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Music Of The Sun (2005), 5/10
Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), 5/10
Rated R (2009), 5/10
Loud (2010), 5/10
Talk That Talk (2011), 4/10
Unapologetic (2012), 4/10
Anti (2016), 5/10

Barbados-born Rihanna (Fenty) debuted with Music Of The Sun (2005) and its feverishly booming rigmarole Pon De Replay, but became a superstar with SOS (2006), that sampled the Soft Cell's Tainted Love, Don't Stop the Music (2007), a techno ditty that sampled Soul Makossa, and the pop-hop ballad Umbrella (2007), that became her biggest hit, and therefore with Good Girl Gone Bad (2007).

Speculating on her private life, Rated R (2009) attempted a self-portrait as a young angry girl. Her lyrics adopted the tone (and the class) of a street girl, while injecting doses of punk-rock, hip-hop, and power-pop into her techno-soul blend. Wait Your Turn and Hard were the singles. Rude Boy was the first major hit penned by Ester Dean.

Loud (2010) contains her most exuberant dance songs yet, reminiscent of the disco and house eras: Only Girl and especially S&M, produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee; but also another Ester Dean-pened pop-hop ballad, What's My Name.

Talk That Talk (2011) contains Calvin Harris' We Found Love and Ester Dean's Where Have You Been.

Sia Furler's Diamonds, off Unapologetic (2012), became her 12th number-one single in the USA, making her the fourth most successful musician of all times in the USA after Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and the Beatles.

FourFiveSeconds (2015), featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney, was the first single off Anti (2016). By then Rihanna had become the first musician to sell more than l00 million gold and platinum songs (but most of them in digital download format). Another smash hit, Work, was a collaboration with Drake. The album was actually less commercial than the previous ones, and Rihanna made a honest effort to write poignant lyrics; but a composer she is not.

In 2017 Rihanna launched the cosmetics company "Fenty Beauty" in a partnership with luxury goods company LVMH (Louis Vuitton). That venture had made her a billionaire by 2021.

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Rihanna (Fenty), nata alle Barbados, ha debuttato con Music Of The Sun (2005) e il confuso singolo Pon De Replay, ma diventata una superstar con SOS (2006), che ha campionato Tainted Love, Don't Stop the Music (2007), una canzoncina techno che campiona Soul Makossa, e la ballata pop-hop Umbrella (2007), che diventata il suo pi grande successo.

Speculando sulla sua vita privata, Rated R (2009) ha tentato un autoritratto da giovane ragazza arrabbiata. I suoi testi hanno adottato il tono (e la classe) di una ragazza di strada, iniettando dosi di punk-rock, hip-hop e power-pop nella sua miscela techno-soul. Wait Your Turn e Hard erano i singoli. Rude Boy stato il primo grande successo scritto da Ester Dean.

Loud (2010) contiene le sue canzoni dance pi esuberanti, che ricordano le epoche disco e house: Only Girl e soprattutto S&M, prodotto da Stargate e Sandy Vee; ma anche un'altra ballata pop-hop scritta da Ester Dean, What's My Name.

Talk That Talk (2011) contiene We Found Love di Calvin Harris e Where Have You Been di Ester Dean.

Diamonds di Sia Furler, da Unapologetic (2012), diventato il suo dodicesimo singolo numero uno negli Stati Uniti, rendendola la quarta musicista di maggior successo di tutti i tempi negli Stati Uniti dopo Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey e i Beatles.

FourFiveSeconds (2015), con Kanye West e Paul McCartney, stato il primo singolo di Anti (2016). A quel punto Rihanna era diventata la prima musicista a vendere pi di 100 milioni di canzoni d'oro e di platino (ma la maggior parte di esse in formato download digitale). Un altro grande successo, Work, stata una collaborazione con Drake. L'album era in realt meno commerciale dei precedenti e Rihanna fece uno sforzo onesto per scrivere testi toccanti; ma non una compositrice.

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