Rihanna is the youngest solo artist to score 13 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100—the fastest to do so—she’s sold more than 54 million albums and 203 million tracks worldwide. Rihanna is an eight-¬‐time Grammy Award winner who also counts 11 Billboard Music Awards among other countless music accolades.
In 2005, Def Jam released Rihanna's dynamic debut album, Music of the Sun. 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. But it was 2007’s Good Girl Gone Bad that catapulted Rihanna into icon status. Moving away from her Caribbean music roots, the singer displayed her knack for reinvention by shifting to more up tempo dance tracks. That momentum carried over to Rihanna’s next album, the emotionally riveting Rated R. From there, Rihanna released a new top-¬‐selling album each year, offering intriguing fusions of dancehall, dub step and house music with hip-¬‐hop, R&B, pop and rock: 2010’s Loud, 2011’s Talk That Talk and 2012’s Unapologetic.
Despite all of these distinguished achievements, Rihanna is just getting started. Now recording her first album under the Roc Nation label with the ownership of her masters, she is busy adding more credits to her burgeoning resume: executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist.
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