Robyn Rihanna Fenty is born on the Caribbean island of Barbados on February 20.
Rihanna sings for music producer Evan Rogers, who invites her to New York to record a demo tape.
Def Jam signs Rihanna for a six-album deal.
Rihanna releases her first album, Music of the Sun, and tours with Gwen Stefani.
The Believe Foundation, Rihanna's charity to help children in need around the world, opens.
Barbados honors Rihanna at the Barbados Music Awards with eight awards.
A Girl Like Me, Rihanna's sophomore album, comes out less than a year after her first album.
To promote A Girl Like Me, Rihanna joins Jay-Z and Ne-Yo on the Rock Tha Block Tour in Australia and tours with the Pussycat Dolls.
Rihanna records “Umbrella” with Jay-Z, and the single later sky-rockets from number forty-one to number one.
Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna's third album, marks a change in her style and attitude.
Rihanna begins her tour to promote her album Good Girl Gone Bad; the tour continues until April 2008.
“Umbrella” captures a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collection.
“Take a Bow,” a single written with Ne-Yo, leaps from number fifty-three to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rihanna's fourth album, titled Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, comes out and includes new singles “Disturbia” by Chris Brown and “Rehab” with Justin Timberlake.