Happy 21st Birthday, Rihanna!

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Amid a storm of controversy over the alleged, severe beating she received courtesy of boyfriend Chris Brown on February 8 and the ongoing investigation into the incident, Rihanna has not been seen publicly in nearly two weeks.

But we'd like to wish the singer - perhaps the world's most popular a happy 21st birthday today. May her star continue to shine brightly ...

Barbados beauty Rihanna (real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty) is 21 today!

Hopefully she has a nice, low-key day. Take a look at our calendar to see which celebrity birthdays are coming up next, and see if any star shares your special day.

Then click to enlarge a bunch of cool Rihanna photos - sans boyfriend ...

Rihanna Nude
Seeing Sparks
Woman in Black
Space Boot Beauty
Inauguration Dress

Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England
Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.