Celine Dion will probably be honoured while using Icon award for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.
Show executive producer Mark Bracco confirmed that this Canadian singer will get the prestigious award, which recognises her contribution on the music industry within the last few three decades. He added that Celine may also take the stage for just a performance of Queen’s epic hit The Show Must Go On for the star-studded event, which appears to be a poignant choice following Celine’s heartbreaking year. The mother-of-three’s husband Rene Angelil died from cancer in January, and merely two days later her brother Daniel Dion passed away in the age of 59.
“Celine Dion carries a huge repertoire of monster hits and she or he personally made a decision to perform The Show Must Go On as her Icon performance for the Billboard Music Awards,” Mark told Billboard magazine. “I think currently in her life, the song has lots of meanings and it’s a fantastic choice.”
Past winners from 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 coupled with 12 top 10s and four No. 1s for the Billboard 200 chart. She even offers 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, Justin Bieber and also Pink.
Celine won’t need to travel beyond the boundary from her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to receive the honour and perform, as being the awards ceremony is now being held on the nearby T-Mobile Arena within the Vegas Strip.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will probably be hosted by rapper Ludacris and singer Ciara on 22 May.