Friday, November 15, 2013

Rihanna to Receive AMA Icon Award


Rihanna will receive the first-ever Icon Award at the 2013 American Music Awards...

AMA producer Larry Klein explains,
"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 bestselling artists of all time.”
The American Music Awards air on ABC on NOV 24.

Rihanna is also scheduled to perform. 

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for her! :)

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Ahhh suki suki now!! go head Riri, Bey should get one too just saying. I'mma come back later to read the comments from the ebeefs of the Navy and Beyhive stans. this gon have certain folks feeling some kind of way.

Anonymous said...

Just giving awards out all willy nilly I see. Yes the girl is cute and moves units but Icon? Really? I can't!

Anonymous said...

You mean an award for Queen Ratchet...no class having ass!

Anonymous said...

@12:04

My sentiment, exactly. Wow...

Tenia Taylor said...

What is up with all these people getting awards that they don't deserve. Is the talent pool running on E?

Anonymous said...

I'm 12:07,

I meant 12:04 #1...

MIA NIA said...

Please don't start this Beyonce mess again! Everytime something happens for one artist people jump on here talking about Beyonce should've got it or done it etc. Hop out that woman's cooch!

Anonymous said...

sorry, AMA, this too has already been done . . .

and MTV beat you to it . . .

and BTW it has not been the music that has made a profound impact of late, it's the antics of these icons that that flies in the face of everything right that being in the industry stands for.

no, sorry AMA, MTV had the First Icon award, ever . . . copycat.

Anonymous said...

Go'head Rihanna. I ain't mad at'cha. Good for you!

Let the battle between the idiots (The Navy & The Beyhives) begin!

Anonymous said...

Go RiRi! People love to hate her but she is doing the damn thang. Sometimes haters can become motivaters.

Nikasha said...

Good for her. She's no MJ, but she deserves it.

Anonymous said...

"Picture Rihanna rollin"(in my Tupac's voice). This girl keeps piling up the accolades, no matter how the haters try to bring her down, trying to say she's "not a good roll model," "she'a drug addict" and shit. Haters are her biggest motivation...your opinions are not stopping her shine. #GIVEITUP! Assholes with their opinions that NO ONE gives a shit about, used to do the same thing to Jimi Hendrix and other stars, meanwhile, that never stopped him from becoming the greatest guitarist EVER, or the MOST written about Rock Star!
Haters, pls put that in your stinkin' pipe and SMOKE on it. You bitches can't stop Rihanna.

Anonymous said...

Go Rhi!

Dont worry, no one is perfect. The thing is, you dont try to be, and thats good enough for most people to look past your faults. There will ALWAYS be something that SOMEONE can find to throw dirt on you about....

*** I love your music, and in the end thats what matters most! ***

I'll still rock to you a lil bit when I'm old and grey - you're an icon ;)

Anonymous said...

"Icon award?" Isn't this the same kind of shit Beyonce been working her ass off for? I mean, for us to see her as an icon? Beyonce, please take cues from Rihanna. Let someone else bestow the name upon you, NOT you on yourself! THAT'S how shit is done. Rihanna's work speaks for itself and she doesn't need visuals to sell her shit.

Anonymous said...

its all about who is the biggest whore. people should understand this by now.

Anonymous said...

First Jennifer Hudson gets a star on the walk of fame, now Rhianna gets an "icon" award. Some please teleport my ass back to a time where accolades were actually EARNED not BOUGHT!

Anonymous said...

Rihanna is the most selling digital artist in history, she is the second artist behind Madonna for #1 hits, sold over $50million albums as a solo artist (Beyonce only at 32), and other history making events. RIhanna may not be the best singer but her music is on point and she knows how to play the game.

Honey Bee said...

She is a very interesting young artists, I agree with this

Who knew that from that basic ass Unfaithful and Pon De Replay would come this???

Anonymous said...

I see she loves to put foreign objects in her mouth.

Anonymous said...

Honey Bee - Rhi is VERY interesting, and makes the kinda music you blast while driving 10 miles over the limit. A lot of her hits have that energy that I just LOVE. I stop at traffic lights and hear the bassline for Only Girl In the World coming from a straight dudes car. When's the last time you saw that with a Bey song? ( when was the first time, for that matter?)

Rhi deserves this.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Rihanna, but it's only the AMA's. The same award show that Justin Bieber was named "Artist of the Year" LOL What a joke. It's all relative and a little perspective goes a long way.

Anonymous said...

The hating attempts on Rhi always sound so dry and "try hard" whereas the hate comments on Bey posts always ring true for the most part.

Observation.

Anonymous said...

I noticed her in L.A. the only Beyonce song that is on radio is Irreplaceable... nothing else is played. Rihanna has several songs in rotation still, from the past and present.. .her music will still be played 15 years from now just like Madonna's is still played from 84.

Anonymous said...

@1:04 I even heard Busta Rhymes/Janet "What's It Gonna Be" on the radio yesterday. I ain't heard Beyonce in MONTHS, and the last time I did hear something it was that horrible "Get Me Bodied" song!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Rihanna. I knew this was coming. She works her but off. Someone is feeling salty as hell right now, lol!

Anonymous said...

1:09 I just heard Beyonce's songs party, and countdown today on my way to and from class

Anonymous said...

@1:15 I don't think I've ever heard those on the radio. Not even once when they were new, but I will say every other song for the past i don't know how long has been Miss Robyn Fenty.

Anonymous said...

Patti LaBelle is an ICON, Aretha Franklin is an ICON & I ve never seen them in a video on their knees shaking their ass chheks. This award should be called the SLUTS with no BUTTS award.
Icon for what? This is some PR DRIVEN, RECORD COMPANY VUYING BS! She s an ICON ALRIGHT, for slobbing on the most industry balls in a six month period. I can think of a ton of ppl who deserve this, but their names dont begin with an R. Shhot, if anytging, Sade deserves tgis award, her music from the 80s is still in HEAVY rotation, & she stands there & wiggles seductively on stage. Men are mesmerized by Sade, and she s in her 50s, thats a doggone ICON!

Anonymous said...

Ive never heard party or countdown on the radio... not saying it doesnt happen but in a big market like L.A I have never heard it on KIIS, The Beat, Power, etc. I did hear Irreplaceable on the Wave but I dont even hear Deja Vu, Ring the Alarm, Ego.
This is how we know Matthew was paying to play...
Beyonce is a good performer, and even I question that because if you or I was doing the same job/routine for 15 years straight we would be pro's too. Other than that she is really not interesting.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Sorry for the typos. Im on this damn tablet.

I second that said...

I second that:

First Jennifer Hudson gets a star on the walk of fame, now Rhianna gets an "icon" award. Some please teleport my ass back to a time where accolades were actually EARNED not BOUGHT!

12:43 PM

Anonymous said...

Icon is another over and mis-used word. These young folk think they invented stuff and it is they who are throwin around words like

DIVA, ICON, etc., trying to change the game.

when you think diva, you think of one the opera powerhouses like Maria Callas. The closest in r&B would be your Aretha, your Patti -- why? simply because of their pure God given talents and their longevity in the game.

Icon? MTV gave Janet the first Icon award because she had been in pop music for and on top of her game for like, what 20 years?

Now they just give it away because these spoiled brats want it. They think they can do anything better because they have money thrown behind them . . . and the young folk, because they REFUSE to study history, just throw it around like nothing because they cannot wait. they want to be greater than yesterday, but cannot wait for it.

so now words get overused like Diva, icon, etc. and guess what?

it means absolutely nothing, because time tells it all; not money!

they cannot stand up to the test of longevity, so they knock it down and make up their own standards and the young'uns are the only ones buying into it.

also, icons and divas, had a certain measure of class, integrity and dignity and morals . something missing from all the celebrities, reality shows and wanna bes of today . . . willing to do anything for money, even lie about who they are and the gifts they have.

Anonymous said...

To me, Rihanna never says she is an Icon, Legend, or Diva... .other people say that about her but she doesnt go around making songs about it and telling the world. To the industry, Rihanna is an icon because of her accomplishments that are not listed on blogs.. alone she is the best selling digital artist ever!!! No one has accomplished that, especially at 23 at the time.

Yes, I Said It... said...

@12:43: First, Jennifer Hudson is an Academy Award winning actress with a number of films under her belt, strong album sales, endorsements, and an overall great personality and touching back story. She deserves that star.

Second, Rihanna is a Grammy award winning singer with stellar album sales, who has broken countless records and holds her own with the big dogs. She has accomplished all this in an incredibly short period of time. She is an icon of this generation.

If you worked as hard as these women did, you would want recognition, too.

Anonymous said...

@1:24 I haven't heard any of the songs from 4 on the radio. I take that back. I heard Run The World (Girls) on the radio once, and I do mean ONCE! Other than that, I have yet to hear any 4 song on the radio and I have a radio tuned to the hottest station on 24/7 when I'm here in my office and whenever i'm in the car. Maybe she's buried on some adult contemporary station. The females that I hear the most right now are Rihanna and Ariana Grande.

Anonymous said...

whatever!

Anonymous said...

Miley Cyrus will win it next year. Just you watch.

Anonymous said...

O like Miley Cyrus Bangerz cd but she is not winning a icon a award, stop being stupid. Rihanna has had and have made a big accomplishment that no other artists have done.
So as much as I like the greats like Patti Labelle and others their album sales didn't peak like today artists.

Anonymous said...

don't act like this stunt is new. undeserving artists (too many to name) have been receiving awards for eons. so why get upset about one receiving it opposed to another...same prize--different face. besides, these award shows are just another form of fake reality. i think all of them should get awards.

Anonymous said...

Go head Rhianna !! #welldeserved

Anonymous said...

I guess she must be higly ranked in the illuminati to be getting all this so called awards

Anonymous said...

For all of dumbasses on here, AMA is the one presenting Rihanna with the award, not MTV. This award is the first of it's kind from the AMA.

KenyaDoll said...

Little Boy: Mr. Camel, how many dicks does it take to get the center of the music world like Rihanna?

Mr. Camel: Let's find out. (Rihanna comes out the goat barn and starts sucking Camel's dick) One, *slurp*, two, *slurp*, three...(Rihanna bites one of his nuts and hands it to the little boy) *CRACKKKK* THREE!

*cue retro whimsical tune*

Announcer: How many dicks does it take to the center of a music career like Rihanna Goat (crack!)...THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW.

Anonymous said...

Really Kenya? Take your scarecrow looking ass on somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Industry throwing major shade at Beyonce. All need lately about her is negative.

Anonymous said...

She definitely deserves it, even got miley cyrus swagger-jacking, everybody in the industry swagger-jacking Rihanna style of music and style of dress. Not to mention the influence she has on the public. What I love about her is she doesn't feel herself too much and doesn't take such things too seriously. She's actually very humble. And extremely hard-working. She's always working and knows how to balance ten things at once. I cannot wait to see what direction she will choose to take her life in years to come as she's achieved so much but still so young and she can't push the bad girl thing much longer as it has been swagger-jacked to death already. She needs to bring something new now and if anyone can bring it, Rihanna can.

zeeedeee said...

I done seen it all now..

zeeedeee said...

@12:43 could I hitch a ride back too?

Anonymous said...

Yea, Kenya please shut up scarecrow! You can say what you want but you or any of the haters can say your fav earned an AMA Icon award or a star on the Hollywood walk of fame of this generation.

Anonymous said...

Cam`t

Anonymous said...

@12:47 What are you talking about the Beatles are number 1 with most #1singles. Mariah is second,Elvis is third and so on. Where u got Madonna had the most number ones I don't know? but, your info is extremely off and unless Mariah get a couple of more #1s the Beatles will continue to hold the record.

KenyaDoll said...

To the two losers calling me a scarecrow, I don't speak pigeon. Go ahead and worship your herpes infested no talent queen and collect your welfare check to support your multiple babies.

Anonymous said...

Rihanna is at the peek of her career IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE...especially if she has no more hits left...she's done it all as far as antics and videos,hit songs...she has no more to give...#thebeginningoftheened

Anonymous said...

If you worked as hard as these women did, you would want recognition, too.
....................
RIHANNA DOES NOT WORK HARD!IT IS LUCK THAT MADE HER SUCCESSFUL.SHE HAS GOOD SONG WRITERS AND MUSIC COMPOSERS BEHIND HER,ADD TO THAT A GOOD MANAGER.ALSO DON'T 4GET THE ECHO ON THE MIC.REMEMBER CANDY FROM ATL HOUSEWIVES SAID, THE STUDIO WORKS MIRACLES,SOMETHING LIKE THAT SHE SAID.

Anonymous said...

Lets hear Rihannna sing without a microphone...no music behind her voice.She is a studio made star...the person who created her ,the person whe puts that echo on her mic,the person who pics her outfits,should get this award..lol This award if just as fake as Rihanna...congrats fake bitch! lol

Anonymous said...

Are you gonna be high accepting this award MILLI VANILLI AKA Rihannna

Anonymous said...

Scarecrow, I have one child and you still look like shit. I don`t stan for Rihanna, only HIM. I kmow I`m wrong for saying you look like the scarecrow on The Wiz but it is the truth. Now in my pigeon language `Bitch, stay mad`. Bet you understood that!

Quiana said...

When this icon yeah I-CON status become Rhianna really smh the music business sucks now and she doesn't have any classics like artists( real artist not this fake shit we have today) so AMA go ahead with this fake award, hell it really doesn't mean anything unless the world says it and judging by these comments the world is saying NO sorry that's how it is.

KenyaDoll said...

@10:53

Bottom line...you made it obvious that you're a bitter babymama.

Anonymous said...

Good for her and if nothing else she is the youngest to perform in front of a crowd of 150,000 people in Mococco at the Mawazine Festival. Then she was the youngest to perform to Two sold out Tour stops in Johannesbury and Cape Town South Africa. And while I know that don't mean anything to many it made people really take notice.
Bottom line if she was a nobody then people would not be talking about her and honoring her with such a huge award.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of how the music Business sucks,I feel you.We got Beyonce singing Bow down and we got Jayz with a song called 'Crown' read his song Lyrics and add all the other Musician ,
night mare and that is why the music Business sucks,Stop trying to laid it all on Rihanna yall give her to much credit.

Anonymous said...

Stop trying to lay all the blame about the music that suck
on Rihanna,its not all her fault.
Diamonds is a beautiful song and so is Umbrella.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is sick right about now. Her brilliant team was out manuevered, that I'm Perfect Plan has flopped, it worked for a long time but thankfully folk are getting they sense back and ain't just going to sit under a 5th grade educated, weave wearing, p popping, arrogant, bragadocious woman child thats married to an ex drug dealer who too is arrogant, braggadocious >>>>>>>>>Next, come on in Rih Rih, she ain't the best but she is better than Beyonce, IMO

Anonymous said...

@2:06pm - Someone who doesn't understand sarcasm is stupid. Have a seat.

Anonymous said...

in this social media crazed microwave era, yea, she can very well be an icon in her '20s.

still,

not impressed . . .

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