Rihanna Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Her First Single ‘Pon de Replay’

Sunday, May 24th marked the 15-year-anniversary of Rihanna’s debut single “Pon de Replay”.

“Pon De Replay” was released on May 24, 2005, and was the lead single off of Rihanna’s debut studio album Music of the Sun.

Rihanna took to social media to thanked her fans for their support.

“Thank you for all the love on this hashtag today! Man this is trippy,” she in an Instagram story. “Feels like just yesterday I was shaking in the hallways of Def Jam waiting to audition for Jay[-Z].”

She continued, “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!”

Read the full statement below.