From shaky beginnings and publicly turbulent times with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, through to worldwide success as the new queen of R&B, the first biography of the singer who is, to her fans, The Only Girl in the World
Multi-award-winning artist and indisputable queen of R&B Rihanna is one of the most recognizable and successful singers in the world, and this is her story. With hits such as "Umbrella," "Take a Bow," and "Don't Stop the Music," the beautiful Barbadian has gone from a talented young singer from a broken home to a bestselling and Grammy Award-winning superstar. Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, in 1988, and moved to the United States at the tender age of 16, where she became the youngest ever musician to sign for Def Jam records after sending her demo to the then company head, Jay-Z. Her debut single "Pon de Replay" went to Number 2 on the U.S. single charts, with her subsequent album Music of the Sun becoming a global bestseller. Following the success of her debut, Rihanna went straight back into the studio to record her follow-up album with renowned R&B producer and singer Ne-Yo. A Girl Like Me went platinum and the lead single "SOS" became her biggest selling of her career. A live tour followed and her next three platinum-selling albums, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, and Loud, confirmed Rihanna as one of the most exciting and successful artists on the planet.