Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:21:48 GMT | By Thomas Oakey
Spotlight: Rihanna

August 2005: Pon de Replay and Music of the Sun



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With a record deal signed, Rihanna (centre) took to completing her debut album, Music of the Sun. Released in August 2005, the record was marketed as a reggae album due to her Caribbean descent and received mixed reviews. However, the album still sold 2million copies worldwide, while lead single 'Pon de Replay' peaked at the number two spot on both the Billboard hot 100 US chart and the UK singles chart.

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  1.  
    4 %
    Pon de Replay - 2005
    7 votes
  2.  
    2 %
    SOS - 2006
    4 votes
  3.  
    19 %
    Unfaithful - 2006
    36 votes
  4.  
    16 %
    Umbrella - 2007
    30 votes
  5.  
    6 %
    Don't Stop the Music - 2007
    12 votes
  6.  
    2 %
    Take a Bow - 2008
    3 votes
  7.  
    3 %
    Disturbia - 2008
    6 votes
  8.  
    2 %
    Russian Roulette - 2009
    3 votes
  9.  
    7 %
    Rude Boy - 2010
    14 votes
  10.  
    7 %
    Only Girl (In the World) - 2010
    13 votes
  11.  
    6 %
    What's My Name? - 2010
    11 votes
  12.  
    2 %
    S&M - 2011
    4 votes
  13.  
    17 %
    We Found Love - 2011
    32 votes
  14.  
    9 %
    Diamonds - 2012
    18 votes

Total Responses: 193
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