Rihanna broke into the US pop scene in the middle of 2005 with a style that merged her Caribbean roots with the popular R&B-meets-pop sound associated with American vocalists such as Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani. “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna’s second single from her debut album Music of the Sun (2005 Def Jam), launched the Saint Michael, Barbados native into American pop cultural relevance.
Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988 to Monica and Ronald Fenty. She has two younger brothers, Rorry and Rajad Fenty, with whom she shares her mother’s Afro-Guyanese and father’s mixed Afro-Barbadian and Caucasian heritage. Growing up, Rihanna was... Read More