03/24/2015 11:12 am ET Updated Mar 24, 2015

The Story Of How Rihanna Got Famous Will Make You Love Her Even More

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The odds against Rihanna would have discouraged a less headstrong woman. Her childhood was full of struggle and pain, abuse and drug use, poverty and illness. But at 16, her audition made even Jay Z take notice of the young Barbadian named Robyn Rihanna Fenton.

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