Happy Birthday to our favorite bad gal, Rihanna!
The songstress, fashion icon, and Instagram queen turns 28 today, and to celebrate, we’re looking back at 5 of her biggest career moments.
The Barbados beauty has been a staple in our culture since breaking into the music sense, and it’s hard to comprehend just how many musical achievements Rihanna has tied her name to prior to her 28th birthday.
Take a look below, and cheers to another year RiRi!
Rihanna Breaks Through with “Pon De Replay”
In 2004, 16-year-old Rihanna was an unsigned artist trying to catch the ear of the music world from her native country of Barbados. The highlight of her first demo tape was a reggae-dance track called “Pon De Replay,” “play it again,” which instantly got her signed to Jay-Z’s Def Jam.
“Umbrella” Starts the Good Girl Gone Bad String of Hits
“Umbrella” found RiRi rocking her new, edgily cut, and stylish look. The catchy song became one of her most critically acclaimed tracks and biggest breakthrough hit.
Chris Brown & Rihanna’s Controversial “Birthday Cake” Remix Comes In
The steamy hot song was first hear on Rih’s 2011 album Talk That Talk, however, the full version hit the Internet in February of 2012 and since then, the controversy with Breezy unfolded.
Rihanna’s Continues Her Music Resume
As a featured artist, Rihanna has helped artists like T.I, Eminem, Jay-Z, Drake, Calvin Harris and many more create some of the chart-topping hits thus far.
Rihanna’s ANTi Goes Platinum In Less Than 48 Hours
In less than two days from its release, RiRi’s eighth studio album Anti went platinum.
— RIAA (@RIAA) January 29, 2016