Born in Barbados, Robyn Rihanna
Fenty lived the life of a normal island girl until one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer who was in Barbados on vacation. Rogers heard Rihanna
sing, and flew her to New York where Rihanna
met Jay-Z. Jay-Z heard Rihanna
, knew her potential and signed her to Def Jam records.