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The American Music Award for Icon was first introduced on the American Music Awards of 2013.[1] Producer Larry Klein explained that the "Icon Award was created to honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level".[1] The first winner was Barbadian singer Rihanna.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Rihanna to Receive 'AMA Icon Award'". Billboard. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.