Personalities | Rihanna | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1988)

Barbados-born R&B sensation Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s rise began midway in the 2000s with her debut album Music Of The Sun (2005). Her second LP A Girl Like Me (2006) made the Top 5 in the US and in the UK, and included hit singles ‘Unfaithful’ and ‘SOS’. Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) became Rihanna’s most successful album to date on the back of monster chart hit ‘Umbrella’. An assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown won public sympathy, and fourth album Rated R (2009) concluded the most successful five years of any female solo star.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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