May 4, 2016


Céline Dion to Receive Icon Award at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Céline Dion is set to receive one of the biggest honors at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, as the ceremony will give her the Icon Award. Dion, who has 10 Billboard trophies under her belt, joins the ranks of Neil Diamond, Stevie WonderJennifer Lopez and Prince.

The big night also marks the singer's first live TV performance since the death of husband René Angélil, who passed away in January at the age of 73. According to E! News, Dion will perform a special rendition of Queen's 1991 hit "The Show Must Go On."

The Billboard Music Awards (hosted by Ludacris and Ciara) will take place on May 22 at the MGM T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the same city where Dion holds her Colosseum at Caesars Palace residency. Along with the singer, Britney Spears will also be honored with the Millennium Award at the ceremony.

Below, watch a throwback Fuse interview where Céline Dion discusses her Loved Me Back to Life album: