Why Did Rihanna Drop Out of School? What Were the Reasons?

Some successful celebrities dropped their education just to pursue their music or acting dreams. Much as education is important, people like Rihanna still function well despite having not completed their studies.

From taking the entertainment industry by storm to growing her beauty empire, Rihanna recently joined the billionaire club.

The confident fashionista and talented singer’s fame and fortune prove that everyone’s road to success does not always include a degree.

How Did Rihanna Start Her Career?

Riadh was 15 years old when she appeared before Evan Rogers and Carl Struken in 2003. Her debut album Music of the Sun was released by Def Jam in 2005. Her last album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007, that’s the time she became famous.

The Caribbean singer has sold hundreds of millions around the world. Who is RiRi and for what reason and how can she be famous? Read about how a talented musician and entrepreneur began her career. Robyn Rihanna Fenty-full name of RiRi as well.

She was discovered by an American record producer, Evan Rogers. The mother of RiRi is Monica Fenty and of Afro-American origin. Besides having two brothers named Rorrey and Rajad, her father also has two half-brothers and a half-sister.

Why Did Rihanna Drop Out of School?

Rihanna, in 2003, following her love for music had been forming a musical trio of herself and two classmates. But even then before the girls could make a name and style for themselves, they were discovered on holiday in Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers.

He was blown away by Rihanna’s cover of Mariah Carey’s “Hero” and how it instantly captivated the whole room. After meeting their mother Rihanna and the teenager, Rogers paved the way for her to leave her hometown and fly over United States where she recorded several demos for Def Jam.

Once she auditions for Jay Z—another celeb school dropout—he quickly sees that she has got it big, and the rest is history. Now the pop starlet, much adored by all, can finally be identified by name.

Rihanna’s Impact on the Music Industry

Rihanna exploded onto the music scene in 2005 with the hit single “Pon de Replay.” The catchy, high-energy song would be the first of many chart-topping hits across the globe — and it was just a taste of what this fresh-faced solo artist was capable of.

The following year, the certified Platinum album A Girl Like Me followed with the lead single “SOS.” She also played in one of the successful movies Bring It On All or Nothing. Over the late 2000s, Rihanna continued to top charts with hits such as Grammy Award–winning “Umbrella” and “Don’t Stop the Music.”

By 2010, the pop star had earned a name for herself through releasing crowd-pleasing records and gained a massive following.

She was also awarded another Grammy Award – for “Only Girl (in the World)” at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Later on in her career, Rihanna released many more albums and was occasionally featured by other major artists in their mid-2010s projects.

Final Thoughts

Rihanna is one of the most popular singers in the world and she never attended any college. When she was 16 years old, she dropped out of school to concentrate on her music career. But even without a high school diploma, Rihanna remains one of today’s most successful musicians.

She will accept the degree at the Cave Hill Campus on 20 October in Barbados. Her first honorary degree is from Harvard University, for excellence in the arts. Rihanna received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Harvard Foundation the previous year.