eight studio albums, two compilation albums, 44 singles, 50 videos, a soundtrack, 12 collaborations and two remix albums. She has sold about 200 million music productions worldwide. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Rihanna started in the music world when she was in high school. She formed a group with two classmates. Rihanna was discovered by the music producer Evan Rogers in an audition. This led her to the United States to record demos. She signed a six-album contract with Def Jam Recordings. Within her first most popular songs are Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me. The first singles of the famous singer which were at the top of the charts were Pon de Replay and Unfaithful.
The first Rihanna’s single to be on top of Billboard Hot 100 was SOS. Her third album Good Girl led her to become famous worldwide. It included hits such as Umbrella, Do not Stop The Music and Disturbia. Her fifth album Loud also positioned many of the singles in the top of the Billboard Hot 100. These were Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name? and S&M. The famous singer has also done collaborations with recognized artists such as Eminem, with songs like Live Your Life, Love the Way You Lie and The Monster.
Rihanna has twelve singles which are among the best sellers in the world. The famous singer has received many awards and recognitions. She has eight Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six NRJ Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, four BET Awards, 15 MTV Awards, seven People's Choice Awards, to name a few. In addition, the artist has positioned fourteen singles on the top list of Billboard Hot 100. This makes her the youngest and fastest solo artist to do so. Billboard magazine described her as the "digital artist" of the 2000s, as well as "artist Hot 100" of the 2010s and 'artist Pop Songs’ of the last 20 years.
The famous singer
has been named Woman of the Year twice in a row by Vogue, in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, Spotify ranked her as the most played female artist of all time. Rihanna is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world according to Forbes and Time, which named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.