Rihanna at the AMAs: Opening Performance Video

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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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Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England
Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.