Saturday, 2 July 2011

Rihanna - performing at her Loud Tour in LA June 28, 2011

Barbadian Pop/R&B recording artist, songwriter and model

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as simply Rihanna (pronounced /riˈɑːnə/ ree-YAH-nə), is a Barbadian Pop/R&B recording artist, songwriter and model. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head Jay-Z.

Rihanna has achieved five number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart with in the 2000s decade , the most for a female artist , as well as having her sixth and seventh number one single at the start of the 2010s decade becoming the youngest female artist to ever acheive seven or more number-one singles on the Hot 100. She has also received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. She serves as one of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors. In January 2010, Rihanna received two Grammy Awards for Jay-Z's 2009 single "Run This Town"

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