Rihanna was born on the island of Barbados. Her father is Guyanese, and her mother is Barbadian. Her music carries these influences, ranging from reggae and dancehall to old-fashioned R & B. She has been singing in talent shows ever since she was little, and she got her first big break when she was fifteen years old. She has worked very hard for her success, and she is currently one of the biggest stars in the world.