Her name is Rihanna and according to the producers of the American Music Awards, will be the recipient of the inaugural Icon Award.
“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 said in a statement released earlier today. “Rihanna’s iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time,” he continued.
Rihanna will be on hand to collect her newfound honor and is expected to perform a medley of her many hits when the show airs live on November 24th.
RiRi thanked her Navy for their longtime support via Instagram, saying “The honor belongs to all us, not just me.”