Céline Dion To Receive The Icon Award At 2016 Billboard Music Awards

May 4, 2016 By Jordan Miller

She will also perform a cover of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.”


The legendary Céline Dion will be honored with the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22.

Dion has called Las Vegas her second home for a decade since beginning her wildly successful residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but she’ll hop over to the newly-constrcuted T-Mobile arena this month to collect the prestigious award as well as take the stage for a special rendition of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.”

“The Icon Award is a lifetime achievement award that honors the cultural impact of an artist whose extraordinary talent as a creator and entertainer has stood the test of time,” reps from **** Clark productions for Billboard said in a statement.

Past recipients include Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013) and Jennifer Lopez (2014).

“Celine Dion has a huge repertoire of monster hits and she personally chose to perform ‘The Show Must Go On’ as her ICON performance on the Billboard Music Awards,” said Mark Bracco, the show’s executive producer. “I think at this moment in her life, the song has many meanings and it’s an amazing choice.”

Céline joins previously announced hosts Ludacris and Ciara, and performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and Britney Spears, who will receive the Millennium Award and perform a medley of hits which reportedly includes her new single.

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