May 2, 2016


Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award at Billboard Music Awards Ceremony

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Denise Truscello/BSLV/Getty Images for Brandcasting, Inc

Britney Spears is set to receive one of pop music's highest accolades at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards ceremony. The singer will be given the Millennium Award—an accolade meant to honor “outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry.” It's a prize that will put the songstress on similar ground to heavyweights like Beyoncé and Whitney Houston, who've both been gifted with the honor in the past. 

To celebrate the achievement, Spears will perform a series of hits and premiere a single from her forthcoming album. This news was broken by Las Vegas Sun columnist and erstwhile Britney Spears correspondent Robin Leach, who tweeted on Monday that Brit-fans should start squealing, because new music is imminent: 

It was shared last month—again by the permanently smiling Leach—that Britney's new single would be shared in May, and bear the provocative title "Make Me (Oooh)." The Billboard Music Awards go down on May 22 at the MGM T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the singer's new hometown.