The award acknowledges artists who’ve achieved success on the Billboard charts and made an indelible influence on music.
The pop celebrity, who will carry out throughout the Nick Jonas-hosted ceremony, joins earlier honorees Garth Brooks, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Surprise, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
“As a bit lady, I at all times dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world,” Pink stated in an announcement. “Years later, to obtain the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award is difficult to fathom! I really feel so honored to affix the ranks of music idols like Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Stevie Surprise. It’s a real ‘pinch me’ second and I really feel humbled and blessed.”
Pink final carried out on the Billboard Music Awards stage in 2016 and has racked up 33 entries, 15 prime 10s and 4 No. 1s on the Billboard Sizzling 100 in addition to eight prime 10 albums on the Billboard 200. She’s gained six Billboard Music Awards over the course of her profession.
Pink is about to obtain the Icon Award honor as she releases her new album of largely stay recordings, All I Know So Far, on Could 7 in addition to a documentary movie of the identical title, taking viewers behind the scenes of her Stunning Trauma tour, on Amazon Prime on Could 21.
The Billboard Music Awards announced its 2021 finalists last week, with The Weeknd main as a finalist in 16 classes.
Different prime finalists with a number of mentions embody DaBaby with 11; Pop Smoke with 10; Gabby Barrett with 9; and Unhealthy Bunny, Chris Brown, Juice WRLD and Megan Thee Stallion with seven apiece.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards is about to air stay from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Could 23.
This yr’s awards are based mostly on a chart interval of March 21, 2020 to April 3, 2021. Finalists and winners are based mostly on fan interactions with music, together with album and digital music gross sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its information companions, together with MRC Knowledge. Fan-voted classes embody prime social artist and prime collaboration.
(The Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, a division of MRC, which is a co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter by means of a three way partnership with Penske Media titled P-MRC.)