In early 2009, Rihanna began working on her fourth studio album, Rated R.
Her debut album demonstrates the influence of Rihanna's musical heritage of the Caribbean.
Rihanna's demo was shipped out to , where Jay Brown, an executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo.
All four were released as singles and charted highly, reaching peak positions worldwide.
A leaked photograph from the police department obtained by revealed that Rihanna had sustained visible injuries.
She was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the in 2018.