-Since releasing her first single “Pon de Replay” at age 17, Rihanna has put out five albums in six years.
-Rihanna has sold more than 15 million albums and 45 million singles making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
-18 of her songs have reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
-Among female performers only Whitney, Madonna, Janet and Mariah have more than her.
-If her latest single “S&M” tops the charts it could be her tenth number one hit which is more than Beyoncé and Lady Gaga combined.
-Rihanna has achieved more number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in a six-year time span which is the most by any artist in that time span.
–Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade.
-She has earned a total of four Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards and fifteen Billboard Music Awards.
And she is only 23 years old.
A few of her singles you may recognize:
“Pon de Replay”
“Shut Up and Drive”
“Only Girl (In the World)”
These songs were hits – most likely due to Rihanna lending her voice to the hook:
“Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem)
“Run This Town” (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
“Live Your Life “ (T.I.)
In addition to her undeniable talent, it is clear from this quote that her management knows what they are doing:
“It’s not the music industry anymore,” says Rihanna’s manager Jay Brown. “It’s the entertainment industry. The goal is not just to be an artist, it’s to be a brand.”
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