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

Rihanna arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Home" held at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (
Rihanna arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Home" held at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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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