Exclusive: Rihanna to Open the AMAs

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The American Music Awards are about to get a little louder. Rihanna has been tapped to kick off this year’s festivities.

Rap-Up.com has learned that the red-haired siren will take the stage to help open the awards show. The pop princess is nominated for Favorite Female Artist at this year’s show along with Sade and Alicia Keys. Previously announced performers include Usher, P!nk, and Bon Jovi.

The 38th annual AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ NOKIA Theatre on Sunday, November 21, at 8 p.m. on ABC, five days after the release of her fifth album Loud on November 16.

Before the AMAs, RiRi will be the musical guest on the Halloween episode of “SNL” on October 30, as Rap-Up.com previously reported. She has also booked appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” throughout the month of November.

In related news, Rihanna and Eminem have reunited for a sequel to their No. 1 hit “Love the Way You Lie,” reports ThisIsRnB.com. The female-skewed version, produced once again by Alex Da Kid, is set to be featured on Loud.



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36 Comments

  1. Rihsus

    Yassssssssssssssssss

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  2. Fenty4e

    yes omg yes! :D

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  3. allen

    yeah babeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  4. firexbomb

    OMG YES ;D

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  5. @BrittBrittM

    I love Rihanna, can’t wait for Loud to drop, but her opening the AMA

    Hell No!!

    They should get usher or Pink to open

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  6. Augusto

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MORTO!

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  7. Narek

    Great NEW I’m So hAppY Rihanna The BEST

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  8. Narek

    Great NEWS I’m So hAppY Rihanna The BEST

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  9. NoOne

    only her can open it she’s the QUEEEN :) she has opened the vma’s this yeear so what do u expect??? HATERS stay LOOOOOUD

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  10. Rihannito

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Rihanna willl slaaaaaaayy im soo happppy everything is going as expected!!!! Only Girl snatching wigs internationnaly and on the Radio too!!! #1 in 8 countries in just a mounth of release!! the song is back up to #2 on itunes!! and probably will be #1 on billboard the week after this ! :) , not to mention that what my name is snatching wigs on the radio getting better updates than kesha’s and katy’s new songs :)

    Rihanna The queen ;)

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  11. TheWigSnatcher

    Rihanna Slay Yo faaaaaves!!! i seee the haters mad :) ow okay…. NEXT

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  12. Nicky

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IM SO FUCKIN HAPPY FOR RIHANNA!!!!! ITS JUST AMAZING NEWS!!!

    WHATS MY NAME IS SLAYING ON THE RADIO AFTER ONLY 3 DAYS…..6 MILLION AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS!!!!!!!!

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  13. safhri

    yeah!!!! Go RiRi!!!

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  14. Brown Sugar

    Finally! I thought it was going to be Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber to open the show this year!

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  15. WhatTheF

    Anyone MAD?

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  16. Kera

    YES!! I’m so excited!!! I hope she does only girl and what’s my name?!

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  17. Nicky

    Haters are so upset!!!

    Lmao

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  18. love love 90210

    TGJ just stole ur story Rap-up… smh

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  19. tifanyy

    my god

    awards are not what they were anymore….

    but i don’t understand chgris brown will be there at the ama…

    so ???

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  20. vanya1199

    YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RIHANNA THE Queen!it will help the album LOUD

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  21. tifanyy

    but this have to be someone withy talent, an artist who open the ama???

    it’s a symbol …

    so there’s a problem…

    real open is a ciara performance or a C.B, or an alicia keys…….
    cause they have somehing to give
    we can say “waouuuuuuuuuuuuuw” when we see them perform

    but when we see rihanna….. we just say “oo i can do that too!! nothing wwaaaaaaaaaaouw”

    even to put her hands in her hair, she need someone to tell her how to do that….

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  22. Brown Sugar

    Bitter much, tifanyy?

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  23. khalil

    @tiffany
    Honey don’t use “we” 2
    talk about the queen key !
    Use “I” .

    Unfortunatly 4 u , the
    Rihanna’s fan base r bigger
    than haters ass .

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  24. JOY

    Cool! Thanks for these dates. I am hyped about RiRi new one. I love the song thats out now. She rocks! 4EVA, Haters you suck!

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  25. dee dee

    @love love 90210

    OH GOD!! DOESN’T THAT SITE EVER GIVE UP…SMH

    ANYWAYS CAN’T WAIT FOR THE PERFORMANCE…

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  26. nunu

    @tifanyy

    really????…u keep commenting on someone who you don’t like because ur dat OBSESSED WITH THEM!!!! oh well i guess that’s what i come to expect from flop brown aka fist brown aka chris the ironfist aka grafitti went 2x cardboard stans…

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  27. olay

    *DEAD* @ tifanyy…ciara and mr. floppy

    oh please those two haven’t had a since the great depression….BWHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

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  28. PRESSED?

    this is truly incredible, who do you know has opened the American Music Awards and the Video Music Awards in the same year………SHE STAY WINNING! And her singles is smashing all over the place WORLDWIDE!

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  29. Giamma

    Yes!

    What’s My Name/Only Girl medley please!!!

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  30. ...

    It’s ok to be happy for Rihanna, but leave CB and Ciara out of it, enough is enough, damn!

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  31. king

    rihanna is the best

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  32. ZaCk

    I From Russia, Rihanna the best!))

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  33. K.K.

    Busy girl ;D

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  34. king

    ciara cant sing and CB does lip sing

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  36. hatetohate but ...

    rihanna the best ? lmao
    fuckin emo bitch …or clown .. with that red hair …

    chill kids

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