The beautiful singer from Barbados named Rihanna burst onto the club music scene and caught the world’s attention in 2005 with her hit single Pon de Replay. The catchy tune rocketed up the charts and the pretty and stylish singer made her mark. Subsequent albums have cemented her popularity, and though the singer and fashion designer’s personal life has made just as many headlines as her music, she is an award-winning artist that has sold millions of albums. Even if you don’t like Rihanna, chances are you probably know all of the words to many of her songs due to repeated airplay around the world. She is one of the highest earning musicians in the world as of 2013, and one of the most influential, according to Time magazine in 2012. Rihanna has also dipped her toe into the pool of acting, starring in the film Battleship in 2012. Rihanna states that Madonna has been her biggest influence as a musician and artist, and she has reinvented herself much like Madonna has during her career. She is unafraid of dressing and styling herself to get attention, and her eye-catching style doesn’t distract from the fact that she is talented, and has the awards and album sales to prove it. Her stage performances are heartfelt, and those that experience her live in concert can enjoy her singing and dancing. To keep the memories alive, purchase a Rihanna tshirt or autographed photo of her live in concert, or in a professional studio.