Born on the Island of Barbados, Rihanna always had dreams to become a star. She is a trail blazer in many ways. After having a demo sent to various record companies in 2005, Rihanna’s talent was recognized by Jay Z and she was signed to the Def Jam music label. With her top ten hit, Pon De Replay Robyn Rihanna Fenty burst onto the music scene with a bang.
Rihanna has had unbridled success with a string of top 10 hits, and been crowned one of the youngest fashion icons of our generation. She was only the 2nd artist from Barbados to win a Grammy and all before the age of 20.
All of the success hasn’t changed the young singer from her Island values and perspectives. Here's is the quintessential story of a young Island girl making it in the big city. Rihanna's song, Umbrella” was so successful that she won a Grammy. Her song spawned a line of umbrellas with the accessory company Totes. She cut her hair in a dramatic shift from the music company’s desire to keep her with long hair and as a result her haircut...now known as the “Rihanna” has been awarded the best haircut of 2008. She is seen as a fashion icon with a style that is definitely all hers. She recently walked the runway in Milan.
It’s clear that the marketing of Rihanna is almost genius in nature, but having Jay Z adopt her almost in the role of big brother...it’s clear that the sky is the limit when it comes to what Miss Fenty will achieve in her career.