Saint Michael, Barbados is where Robyn Rehanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988. Her mother was an accountant and her father was a warehouse supervisor. They lived in Bridgetown, Barbados. She started singing when she was seven years old and continued with it when she was in school. Her serious musical career started when she met the American record producers Carl Sturken and Even Rogers. The meeting took place in 2003.
Identifying her talents Rogers took her took her to the US in 2004 along with her mother and recorded some demo tapes and sent to record companies all over the world. In the year 2005 "Def Jam Recordings" signed a contract with her to produce six albums. After the deal was signed she went to live with Rogers and his wife in New York.
During the next three months Robyn Rehanna worked on her first album. On August 22, 2005, she released her first single "Pon de Replay" and it was highly successful finding itself in the number 2 position on Billboard Hot 100 and in UK Singles Chart. A few days later she released "Music of the Sun" her first album. Two million copies of it were sold and another 500,000 were shipped to US retailers later.
Just one month from the release of her debut album she started working on the second. It contained the productions of Even Rogers, Carl Sturken and many others. Released in April 2006 "A Girl Like Me" found success by topping the charts of Canada and reaching the number 5 position in both the US and UK. The same year she founded the charity to help terminally ill children called the "Believe Foundation".
Robyn Rihanna released his third album "Good Girl Gone Bad" in March 2007. It was such a success that it topped the charts in many countries and came second in the US. The lead single of the album was "Umbrella" and it was occupying the first spot in the UK charts for 10 weeks in a row.
February 2009 the singer was scheduled to perform in the 51st Grammy awards but the performance was canceled. Later it was found that her boy friend at that time Chris Brown assailed her and she had to be hospitalized. The event got a lot of publicity. Rihanna was declared as the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine for the year 2011. "Battle ship" the first studio film in which she appeared for a role was released in 2012.
Source by Brian Neil