Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer,

actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown,

Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers

who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes. After signing with Def Jam in 2005,

she soon gained recognition with the release of her first two studio albums,

Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006), both of

which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart.

Rihanna's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), incorporated elements of

dance-pop and established her status as a sex symbol in the music industry.

The chart-topping single "Umbrella" earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award and catapulted her to global stardom.

She continued to mix pop, dance, and R&B genres on her next studio albums, Rated R (2009),

Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011), and Unapologetic (2012), the latter of which became her first Billboard 200

number one The albums spawned a string of chart-topping singles, including Rude Boy,

Only Girl, What's My Name, S&M, We Found Love where Have You Been and Diamonds.

Her eighth album, Anti (2016), showcased a new creative control following her departure from Def Jam.

It became her second US number one album and featured the chart-topping single "Work".

During her musical career, Rihanna has collaborated with many artists, such as Drake,

Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Adam Levine, Paul McCartney, Ne-Yo, and Shakira.

and was declared a National Hero of Barbados on the first day of the country's,

parliamentary republic in 2021, entitling her to the style of The Right Excellent for life.