Sorry Justin Bieber
25 October 2012, 09:14
Following the recent announcement of the Bajan star's seventh studio album, 'Unapologetic', Capital is taking a look through the singer's extensive collection of singles and albums as we celebrate her career so far.
The debut album from the future superstar came in 2005 as the fresh-faced singer began laying the foundations for her decorated career.
The singer had everyone around the world asking their DJ's to "turn the music up" with her infectious debut single.
Released in December 2005, the accompanying video to RiRi's second single saw her writhing around in the sand on a beach in Malibu.
2006 saw the release of the star's second studio album as she capitalised on her success from the year prior with a new collection of hits.
Sampling 'Tainted Love' - made famous by Soft Cell - the singer achieved her first US number one with the single 'SOS'.
'Unfaithful' showed a different side to Rihanna as she bared her emotions on the powerful ballad.
Among the biggest hits on her second album was 'We Ride', which turned the tempo up again with the laid back vibes and lyrics depicting the broken promises of a relationship.
RiRi's third album saw her achieve her most impressive sales to date, shifting seven million copies worldwide and cementing her status as one of the most important female artists of her generation.
It was the song that catapulted Rihanna into the dizzying heights of superstardom and also featured an opening verse from her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z.
The colourful promo matched the summer spirit of the track and although it failed to match the levels of success as its predecessor, still remains a firm favourite with fans.
Rihanna teamed up with Ne-Yo as pop met R&B to create a beautiful partnership perfectly fitting for the smooth composition.
2007 also saw the singer lend her vocal talents to J-Status' reworking of the Shontelle and Sheldon Benjamin song.
The singer was once again turning to her emotive side as she this time teamed with Justin Timberlake - who co-wrote the track with Timbaland as the artists were touring together.
Taking a dip into the Michael Jackson sample pile, taking the line "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" from his song 'Wanna Be Startin' Something', it was another chance for the singer to light up dance floors around the world with the pounding rhythms of the track.
Spiders, gas chambers and prisons were all used in the eye-popping video to the track which was co-written by her former boyfriend Chris Brown.
It gave her a third number one in the US and contains some of her post pensive and expressive lyrics as she talks about the end of a relationship.
In 2009, the singer changed her image again as she exposed a darker and even more expressive nature with her fourth album which was aptly entitled 'Rated R'.
The first release from the album came in the form of 'Russian Roulette', which was written by Ne-Yo and recalls the tale of an abusive relationship.
The Bajan singer turned to rapper Jeezy to lend a hand with her next release, 'Hard', which delivered power in lyrical content and delivery alike.
With a title such as 'Rockstar 101', it was apt that she turned to Guns 'N' Roses axeman Slash to lend his talents to the track.
The singer got playful with her bold and brazen nature on full show with the catchy tones of the song, which shot straight to the top of the charts around the world.
The video for the song saw the star sharing scenes with French supermodel Laetitia Casta in a sensual and highly sexually charged song.
With 'Wait Your Turn', Rihanna was taking a step into dubstep with her Stargate and Chase And Status produced track.
The singer continued to grab hold of the industry as she wasted no time in releasing her fifth album in 2010.
It was the strong Europop influence which created such a strong hold on the charts as she eclipsed the competition with the lead single from her album, 'Only Girl (In The World)'.
The ballad showcases the star's ability to balance elements of rock with poignant meaning - it also demonstrated Rihanna's insatiable ability to continually change her style.
RiRi teamed up with former flame and Canadian rapper Drake for her next number one single. The track features the familiar "Oh na na, what's my name," call throughout and sees a reggae influence at the fore.
The singer let her naughty side loose with her ode to sadomasochism in the 2011 single. The track also features a sample from Depeche Mode's 'Master And Servant' and featured one of the most controversial videos of her career to date.
It was the turn of Avril Lavigne to get the Rihanna treatment as she borrowed from the Canadian pop-punk's song 'I'm With You' for the celebratory single.
The star came under fire for the music video to the song as she can be seen committing a murder during the promo. That still didn't stop the song from being snapped up by RiRi's adoring Navy.
2011 saw the singer make it three albums in three consecutive years as she came back fighting with her sixth studio record, 'Talk That Talk'.
Calvin Harris masterminded one of the star's most successful songs so far with 'We Found Love'. The track may have originally been penned for Leona Lewis' but it will forever be one of the highlights of this superstar's live set.
The video was shot on location in London and saw the singer debut a new blonde cropped hair style, which matched the playful side of the tracks' rhythm.
The trance/dub step elements of the 'Talk That Talk' track paved way for one of the singer's biggest dance numbers as she seemingly made a beeline for the rave parties.
The title track from her sixth studio album saw Rihanna joining forces with Jay-Z once again and takes a sample from Notorious B.I.G's 'I Got A Story To Tell'.
The video for the pair's second team up was one of 2012's most highly anticipated videos ahead of its release and the song has arguably become one of the finest collaborations of the year.
It's the singer's seventh studio album and if the cover is anything to go by, it seems fans will be in for a definite treat when it hits shelves next month.
Written by Australian star Sia, the singer's latest effort is an empowering and spiritual journey which typifies the her personality and once again flickers between styles as pop's greatest chameleon continues to power forward.
The second single to be taken from Rihanna's seventh studio album 'Unapologetic'. Picture: Twitter