Rihanna – From an Island Princess to a Hollywood Queen15 Jan 2020
Rihanna is a singer and businesswoman who hails from Barbados. After sending a demo of her song "Pon De Replay" to Def Jam Recordings in 2004, she was flown out to Los Angeles to meet Jay-Z, the company's president at the time. The aspiring music artist immediately signed with the music label, which paved the way to a stellar career. In the years since, Rihanna has become one of the worlds best-selling artists and won 9 Grammy Awards, 12 American Music Awards and sold 250 million records worldwide, among a plethora of other sought after accolades. In 2017, Rihanna took on the role of business mogul when she started a makeup company, Fenty Beauty. Fenty has seen a great deal of success in the two years since its conception and was listed by Time Magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2017.