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Rihanna to Perform & Receive Icon Award on 2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

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Rihanna to Perform & Receive Icon Award on 2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Dick Clark productions has announced that Rihanna will receive the "AMA Icon Award" and perform on the "2013 American Music Awards," which will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. As previously announced, 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 this year's host, Pitbull will all perform on this year's AMAs.

The "2013 American Music Awards" is produced by Dick Clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers and Larry Klein is Producer.

Klein stated, "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 has taken the music, entertainment and fashion industry by storm. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 50 million albums and 180 million digital tracks worldwide, making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She's put out 7 albums in 7 years, achieved 12 number-one singles and won 6 Grammy Awards. With over 4 billion views and 16 Vevo certified videos she is the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube and the biggest artist on Facebook with over 80 million friends. In addition, she's successfully launched four fragrances, two capsule collections with Armani, as well as four River Island collections and is currently the spokesperson for Viva Glam.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 5th consecutive year will be the "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2013 AMAs" pre-show hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Zendaya, Jenna Ushkowitz, Rosie Pierri, Colbie Caillat, Ted Stryker, Jonathan Cheban, Aimee Song, Bonnie McKee and Jake Owen, who is this year's Dodge Brand correspondent. This year's pre-show performers will include Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jabbawockeez, Jesse McCartney, Fifth Harmony and Aloe Blacc. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m., ET / 2:00 p.m., PT on November 24th and for the first time will be available on Yahoo.com, this year's official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The Stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com, ABC.com, Time Warner Cable's Facebook page, and the websites within the Cumulus Radio Network, the AMAs official radio partner.

The "American Music Awards" are voted on by the fans. For the seventh year in a row, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site AMAvote.com. In addition, for the first time in AMAs History, fans will also be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter.

Keep up with all-things American Music Awards related through "AMAs On Demand." AMAs On Demand" is available now with breaking news, artist spotlights, fashion retrospectives, interviews, and viewer generated content. Follow the AMAs on Twitter @theamas and on Facebook at Facebook.com/AMAs, as well as Instagram, tumblr and Vine. "AMAs On Demand" is updated every Thursday at TheAMAs.com.

In collaboration with Twitter, Twitter Mirrors will be placed in select backstage areas. The "selfie stations" will provide a candid look into the backstage scene. Also this year, the AMAs and Twitter will debut the first-ever VINE 360 FASHION BOOTH placed right in The Middle of the red carpet. Fashion buffs around the world will have a front row seat to an unparalleled close look at celebrity red carpet fashion - on REAL TIME.

Viewers will also get a second-screen experience jam-packed with "snack-able" videos, photos, GIFs, memes, "Insta-Fashion Pops", "Thank You Cam" shout outs, and much more across every major social platform.

The "2013 American Music Awards" partners include Cumulus, Time Warner Cable, Yahoo and Music Choice.

For up to date information about the AMAs, performers, presenters, and AMA history visit TheAMAs.com or dickclark.com. Join the conversation at #AMAs.

A limited number of tickets are available at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by Dick Clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About Dick Clark productions
Dick Clark productions is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.


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