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Following a show-stopping performance of her smash hit "Diamonds," Rihanna accepted the first-ever Icon Award at the 2013 American Music Awards.

It was presented to her by her mom, Monica Braithwaite, following a video commemoration from Jay Z and a video montage of her career highlights:

"I know the journey and your career has not always been an easy one," Braithwaite told her daughter, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

"But tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. I'm so blessed to be part of this historic moment."

Bill Maher first introduced the singer's performance and her Icon Award.

"She has become, I think, the voice of our time," he opined.

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Chart-topping friends Katy Perry and Rihanna both performed at Sunday's American Music Awards. Who will perform better in a test of style supremacy?

Katy looked adorable as ever on the red carpet, so much so that we can't help wonder if that dress may have helped salvage this rendition of "Firework."

Meanwhile, Rihanna's performance to open the show was a good one, but does her latest style experiment measure up? Vote on the fashion champ below:

  • Gorgeous Katy
  • Red, Curly Rihanna

Who looked better?

 

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Just days removed from releasing her new album, Loud, Rihanna was tasked with opening the American Music Awards, which she said was "a lot of pressure."

Her seven-minute performance - a medley of "Love the Way You Lie Part II," new song "What's My Name?" and "Only Girl in the World" - certainly delivered.

After beginning a cappella on "Love the Way You Lie," the Barbadian star turned the performance into an island-themed extravaganza you can watch here:

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