The pop star, who has sold 180 million singles and 50 million albums worldwide, was introduced by Bill Maher at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Dressed in all-black, RiRi performed her No. 1 single “Diamonds” before accepting her award from Maher.
Along with a video message from the man who discovered her, Jay Z, Rihanna’s mother Monica Fenty appeared on stage to give a speech.
The 25-year-old Bajan beauty closed out the moment by thanking those who have helped her career including her family, L.A. Reid, Jay Z, Tyran “Ty-Ty” Smith, Jay Brown, and her fans.