Celine Dion To Receive Billboard Icon Award - Noise11.com
Celine Dion - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Celine Dion - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Celine Dion To Receive Billboard Icon Award

by Music-News.com on May 5, 2016

in News

Celine Dion will be honored with the Icon award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

Show executive producer Mark Bracco confirmed that the Canadian singer will receive the prestigious award, which recognises her contribution to the music industry over the past three decades. He added that Celine will also take the stage for a performance of Queen’s epic hit The Show Must Go On at the star-studded event, which seems to be a poignant choice following Celine’s heartbreaking year. The mother-of-three’s husband Rene Angelil died from cancer in January, and just two days later her brother Daniel Dion passed away at the age of 59.

“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,” Mark told Billboard magazine. “I think at this moment in her life, the song has many meanings and it’s an amazing choice.”

Past winners of the Icon lifetime achievement award include Jennifer Lopez in 2014 and Prince in 2013.

Over her singing career, Celine, 48, has sold almost 250 million albums and had 12 top 10s and four No. 1s on the Billboard 200 chart. She also has 10 Billboard Music Awards and five Grammys to her name.

In addition to Celine, other performers scheduled to entertain fans include Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber as well as Pink.

Celine won’t have to travel too far from her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to pick up the honour and perform, as the awards ceremony is being held at the nearby T-Mobile Arena on the Vegas Strip.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by rapper Ludacris and singer Ciara on May 22.



Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow Noise11.com on Facebook and Twitter

NOISE11 UPDATES are now in Apple News



Related Posts

Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Fierce Woman of the Decade Taylor Swift Is Making No Apologies

Taylor Swift gave an unapologetic fifteen-minute speech upon accepting the Billboard Woman of the Decade award in Los Angeles last night, December 12, 2019.

December 13, 2019
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Drake dominates Billboard Awards

Drake added another nine gongs to his Billboard Music Awards ceremony haul on Wednedsay to clean up with 12.

May 2, 2019
Billboard 200
UK’s Team Rock Shuts, US’s Billboard Acquires Spin

It really is a very tough time for the publishers of magazines. It seems, at times, that there are more titles on the shelves that are competing for fewer and fewer eyes.

December 23, 2016
Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Billboard Lists Summer Hits From 1985-2015

Every year, Billboard tracks the hits of the summer months to determine their annual "Song of Summer".

June 8, 2016
Prince Purple Rain
Prince Has Five Albums In US Top 10

Prince has smashed all chart records, putting five albums in the top ten and nineteen albums in the Billboard 200.

May 5, 2016
Lucian Grange
Penis Power Dominates Billboard Music Heavy List

Having a dick is as important as being in the male dominated music business. Only 11 of the Top 100 power brokers in the music industry are women, according to Billboard.

February 15, 2016
Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tony Bennett Says Lady Gaga Will Be Remembered Like Elvis Presley

Just 24 hours after Lady Gaga received a Golden Globe nomination for her first ever acting role in "American Horror Story Hotel,” the star was honored today at Billboard's Women in Music event as the Woman of the Year.

December 14, 2015