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The Rise of a Pop Superstar

THE RISE OF A POP SUPERSTAR How Rihanna developed into the star she is FEBRUARY 20, 1988 She won Born RIHANNA WAS A SHY CHILD she found an outlet through singing and performing for her friends BEAUTY PAGEANTS Robyn Rihanna Fenty in St. Michael, Barbados and sang in her school's TALENT SHOW 2003 She formed a through mutual acquaintances she met with famous producer ROGERS IMMEDIATELY GIRL GROUP Evan Rogers LIKED RIHANNA with two friends "NSync, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Clarkson Rihanna calls herself Robyn, using "Rihanna" as a stage name. 2004 Signed on to Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers' label, Rihanna joined Rogers and his Barbadian ROGERS SENT HER DEMOS TO RECORD LABELS ALL OVER wife in America to live with them and record SYNDICATED RHYTHM her first demos, including her first single, PRODUCTIONS "Pon de Replay." FEBRUARY, 2005 Djam Rihanna's demos led to an audition for Jay-Z, then-president of Def Jam Recordings. The same day, she signed a six-album record deal with the label. recordings CENSORED Her music video for "S&M" was BANNED in 11 countries within a day of its release. AUGUST, 2005 Rihanna released her first single, "Pon de Rihanna Influences from dance-pop, dancehall and R&B Replay," which hit No. 2 on the Billboard singles chart. Her first album, Music of the Sun, released later that month. GOLD RATING APRIL, 2006 A Girl Like Me released. Features pop, dancehall, R&B and Peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 reggae Features singles "SOS" and "Unfaithful" PLATINUM RATING AUGUST, 2006 Rihanna BRING ITON Made her screen debut in Rihanna Whafa ly lame? kihanna Only Giri (in The Riharna - Wa Found Love t 'Bring It On: All or Nothing' playing herself. Dihagma Good Girt Gane Bad -Rhana-Untre Or Versiein R na Push up On e 17) ...... First female to surpass 2 BILLION views on YouTube MAY, 2007 Grammy for Best Rap/Sung collaboration Good Girl Gone Bad released. RIANNA MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year Hit single "Umbrella." Debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Monster Single of the Year MULTI- PLATINUM Rihanna earned her first Grammy at age 19 RATING Voted No. 8 on Maxim's list of 100 Hot Hollywood Starlets CO000000 According to Fashion Lifestyle, she's had over 150 hairstyles since her career took off. Onn00000 2008 Barbados officials rename february 21st "rihanna day" Her songs have been downloaded OVER 75,000,000 times, combined. 3 We Found Love (feat, Calvin. Talk That Talk (Delux 4 Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko) Unapologetic NOVEMBER, 2009 5 Love the Way You Lie FLKIE Recovery 6 Pour It Up FLE Unapologetic (Deluxe 7 Diamonds Unapologetic Rated R released. 8 Princess of China Mylo Xyloto PLATINUM RATING Talk Thas Talk Mab JANUARY, 2010 Rihanna wins a second Grammy for "Run this Town," a collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West NOVEMBER, 2010 Loud released. Recorded while Rihanna was filming for her feature-film debut, Battleship The album was nominated for three Grammy's, including Album of the Year Single "Only Girl (In the World)" won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. PLATINUM RATING In March, 2011, she became the youngest black female to be featured on the cover of American Vogue OCTOBER, 2011 Esquire Magazine names Rihanna "Sexiest Woman Alive" Ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2012, having earned $53 million. NOVEMBER, 2011 "My way probably won't work for most people but the more I got naked the more comfortable l felt." Talk That Talk released. Debut single "We Found Love." -Women's Fitness magazine, March 2012 PLATINUM RATING NOVEMBER, 2012 Electronic dance music, dance-pop, R&B, and dubstep Lead single "Diamonds" peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Top 100. DALKE Rihanna was executive producer on this album. GOLD RATING JANUARY, 2013 Rihanna launches her fashion line at London Fashion Week DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING PRESENTED BY: Koyote Sources:,00.html en Software

The Rise of a Pop Superstar

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This infographic provides a deeper look into the life of Rihanna, and how she rose to stardom.


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