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“Robyn Rihanna Fenty” ( or ; born February 20, 1988), known mononymously as “Rihanna”, is a Barbadian recording artist. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings.
In 2005, Rihanna released her debut studio album, “Music of the Sun”, which peaked in the top ten of the “Billboard” 200 chart and features the “Billboard” Hot 100 top five hit single ‘Pon de Replay’. In less than a year, she released her second studio album, “A Girl Like Me” (2006), which peaked within the top-five in the United States, and produced her first Hot 100 number one single, ‘SOS’. Rihanna’s third studio album, “Good Girl Gone Bad” released in May 2007, spawned the international hit singles ‘Umbrella’, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, ‘Take a Bow’ and ‘Disturbia’, with an additional four singles being released. The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘Umbrella’. Her fourth studio album “Rated R” (2009), produced the top-ten singles ‘Russian Roulette’, ‘Hard’ and ‘Rude Boy’, with the latter achieving the number-one spot on the “Billboard” Hot 100. “Loud” (2010), Rihanna’s fifth studio album, spawned the number-one hits ‘Only Girl (In the World)’, ‘What’s My Name?’ and ‘S&M’. ‘We Found Love’ served as the lead single from Rihanna’s sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk” (2011). The song was an international success, topping the charts in seventeen countries.
Rihanna’s work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including five American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and six Grammy Awards. She has achieved a total of eleven number one singles on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, becoming the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat. “Billboard” named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the seventeenth artist of the same decade. She is the highest-selling digital artist in U.S. history. Furthermore, she has also shipped 7.3 million album units in the U.S. as of September 2011. Some of her singles have earned their place on the list of best-selling singles worldwide. Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide since the beginning of her career in 2005, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time.