Rihanna was born in St. Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown. In 2003 she recorded demo tapes and signed a contract to record with Def Jam Records. She quickly rose to fame with her debut album, and her follow-up album charted on the US Billboard 200 in the top 10. She won her first Grammy award in 2008, has many well-known hits, including over 30 top 10 singles.
Rihanna has helped change the world through her role as a UNICEF Ambassador and has helped make clean water more accessible in the process. In addition to donating large amounts of money to children and people who are in need around the world, Rihanna has helped spread awareness of many causes and has donated her time to them.
The well-known singer founded the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, aimed at supporting students from countries in the Caribbean who are seeking higher education in the United States. Her humanitarian efforts were recognized in 2017 when she received the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Another organization that Rihanna supports is the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project. This organization provides millions of students around the world with access to education. In the year 2006, Rihanna created the Believe Foundation to help terminally ill children.
Rihanna has a stood up in support of a wide range of causes, giving her money and her voice to help men, women, and children all over the world.