Real Name: Robyn Fenty
It’s safe to say that the rise to success has been monumental for this Barbados native, who has been making quite a name for herself since she stepped on the scene in 2004. Her fifth studio album Loud positioned atop the charts in Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland, undoubtedly granting her the status of an international music icon. As of 2012, Billboard named Rihanna Digital Song Artist of the last decade. Her lead single “We Found Love,” off her sixth album Talk That Talk, remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, proving to be the singer’s longest stay at No. 1. What a milestone! Her accomplishments span way beyond just music. According to TheRichest.org, she was also #4 on the list of Forbes’ 2012 most powerful celebrity, with earnings of $53 million between 2011 and 2012. Aside from that, she scored a supporting movie role in Battleship, and is currently working on her next studio album in London.