Bajan singer shines bright at AMAs

Barbadian Rihanna was the pick of the superstars at the 2013 American Music Awards  (AMA) on Sunday night.

The singer, who was presented with the first AMA Icon Award by her mother Monica after a video presentation and congratulatory message from mentor Jayz, said she was grateful to her fans.

“My fans I love you so much, you keep me driven.  You keep this thing special and right now at 25 years old, I can’t believe I’m holding an icon award.  . . . I’m grateful,” she said in an acceptance speech in which she made reference to her beginnings in Westbury Road, St Michael.

She also thanked her mom for allowing her to pursue her dream career after a successful audition at age 15.



Earlier, the singer performed her number one hit single “Diamonds”, after a glowing introduction by comedian Bill Maher  (seen above in the picture with Rihanna and his mom), who noted that Rihanna had sold 50 million albums and 180 million digital tracks worldwide.

“Forbes calls her the number one social media artist and Billboard says she is the number one artist of the current decade. I call her the voice of our times, providing a soundtrack to our 21st century years and lives,” Maher said.

In addition to the Icon award, Rihanna also took home the trophy for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

9 Responses to Bajan singer shines bright at AMAs

  1. Tony Cook
    Tony Cook November 25, 2013 at 2:27 am

    No comment

  2. Julia Edwards Robinson
    Julia Edwards Robinson November 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Bajans are so predictable! If that was something negative, they would be here bad talking and pulling the girl down, now it is something this positive, suddenly everyone is silent.
    Stop being so jealous and hateful!

  3. Julia Edwards Robinson
    Julia Edwards Robinson November 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Congrats Rihanna, may God continue to bless you and keep you in good health so you can do what you like for decades to come.

  4. Talia November 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Congrats Riri. I ain’t Bajan but I am super proud of you. Keep reaching beyond the stars luv.

  5. Sharon McCollin November 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations Baji!! We are do happy for you. Love the look!! CLASSY!!

  6. Yvonne Nelson
    Yvonne Nelson November 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

    WoW… wonderful…

  7. Marietta Carter-Narcisse
    Marietta Carter-Narcisse November 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Congrats, you continue to make us proud.

  8. Ann Duncan
    Ann Duncan November 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Congratulation Rihanna you made the entire Caribbean proud !!!

  9. Pedro Osbourne November 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations Robyn (Rihanna). Keep forward focus, and continue to dream big..


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