Happy 26th Birthday, Rihanna!

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty, best known by just her middle/stage name, is 26 today. The Barbados-bred beauty's career has already spanned more than a decade!

Rihanna, Instagram Photos
Rihanna poses with Instagram photos. In Complex!

With more than 25 million albums sold and nine #1 hits to her name, the Caribbean queen is, undeniably, one of the most successful female recording artists.

Ever.

She's achieved that despite (or perhaps because of) significant alterations to her image, shedding her once innocent appeal in favor of ... whatever she is now.

Harder, edgier, hyper-sexual and never afraid to push it farther than almost all of her contemporaries, this is a woman who calls her own shots.

You can say whatever, Rih's gonna do whatever. Yup, you know this.

Number of racy Rihanna photos from Instagram, magazines and paparazzi agencies over the years? Too many to count. Number of f--ks given by her? Zero.

Yet she recently covered Vogue for the third time, proving that whatever you think of the star personally or professionally, her career is lasting and variable.

We wish her a very happy 26th birthday, which we're sure won't involve any alcohol or weed whatsoever, and invite you to click through our photo tribute above!

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