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Six albums in six years? Seriously, Rihanna has transformed from an almost one hit wonder to a well-oiled music-making machine. With each album, we’ve watched her blossom into a full-on pop superstar.

Amidst growing up with a drug addict father, scandalous relationships and being slammed by the press for being a bad role model, Rihanna still manages to stay at the top of the charts and our list of it-girls. And here’s why!

1. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Covergirl

Rihanna is not only one of the lovely faces that reps the Covergirl brand, she’s also an actual cover girl, time and time again. This time, it’s Vogue UK. Rihanna channels Marilyn Monroe on the November cover.

2. She May Be Bad, But She’s Perfectly Good At It

Recently Rihanna flew out to a farm in Northern Ireland and managed to offend the farmer who let the Barbadian bad girl use his land for the “We Found Love” video. The small-town farmer caught a peek of Rih Rih in a bikini top and pulled her to the side to explain his distaste in her wardrobe. Rihanna kindly obliged the farmer.

3. Imitation–The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Since Rihanna’s cut heard ’round the world, she’s been a style icon. Every girl rushed to the nearest salon to chop off all their tresses to get Rihanna’s sassy look and as Rihanna continued to chop and color, so did her fans. Rihanna’s hair styles are very bold and match her rocker lifestyle, so not everyone can pull of the distinct looks. If endless fans are dying to look like you – even when the look only suits you – you’re doing something right.

4. Personal Public Style

Rihanna’s style has turned her into the one to watch on any red carpet she graces. She may not bring it the way Lady Gaga always does, but we’re always poised and ready to see what Rihanna’s going to rock–especially when she’s not on stage.

5. Spokesmodel for Sex Appeal

Yes, Rihanna is clearly and without a doubt one of the biggest sex symbols of our time. She let it be known that when sex is in the air, not only does she not care, but she loves the smell of it. This good girl’s gone all the way bad and proves a million times over that sex does sell. Check Rihanna’s sex appeal out as Emporio Armani Underwear newest spokesmodel.

6. Six Albums in Six Years

Music of the Sun, A Girl Like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R and Loud are all audio testaments to Rihanna’s growth. With her latest album, Talk That Talk – which will be released on November 21st – Rihanna solidifies her nonstop work ethic, unwavering talent and the fact that she does indeed talk that talk.

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