Rihanna at Stade de France
Born in Barbados in 1988, Robyn Rihanna Fenty began singing at the age of 7, before forming a trio with two classmates at Combermere High School. Her talent was discovered in 2003 by Evan Rogers, who made her record 4 demos. Listening to them, seduced by her voice, the rapper Jay-Z, President of the Dej Jam label, got her to sign a contract for six albums. She is the youngest female artist to have performed two concerts at Stade de France: with Coldplay in 2012 and during her "Diamonds World Tour" tour in 2013. She will be performing at Stade de France on 30 July 2016 for her return to the front of the stage during her "ANTI World Tour".
Biography of Rihanna
Her very first single, "Pon De Replay", from the album "Music of the Sun", was released in May 2005. Over two million copies of it sold worldwide. Following this great success, her second album, "A Girl Like Me" was released in April 2006, featuring the singles "SOS (Rescue Me)" and «Break It Off", featuring Sean Paul. She has been nominated for a Grammy twenty four times, and she has won one eight times during her career. While she was at it, she participated in the world tour of the Pussycat Dolls as the opening act.
For her third album, "Good Girl Gone Bad", she changed style and surrounded herself with Timbaland and will.i.am, the leader of The Black Eyed Peas. It was a landslide success once again, helped by the single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z, which won the Grammy for the best Rap collaboration.
"Rated R" followed in early 2009, which included "Rude Boy" and "Russian Roulette", then the "Loud" album in late 2010. The single, "Only Girl (In The World)", produced by David Guetta, was its biggest hit, also winning a Grammy.