Its official everyone!
Billboard confirmed that Britney Spears will be receiving this years Millennium Award and also will be performing her greatest hits at the award show:
Have you heard the news? Britney Spears will receive this year’s Millennium Award and perform a medley of her greatest hits at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!
The Billboard Millennium Award recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry. Past Billboard Millennium Award recipients include Beyoncé in 2011 and Whitney Houston in 2012.
This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Britney joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and collaborations with Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 100 million records worldwide. In the U.S. alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music.
Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single “…Baby One More Time,” a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 27 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S. Her musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award.
So far, Britney has earned a total of six No.1 debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 24 Top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 – five of which went to No. 1. Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005. Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been voted “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.” She also has been creating fragrances for over ten years, and recently added two new fragrances giving her a total of 15 fragrances available in 87 countries around the world.
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 2, 2016
We are SOOOO excited!!!! Britney deserves this award 100%!!!