Rihanna 'Diamonds' American Music Awards 2013 Performance VIDEO; Receives Icon Award Presented by Her Mom
Rihanna performed her hit Diamonds (In the Sky) from at the 40th American Music Awards 2013 on the night of Nov. 24.
Dressed in a an elegant black gown and her hair pinned down, she stormed through the song giving a show-stopping performance.
The singer-songwriter has been nominated for four awards at the AMAs and is also getting the awards' inaugural honor, the Icon Award. The 25-year-old is the first artist to be receiving the award. Bill Maher, Jay Z, and Rihanna's mom presented the pop diva with the honor. She has been nominated in the categories for artist of the year, favorite female artist (pop/rock), favorite female artist (soul/R&B), favorite album (soul/R&B). She won the award for favorite female artist (soul/R&B).
"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 told the LA Times. "Rihanna's iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and bestselling artists of all time."
Mary J Blige also spoke about Rihanna receiving the honor to Capital FM. "She deserves that because, as an icon, she is super on point," she said.
"Like we look at her, people look at her and they admire her style, they admire her swag and who she is," she added. "So she absolutely deserves that right now."
Rihanna's latest album, Unapologetic, released on Nov. 19 2012.
Watch Rihanna's performance at the AMAs: