Rihanna to Receive First Ever American Music Icon Award
According to The LA Times, Rihanna will be the first artist to ever receive the Icon Award at the upcoming
American Music Awards. "The [award] was created to honor an artist whose
body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global
level," said AMA producer Larry Klein. "Rihanna's iconic and innovative
sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and
bestselling artists of all time." Rihanna walks into the upcoming show
with four nominations in her pocket. She's also scheduled to perform.
The AMAs will air on November 24th at 8 p.m.
Sidebar: I like Rihanna but when I think of the word icon I think of Whitney, Stevie, or Aretha Franklin. She's definitely a pop star, but icon? I think she's too young to be an icon, but in this day and time puh-lease. Up next, Honey Boo Boo nominated for an Emmy. Oh, it's coming!