Rihanna's demo was shipped out to Def Jam Recordings, where Jay Brown, an A&R executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo.Brown played the demo tape for rapper Jay Z, who had recently been appointed as president and Chief executive officer (CEO) of Def Jam.
Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won nine Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards.
Furthermore, she was awarded with the inaugural American Music Award for Icon in 2013 and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2016.
February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress.
Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, during 2003 she recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z.
The album reached number one in Canada and number five in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it sold 115,000 copies in its first week.
Its lead single, "SOS", was an international success, charting in the top five in eleven countries.In support of the album, Rihanna began the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in September 2007, with 80 shows across the US, Canada and Europe.On June 9, 2008, Rihanna released Good Girl Gone Bad Live, her first live long-form video.The song appeared on J-Status' debut album The Beginning, released in several European countries only.Around that time, Rihanna had already begun work on her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad.In other ventures, Rihanna received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014 and was named Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Harvard Foundation in 2017.