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Rihanna BiographyRihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in a county in Barbados called St. Michael. She lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top sixth form school, similar to grammar schools in the UK. Rihanna won a beauty pageant and performed Mariah Carey's "Hero" in a school talent show. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for vacation with his wife, who is a native. Rodgers arranged for her to go to New York to meet Jay-Z, CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and knew she was going to be big and for more than just one song. She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Rihnanna's debut album is out now. It's called "Music of the Sun".
TriviaWas signed to Def Jam Records Attended Combermere which is a sixth form school similar to technical school in America. Won a beauty pageant at her school. She has two younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad. Ranked #8 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Ranked #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. Made an estimated $15,000,000 in 2008. (Source) - Forbes Magazine. Has sold over 12 million albums worldwide in under 4 years. [September 2009]. Appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue for there "Extreme Couture" edition. [September 2009]. Is good friends with Katy Perry. She and then-boyfriend Chris Brown canceled their performance at the Grammys in February 2009 just hours before the show started after Brown was caught up in a late-night domestic dispute, which later turned out to be a physical attack on Rihanna. Is a big fan of Depeche Mode, The Prodigy and Chase & Status. She worked with Chase & Status on her album 'Rated R' after calling member Saul Milton up at 3am.
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