Her first album, , fueled by its smash hit lead single "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z."It shows such growth for her as an artist," Jay-Z said about the track.
In late January 2016, Rihanna released her next album , allowing Jay-Z's online streaming site Tidal to exclusively feature the collection of tracks for a week.
The gambit paid off for the struggling service, with one million trial subscribers joining Tidal in less than a day to partake in a download promotion for Rihanna has also made headlines in her personal life, although often for circumstances beyond her control.
have my race be highlighted, it was mostly when I would do business deals. She went on to release more albums and an array of hit songs, including "Unfaithful," "Umbrella," "Disturbia," "Take a Bow," "Diamonds" and "We Found Love." A global pop star with an unrelentingly edgy image, Rihanna has also won multiple industry accolades, including Grammys and MTV awards.
It almost excites me; I know what they’re expecting and I can’t wait to show them that I’m here to exceed those expectations.”, which sold more than two million copies worldwide.
"At first I was like, ' Ha ha, it's funny,'" Rihanna said. You cannot stop people from saying what they want to say."In 2009 Rihanna again made headlines again, becoming the center of a media firestorm after a domestic violence incident in which her then-boyfriend Chris Brown assaulted her before an awards show.
The incident sparked a huge public outpouring of support for Rihanna, and she became a spokesperson against domestic violence.
"I remember staring into everybody's eyes in the room while I was singing, and at that point, I was fearless," she said.
"But the minute I stopped singing, I was like, ' Oh my God, Jay-Z is sitting right in front of me.'" The hip-hop icon was every bit as wowed by Rihanna's commanding presence as Rogers had been two years earlier, and he signed her on the spot.
Rihanna also spoke very candidly with Oprah Winfrey about her relationship with Brown that August.
She told Winfrey that Brown may have been the love of her life and she has developed "a very close friendship" with him.
Since she first appeared on the scene in 2005, this Barbadian pop star has enjoyed a nearly uninterrupted run at the top of the music industry.