Who knew that a shy teenager from Barbados would one day become a Grammy-winning international recording star? Rihanna (whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty) brings the excitement both on and off the stage. If you like Rihanna's music and want to know about her life and how her music career got started, then this short celebrity biography is a good place to start. I liked this biography because it objectively covered both the good and bad parts of her personal life without sounding like a trashy tabloid. It mentions her troubled childhood in Barbados living with a drug-addicted father. It tells about her big break into the music industry to work with megastars like Jay-Z (who collaborated with her on one of my favorite Rihanna songs "Umbrella"), touring with Gwen Stefani, and recording with other artists like rapper Eminem on the song "Love the Way You Lie". Some facts about Rihanna I already knew about, like the assault by Chris Brown. Other facts were a surprise, such as the wonderful charity work she does for children with leukemia through her Believe Foundation (see link below).
Interesting Facts About Rihanna:
Birthday: February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados
Family: Mother, Monica, is from Guyanna. Father, Ronald, is part Barbadian and part Irish. Two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad
Music She Listened to Growing Up: reggae, soca, hip-hop, rhythm and blues
Did You Know? - Rihanna was a cadet in a youth military program for the Barbados Army!
Only one name is needed for Rihanna. Here are biographies of two other recording stars who go by one name - Beyonce and Selena (links below).