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MUST BE SERIOUS! Rihanna To Receive First AMAs ‘Icon Award’ + Spotted At Drake’s Concert!

Pop superstar Rihanna is closing out 2013 by nabbing the first ever Icon Award at this year’s American Music Awards show going down at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles next week Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting exclusively that the Barbadian pop diva will be the first artist to score the special merit award, producers for the awards said on Thursday. She is also scheduled to perform on the telecast.

Via the LA Times:

“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,” show producer Larry Klein said. “Rihanna’s iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and bestselling artists of all time.”

Since her 2005 debut, the 25-year-old has undoubtedly become one of the biggest forces in pop music.

She’s issued a staggering seven albums in just seven years — each armed with a set of slinky, chart-toppers (with 12 of those landing at No. 1)..

Her consistent onslaught of material — for four consecutive years she’s released a new album in November — has allowed the singer an unrivaled radio, chart and pop cultural dominance.

She’s sold 50 million albums and 180 million singles worldwide, making her the bestselling digital artist of all time. And with 4 billion views on her oft-provocative music videos, she’s the most watched artist on Vevo/YouTube.

Rihanna joins a lineup of previously announced performers that includes 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 Pitbull, who will host the telecast.

The AMAs is set to air live from the Nokia Theatre on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., except on the West Coast where it will be tape-delayed.

Plus, last Monday night, 25-year-old Rihanna was spotted having dinner with Drake in Dallas.

Now, RiRi has added more fuel to her ‘alleged’ rekindled romance with Drizzy as she was photographed attending the Young Money rapper’s “Would You Like A Tour” concert last night in Houston.

Do you think she was just showing her support or is there something else going on between them?

BONUS:

New Fifty-shades of Grey fiction book inspired by Chris Brown and Rihanna’s relationship including the 2009 beating. Just straight up messy!

9 Comments

  1. Official Beyhive

    November 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

    "icon"….the lies these show producers tell!!!! Be honest, she's an icon for phucking industry mates and outside civilians, exposing her lady parts on social media, going off on other female entertainers (with ratchet Melissa), smoking weed and more over showing up late for her own damn shows. Now that's the only thing she'll be remembered for in my BOOK! Beyonce should have gotten this award.

    • Anonymous

      November 15, 2013 at 5:19 am

      I totally agree with you!

  2. Anonymous

    November 15, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Stop ths hate, riri been doing her thing a while now, she bypassed a few celebrities, has nothing to do with who she slept with but her body of music, im sorry but riri makes good as music, n thats why she continue to shine n laugh at u haters. Congrats ri

    • TeamBeyonce

      November 15, 2013 at 5:17 am

      Chile please, you know she don't deserve that. Beyonce has been out here busting her a$$ and giving fans performances and tracks that surpass creativity. Rihanna is a sl*t that will fall very soon.

  3. Yandi

    November 15, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Where is Kanye West when you need him??!!! Beyonce has had the best hits of all times while selling out shows across the globe! We need to start a petition on this one in my Tamar voice!

  4. Anonymous

    November 15, 2013 at 5:38 am

    I must say, "h*es stay winning" especially this one.

  5. SMH

    November 16, 2013 at 8:53 am

    F*** Beyonce!!!(yes I said it)… u behives take several seats…that B don't deserve ishhh right now..she still owes us an album…B is touring on an album she made 2/3 years ago…so until she releases a new album she don't deserve shit…stop tryin to give awards for free…yes she is the best performer in the world and all but we need new music boo boo…at least Rih Rih delivers every year.. album was number one & shit…that girl is on a grind everyday…no resting and shit…I say go get urs Rihanna…

    • JuicyKim

      November 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Atleast beyonce is not out here selling sex to jump the music charts. So you need to have several along with that weed head of a role model u praising!!!! #TeAm Beyonce all day everday!!!!!

    • It's a Beyonce Takeover!!

      November 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

      I agree!!! And her new tracks and video drop next month. Super excited!

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