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Rihanna's Mom at AMAs: 'I Am So Proud of You' | Rihanna

Rihanna's Mom at American Music Awards: 'I Am So Proud of You'

Originally posted 11/24/2013 10:45PM

It was Rihanna's night at the American Music Awards Sunday, but one person momentarily stole the show: her mom.

Monica Braithwaite touchingly presented Rihanna with the first-ever icon award during the awards show, exuding sweet parental pride as she shed light on her daughter's rise to fame.

"Rihanna, I am so proud of you tonight," she said as the singer lovingly held her hand. "I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but tonight I applaud you and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused."

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See Emma Roberts, Katy Perry and More Give 360º Views Of Their AMA Outfits

See Emma Roberts, Katy Perry and More Give 360º Views Of Their AMA Outfits

Originally posted 11/24/2013 08:40PM

The stars go for the full glam cam experience on PEOPLE's Vine

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Lady Gaga vs. Miley Cyrus: Who Will Be the Most Shocking Performer at the AMAs?

Lady Gaga vs. Miley Cyrus: Who Will Be the Most Shocking Performer at the AMAs?

Originally posted 11/24/2013 03:00PM

Get your DVRs ready because you're going to want to hit rewind when performers including Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus take the stage at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday.

While Katy Perry is kicking off the night with her new single "Unconditionally," and Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, One Direction and Christina Aguilera will also be performing, we have a feeling that Gaga and Cyrus will steal the show with their over-the-top performances.

Meat dresses, seashell bras, burning pianos and fake blood, foam fingers, barely there bikinis, latex-clothed little people … we're wondering how they're going to top their previous awards show performances, but Gaga, who'll be singing "Do What U Want" with R. Kelly, gave a hint of what's to come.

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Pitbull to Host (and Perform at) the American Music Awards

Pitbull to Host the American Music Awards

Originally posted 11/05/2013 01:40PM

He's Mr. Worldwide, and for one night he's officially charged with entertaining America.

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards on Nov. 24, Dick Clark Productions, which produces the show, announced Tuesday. He will be the first host of the show since 2008.

"I am truly honored to be hosting the 2013 American Music Awards," Pitbull – real name Armando Christian Perez – said in a statement. "The night is only about one thing: fun! So ... get ready. Dále!"

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Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan and More to Perform at the American Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan and More to Perform at the American Music Awards

Originally posted 10/31/2013 09:00AM

A Miley Cyrus-Lady Gaga collaboration? We can always hope.

Both stars are set to take the stage at this year's American Music Awards ceremony, which will bring together the top-selling artists across all genres.

While Cyrus was already announced as a performer on the show, which will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, producers have added some other big names to the lineup.

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Miley Cyrus Will Perform at the American Music Awards

Miley Cyrus Will Perform at the American Music Awards

Originally posted 10/10/2013 09:00AM

It appears Miley Cyrus will have another chance to shock viewers at an awards show.

Fresh off the heels of a still buzzed-about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus, 20, will perform at the American Music Awards, which will air Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The announcement was made on Thursday's Good Morning America, accompanied by news that new artist of the year nominees, Imagine Dragons, will also perform.

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PHOTO: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Back Together Again Post AMAs! | Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Reunite at American Music Awards Afterparty

Originally posted 11/19/2012 10:35AM

On-again?

Although she was a no show at the 40th Annual American Music Awards, Selena Gomez made an appearance later in the night – on Justin Bieber's arm at an afterparty.

Despite reports of a rocky attempt at reconciliation on Friday, Bieber, 18, and Gomez, 20, were photographed chatting with Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother – who accompanied the "Boyfriend" singer to the awards show – at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Justin Bieber Brings a Special Date to the AMAs: His Mom | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Brings His Mom to the American Music Awards

Originally posted 11/18/2012 09:35PM

Mother knows best!

Despite his recent split from Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber still had a date for the 40th American Music Awards on Sunday: his mother, Pattie Mallette.

Malette – who recently penned Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom – looked thrilled to pose for photographs with her son.

When Bieber won the first award of the night, for favorite pop/rock male artist, his proud mother, 38, beamed.

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Giddy Up – 'Gangnam Style' Rapper Psy Lassos American Music Award

Psy to Perform (and Pick Up a Prize) at the American Music Awards

Originally posted 11/13/2012 02:30PM

All the YouTube clicks have paid off for "Gangnam Style" rapper, Psy.

He became an overnight sensation in the United States, and now the Korea-bred artist, also known as Park Jae-Sang, is being honored at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Psy will follow in the footsteps of DeStorm, Christina Grimmie and Karmin, to become this year's new media honoree for his cyber success.

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Jennifer Lopez Seals AMAs with a Kiss from Casper Smart | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Seals AMAs with a Kiss from Casper Smart

Originally posted 11/21/2011 12:00PM

It was a special night for Jennifer Lopez at Sunday's American Music Awards.

First she turned heads – and brought audience members packed in Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to their feet – as she shook and shimmied through a medley of her hits in her first of two performances.

Then she picked up honors for favorite artist in the Latin music category.

And there was someone special by her side to help celebrate the night: her rumored beau, L.A.-based dancer Casper Smart, who sealed Lopez's big night with a kiss at her AMA after-party, held at Greystone Manor.

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