The show highlights "the accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life in fields such as law, religion, politics, public service, sports and entertainment."
Justin Timberlake swept the American Music Awards Sunday. Picking up a total of three awards, including Favorite Album Soul/R&B and Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B, Timberlake bested fellow nominees like Robin Thicke and Miguel for wins.
Rihanna received the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last night. After performing one of her twelve Billboard Hot 100 number ones, "Diamonds," Rihanna accepted the award from a special guest, her mother, Monica Fenty.
A laundry list of performers including Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, K. Michelle, Ron Isley, Wale, Eric Benet, Candice Glover, Kem, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone will be hitting the stage
Sunday's presentation of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) was a major success for MTV. With anticipated performances from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke, along with a major performance from Justin Timberlake, who was joined by N'Sync, and received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, this year's show drew a strong 10.1 million viewers.