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Was signed to Def Jam Records (imdb.com)

Her musical inspirations include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mariah Carey. (imdb.com)

Attended Combermere which is a sixth form school similar to technical school in America. (imdb.com)

Performed Mariah Carey`s "Hero" at her school`s talent show. (imdb.com)

Won a beauty pageant at her school. (imdb.com)

Born to a black/Irish Barbadian father Ronald Fenty and a black Guyanese mother Monica Fenty. (imdb.com)

She has two younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad. (imdb.com)

Stated in an interview that her friend and former Island Def Jam record label artist Fefe Dobson was someone that she admired and looked up to. Having a fellow black artist writing, singing, and performing the music she truly loves. (imdb.com)

Ranked #8 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. (imdb.com)

Sampled "Wanna Be Startin` Somethin` " by Michael Jackson from his " Thriller" album in her song "Please Don`t Stop the Music". (imdb.com)

Born to a biracial Barbadian father Ronald Fenty and a black Guyanese mother Monica Fenty. (imdb.com)

Won a Beauty Pageant contest at her school (imdb.com)

Performed Hero at her school's talent show (imdb.com)

Rihanna doesn't smoke (tv.com)

She banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her U.K. concerts because she does not want anyone getting hurt if the fans try to copy her dance moves with the umbrellas when she performs her song Umbrella. However, this was not on her own accord, the venues said it was 'a safety risk' as she said on the Jonathan Ross show in London. (tv.com)

She claims that her dark skin color faded away because she spends so much time traveling in cold countries. And yes this is probably true because in countries where she tours such as France, Belgium and parts of the US aren't particularly sunny. (tv.com)

Her single, Take a Bow, remained in the Top 10 songs on iTunes for about a month in June 2008. (tv.com)

Rihanna worked with Maroon 5 on a song called If I Never See Your Face Again. (tv.com)

Rihanna is friends with Chris Brown. (tv.com)

Rihanna came out with a new album called Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded on June 17, 2008. It contains all of the songs from Good Girl Gone Bad and 3 bonus songs, Take a Bow, If I Never See Your Face Again (with Maroon 5), and her brand new single, Disturbia. (tv.com)

Over the years, Rihanna has been placed on several celebrity magazine and online "Top" lists, including:

#86 on AIM's 100 Hottest Brunettes
#57 on AIM's Celebs Under 25
#15 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women in 2008
#78 on Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 for her music video featuring Ne-Yo "Hate That I Love You"
#8 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List
#1 in a poll conducted by AntiBloat to find the "Sexiest Celebrity Stomachs" in July of 2008 (tv.com)

Rihanna won as Cosmopolitan Magazine's Ultimate Mistress of Music for 2007. (tv.com)

At the 2007 American Music Awards, Rihanna was chosen as the Favorite Female Artist for Soul/R&B category. (tv.com)

Rihanna doesn't eat Mexican, Indian, Japanese, or Chinese food. Instead, she snacks on local fruit and lots of water to keep healthy. (tv.com)

While she was a child, Rihanna's mother, a professional make-up artist, did not allow her to use beauty products. Ironically, she grew up to became the spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics. (tv.com)

Aside from her singing voice, Rihanna gets awards for her legs-they're even insured for a million dollars. She admits that she has to work out regularly to make them look fit. (tv.com)

Rihanna has put up her own foundation called "Believe" to help sick children get medical treatment, school supplies, and toys. (tv.com)

Rihanna is a big fan of Whitney Houston. (tv.com)

In February 2008, it was revealed that Barbados was creating a national holiday to honor Rihanna. Rihanna accepted the honor and put on a free concert for her fans. (tv.com)

Her father, Robert Fenty, is Bajan and her mother, Monica Fenty, is Guyanese. (tv.com)

In her song Don't Stop the Music, she samples a part of the Michael Jackson song Wanna Be Startin' Something from his Thriller album. (tv.com)

In February 2008, she teamed up with H&M and Designers Against Aids (DAA) to promote the so-called "Fashion Against Aids". It is meant to raise awareness about the disease to teens. (tv.com)

The choreography for Rihanna's videos Pon De Replay and If It's Lovin' was done by Fatima Robinson. (tv.com)

Rihanna was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007. (tv.com)

Rihanna performed her songs "Pon de Replay", "SOS", "Unfaithful", "Shut Up and Drive" and "Umbrella" on July 7th, 2007 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Japan as part of the Live Earth concert. (tv.com)

Rihanna’s favorite fashion designers are Zac Posen and Dsquared. (tv.com)

Rihanna says that the thing she misses most about Barbados is the food.convention center in Japan as part of the Live Earth concert. (tv.com)

Rihanna says she had much more control over her new album "Good Girl Gone Bad" than she did in "A Girl Like Me". (tv.com)

Rihanna has a turtle and a Pomeranian named Marley. (tv.com)

If Rihanna didn't have a music career, she would like to go into psychology. (tv.com)

Rihanna is the official sponsor for the Barbados Tourism Agency. (tv.com)

Rihanna's favorite subjects were chemistry and math. (tv.com)

Whenever Rihanna visits Barbados, the first place she goes to is the beach. (tv.com)

Rihanna's biggest pet peeve is when people are dishonest. (tv.com)

Rihanna enjoys watching the show Entourage. (tv.com)

Rihanna's favorite hangout spot in Barbodos is the boatyard. (tv.com)

Rihanna is tutored 15 hours a week. (tv.com)

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Rihanna and the band, Fall Out Boy, sang "Shut Up and Drive," which was a song by Rihanna. (tv.com)

Rihanna and the band, Fall Out Boy, sang "Shut Up and Drive," which was a song by Rihanna. (tv.com)

In the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, Rihanna won in the category "Choice Music: R&B Artist". (tv.com)


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