Rihanna is one of the most popular artists of the 21st century. She has 18 Billboard Music Awards, 8 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, and a prestigious Icon Award. All of her albums have platinum and gold statuses.
The future celebrity was born on 20 February 1988 in Barbados. Her mother was an accountant while her dad was a warehouse worker. The singer has two younger brothers. The family had financial troubles and had to live in a small apartment. Rihanna attended a local school. She enjoyed music since high school and was a big fan of reggae. When the girl got a little older, she got a job at a nearby store.
When Rihanna was young, her father started using drugs. Due to that, parents had frequent fights and eventually divorced. Rihanna loved her father and had a tough time accepting the divorce and his drug addiction. She started having strong headaches. At some point, the doctors suspected a brain tumor, but thankfully, the diagnosis wasn’t confirmed.
Rihanna’s peers often laughed at her due to her skin color, which was lighter than usual. In her interviews, the singer said that even though it was painful at the time, she is grateful to those people for toughening her up.