7 Surprising Facts About Rihanna That You Probably Didn't Know

1. Rihanna's birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Her middle name "Rihanna" was inspired by a famous Persian poet named Rumi.

2. Rihanna signed her first record deal with Def Jam Recordings at the age of 16. Her debut album "Music of the Sun" was released in 2005 and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200.

3. Rihanna has won nine Grammy Awards, thirteen American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.

4. In 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports education and emergency response programs around the world.

5. Rihanna is the first black woman to be the face of Dior. She also became the first woman to create an original brand with LVMH, Fenty, since Christian Lacroix in 1987.

6. Rihanna is a huge fan of the TV show "Game of Thrones." She even made a cameo appearance in the show's final season.

7. Rihanna is a huge basketball fan and has attended NBA games in the past. Her favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers.