19 November 2012 07:00 | By Thomas Oakey
Rihanna: career in pictures

As pop superstar Rihanna gears up for the release of her 7th album, we look back at her career so far



As pop superstar Rihanna gears up for the release of her 7th album, we look back at her career so far (© Getty Images)
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  • As pop superstar Rihanna gears up for the release of her 7th album, we look back at her career so far (© Getty Images)
  • Early career (© Brad Barket / Getty Images)
  • February 2005: Signing for Def Jam records (© Brian Rasic/Rex Features)
  • August 2005: Pon de Replay and Music of the Sun (© Brian Rasic/Rex Features)
  • April 2006: A Girl Like Me (© Scott Gries/Getty Images for Universal Music)
  • March 2006: SOS (© MIKE CASSESE/Newscom/RTR)
  • May 2007: Good Girl Gone Bad (© Rex Features)
  • March 2007: Umbrella (© MIKE BLAKE/Newscom/RTR)
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On November 19, 2012, Rihanna will release her seventh studio album Unapologetic, just seven years after debuting her first single 'Pon de Replay'€, in August 2005. In that short period of time, the singer has produced six albums and 45 singles; garnered numerous Grammy, Brit and Billboard Music awards; released her own designer fashion and fragrance ranges; featured on Forbes€™ celebrity rich list; as well as emerging as a 21st century style icon like no other. All of this before the age of 25!

In celebration of her achievements, we look back at the career of Barbados'€™ biggest star so far.

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