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.