She took a leading role in group activities. Most of all, she had ideas and seemed comfortable expressing them. Fast-forward to the present day and there remains something effortless about Rihanna, a sense of confidence that transcends any one narrative or style. She was making things up as she went along, but when she went, she went full-steam ahead. Born in Barbados in , she left high school to pursue music. Her debut, Music of the Sun , went Gold when she was just Sign In.
Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Rihanna Rihanna is the youngest solo artist to score 13 No. Moving away from her Caribbean music roots, the singer displayed her knack for reinvention by shifting to more up tempo dance tracks. Despite all of these distinguished achievements, Rihanna is just getting started. Now recording her first album under the Roc Nation label with the ownership of her masters, she is busy adding more credits to her burgeoning resume: executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Or that she trails only Elvis, the Beatles and Madonna in Top 10s? But the real heat comes from the chemistry of the artists at the center of this sublime musical and emotional drama, as they sing about moving beyond old heartaches to negotiate a scary new future together. How much history can you fit into one stellar pop hit? At the Grammys , the trio deepened that Big Apple connection by performing the song with a set and costumes that alluded to the Harlem Renaissance. Khaled later recalled Facetiming with Rihanna while she recorded her vocal for the song. Pretty soon, the world would be dancing along, too. But I know the weight of those three words. In the process, she toys with gender roles. The dancehall song was the work of small army of songwriters, including Stargate, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, Rob Swire and Rihanna herself, and it quickly shot to Number One on the Hot and stayed there for five straight weeks. No other song from the album was nearly as successful.
Barbadian singer Rihanna has recorded material for her eight studio albums and has collaborated with other artists for duets and featured songs on their respective albums and charity singles. After signing a record contract with the Def Jam Recordings in February ,  Rihanna began to work with producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers , who co-wrote and co-produced 12 out of the 15 songs on her debut album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna's third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad was developed by songwriters and producers with whom she had previously collaborated as well as different artists. Sturken and Rogers co-wrote and co-produced 2 songs out of Eriksen significantly contributed to the album, writing and producing a total of nine songs between them.