About to Explode Onto Every Dancefloor and Dancehall Worldwide is Def Jam Ceo, Jay Z's, Latest Signing; Rihanna. The Gorgeous 17-year-old Hails from Barbados and Has Brought with her a Fresh New Edge to Super Sweet R&B by Giving it a Caribbean Flava. Rihanna's First Single, "Pon De Replay" is a Rousing Dancehall Reggae-tinged Anthem Hat is Sure to Jump Start Summer Parties Everywhere. Legendary Producer Evan Rogers (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson) Discovered Rihanna While Holidaying in the Caribbean and Swiftly Arranged a Meeting at Def Jam. After an Impromptu Performance in Front of Jay-z, President Carter was So Blown Away her Signed Rihanna on the Spot. Rihanna's First Single "Pon De Replay" is an Explosive Fusion of Dancehall, Reggae and R&B that Will Transport You Into the World of the Caribbean Party Scene.