It's Rihanna's Birthday!
The Music Icon, Businesswoman, and Philanthropist was discovered by Evan Rogers, who invited her to record demos, and soon after signed with Def Jam in 2005. Rihanna gained recognition with the release of "Music of the Sun" and "A Girl Like Me," but her third album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," showcased the chart-topping single, "Umbrella," which earned her first Grammy and catapulted her to global stardom.
She continued with Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk, and Unapologetic,which became her first Billboard 200 number one, as her musical career has been a massive success, with over 250 million records sold worldwide, making her the second-best-selling female music artist of all time! Rihanna's won nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.
Rihanna is also known for her philanthropy, entrepreneurial ventures, and involvement in the fashion industry. She founded the nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH, making her the first black woman to head a luxury brand for LVMH. Rihanna is also a talented actress, with major roles in Battleship, Home, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Ocean's 8.
In 2018, the Government of Barbados appointed Rihanna as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment. In 2021, on the first day of the country's parliamentary republic, she was declared a National Hero of Barbados, entitling her to the style of "The Right Excellent" for life.
With an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion, Rihanna is the wealthiest female musician as of 2022, according to Forbes. Her creativity, drive, and success have made her an inspiration to many people worldwide.
Happy Birthday RiRi you are one of the rarest individuals.