An international pop sensation who was born in Barbados in 1988 only to move to New York at the age of 16 with the hopes of success as a solo recording artist. She achieved her first international hit with "Pon de Replay" in the summer of 2005. Since then Rihanna has scored many international hit songs from 2005 to 2010. She has earned 6 Billboard Hot 100 #1 Singles, the most by any female recording artist since 2000. Often compared to Beyonce Knowels in the beginning of her career, she has now created a definitive image and an instantly recognizable voice and style that has separated her from the crowded field of female pop singers. Known for her edgy and trend setting style, Rihanna is a 21st fashion and beauty icon often featured in fashion blogs around the world and often in trademark stiletto heels and sunglasses paired with high-fashion emsembles. The singer's private life has also come under public scrutiny. She had much coverage for her 2009-post pre-Grammy altercation with then boyfriend Chris Brown which left her in the middle of a media circus. After months of silence and scrutiny, she released her critically acclaimed fourth studio album Rated R in late 2009. Currently at the peak of her popularity Rihanna has sold over 50 million records to date, 15 million albums and over 35 million digital downloads.
Rihanna is known as one of the holy-trinity of 21st century pop hit-makers which includes Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
P1: Who's better Rihanna or Beyonce?
P2: Beyonce is a better singer, but Rihanna is younger, sexier and cooler.
P1: Why does Rihanna swagger jack Lady Gaga all the time?
P2: Rihanna's been out since 2005 and dressing sexy since 2007, how is she swagger jacking Gaga? Also, why is Gaga swagger jacking Madonna?
P1: Lady Gaga is not copying Madonna, she's the most original artist who ever lived or ever will...
P2: Really? Do you know what originality is?