October 21st, 2010
03:57 PM ET
Five years after he helped launch her career, Jay-Z is helping Rihanna follow in his footsteps by becoming an entertainment mogul.
The Barbados-born beauty has joined Jay-Z's Roc Nation management and is launching Rihanna Entertainment, according to a statement.
Under her new brand, the 22-year-old "Only Girl (in the World)" singer - who was previously managed by Marc Jordan - will produce music as well as films, fashion, books and fragrances.
"I am so excited to take this next step in my career," said Rihanna, who is currently shooting the big-screen adaptation of the popular Hasbro board game "Battleship" and will release her next album, "Loud," on November 16.
As for joining Roc Nation, the singer added that the move "feels natural, they’ve been with me through every step of the way and are my family. I can’t wait to see where this new journey takes us.”
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