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RIHANNA hasn’t been around as long as the other ladies cited here, but her success has made her a candidate for superstardom.
Almost as much “fashionista” as singer/performer, Barbados-born Rihanna (birth name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty), who is also a model, moved to the United States when she was 16, with strong determination to become a successful recording artist.
Her introductory album in 2005, “Music of the Sun,” sold well and her second one, “A Girl Like Me,” did even better. However, it was her third release, “Good Girl Gone Bad,” that established Rihanna as a main attraction. Three singles from it, “Umbrella,” “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia,” all reached No. 1.
Last year, Rihanna was all over the news after it was revealed that she had been brutalized by her then-boyfriend, singer/actor Chris Brown. Some believe that sympathy for her helped make her latest release, “Rated R,” even bigger.
Rihanna is a huge fan of Mariah Carey.
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