Between Rihanna and Jay-Z, there are many parallels between their respective careers. When Rihanna debuted, she was under Jay-Z’s wing at Def Jam. Like him, she released an album every year, with one being a compilation album, that still delivered a chart topper.
From 2005 through 2012, Rihanna dropped an album a year, plus a remix album. Similarly, Jay-Z dropped albums from 1996 through 2003, when he “retired.” While Rihanna didn’t retire, between 2012 and 2016, she did launch many new business ventures.
Now, Rihanna doesn’t drop as much music as she used to, but she grossed over $200 million with FENTY Beauty. Earlier this year, she began promoting her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty. This morning, the sales were through the roof, and it is still trending on Twitter.