Rihanna is a
Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
In 2012, Rihanna became the third most-played Top 40 artist based on Mediabase of Clear Channel Communications.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
February 20, 1988 ( age
Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Father: Ronald Fenty (White Barbadian )
Mother: Monica Fenty (Black Guyanese)
2 younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad
Los Angeles, California, US
Combermere sixth form school in Barbados
Recording artist, actress, fashion designer
R&B, pop, reggae, hip hop, dance
Chris Brown, Drake, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Eminem
Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, Fefe Dobson and Mariah Carey
MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist
MOBO Award for Best R&B
• Her big break came when she
met Evan Rodgers, a producer while he and his wife were on vacation in Barbados
She signed with Def Jam Records when she was 16 years old.
• Won a beauty pageant in Barbados
Rihanna has many small tattoos including a music note on her ankle; pisces sign behind her right ear; Sanskrit prayer on her hip; a star in her left ear; the word "Love" on her left middle finger; an Arabic phrase on her ribcage area, meaning "Freedom in Messiah"
Rihanna was assaulted by Chris Brown before the 51st Grammy Awards. Chris Brown was subsequently charged on March 5, 2009.
Rihanna regards Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She has often been quoted as saying she wants to be the "Black Madonna".
"I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me."
"I saw just a little bit of Jay's face down the hall and I was just like, 'Oh my God!' I had never met a celebrity, and to meet a celebrity who's also the president of the label, that was crazy!!"
"Music is in my D.N.A.!"
"If I hadn't met Evan and Carl I might have just been dreaming forever,"