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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), known by her stage name Rihanna (/ri???n?/ ree-AH-n? or /ri?æn?/ ree-AN-?, from the Welsh name Rhiannon), is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003, and the next year moved to the US to pursue a music career. She began recording demo tapes under Rogers’ guidance, and signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its president, rapper Jay-Z.
Rihanna’s debut album, Music of the Sun (2005), featuring the Billboard Hot 100 top three hit single “Pon de Replay”, peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Her second album, A Girl Like Me (2006), peaked at number five in the US, and included her first Hot 100 number one single, “SOS”. Her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), spawned the international hits “Umbrella”, “Don’t Stop the Music”, “Take a Bow”, and “Disturbia”. The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella”. Her fourth album, Rated R (2009), produced the top ten singles “Russian Roulette” and “Hard”, plus the number one hit “Rude Boy”. Her fifth, Loud (2010), spawned the number one hits “Only Girl (In the World)”, “What’s My Name?”, and “S&M”. Her sixth album, Talk That Talk (2011), included the worldwide chart topper “We Found Love” and the top five single “Where Have You Been”. Rihanna’s seventh album, Unapologetic (2012), became her first number one album on the Billboard 200 and generated her twelfth Hot 100 number one song “Diamonds” and the top five hit “Stay”. In addition to her solo work, Rihanna has collaborated with numerous other artists, including being featured on the worldwide hits “Live Your Life” (with T.I.) and “Love the Way You Lie” (with Eminem).
Rihanna’s work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards,[A] five American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has achieved twelve number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat. Billboard named her the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, ranking her seventeenth overall. In 2012, Forbes named her as the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012. The same year, TIME named Rihanna one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
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Unapologetic is the seventh studio album by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released on November 19, 2012, by Def Jam Recordings. It was recorded between June and November 2012, during promotion of her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). As executive producer, Rihanna enlisted previous collaborators The-Dream, David Guetta, Chase & Status, and StarGate to work alongside new collaborators such as Mike Will Made-It and Labrinth. Its music incorporates pop, EDM, and dubstep styles, much in the vein of previous albums Talk That Talk and Rated R (2009). It features guest vocals from Chris Brown, Eminem, Future, and Mikky Ekko.
Upon its release, Unapologetic received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Some critics found its music interesting, while others criticized its lyrical content and rushed nature. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 238,000 copies, becoming Rihanna’s first number one album on the chart and best-selling debut week of her career. The album also became Rihanna’s third, fourth and fifth consecutive number one album in the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland, respectively. As of May, 2013, Unapologetic has sold over three million copies worldwide.
“Diamonds” was released as the album’s lead single on September 27, 2012. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and additionally topped the charts in eighteen other countries worldwide. The album’s second international single “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko) has reached the top five in twenty-four countries including number three on the Billboard Hot 100. “Pour It Up” was solicited to urban radio as the album’s third single in the United States and reached a peak of 19 in the US. Prior to its release, Rihanna promoted the album with the “777 Tour” which consisted of a seven-date promotional tour in which Rihanna performed seven concerts each in a different city in North America and Europe in seven days. To further promote Unapologetic, Rihanna embarked on her fourth worldwide tour entitled the Diamonds World Tour (2013).