Singer Rihanna took to her Instagram to thank her fan base, called the Rihanna Navy, 15 years after she hit airwaves.
She released her debut single Pon de Replay on May 24, 2005 at the age of 17.
And 15 years after, the 32-year-old singer/fashion designer/actress/entrepreneur thanked her fans for all the love on the special anniversary as hashtag #15YearsOfRihanna trends.
Rihanna shared on her Instagram stories Sunday, exactly 15 years after Pon de Replay was released: ‘#15YearsOfRihanna.’
She wrote: ‘Thank you for all the love on this hashtag today! Man this is trippy. Feels like just yesterday I was shaking in the hallways of Def Jam waiting to audition for Jay.
Adding: ‘Pon de Replay is where it all began… 15 years later and I’m here because God led me to you, and you guys have held me up, supported me, tolerated me, loved me, kept it too real with me, and we gon always be connected because of that!’
RiRi concluded: ‘I love you Navy, and I cherish you. I’m so grateful to be gifted you as my fans and family! G4L!’
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.
Although she formed a musical group with two classmates in 2003 at the age of 15, she got a solo audition with record producer Evan Rogers soon after.
Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy award winner, is one of the best selling music artists in the world with over 250 million records sold.
In addition to her singing and fashion endeavors, Rihanna has acted in a number of films as well as founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which was created to help terminally ill children. She founded the organization in 2006.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk