Spottes aged 15 in her native Barbados, Rihanna found herself auditioning in front of superstar rapper Jay-Z, who was so blown away he refused to allow her out of the building until she signed to his Def Jam label.
The world soon discovered what all the fuss was about. Debuting in 2005 with Music of the Sun, featuring the reggae-tinged single 'Pon de Replay', this stunning diva's career rapidly went into overdrive. 'SOS', culled from her second album, brought her first US No. 1, and she added nine more inside five years, at 23 the youngest solo artist to hit the double-figure mark.
Rihanna's monster, Grammy award-winning hit 'Umbrella' rocked the world in the summer of 2007 and the multi-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad album spawned six more hit singles, including 'Take A Bow' and 'Disturbia'.
Her 2011 release Talk That Talk showed that while the image may get a regular makeover, the hits keep on coming for the sassy, sultry Carribean Queen, As the lyric goes, 'I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at is.'