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Prince To Be Honored With Icon Award & Perform At Billboard Awards 2013

Published: Saturday 19th Jan 2013 by Sam

For many, music royal Prince is so much more than that. Indeed, for fans the world over the 54 year old is a legend, a hall of famer, an icon.

Billboard agree – especially with the latter – and have today announced that the Purple one will be honored at the Billboard Awards 2013.

 Full story after the jump…

The eclectic superstar is this year’s recipient of the Billboard Icon Award and will be presented with the prize at the industry bible’s annual extravaganza live at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on May 19th. What’s more, the singer will also perform at the show – which last year saw Stevie Wonder receive the same tribute.

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With a career that defines illustrious, there are few acts more deserving than Prince Nelson Rogers. Needless to say, roll on May!

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  1. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 19, 2013

    Congrats Prince!!!!…. Hope you close your shirt buttons all the way up next time..

    • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

      NEWS ALERT!!!!!!!!

      KAT DELUNA WILL MOST LIKELY BE GIVING PRINCE A TRIBUTE GET EXCITED STANS!!

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        That’s a lie!

      • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

        honey I DONT tell lies

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        Then where’s the proof of what you’re claiming?

      • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

        How bout I slap this s*** outta you so you know it’s real trick b****

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        Gurl please, you’re threats are as weak as Kat’s album sales.

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        *your

      • SlayDeleAdkins January 19, 2013

        WHO THE F*** IS KAT DELUNA???

  2. AmbeRussell January 19, 2013

    Much deserving compared to others who were honored in the past (not that they dont deserve it, BUT some were honored WAYYYY too soon). who else was able to sell a product with an unpronounceable name. he couldnt sell with Prince so he became artist formly know as prince and used a symbol… that is something many could never do.

    AmbeRussell on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/ucohesiveser/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

  3. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 19, 2013

    I’m really happy for him, he deserves it so much. I’ll of course be watching just for his purple highness.

  4. Touché January 19, 2013

    Yes! Congrats Prince, you really deserve it 😀

  5. JAKE January 19, 2013

    WHAT A S*** MAN!!!!!!!

    LAWD JESUS.

    Anyway, congrats Prince. THIS IS WHAT YOU TALENT BEYOND WORDS.

    Michael, Whitney and Prince – The Pop Trinity.

    Kiii. 😉

  6. 100 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD!!! GOOGLE IT B****** IF YOUR A BITTER BEY!! January 19, 2013

    yes sir legend!!! HE IS A WRITER PRODUCER AND THIS MAN PLAYS 26 INSTRUMENTS PROFESSIONALLY THIS HONOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO HIM A LONG TIME AGO!!!! PURPLE RAIN ALBUM SLAYS ANY ALBUM (EXCEPT THRILLER AND OFF THE WALL)

  7. House Mother Kanye January 19, 2013

    Finally…What took them so long?

  8. KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

    OMG YAY! PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR KAT!

    THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY LET KAT DELUNA GIVE A TRIBUTE TO HIM… SHE’S LIKE THE FEMALE VERSION OF HIM

    • 100 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD!!! GOOGLE IT B****** IF YOUR A BITTER BEY!! January 19, 2013

      The delusions omg!!! I CANT…

      • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

        & b**** your a hater cause everyone knows Kat slays

    • Touché January 19, 2013

      How dare you say such a stupid thing! That’s a complete insult to Prince.

      • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

        Kats amazing tho no need to be disrespectful tho h**..

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        No she’s not. Prince is light years ahead of that irrelevant girl so don’t even.

      • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

        irrelevant girl??? b**** pleeeeeease!!!! she’s on of the biggest pop stars of this generation you got s*** twisted you must be a R**** fan & I don’t F*** with them A*** infected f*** so your dismissed clown

      • Touché January 19, 2013

        lol You are just full of delusion. She’s irrelevant and there’s nothing more to it. Even when she put music out, she still couldn’t outshine other pop stars so yes she is still irrelevant. “you got s*** twisted you must be a R**** fan”? What a stupid assumption. Well let’s put it like this: I’d rather be a Rihanna stan than an irrelevant Kat stan lol.

  9. christinastherealtalent January 19, 2013

    Its a shame that Beyonce was honored before he was and she doesnt even come close to being the kind of artist Prince is.

    • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

      Exactly!!!! beyonce probably paid for them to honor her like she does to get those Grammys she ain’t fooling no one… F*** that J.lo/ Kat D. copycat

      • oh January 19, 2013

        thank you!

  10. RoyalKev January 19, 2013

    About damn time! Prince doesn’t get the adulation he deserves. He’s one of the biggest male icons in music history. He’s a gifted musician, songwriter, stellar performer and well-rounded artist. His influence shows up in a lot of today’s music: Usher (Climax/ There Goes My Baby), Ciara (Promise), D’Angelo (How Does It Feel), Justin Timberlake (End Of Time), Maxwell (Pretty Wings), Dream (Fast Car), Trey Songz (Yo Side Of The Bed), Robin Thicke (Lost Without You), Mariah Carey (Beautiful Ones), Alicia Keys (Like You’ll Never See Me Again) & Beyonce (1+1).

    Prince is legend!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  11. tits mcgee January 19, 2013

    Congrats to a true king of music! #legendstatus

  12. KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

    Beyonce manufactured wack ass didn’t deserve to be honored in 2011 shes literally trash just like her stans…

    I’m pretty sure EThanna stripper ass guna get honored in the next 5 Years Smh music is dead

    congratulations prince daddy can’t wait for kats tribute to you it’s going to be EPIC to say the least

  13. bitchplease January 19, 2013

    A WELL DESERVED BUT THAT CHEST THOUGH.LMFAO

  14. mc the place to be! January 19, 2013

    Don’t have to rich to be my girl..I frickin love prince I hope he tours again soon!!! Hopefully billboard does a better tribute than bet did for him that time he looked like these people sounding my songs!

  15. mc the place to be! January 19, 2013

    Don’t have to rich to be my girl..I frickin love prince I hope he tours again soon!!! Hopefully billboard does a better tribute than bet did for him that time he looked like these people singing my songs!

  16. Suicide Blonde January 19, 2013

    Best Thatgrapejuice post ever, my Husband so cute as always, he’s probably the most talented musician of all times, Long Live His Royal Badness!

  17. HOTSTUFF January 19, 2013

    Very talented, but he looks disgusting….

    • KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* January 19, 2013

      disgusting like your favs v*****? B****?

    • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 19, 2013

      Jealous ho

      • HOTSTUFF January 19, 2013

        LOL

  18. Buzzing Like a Bey January 19, 2013

    What a f****** downgrade. How do you go from handing the most talented performer of our generation to this closeted whining f**. #StepItUpBillboard

  19. Boss January 19, 2013

    Well deserved. Prince is that due.

  20. Pop Royalty January 19, 2013

    I’m just confused 🙄

    • Suicide Blonde January 19, 2013

      Haha b****.

  21. Dane January 19, 2013

    So people do know that Beyonce was NOT presented with the ICON award at the 2011 Billboard Awards……..Neil Diamond was awarded with the “ICON AWARD”. Beyonce on the other hand was awarded with the “Billboard Millennium Award”… The Billboard “ICON” and “Millennium” awards are two completely DIFFERENT awards…… Some people should know what they’re talking about before they go throwing SHADE at someone because in it makes you look like a hater.

    Congrats to Prince. He’s definitely an ICON with over 30 years and counting in this industry. It’s great to see our LEGENDS being honored before they’re death.

    • oh January 19, 2013

      Billboard Millennium Award was just made for her though…………PAID and BROUGHT!

      • Dane January 19, 2013

        This entire “buy awards” argument is old and quite stupid. And I’m not even a major fan of Beyonce. I swear people make Beyonce more powerful than she really is. The hater’s and stans are too much at times…

      • Acem January 20, 2013

        Prove it. You up here making “paid and bought” accusations. I would like to see some official proof to back up these assertions. I assume you’re part of the award show committee and can attest to this. Links to documents and receipts, please.

  22. Good gworl gone Hood January 19, 2013

    F**

  23. Bryan Dossome January 19, 2013

    Y’all know if this man had still kept it commercial,he would’ve been bigger than Madonna…..even running his career on his own f****** terms is proof of a true artist he is,he believed in his material so much he was willing to give up on all that fame and fortune just to protect his craft…though underappreciated,there will never be another like him and i’m happy he was finally bestowed this honour….God knows i love this man

    • Suicide Blonde January 19, 2013

      I agree with you, in terms of fame and commercial success he would be the bigger than Madonna, tho. i think he is a king on it’s own.

  24. mob: that chick Sheba baby January 19, 2013

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Now this is what the f*** I’m talking about! Folks are being MIS-LABELED as Icons and Legends!…..have a seat, here is an actual ICON & LEGEND

    **Lady cab Driver

    • JOHNVIDAL January 20, 2013

      Aww how is that you´re not insulting Prince for being very femenine??? You constantly contradict yourself. But yeah he is legend

  25. Masterpiece (Beyonce’s Weave) January 20, 2013

    Why do people care about Prince or whatever it is he calls himself? It’s not like his music is any good, I cannot even remember any of it. Non of it is memorable like George Michael “Careless whisper “.

    • Beck January 20, 2013

      You idiot.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 20, 2013

      So what if George Michael has some memorable songs? You´re always so retarded

    • talk that s*** January 20, 2013

      All this talk from a Madonna fan, like that b**** is dropping hits. Sit the f*** down. B**** couldn’t get a #1 if she featured Rihanna on the single.

  26. JOHNVIDAL January 20, 2013

    This ceremony will be a sad mess. On one hand we´ll have this tribute that will remind us how good the top music industry used to be. On the other hand that same night songs and people like “Call me maybe”, Taylor Swift or Rihanna will be getting awards for their success on Billboard charts in 2012 (even if only in singles charts)
    *Plays Cher´s “If I could turn back time…”* LOL

  27. R****** Navy = Broke, Ugly & bitter January 20, 2013

    LMAO @ The dumb Haters bringing up Beyonce’s good name. When the awards are not even the same. Beyonce got billboard’s millennium award for dominating the last decade, from Being the leader singer of DC to her solo career (She was Billboard’s female artist of the last decade). While Prince is getting Billboard Icon award, totally different awards. Plus we already know Prince adores Beyonce & speaks highly of her. Stay seething haters!

  28. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare January 20, 2013

    Well deserved of course!

  29. MRKAREEMRUIZ January 20, 2013

    Mj is better.

    • JB January 20, 2013

      Nope.

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