Pink will receive the coveted Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards later this month, making her the youngest person to be selected for this honor.
Billboard indicated that the singer will be the tenth person to receive the award, with past honorees including Janet Jackson, Prince, Garth Brooks, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder.
Pink described the recognition as a “real moment”, in a statement to the newspaper, saying she felt “humbled and blessed” for receiving the award.
Elsewhere in the statement, she said: “As a young girl, I always dreamed of being a singer and sharing my love for music with the world.”
Pink is also slated to perform the event, which will air live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23 at 8 PM ET on NBC.
The Billboard Music Awards celebrate Icon Award winners as “outstanding artists who have achieved excellence on Billboard charts and made an indelible mark on the music itself.”
Billboard reported that the final three studio albums of the three Grammy Award winners, “The Truth About Love,” “Beautiful Shock” and “Hurts 2B Human”, all entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one. Pink was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013
Pink was joined by her husband, Carrie Hart, and her two children, Willow Sage and Jameson Moon when she received the Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2019.
In her speech at the time, she said, “There is strength in believing in yourself, there is power in not giving up on life and not giving in to yourself.”
Pink released a song with her 9-year-old daughter Willow Sage called Cover Me in Sunshine in February.
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