Pop and R&B singer who released her debut album, Music of the Sun, in 2005, then had her big breakthrough with the 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad, which featured the #1 hit "Umbrella." Her 2012 album Unapologetic reached #1 on the Billboard 200. Across her career, she has sold over 230 million records and singles worldwide.
She would sell clothes in a street stall with her dad, who was addicted to crack cocaine. She started singing when she was seven years old and listened to reggae as a child.
She won her first Grammy Award, for "Umbrella," in 2008, then went on to win two more, for "Run This Town," in 2010. Her other Grammy-winning songs include "Only Girl (In the World)," "All of the Lights," "We Found Love," and "The Monster."
She was raised by her Barbadian and Guyanese parents, Ronald and Monica Fenty, alongside her two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad. In 2017, she began dating businessman Hassan Jameel; but they split up in mid-2018. She previously dated rapper Drake and baseball player Matt Kemp.
She dated Chris Brown off and on, however the relationship ended after he assaulted her during a widely publicized domestic dispute.