Riri’s Pop Comeback: Unapologetically Rihanna

Rihanna in front of photographers

The recent release of Rihanna’s new song, despite the lack of pre-release hype, teaches us a valuable lesson about the power of expectations. At just 16 years old in 2005, the Barbados-born Robyn Rihanna Fenty signed a record deal and quickly rose to become one of the most successful hitmakers of all time. Over seven years, she released seven albums that showcased her unique brand of pop music, which reflected current trends while also showcasing her individuality and attitude. Rihanna had become a reliable resource for catchy music, and her new song is a reminder that expectations can be defied in unexpected ways.