For Rihanna, it all began with the island dance sounds of "Pon de Replay." It was one of three songs included on her initial demo sent to record labels. The translation of the phrase from Bajan Creole is, "Play it again." Jay-Z was the first executive to respond to the demo and Rihanna was soon signed to Def Jam. The song was a major hit climbing to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the dance chart in the US. It also hit #2 in the UK, but no one new what a big star had been born.