It all began with an impromptu performance for vacationing new york city music producers evan rogers and carl sturken in 2003 which helped jumpstart 15-year-old rihanna’s multi faceted career. def jam released rihanna’s dynamic debut album, music of the sun, which garnered much attention due to the popularity of her highly addictive dancehall-flavored first single. its popularity was propelled by the highly addictive dancehall-flavored lead single, “pon de replay.” a year later, rihanna delivered the platinum-selling sophomore set, a girl like me, featuring the no. 1 singles “sos” and “unfaithful.”
Born in the barbados parish of saint michael in 1988, robyn rihanna fenty began honing her throaty, arresting vocals at an early age, influenced by such iconic talents as madonna, bob marley, janet jackson and mariah carey.