Updated: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT | By Lucy Mapstone
American Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna own the night

American Music Awards 2013



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Rihanna was the night's big star, as she won the inaugural Icon Award. Her mother Monica was on hand to give her the award on stage, telling her: "You're so strong. So positive. So humble. So focused. It's amazing... I'm so blessed to be a part of this historic moment."

RiRi then joked that she's "terrible at giving speeches" before thanking her fans for keeping her "driven". "Right now, at 25 years old, I can't believe that I am holding an Icon Award... I'm grateful!" she said.

She was also congratulated via a satellite message by her mentor Jay Z.

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