P!nk is set to receive the distinguished ICON Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). The three-time BBMA winner will also take to the stage that night to perform, Billboard reports.
The prestigious ICON Award recognizes record-breaking artists who have achieved excellence on the Billboard Charts and have made an impactful mark on music itself. P!NK joins previous honorees Cher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond and Garth Brooks.
P!nk told Billboard, “As a little girl, I always dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world. Years later, to receive the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award is hard to fathom! I feel so honored to join the ranks of music idols like Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. It’s a true ‘pinch me’ moment and I feel humbled and blessed.”
P!nk last performed on the Billboard Music Awards stage in 2016. She has a longstanding history on the Billboard Charts, spanning 22 years. The “Raise Your Glass” singer has tallied 33 career entries on the Billboard Hot 100, including four No. 1s: “Lady Marmalade” with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya, in 2001; “So What” in 2008; “Raise Your Glass” in 2010; and “Just Give Me a Reason” featuring Nate Ruess, in 2013.
She’s accumulated eight Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, with her last three albums debuting at No. 1 (Hurts 2B Human in 2019, Beautiful Trauma in 2017, and The Truth About Love in 2012). P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” World Tour (2018-2019) became the highest-grossing tour by a woman in the 2010s and the second highest-grossing tour by a woman in Boxscore history, Billboard reports.
Hosted by Nick Jonas, the 2021 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.