rihanna-AMA-icon-award-2013.jpgRihanna is set to perform and receive the first-ever AMA Icon Award for the 2013 American Music Awards.

Producer Larry Klein says in the announcement, “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 will join the already-announced performers Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, TLC and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, plus the host, Pitbull, will also perform.

The 2013 American Music Awards air Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."