Rihanna to Receive First-Ever “AMA Icon Award”

rihannaRihanna will make history at the American Music Awards later this month.  The singer has been chosen to be the first-ever recipient of the “AMA Icon Award,” created to honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level.

“Rihanna’s iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time,” said producer Larry Klein.  This month Rihanna scored her 25th top-10 hit on the Hot 100, with “The Monster,” her collaboration withEminem, a chart feat that ties her with Elvis Presley on the all-time list. “The Monster” is also Rihanna’s 45th Hot 100 entry, tying her with the output of Mariah Carey.

A six-time AMA winner, Rihanna will compete in four categories at this year’s show, including for artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B album, for “Unapologetic.”

RiRi will also perform during the ceremony, being held Nov. 24 on ABC. Other performers include Katy PerryJennifer LopezTLCLady GagaJustin TimberlakeOne DirectionFlorida Georgia LineMiley CyrusImagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pitbull will host the ceremony and perform his new single “Timber” with Ke$ha.

article via eurweb.com

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