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Barbadian singer, model, and beauty queen


Rihanna is a Barbadian R&B recording artist and model. Rihanna pursued a career in recording under the guidance of Evan Rogers at the age of 16. She later signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings. Rihanna's debut album Music of the Sun was released in 2005. Her second album A Girl Like Me was released in less than a year in 2006. Her third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007 and was nominated for nine Grammy Awards. Rihanna's fourth album Rated R was released in November 2009. She serves as one of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors. Rihanna received two Grammy Awards for the single Run This Town in January 2010.

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 People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know. 
— Rihanna On the world's lack of knowledge about Barbados / January 2008
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 The hardest thing for me is to say no. I feel like a bitch. But sometimes I don't have a choice. 
— Rihanna on refusing to sign autographs when approached by fans / January 2008
 I was a little confused as a kid because I grew up with my mom, and my mom is black. So, I was cultured in a very 'black' way. But when I go to school, I'm getting called 'white.' They would look at me, and they would curse me out. I didn't understand. I just knew I saw people of all different shades, and I was light. Now, I'm in a much bigger world. 
— Rihanna / January 2008
 They'd complain to my other neighbor, who was very close to my mom, so we always got the message: I'm to0 loud. But we didn't really care. They can't tell me what to do in my house! 
— Rihanna on being scolded by her neighbors in Barbados for singing too loudly in the shower / January 2008
 You can't even go out with a friend who's a celebrity and have a good time without people making shit up. 
— Rihanna / January 2008

 People don't do them around me. I would never allow it. The people who are around me are people that I love, and I don't want to see people that I love hurt themselves. 
— Rihanna on drugs
 If I hadn't met Evan and Carl I might have just been dreaming forever. 
— Rihanna
 When I purchase an album, I like an album where I don't have to skip any songs, That's the kind of album I tried to make. There's something on there for everyone, uptempos, midtempos, some ballads, some old-school reggae. 
— Rihanna
 Beyonce just put the level of female entertainment all the way up there. She does acting, she has a beautiful voice and that's really the person I look up to... that type of entertainer. 
— Rihanna on Beyonce
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 It is one thing to record an album but it's a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it. 
— Rihanna