How Rihanna landed her first deal with Jay Z



Roby Rihanna Fenty, was born on February 20,1988,in St. Michael Parish on the Caribbeanislands of Barbados.She is the eldest of three children born to Monica Fenty, an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a ware house supervisor.Rihanna turned to singing as a release from her troubles at home as a teenager.She formed a girl group with two classmates;when they were 15 years old, they scored an audition with music producer Evan Rodgers, who was visiting the island with his Barbadian wife.Rogers was awed by the precociously beautiful and phenomenally talented Rihanna, to the unfortunate detriment of her two friends, when Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other girls did not exist.

Rihanna eventually moved to Connecticut to live with Rogers and his wife.Rihanna’s demo made its way to Def Jam and the budding star was invited to audition for rapper turned Def Jam president,Shawn Carter (Jay Z). He admitted that it took him only two minutes to see a star in Rihanna.  The hip-hop icon was every bit as vowed by Rihanna’s stunning voice and commanding presence as Rogers had been about two years earlier and signed her on the spot.

In August 2005, Rihanna released her first single,”Pon de Replay,” that skyrocketed to No. 2 on the Billboard singles chart and announced Rihanna as the next big up-and-coming pop star.



To Kenyan up-and-coming artists; in 2005, one of the world’s finest artists Rihanna was an upcoming artist.Keep up the effort!! It is never real without hard work and patience.