It’s been announced that this year’s winner of the Billboard Millennium Award is none other than pop sensation Britney Spears!
The Millennium Award is given to artists that are recognized as having impressive influence or noteworthy success in their careers. Some of the most recognizable winners of the award from the past five years include Beyoncé and Whitney Houston.
Through the years, Britney Spears has had untold success in her career. Despite whatever troubles she’s had, she’s always rose from the ashes and come back stronger and more forceful than ever.
She has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide, and more than 70 million albums, singles, and songs solely in the U.S. Her very first single, “…Baby One More Time,” has gone Platinum 14 times over by selling over 27 million copies worldwide. Moreover, Spears has won various awards, including an American Music Award, the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award, and six other Billboard Music Awards. In 2005, Spears received a Grammy for “Best Dance Recording,” and has been nominated for others eight different times.
Six of Spears’ albums have been named No. 1 Debuting Albums on the Billboard 200 chart, and 24 of her singles have reached the Top 40 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100; five of these singles have also reached number one.
Most recently, “Britney: Piece of Me,” Spears’ Las Vegas concert extravaganza at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino earned the titles of “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.” Also, Spears has added two new fragrances to her line, bringing her count to 15 scents that are currently available in 87 countries around the globe.
Now, Britney Spears will receive the Millennium Music Award on May 22nd during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. This year, the award show will be hosted by hip hop artists Ciara and Ludacris, and will broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. In addition to the already-announced performers, including P!nk, Shawn Mendes, The Go-Go’s, Tove Lo, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, DNCE, and Justin Bieber, Britney Spears has announced that she’ll be performing some of her greatest hits during the show!
You can catch the award show on ABC, on May 22nd at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. This is the first year the fans on either coast of the United States will be able to watch the ceremony at the same time as it broadcasts live. Don’t miss it!