Celine Dion to receive 2016 Billboard Icon Award

London: 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker Celine Dion is set to be the fifth recipient of the Billboard Icon Award on May 22.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Dion will perform Queen's 'The Show Must Go On' at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs), reported Female First.

The 48-year-old singer will be recognised for her 36-year career at the upcoming ceremony by becoming just the fifth person to receive the prestigious accolade, following in the footsteps of Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, the late Prince and Jennifer Lopez.

Dion, whose beloved husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel both died of cancer earlier this year, also personally chose the Queen song to perform at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and BMA Executive Producer Mark Bracco thinks the song is a fitting choice.

"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. I think at this moment in her life, the song has many meanings and it's an amazing choice," Bracco said.

The Icon award will join Celine's many other career accomplishments, including another 10 Billboard awards and five Grammies, while she has also sold a staggering 250
million albums worldwide.

Rapper Ludacris and R&B star Ciara will host the annual awards show on Sunday, May 22 at 8 pm.

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