Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. One of the best-selling artists of all time, Rihanna possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range of three piano octaves and two notes. Rihanna's music has encompassed a broad range of genres. Her music is generally Pop, but she also incorporates R&B and dance-pop. Rihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence. She said that she wanted to be the "black Madonna" and praised the singer for being able to constantly reinvent herself successfully throughout her career. Contrary to popular belief and according to Rihanna herself, her name should be pronounced: 'Ree-anna.'