Rihanna just kicked of the AMAs with a Hot Melody of her hits: Love the Way You Lie (Part II), What's My Name and Only Girl. She did a great job! Owned the stage. Bravo Rih-Rih. Usher and the Black Eyed Peas took home early honors for R&B Soul Album and Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group respectively. Rihanna won Soul/R&B Female, the award was presented by Nicki & Trey. It's Rih's 4th AMA, she took home her first AMA in 2007. It's her 3rd time winning the Soul/R&B Female award. Rihanna gave a rousing thank you speech, shouting out her crew, Roc Nation and her fans.