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We Found Love
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Run This Town
A chance encounter with producer Evan Rogers (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson) in her native Barbados sent Rihanna, born Robyn Fenty, on the road to superstardom at age 15. Impressed by her star qualities, Rogers moved Rihanna to the United States, where she recorded a demo and landed a deal in 2004 with Def Jam Records following an audition with Jay-Z, the label's president at the time. A year later, Rihanna released her first single, "Pon De Replay," which pushed her debut album, Music Of The Sun, to No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Her sophomore release, 2006's A Girl Like Me, climbed to No. 5 on the strength of the Top 10 hits "Break It Off," "Unfaithful" and "S.O.S."
Rihanna's third album, 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad, signaled a shift from reggae and dancehall tunes to solid pop offerings such as the No. 1 hits "Disturbia," "Take A Bow" and "Umbrella," the latter of which featured Jay-Z and earned Rihanna her first career GRAMMY for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 50th GRAMMY Awards. In 2009 she released the darker Rated R, which peaked at No. 4 and featured the No. 1 hit "Rude Boy." That same year "Run This Town," a collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West, earned two GRAMMYs, including Best Rap Song. Rihanna's next two studio albums, 2010's Loud and 2011's Talk That Talk, peaked at No. 3, with the former receiving an Album Of The Year nomination at the 54th GRAMMY Awards.
In 2012 Rihanna's No. 1 hit "We Found Love" with Calvin Harris, featured on Talk That Talk, received Best Short Form Music Video honors at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. That same year, Rihanna scored her first No. 1 album with 2013's Unapologetic, which featured the hits "Stay" and "Diamonds."