Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of singing sensation Rihanna! This book describes Rihanna's childhood in Barbados, family, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Rihanna's early interest and talent in music led to her discovery and eventually to her work with rapper Jay-Z and the release of her first album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna's other albums are covered, as well as her 2008 Grammy Award. Also described are Rihanna's ever-changing fashions, as well as her interest in helping children and her creation of the Believe Foundation. From recording albums to touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.