For better or worse, America loves Rihanna.

In fact, fans love her so much, that she will receive the FIRST EVER 'Icon Award' at the American Music Awards, happening live on ABC, Nov. 24, 8PM ET. 

The AMA's are determined stricly by fans, so it looks like Rihanna's fans have remained faithful 

Larry Klein, executive producer of the award show, descriebed the new award:

"The first-ever Icon Award was created to honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level.  Rihanna’s iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time.”

Congrats to Rihanna, who will also be performing at the AMAs!