her name is robyn rihanna fenty she probably liked middle name. 1989, Billy Ray Cyrus was the one who suggested she used her middle name! Rihanna is half African Ameri…can due to her mother. Rihanna is Barbadian. She was born in Saint Michael, Barbados. .
Name: Rihanna .
Birthdate: February 20, 1988 .
Birthplace: St. Michael, Barbados Update: Everyone born in Barbados is born in St. Michael. There are only two hospitals currently in use on the island. Both in St. Michael. So... just say Barbados. Forget "St. Michael". She is from Barbados If you mean how did she become famous, that's easy. She formed a group with a few other girls in her school Comberemere High, and when at home in Barbados, she was introduced to famous director Evan Rodgers who was holidaying there with his wife, so he listened to her that night, and he knew she was a star, and only a few hours later, had sent for Jay Z and they were performing in front of him, but Jay Z said that Rihanna had what it takes, so signed her up to Def Jam at 2am. Hope this helps :) Rihanna went to Charles F. Broome Memorial School, a primary school in Barbados. And then Combermere School, where she performed a musical trio. Rhianna became famous when she was bout 16-19 yrs old. (MORE)