Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as Rihanna is a Barbadian singer R & B singer, songwriter and model. .
Born in St. Michael, Barbados. He moved to America at age 16 to pursue a musical career under the direction of music producer Evan Rogers. Subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings, after singing for the then label boss Jay-Z
On February 8, 2009, the expected performance of Rihanna at the Grammy Awards was canceled. In later reports came in connection with an alleged altercation with then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, who was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. On March 5, 2009, Brown was charged with assault and criminal threats. Because a picture filtered LAPD obtained by TMZ.com, which revealed that Rihanna had suffered visible injuries, an organization known as "STOParazzi"has proposed a law called "Law Rihanna" which, if adopted, "deter employees of the agencies of law enforcement to reveal photos or information that exploits the victims of crime.
"VH1 Gil Kaufman reported nonstop coverage of Rihanna and Brown case that has raised a number of questions about the privacy of alleged victims of domestic violence, including the decision of almost all major news media to disclose the identity of the victim, that is not usually done in cases of domestic violence and the controversial distribution of the photograph that was leaked. Rihanna was subpoenaed to testify at the preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on June 22, 2009. "The prosecutor told me that Rihanna will be cited. I will accept on his behalf, " Rihanna's attorney, Donald Etra told Us Weekly. On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault. In exchange for Brown's statement received five years probation and ordered to stay fifty feet away from Rihanna, unless at public events, which are then reduced to ten meters .
In 2005, Rihanna released her debut album, "Music Of The Sun", which reached its highest position in the top ten of the Billboard 200 and his first single "Pon De Replay" reached the top 5 position on Billboard. Less than a year later released their second album, "A Girl Like Me", which peaked in the top five on the Billboard albums, and produced his first number one in U.S. with the single "SOS" and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Unfaithful" and "Break It Off. " The third album by Rihanna, "Good Girl Gone Bad" reached number two on the Billboard 200, featuring five top ten hits including three U.S.
number one with "Umbrella, " "Take a bow" and "Disturbia "and the worldwide hit" Do not Stop the Music. "The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap / Sung Colaboration for "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z together. Their fourth studio album, "Rated R", was released in November 2009 and reached number four on the Billboard 200. His first three singles which entered the Top 10, "Russian Roulette", "Hard" and "Rude Boy", with "Rude Boy" reached number one. She will release her fifth studio album "Loud"in November 2010, with the first single "Only Girl (In The World). "
Approximated Rihanna sold 5,563,000 copies of his albums in the U.S. alone. Rihanna has won several awards, including the 2007 World Music Awards over the world selling Pop Female and Male Artist of the Year and the 2008 American Music Awards Favorite Soul / R & B and Favorite Female Pop / Rock Female Artist. He serves as an honorary cultural ambassador for Barbados. In January 2010, Rihanna received two Grammys for the single "Run This Town" with Jay-Z and Kanye West.