In February 2005, when Jay-Z met Rihanna, he wouldn't let her leave the building until she signed a deal with him. The whole process took 12 hours-Rihanna auditioned for Jay and L.A. Reid, performing Whitney Houston's version of "For the Love of You" along with "Pon de Replay" and "The Last Time." She signed a six-album record deal with Def Jam Recordings that very day.