Rihanna has taken the pop world by storm since her debut single "Pon de Replay" in 2005. Beginning her career with a dance-y club style of music, Rihanna received mass air time on pop and hip hop radio stations, establishing her place in the music industry in the footsteps of R&B artist Beyonce.Rihanna, also known as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, moved to the United States from Saint Michael, Barbados at age 16 to pursue her recording career with the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers and has been successful ever since.
Her debut studio album, "Music of the Sun," peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 Chart when released in 2005. Less than a year later her second studio album, "A Girl Like Me," was released and peaked within the top-five in the United States. In 2007, her third studio album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," was nominated for nine Grammy awards and "Rated R," her fourth studio album (2009), produced many top-ten singles including "Rude Boy" which achieved the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Rihanna's singles on her fifth and sixth studio albums have topped the charts in more than twenty countries with hits such as "S&M," "We Found Love," and "Only Girl (In the World)."
Rihanna's hard work has paid off in endless ways. She has received eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT awards, five American Music Awards and five Grammy Awards. She has become the youngest solo artist to reach a total of eleven number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has become the highest-selling digital artist in United States history and is one of the best selling artists of all time.
In addition to her musical success, Rihanna was named one of the most influencial people in the world by American magazine in 2012. She was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012 according to Forbes. Her 2012-2013 tour is a festival concert tour in support of her most recent album "Talk That Talk."