Rihanna to receive the first ever AMA Icon Award

The superstar will also perform on the show

Dick Clark Productions has announced that Rihanna will receive the “AMA Icon Award” and perform on the 2013 American Music Awards, which will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 24th from 8-11 pm ET/PT on ABC.

As previously announced, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, TLC and this year’s host, Pitbull will all perform on this year’s AMAs.

The 2013 American Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers and Larry Klein is Producer.

“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,” states Klein. “Rihanna’s iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time.”

Rihanna has taken the music, entertainment and fashion industry by storm. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 50 million albums and 180 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She’s put out seven albums in seven years, achieved 12 number-one singles and won six Grammy Awards. With over four billion views and 16 Vevo certified videos she is the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube and the biggest artist on Facebook with over 80 million friends. In addition, she’s successfully launched four fragrances, two capsule collections with Armani, as well as four River Island collections and is currently the spokesperson for Viva Glam.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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