Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings.
Rihanna's work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards. Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the 17th Artist of the same decade. She is the youngest solo artist in Billboard charts history to achieve eleven number-one singles on the Hot 100. As of January 2012, Rihanna had sold approximately 47.6 million digital singles in the United States, making her the highest-selling digital artist in the US since 2004. By September 2011 she had also shipped 7.3 million album units in the US. Rihanna has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time.
She has evolved since she began her recording career and as she evolves so does her hairstyles.