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Rihanna was born on born February 20, 1988. Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. She is a Barbadian by nationality. Rihanna net worth 2022 is estimated at $1.7 billion. She is the richest female musician in the world according to Forbes.
She was born on 20th February 1988 in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados.
She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, where she studied alongside future international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite.
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Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, where the later Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle was her drill sergeant. Although she initially wanted to graduate from high school, she chose to pursue a musical career instead. She used to sell clothes with her father to make a living. \
Rihanna Music Career
She was discovered in her home country of Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers. In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. The group had gone for an audition organized by the Roger. Rihanna put up an outstanding performance at the auditioning,
Impressed by her performance, Rogers scheduled a second meeting with Rihanna’s mother present and then invited Rihanna to his hometown in the United States to record some demo tapes that could be sent to record labels.
Recordings were intermittent, taking about a year, because she was only able to record during school holidays. “Pon de Replay” and “The Last Time” were two tracks recorded for the demo tape, which were eventually included on her debut album Music of the Sun.
That same year, Rihanna was signed to Rogers’s and Carl Sturken’s production company, Syndicated Rhythm Productions.
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Rihanna’s demo was shipped out to Def Jam Recordings and played for rapper Jay-Z, who had recently been appointed as president and CEO of Def Jam. When Jay-Z first heard the track “Pon de Replay”, he felt the song was too big for her.
Despite being skeptical, he invited Rihanna to audition for the label. In early 2005, Rihanna auditioned for Def Jam in New York City, where Jay-Z introduced her to music mogul Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
At the audition, she sang Whitney Houston’s cover of “For the Love of You”, as well as the demo tracks “Pon de Replay” and “The Last Time”.
Jay-Z was absolutely certain about signing her after she performed her future hit single “Pon de Replay”. His boss, L.A. Reid, was also impressed with her audition, telling Jay-Z not to let Rihanna leave the building until the contract was signed.
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Reid left it to Jay-Z and his team to close the deal which resulted in a six-album record deal with Def Jam. She waited in Jay-Z’s office until 3:00 in the morning to get lawyers to draft up a contract because he wanted to prevent her from signing with another label.Rihanna canceled other meetings with record labels and relocated from Barbados to the United States to live with Rogers and his wife.
Rihanna Net worth
Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world. Rihanna Net Worth is $1.7 billion
Rihanna was catapulted into iconic status in 2007 with her ‘good girl gone bad” Album.
Aside being a successful musician, Rihanna is also involved in a lot of other ventures including; executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Rihanna Net Worth
Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. She has received numerous awards throughout her career such as 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 8 People’s Choice Awards, among others.
Rihanna received the “Icon Award” at the 2013 American Music Awards and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. She currently holds six Guinness World Records.
In the United States, Rihanna has sold over 10 million albums, while Nielsen SoundScan ranked her as the best-selling digital artist in the country, breaking a Guinness World Record for digital single sales of over 58 million as of 2012.
Rihanna Net Worth 2021