A source close to the situation explained:
We knew she was an icon…
But now, the American Music Awards are making that ishhhhh OFFICIAL with an epic honor and killer performance slot!
AMA producer, Larry Klein, revealed why exactly RiRi was the perfect fit to spearhead this new honor:
“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.”
Be sure to Pour It Up and celebrate iconically!