Rihanna was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Her first album, Music of the Sun in 2005, mixed reggae-tinged pop with slick R&B grooves and sold over a million copies. With over 25 million albums sold and 60 million singles worldwide as of 2012, Billboard named Rihanna, Digital Song Artist of the last decade. Her earnings in 2016 alone were 75 million.
The American actress and singer has sold well over 200 million records globally in her career that spans over 50 years. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Turner has sold the most concert tickets in history.
A former Christian artist, she re-branded herself as a larger-than-life pop star and rose to prominence during the summer of 2008. Perry’s album Teenage Dream, released in August 2010, boasted four chart-topping singles making it one of only nine albums to accomplish that feat in the Billboard Hot 100’s 52-year history.