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In December 2003, only 15, one of Rihanna’s friends introduced her to the music producers Evan Rodgers and Carl Stracken, Rihanna attracted Rodgers’ attention who invited her to an audition. Rihanna impressed Rodgers who decided to record her and send the tracks to different record companies. One of these recordings arrived to Rap star Jay-Z, who signed her in his label Def Jam. After 2 albums who achieved massive success, including the singles “Unfaithful”, “SOS” and “Break it Off”, who ranked in Billboard’s hot 100, Rihanna’s breakthrough arrived with her 3rd album. The album received many positive superlatives, even more than her two first albums and became Rihanna’s best selling album, selling 2.8 million records and winning a double platinum. In the album, Rihanna collaborated with producers such as Sean Garret, Timbaland and Will.I.Am. The album first single, “Umbrella”, brought Rihanna to new heights in her career, including a collaboration with Jay-Z. The single dropped at April 25th, 2007, and ranked Rihanna high among the world’s most famous singers. Since the beginning of her career, Rihanna released 8 albums, all of them were ranked in Billboard’s top ten albums ranking. 4 out of the 8 reached platinum, and Rihanna became a pop icon. Rihanna is also the most selling “Digital Artist”, selling over 200 million albums and singles around the world. Many of her songs were and are ranked among the most selling of all time, between them you could find “We Found Love”, “Diamonds”, “Umbrella”, “S&M” and “Stay”. Rihanna was honored to win 8 Grammys, 8 AMA awards and 12 Billboard awards. In 2013s American music awards Rihanna won the “Icon” award, given to an artist who helped the development of the music industry. In MTV’s 2016 awards, Rihanna won an life work award named after “Michael Jackson”. (hide)