Def Jam recording artists made a name for herself with two hit singles: “Pon de Replay” from her 2005 debut album, of the Sun, and the chart-topping track “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)” from the album A Girl like Me in 2006.

This year, Rihanna returned with her new CD Good Girl Gone Bad and has so far had two massive hits: “Umbrella” and “Shut Up and Drive”. “Umbrella” also won her two Video Music – Monster Single of the Year and Video of the Year.

Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Barbados and her real name is actually Robyn Rihanna Fenty. You can check out her official website at www.rihannanow.com.

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