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    Rihanna Performs "Diamonds" & Wins American Music Awards Icon Award 2013

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    Rihanna is undeniably a force to be reckoned with. She's sold over 50 million albums wordwide, she has nabbed six grammys and Billboard has even called her the best artist of our decade but even with all of those achievements, she still was overwhelmed by being presented with the first ever AMA Icon Award.

    Before receiving the big honor, Rihanna performed a very simple yet beautiful rendition of her double platinum hit, Diamonds. And you guys, this performance was all about the vocals!! There were a lot of moments where the singer just simply stood at the mic and sang her heart out but it was after her performance that things got very touching.

    A heart felt video message from Jay Z appeared where he congratulated Rihanna personally for coming such a long way in her career. But perhaps the most memorable moment for the singer came when the surprise presenter of the Icon Award was non other than her own mother Monica Braithwaite. Her mom gave such a touching speech about the singers hard work and dedication, and even gave a beautiful glimpse inside of what the singer's life was like before well before we all knew her name.

    She said quote "I'm so proud of you tonight. I know the journey and your career has not always been an easy one, but tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. And I mean, it's amazing how you always manage to take good from all your experiences."

    Then, after fighting back tears, Rihanna took to the mic and thanked her mom for supporting her even though she always said she had a husky man voice, and then of course she thanked her fans, the Rihanna Army, for supporting her and keeping her driven saying quote "you keep this special."

    So what did you all think of Rihanna's performance? And are you glad that she is the first recipient of the first ever AMA Icon Award? Let us know you guys.

    So, now you know that Rihanna won big, wanna know who else one big? Of course you do! So make sure you are clicking right here - to see who won for favorite pop rock album at this years AMAs!

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