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Rihanna Performs 'Diamonds,' Wins Icon Award at AMAs 2013!

Rihanna Performs 'Diamonds,' Wins Icon Award at AMAs 2013!

Rihanna accepts her Icon Award on stage at the 2013 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (November 24) in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old singer was presented the award by her mom Monica Fenty, who she posed with backstage alongside fellow presenter Bill Maher.

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Before accepting her award, Rihanna performed her number one hit song “Diamonds” for the crowd. She also picked up the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, though she lost the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album to Justin Timberlake.

FYI: Rihanna is wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Couture again for the second time this evening!

Watch the performance below!

Rihanna Sings “Diamonds” at the American Music Awards 2013

Click inside to watch Rihanna receiving the Icon Award…

Rihanna Receives the Icon Award
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  • Ahm

    Why is she getting honored?

  • Truly

    She sounded like a wounded dog being skinned!! That award should have went to Christina A. or Justin Timberlake. I guess her pr paid for it because her even being considered anything close to iconic is a FARCE!

  • Taylor

    Can’t sing

  • Lioness

    you guys are all just bitter.

  • Monae

    @Lioness: I’m pretty sure it’s all the same person lol. & Yes they are

  • Tiff

    Rihanna an “Idol”… ok then. Everyone I know thinks she a classless h o who can’t carry a tune, but whatever. If that’s what an idol is now days.

  • Ivana

    @Tiff: It says Icon you broke as* jealous b*itch you mad beacuase your not worth 90mil and you sit on your lazy ugly ass ugh I fuc*king hate haters like you and I wish you death people like you spread hate which our country doesn’t need Rihanna toured for the whole fuc*king year while you sat on your fat as* writing hate comment get a life you broke ho all your friends have no life if all you guys is talk negative stuff about a person who is worth more than you and your family and friends lives so choke on a bone.

  • eternalozzie


    Did they not teach you punctuation in your school?

    I agree with you that Rihanna was great but all that hate you just typed was silly.

  • Mandy

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH Riri my girl crush. You deserve it. You are an ICON. I love Rihanna.

  • Susan

    I’m so proud of Riri, she came a long way, from living at an Island to today. She deserves it. This live version of “Diamonds” was so beautiful. Even almost better as on the record.

  • Nev


  • wow

    I love that song. It was beautiful. Congratulations to the Awards.

  • sea

    Cute performance, cute Rihanna. She is not the best singer in the world but she can sing, period.

  • Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi

    Ain’t this song kinda “old” enough 2 perform it there? Don’t wanna hate, but I don’t like here look this night:(

  • Loveee

    Loved her performance. Its a great and powerful song.

  • Rocky


    OMG! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!! What was up with that hairdo? It looks like she came out of the hair salon with bobby pins in her hair. Awful do.

  • Rocky


    She can hold a note. That’s it!

  • jodi

    @Ahm: seeing as how she is the biggest selling artist of this decade, has 12 number #1 single, most video views on vevo, and is the biggest digital artist of all time…. i would consider her an icon based off of those attributes alone. Not to mention the footnote she’s left on pop music today. You can hate all you want… but this girl is an icon in many rights. And she’s worked hard to become one and i am very proud of her. It is well deserved.

  • Rachel

    Rihanna sang so beautiful and great. Diamonds is my song. I love it <3

  • anonymous

    These stans will defend her if she killed their firstborn child. Her hair was a mess. I don’t know if she was channeling Etta Jones or whomever that famous singer was from the past, but it looked a hot mass. Like the girls in the hood wear when shopping at Walmart, hair wrapped or in a doo rag. Her dress was ugly, as well. Looks like she just came back from working out, all sweaty and nasty looking. She didn’t bring her “A” game for receiving an award that Jay probably paid for her to win. How can you give someone who can’t sing and is known for lip syncing and singing along to the track an icon award. She demonstrated her vocal abilities last night, which was atrocious, couldnt’ even hit the high notes. Katy Perry or even Miley Cyrus (who can sing) would have been better suited for this award. She, however, has looked way better than this in the past. #nobueno.

  • Lol

    @anonymous: LOOOL you Chris Brown stans would defend Chris Browns if he would kill a woman. So stay bitter while Rihanna is winning more awards. Its so funny that woman beater stans are on so many Rihanna posts, but pathetic people like you will do pathetic things. So I guess you will stay bitter :) Success is still the best gratification :) What is your fave woman beater doing right now? :)

  • anonymous

    He’s phucking the love of Rihanna’s life. She made a fool of herself, trying to get this “woman beater” back, bullying his gf on twitter, what 1 month ago and wearing the same halloween outfit as her. Guess she finally gave up and hit the stripper club with Drake and took home a random stripper to their hotel. Have a nice day Chrianna. You should take out the Chr.

  • anonymous

    Correction: *His girlfriend is phucking the love of Rihanna’s life.”

  • Lol

    @anonymous: LOOOOOL why so bitter? Oh, I know why. So its like I already wrote, you keep staying bitter. Meanwhile Rihanna is collecting her money and even more awards :) If I could choose I would rather be her than you LOL :) Have a long stay in bitter-village :)

  • Monae

    @Lol: Chris Brown stans are BITTER toward Rihanna for no reason. He is the one that made a fool of HIMSELF. People would prefer Rihanna over Chris ANYDAY. He ruined his career by himself. It puzzles me when they hate Rihanna & not his girlfriend. His “Girlfriend” & his “Friends” aren’t doing anything but using him along with his “girlfriend”. Its funny because his mom doesn’t even like his “girl” & “friends” she likes Rih better than them. SAD. Rihanna ain’t thinking about Chris & that’s why Chris is mad because she actually has a career to worry about unlike him, his “friends”, & his “girlfriend”. :)

  • anonymous

    Rihanna is slvt who loves have threesomes with Drake and random strippers. Who wants that, even with all of her mother? She beats her brothers in the head with glass jars and bullies people on twitter. #moneycannotbuyclass.