Rihanna to Perform, Receive Icon Honor at American Music Awards

9:59 AM PST 11/15/2013 by Philiana Ng
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The singer will be the first recipient of the awards show's Icon honor, which recognizes an artist's "body of work" that has "made a profound influence over pop music on a global level."

Rihanna is the latest to join the growing list of performers at the American Music Awards.

In addition, the singer will receive the first AMA Icon Award, which was created to "honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level," producer Larry Klein said in the Friday announcement. "Rihanna's iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time."

Rihanna joins previously announced performers Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Jennifer Lopez, TLC (with a special guest), Katy Perry and Pitbull, who also hosts.

The annual music awards ceremony takes place live at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 24, and will be broadcast from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Winners are determined by fan votes at AMAvote.com. Fans can also vote on Twitter for the first time this year.

The American Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are executive producers, with Klein as producer.

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