|Welcoming Rihanna (3rd left) aboard the "Atlantica" are BMI's J.W. Johnson, Del Bryant and Charlie Feldman. photo by Gary Gershoff|
A native of Barbados, Rihanna has just released her debut album Music of the Sun on Def Jam. The CD features a mixture of Caribbean beats, reggae, hip-hop and R&B and has helped rocket the 17-year-old to stardom in the US and beyond. The smash hit of the summer, "Replay" was co-written by BMI songwriter M'Jestie and producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers.