Robyn Rihanna Fenty born February 20, 1988 is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman.
Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna auditioned for American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.
After signing with Def Jam in 2005, she soon gained recognition with the release of her first two studio albums, Music of the Sun 2005 and A Girl Like Me 2006, both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart.
She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, where she studied alongside future international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite.
As an 11 year-old, Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, where the later Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle was her drill sergeant
Rihanna Parents: Meet Ronald Fenty, Monica Braithwaite
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. She is the daughter of accountant Monica Braithwaite and warehouse supervisor Ronald Fenty.
Her mother is an Afro-Guyanese, while her father is a Barbadian of African, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
Rihanna has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, and two half-sisters and a half-brother from her father’s side, each born to different mothers from his previous relationships.
She grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in a stall on the street.
Her childhood was deeply affected by her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction, which contributed to her parents’ strained marriage. Rihanna’s father used to physically abuse her mother, and Rihanna would try to get in between them to break up fights.