Rihanna likes herself to be called as “Black Madonna”, since the greatest pop sensation Madonna is her biggest influence and idol along with Mariah. Rihanna is a North American soul singer. The entire world knows her and classifies her as a conventional dancehall singer. She jumped into the field of entertainment unexpectedly. During her pre-teenage years, she only used to sing for her family and friends that too, only for amusement purpose. While Rihanna was 14, her parents split up and a year later she formed a musical band with the help of her classmates. A mutual friend introduced Rihanna to a music producer Evan Rogers in New York. This was the beginning of a phenomenal success story.
Rihanna comes from the Caribbean Islands of Barbados, born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty on the 20th of February, 1988. She had moved to United States while she was 16 in order to pursue her dream of music. Rihanna eventually signed her first deal under the label, Def Jam Recordings.
Rihanna is not only a well known singer, but is performing even harder for the society. Rihanna is the founder of the Believe Foundation formed for to facilitate the terminally ill children. She was so attached to the charitable institutions that she has performed many concerts that raised exceptional funds for the foundation and for many other charities. Rihanna is an Ambassador for Cartier Love Charity Bracelet and also the cultural ambassador for Barbados. Rihanna has also contributed her part in the fight for AIDS by presenting her T shirts and signing off autographs on January 2008. She prepared a song for the anti-cancer campaign and performed it live on September 5, 2008. She has also got the honor of becoming the spokesmodel for Gucci. Rihanna has personally helped a girl named Jasmina Amena who was admitted in the NYU Medical center for a bone marrow operation on 2nd April 2009. She is still planning many more concerts for women cancer research fund and many other charity programs.
Rihanna has had many record breaking albums that also prove that she is an extraordinary talent with lots of humanitarian aspects. She has the biggest hit called “Don’t Stop the Music” for which she won the Grammy Award. There are many of her albums that have topped the chart selling around more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles. Rihanna has achieved a lot a very young age and it can definitely be said that Rihanna is one of the best singing artists ever.