Robyn Rihanna Fenty (known by her stage name Rihanna) is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. Her mother is Monica Braithwaite, a retired Afro-Guyanese accountant, and her father is Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor of Barbadian and Irish descent. She has 2 brothers and 2 half-sisters and a half-brother from her father's side.
She grew up listening to reggae music and began singing at around the age of 7.
Rihanna’s career began when she met record producer Evan Rogers through mutual friends in late 2003. Rihanna is known for consistently reinventing her style and image, most notably since her 3rd album Good Girl Gone Bad.
In 2012, TIME named Rihanna one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence, saying that she wants to be the "black Madonna".