Rihanna’s career grew in 2005 with the single “Umbrella,” and by 2017 she had expanded her portfolio to encompass the roles of entrepreneur, philanthropist, actress, and humanitarian.
She has managed to top the charts and made herself into a household celebrity with her music outright, but has impressively added to her empire through Fenty Beauty and Savage Fenty.
As she celebrates her 34th birthday on Feb. 20 she can also add becoming a mom to the number of roles she has.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Barbados on February 20, 1988. Her ancestry is a mix of Afro-Guyanese, Afro-Barbadian, and Irish. Because of her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction as a child, she turned to music as a kind of escape and escape she found.
By chance, she was discovered and transported to the United States by American record producer Evan Rogers who signed her to his production business, which also included Carl Sturken.
She worked with a team of producers including Jay-Z on her debut studio album, “Music of the Sun” (Aug. 2005). (Aug. 2005). This was swiftly followed up by “A Girl like Me” (Apr. 2006), Rihanna’s first album to be certified platinum by the RIAA.
The 2007 album “Good Girl Gone Bad” got good critical reviews, and its lead single “Umbrella” sold over 8 million copies worldwide and won her a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration alongside Jay-Z.
Her subsequent album releases include “Rated R” (2009), “Loud” (2010), “Talk That Talk” (2011), “Unapologetic” (2012), and “Anti” (2016). (2016).
Other significant tracks she has cooperated on include “Run This Town” (2009) with Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) with Eminem, “Princess of China” (2012) with Coldplay, “Take Care” (2012) with Drake, and “This Is What You Came For” (2016) with Calvin Harris.
Throughout her career, Rihanna has garnered numerous prizes, including 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, and 8 People’s Choice Awards, among many others.
- “You may never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for somebody.” – Rihanna
- “It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.” – Rihanna
- “Hurt me with the truth. Don’t comfort me with a lie.” – Rihanna
- “I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think.” – Rihanna
- “People are gonna talk whether you doing good or bad.” – Rihanna
- “Let go of the things that make you feel dead! Life is worth living!” – Rihanna
- “Don’t hide from who you are.” – Rihanna
- “I don’t do things for the response or the controversy. I just live my life.” – Rihanna
- “When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me.”