Exclusive: Rihanna to Open 2010 American Music Awards

Singer to join Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha on November 21 show

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Rihanna will be the opening performer at the 2010 American Music Awards on November 21, where she'll join a roster of previously announced performers including Diddy, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Usher, Ne-Yo, and Bon Jovi. Dick Clark Productions confirmed the news Friday morning to Rolling Stone.

Speculation is that she will debut a new song at the AMAs; she will have just released her new album Loud, on November 16.

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For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.amavote.com as well as ama.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.

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