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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), known by her stage name, Rihanna, is a Bajan singer. Her song Umbrella was one of the highest-selling songs of 2007 and her 3rd album Good Girl Gone Bad was critically acclaimed, helping propel her to superstar status. She has attained thirteen Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far and is the second Bajan artist to win a Grammy Award. She is also a cultural ambassador for Barbados.

Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados to Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor, and Monica Fenty, an accountant. Her mother, a native of Guyana, is Afro-Guyanese and her father is Bajan and Irish. She is the oldest of three siblings; two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. She began singing at around the age of seven. Her childhood was deeply affected by her father's addiction to crack cocaine and parent's rocky marriage, which ended when she was fourteen years old. Rihanna attended Charles F. Broome Memorial School, a primary school in Barbados, and then the Combermere School, where she formed a musical trio with two of her classmates at the age of fifteen. In 2004 she won the Miss Combermere Beauty Pageant. She was an army cadet in a sub-military programme that trained with the military of Barbados and Shontelle was her drill sergeant.

At the age of 15, she formed a girl group with two of her classmates. In 2003, friends introduced Rihanna and her two bandmates to record producer Evan Rogers, who was vacationing in Barbados with his wife. The group auditioned for Rogers, who said that "the minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist." While auditioning for Rogers, Rihanna sang Destiny's Child's cover of "Emotion". Over the next year, Rihanna and her mom shuttled back and forth to Rogers home in Stamford, Connecticut. Then, shortly after turning 16, she relocated in the United States and moved in with Rogers and his wife. Carl Sturken helped Rihanna record a four-song demo, which included the ballad "The Last Time," a cover of Whitney Houston’s hit "For the Love of You" and what would become her first hit, "Pon de Replay" to send to various recording companies. It took a year to record the demos, because she was going to school and would only record during summer and Christmas school breaks. Rihanna's demo made its way to Def Jam, which invited her to audition for the label's then-president, Jay-Z, who quickly signed her.

Rihanna broke into the recording industry in 2005 with the release of her debut album Music of the Sun, which features the number 2 hit single "Pon de Replay". Less than a year later, Rihanna released A Girl Like Me and earned her first number-one single, "SOS, which sampled the popular 80s track "Tainted Love". "Unfaithful" was also released and was fairly successful.

Rihanna released her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, in June 2007. Prior to the release of the album, she spent the week of the Grammys writing songs for the album with Ne-Yo. She adopted a more sexual image while recording the album, eventually dying her hair black and cutting it short. Rihanna worked with Timbaland and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, as well as previous musical collaborators such as Stargate, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers to re-imagine her album compositions with uptempo dance tracks. Rihanna commented, "I want to keep people dancing but still be soulful at the same time. You feel different every album, and [at] this stage I feel like I want to do a lot of uptempo [songs]."

The album topped the charts in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Russia and Ireland, and peaked at number two in the United States and Australia. Unlike previous work, the album featured a more dance-pop sound instead of the dancehall, reggae and ballad styles. The album received positive reviews by critics, becoming her most critically acclaimed album at that time compared to her previous efforts.

It yielded eight hit singles - "Umbrella" "Shut Up and Drive", "Don't Stop The Music" "Hate That I Love You" "Rehab" "Disturbia" "Take A Bow" "If I Never See Your Face Again" - all singles reaching the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 — including the worldwide number-one hit "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z.

In addition to reaching number one in various countries, "Umbrella" was the number one single in the United Kingdom for ten consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running number-one single since Wet Wet Wet's single "Love Is All Around" spent fifteen weeks at the top in 1994. The song is listed number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007 published by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2008, "Umbrella" earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in addition to receiving nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It managed to stay at number one in the United Kingdom for 10 weeks, the longest time spent by a female and in the 21st century, on this chart.

"Umbrella" has also been recognised in various forms of accolades by the music press. The song is listed number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007, published by the music magazine Rolling Stone. Time magazine also listed the song number three on their Top 10 Songs of 2007. The song is listed number one on Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while topping the magazine's poll for the best single of 2007. Blender magazine awarded the song Song of the Year in their Readers' Poll 2007. The music press has considered "Umbrella" as 2007's Song of the Summer, while The New York Times writer Kelefa Sanneh regarded it as "arguably 2007's signature slow jam".

In August 2009, Rihanna collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on "Run This Town." The song peaked at number two on Billboard Hot 100 and also reached the top ten in five other countries. She appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia for the September 2009 Issue. The shoot was influenced by Rihanna's hair, which she had cut for the shoot into a mohawk-like style. The style of the shoot was Extreme Couture and very dark, and in one shot she appeared semi-nude. Rihanna performed "Run This Town" along with Jay-Z and West for the "Answer the Call" concert at Madison Square Garden in September 2009, making it her first musical performance since the altercation with Brown. The trio also performed "Run This Town," on the premiere of The Jay Leno Show on September 14, 2009.

In November of 2009, "Rated R" was released in the wake of a physical altercation with romantic interest Chris Brown, who pled guilty to felony assault. The album's lead single, "Russian Roulette" -- written with Ne-Yo - was one of the year's most controversial singles. The album also includes collaborations with Tricky, The-Dream, Stargate, and SRP.

One year later, Rihanna released her fifth studio album called "Loud'. It's lead single, "Only Girl (In the World)", reached number one in more than ten countries. The song also won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

"Talk That Talk" was released one year after "Loud". With the song "We Found Love", Rihanna became the fastest solo artist in the chart's history to achieve twenty Hot 100 top-ten singles, breaking the previous record set by Madonna. The song later became her eleventh number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. "You Da One" became the second single from the album but was not as successful as "We Found Love". The third single from the album, "Talk That Talk" featuring Jay-Z, was announced on Rihanna's Twitter. The fourth single, "Where Have You Been", peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.


On February 20, 2012, Rihanna and Chris Brown released 2 remixes, one featuring the "Talk That Talk" album track "Birthday Cake" and the other featuring Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music"

In April 2012, the singer appeared in the movie "Battleship", which is based on the game of the same name.

Rihanna's seventh album, Unapologetic was released on November 19, 2012; it was preceded by the lead single Diamonds, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Rihanna's twelfth number one single on the chart and tying her with Madonna and The Supremes for the fourth-most number ones in the chart's history.

Rihanna has been working on her, currently untitled, eighth studio album since 2014. The first single from her upcoming album FourFiveSeconds was released on January 24, 2015. The second single Bitch Better Have My Money debuted on Tidal on April 5, 2015.



Song lyric Don't Stop The Music DON'T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna
Song lyric Umbrella UMBRELLA Rihanna
Song lyric Rude Boy RUDE BOY Rihanna
Song lyric Disturbia DISTURBIA Rihanna
Song lyric Unfaithful UNFAITHFUL Rihanna
Song lyric Only Girl (In The World) ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) Rihanna
Song lyric S&M S&M Rihanna
Song lyric Diamonds DIAMONDS Rihanna
Song lyric Shut Up And Drive SHUT UP AND DRIVE Rihanna
Song lyric Russian Roulette RUSSIAN ROULETTE Rihanna
Song lyric Take A Bow TAKE A BOW Rihanna
Song lyric Rehab REHAB Rihanna
Song lyric Where Have You Been WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay PON DE REPLAY Rihanna
Song lyric Te Amo TE AMO Rihanna
Song lyric Man Down MAN DOWN Rihanna
Song lyric Hate That I Love You HATE THAT I LOVE YOU Rihanna
Song lyric California King Bed CALIFORNIA KING BED Rihanna
Song lyric You Da One YOU DA ONE Rihanna
Song lyric Sos SOS Rihanna
Song lyric Work WORK Rihanna
Song lyric Cheers (Drink To That) CHEERS (DRINK TO THAT) Rihanna
Song lyric Bitch Better Have My Money BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY Rihanna
Song lyric Needed Me NEEDED ME Rihanna
Song lyric Breakin' Dishes BREAKIN' DISHES Rihanna
Song lyric Stay STAY Rihanna
Song lyric What's My Name WHAT'S MY NAME Rihanna
Song lyric Love On The Brain LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna
Song lyric Good Girl Gone Bad GOOD GIRL GONE BAD Rihanna
Song lyric Birthday Cake BIRTHDAY CAKE Rihanna
Song lyric Push Up on me PUSH UP ON ME Rihanna
Song lyric Pour It Up POUR IT UP Rihanna
Song lyric We Ride WE RIDE Rihanna
Song lyric Skin SKIN Rihanna
Song lyric What Now WHAT NOW Rihanna
Song lyric Talk That Talk TALK THAT TALK Rihanna
Song lyric Sell Me Candy SELL ME CANDY Rihanna
Song lyric Cockiness (Love It) COCKINESS (LOVE IT) Rihanna
Song lyric Kiss It Better KISS IT BETTER Rihanna
Song lyric Wait Your Turn WAIT YOUR TURN Rihanna
Song lyric Complicated COMPLICATED Rihanna
Song lyric Lemme Get That LEMME GET THAT Rihanna
Song lyric Say It SAY IT Rihanna
Song lyric Drunk On Love DRUNK ON LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric Mad House MAD HOUSE Rihanna
Song lyric Question Existing QUESTION EXISTING Rihanna
Song lyric Hard HARD Rihanna
Song lyric Stupid In Love STUPID IN LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric Cry CRY Rihanna
Song lyric Fire Bomb FIRE BOMB Rihanna
Song lyric A Girl Like Me A GIRL LIKE ME Rihanna
Song lyric A Million Miles Away A MILLION MILES AWAY Rihanna
Song lyric American Oxygen AMERICAN OXYGEN Rihanna
Song lyric B**** Better Have My Money B**** BETTER HAVE MY MONEY Rihanna
Song lyric B**** Better Have My Money feat. YG, Kurupt B**** BETTER HAVE MY MONEY FEAT. YG, KURUPT Rihanna
Song lyric Bbhmm BBHMM Rihanna
Song lyric Black Butterflies w BLACK BUTTERFLIES W Rihanna
Song lyric Break It Of BREAK IT OF Rihanna
Song lyric Break It Off BREAK IT OFF Rihanna
Song lyric Break It Off Feat. Sean Paul BREAK IT OFF FEAT. SEAN PAUL Rihanna
Song lyric Bubble Pop BUBBLE POP Rihanna
Song lyric Close To You CLOSE TO YOU Rihanna
Song lyric Cockiness COCKINESS Rihanna
Song lyric Cold Case Love COLD CASE LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric Consideration CONSIDERATION Rihanna
Song lyric Consideration feat. SZA CONSIDERATION FEAT. SZA Rihanna
Song lyric Cotto's Replay Dub COTTO'S REPLAY DUB Rihanna
Song lyric Coulda Been the One COULDA BEEN THE ONE Rihanna
Song lyric Crazy Little Thing Called Love CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric Dancing In the Dark DANCING IN THE DARK Rihanna
Song lyric Dem Haters DEM HATERS Rihanna
Song lyric Desperado DESPERADO Rihanna
Song lyric Do Ya Thing DO YA THING Rihanna
Song lyric Elephant Man Remix ELEPHANT MAN REMIX Rihanna
Song lyric Emergency Room EMERGENCY ROOM Rihanna
Song lyric Farewell FAREWELL Rihanna
Song lyric Final Goodbye FINAL GOODBYE Rihanna
Song lyric Fly FLY Rihanna
Song lyric Fool In Love FOOL IN LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric Four Five Seconds With Kanye West and Paul McCartney FOUR FIVE SECONDS WITH KANYE WEST AND PAUL MCCARTNEY Rihanna
Song lyric G4L G4L Rihanna
Song lyric Girl Like Me GIRL LIKE ME Rihanna
Song lyric Girls Like Me GIRLS LIKE ME Rihanna
Song lyric Good Night Gotham GOOD NIGHT GOTHAM Rihanna
Song lyric Goodbye GOODBYE Rihanna
Song lyric Goodnight Gotham GOODNIGHT GOTHAM Rihanna
Song lyric Half of Me HALF OF ME Rihanna
Song lyric Happy HAPPY Rihanna
Song lyric Hate That I Love You feat. Ne-Yo HATE THAT I LOVE YOU FEAT. NE-YO Rihanna
Song lyric Hatin' On The Club Feat The Dream HATIN' ON THE CLUB FEAT THE DREAM Rihanna
Song lyric Haunted HAUNTED Rihanna
Song lyric Here I Go Again HERE I GO AGAIN Rihanna
Song lyric Higher HIGHER Rihanna
Song lyric Hole In My Head HOLE IN MY HEAD Rihanna
Song lyric Hypnotized HYPNOTIZED Rihanna
Song lyric If It's Lovin That You Want (Album Version) IF IT'S LOVIN THAT YOU WANT (ALBUM VERSION) Rihanna
Song lyric If It's Lovin That You Want (Instrumental) IF IT'S LOVIN THAT YOU WANT (INSTRUMENTAL) Rihanna
Song lyric If It's Lovin That You Want (Video) IF IT'S LOVIN THAT YOU WANT (VIDEO) Rihanna
Song lyric If It's Lovin' That You Want IF IT'S LOVIN' THAT YOU WANT Rihanna
Song lyric If It's Lovin' That You Want (Remix) (Bonus Track) IF IT'S LOVIN' THAT YOU WANT (REMIX) (BONUS TRACK) Rihanna
Song lyric It Just Don't Feel Like Xmas (Without You) IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE XMAS (WITHOUT YOU) Rihanna
Song lyric James Joint JAMES JOINT Rihanna
Song lyric Kisses Don't Lie KISSES DON'T LIE Rihanna
Song lyric Last Time LAST TIME Rihanna
Song lyric Let Me LET ME Rihanna
Song lyric Let Me (Album Version) LET ME (ALBUM VERSION) Rihanna
Song lyric Let Me - Vybz Kartel LET ME - VYBZ KARTEL Rihanna
Song lyric Love the Way You Lie LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Rihanna
Song lyric Love the Way You Lie, Part 2 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, PART 2 Rihanna
Song lyric Love the Way You Lie, Part II (mastered) LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, PART II (MASTERED) Rihanna
Song lyric Love the Way You Lie, Pt. 2 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, PT. 2 Rihanna
Song lyric Masquerade MASQUERADE Rihanna
Song lyric Million Miles Away MILLION MILES AWAY Rihanna
Song lyric Music of the Sun MUSIC OF THE SUN Rihanna
Song lyric Never Ending NEVER ENDING Rihanna
Song lyric Nevin's Glam Club Mix NEVIN'S GLAM CLUB MIX Rihanna
Song lyric Now I Know NOW I KNOW Rihanna
Song lyric P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You) P.S. (I'M STILL NOT OVER YOU) Rihanna
Song lyric P.S. I'm Still Not Over You P.S. I'M STILL NOT OVER YOU Rihanna
Song lyric Photographs PHOTOGRAPHS Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Album Version) PON DE REPLAY (ALBUM VERSION) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Bonus Track) PON DE REPLAY (BONUS TRACK) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Cotto's Replay Dub) PON DE REPLAY (COTTO'S REPLAY DUB) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Pon De Club Play) PON DE REPLAY (PON DE CLUB PLAY) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Remix) PON DE REPLAY (REMIX) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Remix) (Bonus Track) PON DE REPLAY (REMIX) (BONUS TRACK) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Remix) (Feat. Elephant Man) PON DE REPLAY (REMIX) (FEAT. ELEPHANT MAN) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon De Replay (Umyx Software) PON DE REPLAY (UMYX SOFTWARE) Rihanna
Song lyric Pon de Replay [Remix] PON DE REPLAY [REMIX] Rihanna
Song lyric Pose POSE Rihanna
Song lyric Princess of China PRINCESS OF CHINA Rihanna
Song lyric Red Lipstick RED LIPSTICK Rihanna
Song lyric Redemption Song REDEMPTION SONG Rihanna
Song lyric Right Now RIGHT NOW Rihanna
Song lyric Roc Me Out ROC ME OUT Rihanna
Song lyric Rockstar 101 ROCKSTAR 101 Rihanna
Song lyric Rush RUSH Rihanna
Song lyric Rush (feat. Kardinal) RUSH (FEAT. KARDINAL) Rihanna
Song lyric S.O.S. (Radio Edit) S.O.S. (RADIO EDIT) Rihanna
Song lyric S.O.S. (Rescue Me) S.O.S. (RESCUE ME) Rihanna
Song lyric Same Ol' Mistakes SAME OL' MISTAKES Rihanna
Song lyric Same Ol’ Mistakes SAME OL’ MISTAKES Rihanna
Song lyric Saxon SAXON Rihanna
Song lyric Selfish Girl SELFISH GIRL Rihanna
Song lyric Sex With Me SEX WITH ME Rihanna
Song lyric Sexuality SEXUALITY Rihanna
Song lyric Should I SHOULD I Rihanna
Song lyric Silly Boy Feat Lady GaGa SILLY BOY FEAT LADY GAGA Rihanna
Song lyric Sledgehammer (From "Star Trek Beyond") SLEDGEHAMMER (FROM "STAR TREK BEYOND") Rihanna
Song lyric Slower To Heal SLOWER TO HEAL Rihanna
Song lyric Sos Instrumental SOS INSTRUMENTAL Rihanna
Song lyric Sos Radio Edit SOS RADIO EDIT Rihanna
Song lyric Sos Video SOS VIDEO Rihanna
Song lyric Stay Feat Mikky Ekko STAY FEAT MIKKY EKKO Rihanna
Song lyric Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) STRANDED (HAITI MON AMOUR) Rihanna
Song lyric That La, La, La THAT LA, LA, LA Rihanna
Song lyric The Last Song THE LAST SONG Rihanna
Song lyric The Last Time THE LAST TIME Rihanna
Song lyric There's A Thug In My Life THERE'S A THUG IN MY LIFE Rihanna
Song lyric Tip Pon Toe TIP PON TOE Rihanna
Song lyric Towards the Sun TOWARDS THE SUN Rihanna
Song lyric Umbrella (remix) UMBRELLA (REMIX) Rihanna
Song lyric Watch And Learn WATCH AND LEARN Rihanna
Song lyric We All Want Love WE ALL WANT LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric We Found Love WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna
Song lyric What's My Name Feat Drake WHAT'S MY NAME FEAT DRAKE Rihanna
Song lyric What's My Name? Feat Drake WHAT'S MY NAME? FEAT DRAKE Rihanna
Song lyric Whipping My Hair WHIPPING MY HAIR Rihanna
Song lyric Who Ya Gonna Run To WHO YA GONNA RUN TO Rihanna
Song lyric Who's That Chick WHO'S THAT CHICK Rihanna
Song lyric Whos That Chick WHOS THAT CHICK Rihanna
Song lyric Willing to Wait WILLING TO WAIT Rihanna
Song lyric Winning Women WINNING WOMEN Rihanna
Song lyric Woo WOO Rihanna
Song lyric Woo feat. Travis Scott WOO FEAT. TRAVIS SCOTT Rihanna
Song lyric Work feat. Drake WORK FEAT. DRAKE Rihanna
Song lyric Yeah, I Said It YEAH, I SAID IT Rihanna
Song lyric You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) YOU DON'T LOVE ME (NO, NO, NO) Rihanna
Song lyric You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Rihanna, Vybz Kartel YOU DON'T LOVE ME (NO, NO, NO) - RIHANNA, VYBZ KARTEL Rihanna
Song lyric シャット・アップ・アンド・ドライヴ シャット・アップ・アンド・ドライヴ Rihanna