Rihanna is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint
Michael, Barbados, she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003, and the next
year moved to the US to pursue a music career. She began recording demo tapes under
Rogers' guidance, and signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for
its president, rapper Jay-Z.
Rihanna's work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including six
Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and two
BRIT Awards. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, which makes her
one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has achieved twelve number one singles
on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat. Billboard
named her the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, ranking her seventeenth overall.