||Rihanna brought a little Caribbean heat to the summer of 2005 with the smash hit "Pon de Replay." She instantly caught the attention of the likes of Jay-Z and Sean Paul, and 2007, when she released her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, all signs indicated she would be a massive success.
Despite her total lack of professional singing experience, pretty young Rihanna was snapped up by Def Jam, and had a hit with her single "Pon de Replay" in 2005. She quickly followed this up with the release of her debut album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna wasted no time in putting out a second album, "A Girl Like Me," the following year, and her third album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," took listeners by storm in 2007 with a slew of hit singles including Umbrella and Don't Stop The Music.