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Exclusive: Rihanna to Open 2010 American Music Awards

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

November 5, 2010 11:03 AM ET

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.

Photos: Rihanna's Fierce Fashions: The Pop Sensation's Famous Looks

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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Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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