On The Cover

Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, and raised in Bridgetown, she was discovered by American recording producer Evan Rogers in her home country of Barbados in 2003. Throughout 2004 she recorded demo tapes under the direction of Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, Hip Hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music Of The Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 100 and respectively produced the successful singles “Pon De Replay”, “SOS” and “Unfaithful”. With the release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna developed a public image as a sex symbol and incorporated more elements of dance pop into her music. It became a major breakthrough in her career and earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award at the 2008 ceremony. Recorded after her assault by her then-boyfriend singer Chris Brown, her fourth studio album Rated R is distinguished for its dark themes and lyrical content. Her pop-influenced fifth studio album Loud, proved successful producing three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, “Only Girl(In The World)”, “Whats My Name”, and “S&M”. She followed this success with the follow-up albums Talk That Talk and the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic. Her eighth studio album ANTi became her second Billboard 200 number one album and was one of the most streamed albums of the year.

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