SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Rihanna attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball hosted by Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988.  In fact her birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and she is a Barbadian singer as well as a songwriter. Moreover, Riri was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown. In the matter of fact, her first encounter with music was in 2003, when she started recording demo tapes under the direction of the record producer Evan Rogers. It was not until 2005 that she became famous after she released her first album “Music of the Sun”. Keep on reading so you can get to know her more.



Rihanna was born in Barbados, on February 20, 1988. Moreover, when she was only 16, she signed a contract with with Def Jam records, and released her first album that she called “Music of the Sun”. The album has sold more than two million copies worldwide. As a result, she decided to release more albums and a lot of hit songs, such as: “Unfaithful,” “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” “Take a Bow,” “Diamonds” and “We Found Love.”


Early Life

Singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in St. Michael Parish on the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is the eldest of three children, their mom is called Monica Fenty, and she was an accountant. Their father’s name is Ronald Fenty, and he was a warehouse supervisor. In fact, her father was always struggling with addictions to alcohol and crack cocaine and her parents divorced when she was 14 years old, which made her have a tough childhood. Moreover, during her childhood, she was also always struggling with headaches that kept on showing for several years. However she attempted to hide this condition from her friends and classmates so that they would not think she was abnormal. “I never expressed how I felt,” she remembered. “I always kept it in. I would go to school … you would never know there was something wrong with me.”

FILE – This Oct. 29, 2014 file photo shows Rihanna at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Rihanna will host her first Diamond Ball on Dec. 11 to benefit her foundation that promotes education and arts globally. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)