RihannaBack when Rihanna was a lesser-known pop singer, her claim-to-fame was her Caribbean heritage which she so wonderfully portrays in her first hit single 'Pon de Replay.'

Now RiRi is getting back in touch with her roots after inking a deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority to promote her beautiful homeland.

"Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people," Rihanna said in a press statement (via PR Newswire). "I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians."

The Barbados Tourism Authority said via their Facebook page, "We are proud to announce that musical sensation and social phenomenon Rihanna has partnered with the Barbados Tourism Authority as an exclusive promotional partner for three years. Celebrate this amazing announcement today by joining us on August 5th as she brings her Loud tour to Bridgetown, Barbados, her homeland."