Another day, another American Music Awards announcement! Yesterday, it was revealed that three acts would be added to the already spectacular performance lineup and today, we have even more!
Rihanna will be hitting the stage on November 24th for what will most-likely be a talked-about performance, but that’s not all! She’ll also be receiving the first-ever AMA “Icon Award!”
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So what is this “Icon Award” all about? According to the show’s executive producer, the 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.”
Since Rihanna has been on her worldwide “Diamonds” tour for what seems like an eternity, she would be the perfect for this award! And it’s pretty fitting that she’ll receiving the “Icon Award” just a week after her brand new music video for “What Now,” released today! In the super creepy vid, we watch RiRi do some exorcism-like dance moves and rock the infamous mullet we first saw a couple months ago.
Are you excited to watch Rihanna perform at the AMAs?
And do you think she deserves the “Icon Award?”