Six time American Music Award winner Rihanna will be receiving an honor higher than her previous awards at this year’s ceremony. Rih Rih will be awarded the first ever ‘AMA Icon Award’. Producer Larry Klein spoke on the honor saying:
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.
It seems pretty appropriate considering this month Rihanna got her 25th top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts- this ties her with Elvis Presley. This also marked her 45th hit on the Billboard charts tying her with Mariah Carey. The show will air on November 24th on ABC.