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Robyn Rihanna Fenty is her full name.1)


She is 34 years old. On February 20, 1988, she was born.2)


Rihanna was raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, and was born in Saint Michael, Barbados.3)


Her father is of Irish-Barbadian descent, while her mother is of Afro-Guyanese descent. When she was 14 years old, her parents split.4)


Her siblings include two biological brothers, two half-sisters, and a half-brother.5)

Army Cadet

When Rihanna was in high school, she joined the army cadets, and her drill sergeant was singer Shontelle.6)

Talent Show

She won a talent event at the age of 15 by singing Mariah Carey's “Hero”.7)

Growing Up

Rihanna grew up listening to reggae music and began studying music in high school.8)


Rihanna won her high school beauty contest when she was 16 years old.9)

Girl Group

In 2003, she created a girl band in Barbados with two classmates.10)

Evan Rogers

Evan Rogers, an American record producer, found the girl group and asked the girls to an audition.11)

Rogers Audition

Rihanna's strong voice stood out, so she was called back by Rogers for a second audition.12)

First Demo Tapes And Signing

Rihanna's demo recordings were delivered to Def Jam Records, where Jay-Z listened to them and signed her.13)

Debut Album

Rihanna's debut album, “Music of the Sun” was released in August 2005 and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over two million copies worldwide.14)

2nd Album

Her second album, “A Girl like Me,” was released just a year after her debut in April 2006.15)


Rihanna received two honors at the Barbados Music Awards in 2006: Best New Artist and Best Female Artist of the Year.16)

Believe Foundation

Rihanna established the Believe Foundation in 2006 to assist terminally sick children.17)


S.O.S., her first number-one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, was released in 2006.18)

Good Girl Gone Bad

“Good Girl Gone Bad,” RiRi's 3rd album, was released in 2007.19)


In 2007, she was placed eighth on Maxim's Hot 100 Women list.20)

Ambassador for Culture and Youth

Rihanna was named Barbados' honorary “Ambassador for Culture and Youth” in 2007.21)

Rihanna Day

The previous president of Barbados established “Rihanna Day” in 2008, which is celebrated on February 22.22)


Following the debut of her hit “Umbrella” in 2008, she was forced to prohibit the use of umbrellas at her concerts for fear of audiences hurting others.23)


Rihanna received her first Grammy Award for her collaboration with Jay-Z, “Umbrella”.24)

A Girl's Night Out

In 2008, Rihanna organized a series of free performances dubbed “A Girl's Night Out”, with all proceeds going to her charity, the Believe Foundation.25)


Rihanna graced the cover of Italian Vogue Magazine in September 2009 as part of their “Extreme Couture” issue.26)


Her track “S&M” earned her eighth number-one record on the Billboard chart in 2011.27)

Billboard Achievement

At the age of 23, she was the youngest singer to achieve ten Billboard number ones.28)

BRIT Awards

Rihanna won International Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards for two years in a row, 2011-2012.29)


Oliver, Rihanna's Maltese poodle cross, was adopted in 2015.30)

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