Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Barbados in 1988. Rihanna grew up like an average teenaged girl, however in 2003 the Barbadian met with the producer and owner of Syndicated Rhythms Production, Evan Rogers. While spending time in Barbados Rogers was so impressed with her vocal skills he asked her to record some tracks that spring in New York.
After auditioning with rapper Jay-Z, Def Jam Recordings president, Rihanna debut album Music of the Sun hit the charts in 2005. Followed a year later by her second album, A Girl Like Me. Both reaching top ten on the Billboard 200 chart and had two top charter songs, “Pon de Replay” and “SOS”, reaching number one on Billboard Hot 100. These hit albums were only the begging for Rihanna and her fame. As her fame grew, she started to collaborate with A list celebrities and artists, such as Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West (Rihanna 2009).
Rihanna, also known as the Queen of R & B, has taken over the world with her powerful and relatable music. Over the past years she has become a worldwide phenomenon. She has become a powerhouse in the music industry. Besides being musically gifted she has become a writer, fashion icon and fashion designer. In 2013 she released her 13th top charter song, “The Monster.” Ranking her with some of the most influential artists of all time, for example, Madonna, Michael Jackson and the Supremes. Her talent and smooth voice has earned her numerous awards, consisting of seven Grammys, eight American Music Award and 22 Billboard Music Awards.
In Rihanna’s album Loud, she creates sexier sound and creates a more rounded album. Her songs are catchy and the beat and tune helps draw in large audiences. Rihanna’s genuine and emotional ballads are easily relatable and show that we all have a darkness growing within and that we are all human. With such passion and talent, no wonder Rihanna is the Queen of R&B.