She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z.In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".Il primo singolo dell'ottavo album, Work, diviene il 14° singolo della cantante ad arrivare al primo posto della Billboard Hot 100, facendo di Rihanna la terza artista in assoluto ad avere più hit al numero uno della classifica statunitense, superando Michael Jackson (13 singoli) e ponendosi dietro solo a Mariah Carey (18 singoli) e ai Beatles (20 singoli).Nel corso della sua carriera Rihanna ha accumulato otto Grammy Awards, dodici American Music Awards, un ugual numero di Billboard Music Awards e due BRIT Awards, oltre ad aver ricevuto un riconoscimento speciale, l'Icon Award, agli American Music Awards del 2013 per aver influenzato profondamente la cultura pop a livello globale e il Fashion Icon Award del 2014 dal Council of Fashion Designers of America.After releasing four consecutive platinum studio albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012), she was recognized as a pop icon.Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) and its lead single "Work" reached number-one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100.An eyewitness tells ET that Rihanna stayed at Drake’s hotel overnight on Sunday after winning the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
On Monday night, prior to their flight, the superstars stepped out for a dinner date at Nobu in New York City.making out, grinding and dry humping each other as if no one was watching. they were openly and notoriously affectionate in front of a room full of people. The two have been hanging out in NYC this week, fueling rumors they've hooked up ... Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).