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Excerpts From Rihanna's Rolling Stone Cover Story

The pop singer on her first kiss, her family and more
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Rihanna performing in Barbados in October of 2005.

Rihanna released her first single, the bubbly dancehall jam "Pon de Replay," when she was just 17. Since then she's put out a remarkable five albums in six years, for combined sales of 7 million. Eighteen of her songs have reached the Top 10; among female performers, only Whitney, Madonna, Janet and Mariah have more. If her latest single, "S&M," tops the charts like it looks it could, it would be her 10th Number One – more than Beyoncé and Lady Gaga combined.

 

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