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From Rihanna to TLC: Top moments from the American Music Awards

Meanwhile, her hairdo, which was wrapped around her head and decorated with hair pins,  was another topic of discussion.Other unforgettable moments made jaws drop as Lady Gaga and R. Kelly took to the stage to sing their duet “Do What You Want” in a performance that was far from tame.  Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake‘s soulful rendition of his song “Drink You Away” had almost every audience member on their feet and clapping in tune with the beat.

Jennifer Lopez brought tons of Latin flavor with her performance tribute to the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz. Lopez rocked the stage and sashayed the night away.  Kendrick Lamar also showcased his talent last night when he performed his song “Swimming Pools.” He was nominated for the favorite rap/hip-hop album award but instead, it went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for The Heist.

Upon accepting their award, Macklemore delivered a powerful speech in which he referenced  the late Trayvon Martin and Dr. Martin Luther King.

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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.

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