Rihanna

Rihanna

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Wed 18 May 2011

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty seemed destined for stardom when she was barely out of nappies. At 15, she formed a girl group with two of her schoolmates. Then, turning 16, she headed to the United States, recorded a demo that included dancehall stomper Pon The Replay and got signed to Def Jam.
 
Backed by hip hop heavyweight Jay Z, Rihanna went on to release a stream of hits, including SOS, Don’t Stop The Music and Shut Up and Drive and huge gamechanger, Umbrella. RiRi then became the second biggest selling female solo artist this decade, with the other being Beyoncé. And did we mention she was only 21 at the time? Gulp!
 
In 2010, Rihanna was riding high on a wave of the success of album Loud with the hit songs Only Girl in the World and What's My Name. This was quickly followed by 2011 album Talk That Talk and the hit Calvin Harris collab We Found Love.
 
Though her reconciliation with Chris Brown almost outshone the  music in 2012, she released her seventh studio album Unapologetic in November 2012, which was her first US No.1 LP. Rihanna promoted this with her unique Rihanna 777 tour, a tour which saw her do seven gigs in seven countries in seven days. And to top it all off she chartered a Boeing 777 jet and filled it with the world's press and her biggest fans. PLUS she filmed it for a hilarious documentary, which we aired on 4Music!  Diamonds also reached No. 1 in over 20 countries worldwide and second single Stay, featuring Mikky Ekko also reached top five in over 20 countries. 
 
In 2013 Rihanna and Eminem topped the charts with The Monster and joined Elvis and The Beatles in becoming one of three acts to score a No. 1 single in seven consecutive years. Seven really is a lucky number for Ri! The pair also one a GRAMMY for the single, making them a winning collab combo. But RiRi shared the collab love, also releasing Can't Remember To Forget You with none other than Shakira in 2014.
 
By 2015, Rihanna had released her eighth album, dropping Kanye West and Paul McCartney collab FourFiveSeconds, which she performed at the GRAMMYs. Since then she's released the unforgettable B**ch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen - which is thought to be on her upcoming album.
 
RiRi's sold over 150 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. And her changing style hasn't only made her one of the hottest looking ladies on the planet, it's also earned her a CFDA Fashion Icon Award in 2014. On top of that, she's got over eight GRAMMYs, 23 Billboard music Awards and eight AMAs - including their first ever Icon Award.
 
Not just a music and fashion icon, Rihanna's also dipped her toes in La La Land, featuring in Battleship, This Is The End and starring in the animated film, Home.
 
Is there anything she can't do?