Why Famous: Rihanna is one of the most successful singers of all time and her records have sold over 230 million copies worldwide.
Her many hit singles include "Umbrella", "Disturbia", "Don't Stop the Music", and "Love the Way You Lie". Rihanna has won 8 Grammys and had 14 No. 1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100
- 2007-03-29 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z - stays 7 weeks at No.1 on US Billboard Hot 100
- 2007-05-31 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"
- 2007-09-09 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win
- 2008-11-23 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win
- 2009-02-08 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown
- 2012-09-06 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win