It’s been a great day for Rihanna so far! Shortly after her new music video “What Now” premiered, it was announced that RiRi will receive the first ever Icon Award at the 2013 American Music Awards.
Larry Klein, executive producer of the show, released the following statement: “The first-ever Icon Award was 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.”
Rihanna is also set to perform at the 2013 AMAs. Other announced performers are Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar.
The 2013 American Music Awards will take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24.
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