Rihanna reportedly left Def Jam Recordings to sign as an artist to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint.
Rihanna, who signed to Def Jam Recordings in 2005, is now signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint, according toComplex.
Jay Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam when he was the company’s president. Since then, he’s left to launch Roc Nation.
“Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label,” Roc Nation says. “It is home to a diverse roster comprised of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, NO ID, Timbaland, Santigold, DJ Mustard and more.”
Rihanna has been managed by Roc Nation and is now signed as an artist to the imprint, as well, according to Complex. The publication reports that Roc Nation has her listed as part of the roster, as noted above, and that Def Jam has her listed as a “legacy” act along with past Def Jam Recordings acts, including Slick Rick.