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Rihanna to receive first AMA Icon Award

Rihanna to receive first AMA Icon Award

SHE'S AN 'ICON': In this Sept. 24 photo, Rihanna performs in Perth, Australia during the first concert of the Australian leg of her Diamonds World Tour. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna already knows she’ll take home a trophy from the American Music Awards.

The AMAs are giving her the Icon Award to honor her influence over pop music on a global level.

It’s the first time that award has been given.

The AMAs air Sunday night on ABC.

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Taylor Swift and J. Cole rule Billboard charts

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"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

Taylor Swift is celebrating her longest reign at the top of the U.S. pop chart after Blank Space racked up a fifth week at number one.

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Stevie Wonder welcomes ninth child

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In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs “Songs in the Key of Life” tour Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Stevie Wonder and his partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter called Nia.

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