Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, but launched her pop career after moving to the US and signing with influential Def Jam Records. She released her debut album, Music of the Sun, in 2005 and with the help of her hit single Pon de Replay the album hit the US Billboard 200.
A Girl Like Me followed in 2006 and included Rihanna’s first No.1 single with SOS. With the release of 2007’s Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna had finally established herself as a first league R&B recording artist and collaborated with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
Rated R hit the music shops in November 2009 and spawned several chart storming hit singles, such as Russian Roulette, Hard (featuring Jeezy), Rude Boy, Rockstar 101 (featuring ex-Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist Slash) and Te Amo.
Rihanna released the multi-platinum album Loud in 2010. Loud included the singles, Only Girl (In The World) and the global chart hit What’s My Name? (featuring Drake). Talk That Talk followed at the end of 2011 and matched the success of its predecessor in terms of sales. Rihanna sold over a million copies of Talk That That in the US.
Rihanna returned with Unapologetic. The 14-track album, released on 19 November 2012, features collaborations with David Guetta, Chris Brown and Eminem. The album's lead single, Diamonds, became the name of Rihanna's world tour. The Diamonds tour, which took place in 2013, saw the R&B queen perform across the globe with a series of huge stadium and arena shows in the UK. Rihanna tickets were in huge demand to see the incredible performer live on stage.