She recorded the demo over the next year intermittently, due to only being able to record during school holidays.
"Pon de Replay" and "The Last Time" were two tracks recorded for the demo tape, which were eventually included on her debut album Music of the Sun.
In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".
She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music.
Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) and its lead single "Work" reached number one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100.
Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.
Rihanna's demo was shipped out to Def Jam Recordings, where Jay Brown, an A&R executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo.
Brown played the demo tape for rapper Jay Z, who had recently been appointed as president and Chief executive officer (CEO) of Def Jam.
Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time.The album reached number one in Canada and number five in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it sold 115,000 copies in its first week.Its lead single, "SOS", was an international success, charting in the top five in eleven countries.She was discovered in her home country of Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers.Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, "The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn't exist".