Producer Larry Klein spoke about the award and Rihanna: “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 has sold over 50 million albums, 180 million digital tracks, and has earned six Grammy Awards.
The 2013 American Music Awards will air live on the East Coast from the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Sunday, November 24th at 8pm on ABC. Pitbull will handle the hosting duties with 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, and TLC set to perform.
Voting is currently underway at AMAvote.com.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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