He would listen to soul albums that his parents owned,  and eventually began to show interest in the hip-hop scene. His parents had divorced, and his mother's boyfriend terrified him by subjecting her to domestic violence. Career beginnings At age 13, Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records, a local production team that visited his father's gas station while searching for new talent. Brown asked her to be his manager, and once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as Jive RecordsJ-Records and Warner Bros.
Rihanna's childhood was deeply affected by her father's addiction to crack cocaine and alcoholwhich contributed to her parents' strained marriage.
As a child, she went through a lot of CT scans for the excruciating headaches she suffered: Beginnings and debut InRihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist".
Reid was also impressed with her audition, telling Jay-Z not to let Rihanna leave the building until the contract was signed. She waited in Jay-Z's office until three in the morning to get lawyers to draft up a contract because he wanted to prevent her from signing with another label.
It charted successfully worldwide, peaking in the top five in fifteen countries, including at number two on the US Billboard Hot chart and the UK Singles Chart.
It debuted at number ten on the Billboard and received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America RIAAdenoting shipments of overunits.
All or Nothingreleased in August The album reached number one in Canada and number five in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it soldcopies in its first week.
The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot and in Australia, her first to reach this chart position.
The song appeared on J-Status' debut album The Beginning, released in several European countries only. The release also contained a special documentary that presented Rihanna discussing her experiences during the tour.
By lateRihanna still remained on the charts with the release of the fifth single from Good Girl Gone Bad, " Rehab ", and was named "Diva of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly for her "newfound staying power".
It is Rihanna's best-selling album in the country to date. Reloadedwas released in June with three new songs: Rihanna's first remix albumGood Girl Gone Bad: Collaborations and annual releases On 8 FebruaryRihanna's scheduled performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was cancelled. He was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.
The album had Rolling Stone magazine stating that Rihanna "transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year".
The song featured rap vocals by Nicki Minaj. Rihanna set a record as the solo artist with the fastest accumulation of ten chart toppers in the Hot 's history. The tour was the seventh highest grossing tour worldwide of The album's lead single, " We Found Love ", topped charts in twenty-seven countries, peaked in the top ten in thirty countries and broke many chart records worldwide.
Battleship and Unapologetic Rihanna in Japan promoting her film Battleship In earlytwo collaborations featuring Rihanna were released: The recordings received mainly negative responses due to the pair's history of domestic violence.
With the song entering the UK Singles Chart at number one, Rihanna joined Elvis Presley and The Beatles as just one of three acts to have scored a number-one single each year over seven consecutive years in the chart's history.
Anti, film projects and upcoming ninth studio album A year after Rihanna began working on her eighth studio album, the single " FourFiveSeconds " was released, which featured Rihanna paired up with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
The first collaboration single was Kanye West's " Famous ", where Rihanna provided uncredited guest vocals. First she was the featured part in Future 's " Selfish ", the lead single from the rapper's sixth studio album, Hndrxx.
Summer saw the release of Rihanna's collaborations with record producer DJ Khaled" Wild Thoughts ", which also featured Bryson Tiller and was a worldwide success and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hotand Kendrick Lamar 's single, " Loyalty ", which earned Rihanna her ninth Grammy Award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
On 19 OctoberShakka revealed that he was working with Rihanna on her "absolutely insane" album. The exact details of the project are currently unknown. Speaking of the experience she stated, "I've never had vocal training, so when I'm in the studio, he'll tell me how to breathe and stuff He'll call out these big fancy words: It's decidedly unfriendly, made to give orders".
Being creative and thinking of situations, whether situations I went through or situations I've observed people going through. I can't tell you where I'll see myself in five years, but I can tell you I will work my best to be the most successful artist that I can be in five years.
Remembered as being the artist from the Caribbean who came here and made it internationally. Just remembered as me, 'cause I'm true to my music, and I just want people to realize that and appreciate me for that" —Rihanna during her first interview with MTV News  Growing up in Barbados, she wasn't exposed to a lot of music, mainly reggaehip-hopand soca music.
Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times complimented its combination of dancehall and reggae, who said, "Dancehall reggae sometimes seems like a furiously insular form of music, but Rihanna is only the latest singer to discover how versatile the genre's spring-loaded electronic rhythms can be".
With its provocative subject matter and lyrics,  her musical career has been an experiment with new musical ideas and stated that she wants "to make music that could be heard in parts of the world that I'd never been to". She said that she wanted to be the "black Madonna" and praised the singer for being able to constantly reinvent herself successfully throughout her career.Rihanna: doesn’t write her own music, mostly (PA) Facebook Questions – the social network’s attempt to get into the question and answer .
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Early life. Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, , in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia, to Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, and Clinton Brown, a corrections officer at a local prison. He has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who works in a bank. Music was always present in Brown's life beginning in his childhood.
Rihanna is an absolute pop superstar and has had an enormous amount of success in Australia. She appears on a total of 15 Top 50 singles, 14 Top 50 airplay songs and has had more weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart than any other female artist this decade.
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