Rihanna was born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados on February 20, 1988. Her interest in music began at an early age and she left high school to pursue a career in the United States.

In 2004, she auditioned for Jay Z and L.A. Reid, and they signed her to Def Jam Recordings. Her debut single, “Pon de Replay,” came out the following year, along with her first album, “Music of the Sun.” Rihanna’s second album, “A Girl Like Me,” was released in 2006, featuring the single “Unfaithful.”

It wasn’t until her third record, 2007’s “Good Girl Gone Bad,” that Rihanna truly broke out as one of the top stars of her time with the songs “Shut Up And Drive,” “Don’t Stop The Music, and “Umbrella,” which featured Jay Z, and won them a Grammy Award.

In 2009, Rihanna went on to collaborate with Jay Z and Kanye West on their song “Run This Town,” which garnered another Grammy win. That same year, she released her fourth album, “Rated R,” with the hit, “Rude Boy.” In 2010, she and Eminem had a smash with “Love The Way You Lie,” and Rihanna dropped her fifth record, “Loud.” That album included the successful singles “Only Girl (In The World),” “S&M,” and “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake.

Rihanna continued her rapid output with 2011’s “Talk That Talk” (and the song “We Found Love”) and 2012’s “Unapologetic,” with the hits “Diamonds” and “Stay.” Naturally, more Grammy wins piled up, bringing her count to six, along with a total of 13 number one songs. As of early 2015, she is still working on what will be her eighth studio album.

In addition to music, Rihanna has also explored an interest in acting, making her film debut in “Battleship.” She also voices the lead character in the upcoming animated movie, “Home,” which is slated to be released in March. Additionally, Rihanna has worked on a number of fashion lines. And in late 2014, she hosted her first Diamond Ball, benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation, which was named after her grandparents, and supports education and the arts.

In 2009, Rihanna’s personal life made headlines worldwide when then-boyfriend Chris Brown was arrested for brutally beating her after a pre-Grammys party. Brown ultimately pled guilty to felony assault, and she was granted a restraining order against him. It was later modified, and the stars briefly resumed a romantic relationship in 2012-2013, even though he still remained on probation. Aside from Brown, Rihanna has also dated Drake and baseball player Matt Kemp.

Rihanna “Tired” Of HollywoodLife Making Up Fake News Stories

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Rihanna is “tired” of HollywoodLife making up fake news stories about her, Gossip Cop can exclusively report. We’re told she “doesn’t care” that much about what’s written about her, but she’s “tired of them [and others] pretending to know about her when they don’t,” an insider tells us.

Rihanna Did NOT Have Concertgoer Removed From Coachella, Despite Report

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Rihanna did not have a concertgoer removed from a Coachella show following an altercation, despite a seemingly made-up webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.

‘Ocean’s Eight’ Cast Has Therapist On Set To Prevent Fights?

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Is there a therapist on the set of Ocean’s Eight to prevent the cast members from fighting with each other? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids. Gossip Cop has the exclusive truth!

Ed Sheeran On ‘Howard Stern’: Rihanna Almost Sang “Love Yourself” As “F**k Yourself” (AUDIO)

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Ed Sheeran revealed on Tuesday’s “Howard Stern Show” that the hit song “Love Yourself,” which he wrote for Justin Bieber, was originally titled “F**k Yourself” and intended for Rihanna. Listen to audio from the interview here!

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Feud Over Immigrants, Muslims

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Azealia Banks and Rihanna engaged in a social media feud on Sunday following Banks’ controversial comments on Donald Trump, immigration and Muslims.

Charlie Sheen Apologizes To Rihanna For “That Bitch” Comment

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Charlie Sheen apologized to Rihanna on Tuesday for calling her “that bitch” during a recent interview. The actor took to Twitter to ask for the singer’s forgiveness, and even offered to buy her a drink.

Charlie Sheen: Rihanna Is A ‘Bitch’ (VIDEO)

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Charlie Sheen called Rihanna a “bitch” during an interview on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Check out the video here!

Rihanna NOT Pregnant With Prince Harry’s Baby, Despite Report

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Rihanna is NOT pregnant with Prince Harry’s baby, despite a ridiculous webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

Prince Harry NOT In “Love Triangle” With Rihanna And Meghan Markle, Despite Report

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Prince Harry is NOT caught in a “love triangle” with Rihanna and his girlfriend Meghan Markle, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Prince Harry Did NOT Have “Date” With Rihanna, Despite Report

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Prince Harry and Rihanna did not have a “date” nor is Meghan Markle “sad” about the non-existent event, despite a manufactured tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this absurdity.

Drake NOT Writing Song About Rihanna With Taylor Swift, Despite Report

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Drake is not writing a song about Rihanna with Taylor Swift, despite a tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story.

Rihanna “In Love” With Brad Pitt?!

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Rihanna is in love with Brad Pitt?! That’s what a few outlets want readers to believe. Gossip Cop can reveal what’s going on.

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