On May 24, 2005 “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna’s debut single, was released.
The single, featured in her debut album, 2005’s “Music of the Sun,” comprised of elements of both pop and reggae. The name of the song translates to “play it again” in Bajan Creole, an official language in Barbados. The song itself received positive reviews from critics, while reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Pon De Replay” – Rihanna: